If you ask someone who is in love with foodstuff to stop taking it overnight, you will see them revolting against the same. The same is going to happen when you are so fond of non-veg foods but have decided to go vegan, except that this time, the fight is between your ethical choice and your food craving.
Going vegan wasn’t easy for everyone who tried it. You should allow your conscience and empathy for the animals that you harm directly or indirectly because of your lifestyle choices to win over your cravings.
Here are some things that you should never do if you have decided to go vegan.
Don’t Go Around Throwing Out Your Kitchen Gadgets
Your kitchen gadgets, fondu pots, grill pan, barbecues, and cheese graters, all have served purposes that will not suit your current vegan way of life. But that does not mean you have to throw them all away. These tools can come of use in some or the other way.
Just give it some thought and find out creative ways to use tools that are intended to process dairy and meat. Barbecue some mixed vegetables and use a meat slicer to slice bananas.
Don’t Think That Salads Are The Only Vegan Food
The thought of living off of veggie salads is scary. Unlike many thinks, a vegan diet is not a plate full of veggies and leaves. If you are having second thoughts about choosing the vegan diet because you fear your taste choices will be limited, just know that there are millions of vegan food choices.
Try vegan pastas, sandwiches, soups, pizzas and more. Asian cuisine seems to go well with vegan diet but make sure there is no egg in the veggie options you get in the restaurants. When compared to dairy and meat, vegan foods are calorically less dense. It means you can eat big bowls of food without worrying if you will reach your fitness goals.
Never Leave Your House Without Snacks
It is not always easy to find vegan foods once you are out of your homes. Your old restaurant favorites and snack spots may not have many vegan options, so don’t get stuck at some place starving. Always carry some snacks when you go out.
If you couldn’t control your food cravings at some point and ate some meat or cheese, don’t be so hard on yourself. Your taste buds take some time to adapt to new food habits. Understand that a major lifestyle change like this will take some time and have some patience.