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Vegan Transition

Here's the deal,


With any health change, there are some setbacks. But don't let this one post be the reason you don't want to make a change. Trust me, the good definitely outweighs the bad.

I recently found an article that talked about 7 of the top setbacks dealing with vegan transitions.

Below are my personal experiences with each one.


1. Research

TAH DAH you're here. I literally spend hours researching things about being vegan. Going out to eat, health benefits, things to increase, meals, etc. It can be overwhelming, but it's rewarding and makes you a better person. Plus, you discover a lot about yourself, the food industry, ways to replace things you love and it really opens your palate to more fruits and vegetables and nuts and alternatives.

2. Unhealthy Vegan

As you know, OREOs are vegan. And they also taste amazing with sweetened almond milk. However, they aren't "good" for you. So there you have it, your "vegan is healthy" dreams are crushed. Also, french fries are my weakness and enough will cause severe health issues... ALSO VEGAN. ALSO UNHEALTHY. Whatelse is vegan and unhealthy? 

http://www.livestrong.com/slideshow/1011332-8-vegan-foods-arent-healthy-think/#slide=9

https://spoonuniversity.com/lifestyle/vegan-foods-you-never-knew-about


which leads me to

3. Cooking...at home

How is this a setback? BECASE SOME PEOPLE DONT LIKE COOKING! Sometimes, we get stuck with the traditional sides or vegetables that we don't want to explore other cultures and foods that are out there with AMAZING health benefits. I say invest in some cookbooks, get the staple spices you need as well as your essential cooking materials and go for it. I'm telling you, you may not know it now... but the kitchen has slowly become my safe space. Sometimes I just go in there to reorganize things to see if I can fit a air frier, instant pot, and slow cooker on the counter. Other times, I go in to make sure I have enough cumin for my avocado toast.

4. Vitamin and Supplement Deficiencies  

EAT YOUR FRUITS AND VEGETABLES! Trust me, you will prevent many of the deficiencies by simply adding them to your meals. More about that in a later post. It's easy as throwing 2 -3 fruits, 2 vegetables and some flaxseeds in a blender and making a smoothie or a smoothie bowl for breakfast.

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