If you’re considering going plant based, I’m here to tell you that it’s possible. It won’t be easy, but if you’re willing to put in the time and effort, it’ll be worth it. Before making the jump from meat-eater to meatless, here are five things you need to know about making the switch:
Realize that it won’t be easy.
This one is pretty obvious, but it’s important to note that going plant based or vegan won’t be easy. In fact, you should expect it to be a bit of a challenge at first. You will need to find different plant based foods and recipes that work for you and your lifestyle. You may even need to go through some trial and error before finding a routine that works for your body.
It’s important not to give up on yourself during this process; even if things aren’t working out exactly how you’d hoped initially, don’t forget that there are many factors involved in determining what diet works best for any individual person (including their preferences, lifestyle choices and medical conditions).
Get used to being creative with the things you eat.
When you start eating plant based, it’s easy to make the mistake of thinking that all vegan food is salads and smoothies. The fact is that there are lots of tasty ways to enjoy delicious meals without any animal products. The best thing about being on a plant based diet is that you can be as creative as possible when creating your meals!
This means that if you want to eat pizza or burgers, they will be made with vegetables rather than meat. You also have options when it comes to making your own versions of these foods at home. If you love sushi but don’t want fish in it, there are lots of recipes online for making vegan sushi rolls using avocado instead of tuna!
Don’t be afraid to go a little crazy with your grocery list.
Don’t be afraid to go a little crazy with your grocery list. If you want to make sure that you have plenty of variety in your diet, don’t be afraid to stock up on things like frozen veggies and beans, grains and legumes (lentils, chickpeas) or even tofu for the meat lovers out there. Make sure you have enough food for the week so that you aren’t constantly running out of something important like almond milk or hummus!
Don’t forget about snacks! A lot of people think that just because they are eating healthy foods now doesn’t mean they can just forget about snacking altogether—they still need those carbs! You might find yourself craving some peanut butter on celery sticks when all else fails…so why not plan ahead? Stock up on whatever snacks work best for you and make sure there’s always something healthy around when hunger strikes at work meetings or late nights studying.
For example: if watermelon is one of your favorite fruits but it seems too messy (or cool) outside these days then how about kiwis instead? They’re lower sugar than many other fruits so they won’t derail any weight loss efforts while also providing an electrolyte boost at the same time – sweet relief without any added calories!
Make room in your closet for a few cooking tools.
It’s not necessary to go out and purchase a whole new set of kitchen tools when you begin your plant based journey, but there are a few items that will make life easier.
- A blender and food processor are essential for making soups, smoothies, sauces and dips. You can find both of these at any department or discount store.
- A good knife is also a necessity if you want to cut up your own veggies instead of buying pre-chopped ones from the grocery store. Look for one with high quality steel that can be sharpened when needed—you don’t want to throw away money on dull knives!
- Mixing bowls and measuring cups are helpful for making large batches at once so that you aren’t left scrambling for containers later on in the week (or month). These items can usually be found at dollar stores or thrift shops as well as big box retailers like Target or Walmart; just make sure they’re made from BPA free materials if possible!
Get ready to spend some time on Pinterest and in your kitchen.
- You’ll need to spend time on Pinterest and in your kitchen.
- You can find recipes online, like on the internet.
- There are lots of free recipes online for you to try out!
- Don’t forget about YouTube; there are a lot of vegan recipe videos there as well!
Going plant based won’t be easy, but it’ll be worth it.
- Going plant based can be a lot of work. You’re going to have to learn about new foods and how to cook them, as well as how to read food labels and understand nutrition.
- It’s not just about the food you eat, but also how you live your life. If you want to go plant based but still consume animal products in other ways (such as purchasing leather or wool), then it won’t really count as going plant based at all. You need to be fully committed.
Going plant based is a great way to start eating healthier, but it’s not an easy thing to do. You have to be prepared for some challenges along the way. One of the most important things you can do is spend some time thinking about what kind of food you want to eat and how much time you’re willing to take preparing meals each day. Also, keep in mind that going plant based means cutting back on certain things like meat and dairy products so your budget might change too!