Many people shun meat for a few weeks, then succumb to it after a while. It is a widespread occurrence. Nowadays, more people are aware of the vegan lifestyle, and more food outlets are stocking up on their food choices. The personal choice is not, however, an easy one to stick to. There are many health, ethical and environmental advantages to the practice. There is a need to assist those who wish to adopt this lifestyle.
The convenient, fast food industry has very little to offer for vegetarians. More the effort is put towards meat production than plants foods processing. These make it hard for new vegetarians. The the task on vegans becomes even harder.
The the enthusiasm displayed when people give up meat completely in one go is not ideal. This is alarming to the body. We eat different tasting foods, but we tend to have a baseline. The process should be gradual. Your body has known meat to be the cure for hunger pangs. That association will take time to replace. The the best plan entails a gradual replacement of meat with plant-based proteins.
Those around you play a significant role in your switch. If These people are meat lovers; you will have a harder time. Others will even research on ways to make you stop. These are all false, as our digestive system, our mouths, and our history shows that we were meant to be plant eaters, unlike the carnivores, or the true omnivores such as bears.
You will hear others claiming that you cannot get enough protein from a vegan diet. The number of people who suffer from lifestyle conditions such as heart problems and cancer is higher in those who eat meat as compared to those who do not. It is hard to hear of an adult with little protein percentages. What some experts suggest as the right dose of proteins tends to be too much. This is shown in a mother’s milk, which has very little protein, yet can supply a child’s needs adequately. Only plants are capable of making proteins. Meat just passes on proteins from plants.
Vegans cannot just pick any food from the shelves without looking at the ingredients. Some have animal proteins. Eating out is also a challenge for vegans. As much as more restaurants have a vegan menu, it is tricky when you find yourself out where there are few options. This requires for early preparation and identifying of an accommodative restaurant menu. Having an understanding family goes a long way.
It happens sometimes that a vegetarian remembers and misses what if felt like to eat meat. The vegan substitutes may not satisfy specific cravings. It is best to keep in mind the reasons why you made the switch, and find something else to enjoy. With time, it becomes easier, as those memories fade till they are no more.