Eating meat can be very filling and tempting, but knowing the benefits of a vegan diet makes it easy to stop eating meat altogether. Learning about the animal agriculture industry makes it hard to even want to eat meat.
Meat production leads to more waste products, uses exponentially more water, and is one of the biggest causes of climate change. If you’ve read the book ‘Slaughterhouse’ by Gail A. Eisnitz then you’re already familiar with the immense torture these animals have to go through in order to be prepared for us to eat.
If you are thinking about going vegan, here are some tips to help you cut animal products out of your diet and life!
Learn All You Can
To commence your journey to vegan-hood, you need to know all you can about how to go vegan. This includes everything from cooking vegan meals to embracing the vegan lifestyle.
Your first guide to learning more about veganism is the internet; there are so many websites to help you with getting started. There’s documentaries showing animal agriculture’s downsides, with gory content that will scare you out of your meat eating habits, documentaries showing the health veganism can bring, recipe videos so you can cook along with someone, and blogs to show you other people’s journeys.
Second, try purchasing some books on everything there is to know about veganism, or you can run over to a library near you and read all there is to know about being a vegan.
Start Adopting the Vegan Diet
After you’ve decided to go vegan and learning what you can, you should start cutting out meat and other animal products from your diet. You can choose to cut all animal products out immediately, but it will be an easier transition for your body if you ease yourself into it.
Cutting down meat from every meal of the day to one meal a week is a great way to start. Cutting out dairy, eggs, and meat is getting easier everyday with the introduction of new plant-based products such as vegan burgers that bleed just like real meat, vegan eggs that scramble, and vegan cheese that melts and stretches just like real cheese.
Getting a vegan meal plan can definitely make things easier, and using subscription meal boxes can help too, since your meals will be picked out for you so you don’t have to search through the millions of recipes online!
Take Help from People You Know
If you know people who are vegan, it’s definitely easier to go vegan, as they can be your advice and support system.
People who have been vegan for a while know the struggles of not being able to find food in restaurants (which is becoming much easier nowadays), figuring out what to eat, and making sure you get all the right nutrients.
They can also help give you some recipe ideas, show you which vegan or vegan friendly restaurants to try, and keep you motivated! It’s always good to have a support system when you’re making a big change in your life, like going vegan.
It’s also easier when you see someone who’s been successful in going vegan so you know that you can do it too!
Don’t Give Up
When you first start on a vegan diet, it can be super difficult to stick with it, as your body might not take to the adjustment at first. If you stay the course, however, the end result will be a happier, healthier you! Keeping in mind why you made the decision to go vegan is an important step in being successful on this journey.
Finding the right recipes is another important step, so make sure to save all the recipes you’ve tried and loved for future use!
Going vegan is a very rewarding change in life, as you know you’ll be helping the planet and many helpless animals, all while improving your own health.
Many athletes have recently started going vegan, which improved their games and shortened their injury times. Knowing all of this, you can start the road to becoming vegan too!