Being a vegan is becoming a trend for recent years. Many people are interested in becoming vegan since there are hundreds of blogs, social media pages, articles in magazines that just talk about this topic. Some People tend to become vegans for some specific reasons. Cutting fats, eating less poisoning food, helping animals to survive, helping themselves to lose weight, and getting more nutrition from vegetables and fruits are the main reasons. BUT! Is it easy to become vegan?
Definitely, NO. Vegans are not allowed to eat meat, poultry, fish, or any products derived from animals, including eggs, milk, cheese, and gelatin. Not everyone can do this; people who are one of these types: (fanatically devoted to meat, already eat healthily, or not interested in their health) might not succeed in being vegan or even are not interested to be so. But If you are not one of these and are interesting, here are some tips that would help you in your transition to veganism:
Know your reasons
Being vegan is a lifestyle change that requires motivation and energy to stick to. You need to have your own reasons and be totally convinced of what you are doing. Then, everything becomes easy.
Before getting into anything new, read carefully and as much as you can about it. I suggest you read and watch everything about veganism if you tend to be so. It will help you understand what will happen to your body and what obstacles you are going to face.
Be on the lookout for good, vegan recipes
There are many great recipes online. Search and you will find quick and easy vegan meals that have ingredients you already have at home. Start with the easy ones and decide to start trying them. You can try one new vegan recipe a week and once you like it, add it to your collection.
Don’t give up your regular meals. You can continue making them and just instead of using meat, use a meatless substitute. There are many Protein-Rich Alternatives to Meat,g. Quinoa, Mushrooms, Lentils, and others.
Although some can do it all at once, they would give it up quickly. Therefore, the gradual transition works better. As mentioned before, try a vegan meal every week and gradually increase the number of meals a week.
Tell your friends & family
As you are not living alone, you will continue having your meals with your family members, colleagues, and friends so it is important and good to tell them. They might help you in preparing your vegan dish but never try to force veganism on anyone.
Most importantly, have fun! No one forces you on veganism: you chose to be so. You’re not depriving yourself but actually you are doing the right thing to your body so you have to feel like you’re doing something good. Seize the chance to try out some new great-tasting food. Enjoy your vegan meals and cheer up!