A Complete Guide on How to Begin Eating Healthy as a New Vegan
The vegan diet is a great option for anyone who wants to try eating healthier. However, it can be difficult to get started if you’re not sure what and how much food you need to eat. Here are some tips for getting started with eating healthy as a vegan:
Don’t try and jump into a vegan diet all at once.
Jumping into a vegan diet all at once may seem like an appealing idea, but your body will not thank you for it down the line.
- Don’t try to go vegan all at once because you think it will impress other people. The most important person to impress is yourself, not anyone else!
- Don’t try to go vegan all at once because you think it will be easy or u201csave the worldu201d or any other noble cause. Sure, going vegan can help save lives (and animals!), but in order to make a real difference on that level, it takes time and commitmentnot just going through the motions of eating differently one day a week before reverting back to old habits again by Friday night!
- Don’t try and go cold turkey either; gradually introduce new foods into your diet until they become staple rather than intimidating foreign objects that are making life difficultit might take longer but this approach has proven successful when done correctly over time!
Don’t get overwhelmed by the cravings for meat.
The first few weeks of being vegan can be a challenge, but it will get easier as time goes on. If you’re craving meat, try to remember why you made the decision to become vegan in the first placeto improve your health and save animals’ lives. Remember that it’s okay if you sometimes eat non-vegan food; there’s no need to beat yourself up over it!
Letting go of your old eating habits is difficult; don’t worry if your cravings take some time to subside. In the meantime, try finding vegan substitutes for the things you miss most about your former diet. There are plenty of delicious foods out there that won’t harm animals or contribute to climate changeand finding them will make sticking with this new way of life much more enjoyable!
If you’re having trouble staying motivated, try joining a vegan group or taking a class on plant-based nutrition. You can also find support from other people who are going through the same thing as youjust search for “vegan support groups” in your area!
Being vegan is amazing, but it’s not always easy!
There are many benefits in being a vegan, including improved health, a smaller carbon footprint and decreased dependence on factory farming. However, it’s not always easy. Here are some tips on how to begin eating healthy as a new vegan:
- Think about your lifestyle and make small changes. You don’t have to go all-in right awayyou can start by cutting out the most obvious animal products or by making other small adjustments. For example, you could try replacing cow’s milk with almond or soy milk in your morning cereal or oatmeal instead of having eggs every morning for breakfast. This is also a great way to see if eating this way works for you before committing completely!
- Try vegan versions of old favourites (and experiment with new favourites). There are tons of plant-based food alternatives available these days that taste just as good as the original item! It may take some experimenting before finding what works best for you because everyone has different tastes… but it’s worth it!
Keep processed food to a minimum.
A lot of processed foods are high in fat, sugar, salt and calories. They are also low in fibre and protein. On the other hand, they have a lot of vitamins and minerals that your body needs to function properly.
The reason why you should keep processed food to a minimum is because it makes your body work harder than it normally would when digesting real food. You see, your body doesn’t know what’s good or bad for you when it comes down to processing a whole bunch of different types of nutrients at once; therefore overworking itself with all the different things going on inside its insides!
This means that when you eat processed foods (like burgers), try not eating them more than once per week unless otherwise specified by your doctor(s).
You may be wondering why you should eat mostly whole foods instead of processed ones, but there are a few reasons. First, they contain more nutrients than processed foods do. This means that your body has to work less hard at digesting them, which means your organs don’t have to work nearly as much as if you were eating something like a burger or fries. Second, whole foods are easier for your body to process because they aren’t all mixed together in one big glob of chemicals (like sugar and salt).
Experiment with vegan recipes!
Now that you have a good idea of some foods to eat, you might be wondering what to make your meals with. The best way to start is by trying new recipes and not being afraid to try new ingredients. Try using different spices and herbs than what’s used in your favourite dishes now, like cumin or mustard seeds. Experimenting with different plant-based protein sources can help ensure that you’re getting enough protein in your vegan diet.
If you’re a vegetarian, there are plenty of protein-rich foods that you can eat. Yoghourt, cheese and eggs all provide plenty of protein. You can also try eating beans and tofu for breakfast or lunch to get the nutrients your body needs.
There are plenty of vegan recipes online and you can even get a cookbook for inspiration. Try looking at some popular plant-based cookbooks. At Origin Nutrition, we have crafted a special section for vegan recipes. Here’s the list:
- Banana Nut Protein Oats
- Cajun High-Protein Black Beans & Rice
- Carrot & Masoor Dal Protein Soup
- Cinnamon Protein Cookies
- Coconut & Chocolate Vegan Protein Bars
- Green Goddess Smoothie
- Green Pea Savoury Pancake
- High Protein Hazelnut Spread (New-tella)
- High Protein Hummus
- High Protein Jain Dal Recipe
- High-Protein Black Bean and Lentil Soup
- Origin Protein Mocha Smoothie Bowl
- Origin Protein Smoothie
- Overnight Protein Apple Pie Oats
- Palak Protein Khichdi
- Protein Chocolate Chunk Cookies
- Protein Chocolate Spread
- Protein Roti/Chapati
- Reese’s Taste Alike Smoothie
- Strawberry Protein Pancakes
- Valentine’s Red Velvet Pudding
- Vanilla Protein Ice Cream (No Churn)
- Vegan Multigrain Protein Theplas
- Vegan Protein French Toast
Bring your own snacks when you’re out.
Bring your own snacks when you’re out.
- Snacks are a great way to get in all the nutrients your body needs while keeping yourself fueled throughout the day. There are many vegan based snacks options available at most stores, so there’s no need to worry about being hungry when you’re on-the-go!
- To help make sure that every snack is healthy and nutritious, try incorporating one of these six criteria into your choices:
First, look for snacks that are vegan or vegetarian. This will ensure that no animals were harmed during the production process and if they were, then this also means it wasn’t something you wanted anyway.
Second, look for snacks with minimal ingredients because too many ingredients mean more chemicals which can cause health problems down the road (and sometimes even right away). Try sticking with things like crackers or granola bars without any funky additives such as caramel colorings or high fructose corn syrup; these items should be easy enough to find at almost any store nowadayseven Walmart!
Make sure to have a balanced diet.
In order to maintain a healthy body, you should make sure that your diet is balanced. A balanced diet is one that meets the daily recommended allowances for all essential nutrients including protein, iron and calcium.
To ensure that you are getting enough protein:
- Eat beans and lentils at least once a day (beans such as black eyed peas or chickpeas)
- Eat soy products such as tofu at least twice a week (a quarter cup of tofu contains 7 grams of protein)
- Eat quinoa at least twice per week (one cup cooked contains 8 grams of protein).
Make sure to eat foods such as lentils and tofu at least twice per week, as these are good sources of protein. If you are not able to meet your protein goal with whole foods, you can try out Origin Nutrition's vegan protein powder.
The key is to plan ahead and make sure you’re eating a balanced diet that’s high in vegetables, and low in sugar and processed foods.
The key is to plan ahead and make sure you’re eating a balanced diet that’s high in vegetables, and low in sugar and processed foods. If your goal is weight loss, then it’s important to keep track of the amount of calories you consume each day. A good rule of thumb is to aim for a calorie deficit of 500 per day.
If you need help getting started with meal planning, here are some tips for incorporating plant-based foods into your diet:
- Choose at least three servings from four different food groups every day: grains; fruits; vegetables; legumes (beans), nuts/seeds or dairy products (if tolerated); try not to eat too much junk food like sweets which contain lots of added sugars that aren’t very good for our health!
- Make sure that each serving has a different nutrient profile so it doesn’t fall short on any one type of nutrient like protein sources like nuts / seeds etc…
In addition, make sure your diet contains enough calories to meet your needs. Look for foods that are high in protein and low in fat or take vegan protein supplements to keep the protein high; this will help you feel full longer without eating too many calories.
Remember, there are a lot of benefits to being a vegan, but it’s not always easy. The best thing to do is plan ahead and make sure you’re eating a balanced diet that’s high in vegetables, and low in sugar and processed foods. By doing this, you’ll feel great about yourself!