What's the most-used excuse not to go VEGAN?
I have never been stuck on a deserted island.. in fact it's hard to go somewhere without vegan options in this day and age. If you're looking into #GoingVegan then use these steps;
1. Fuel that enthusiasm but until you start really enjoying vegan life it may be best to not label your dietary habits to just about everyone, because it's added pressure during the transition.
2. We all make mistakes, so you bought something with hidden milk powder in, do not dwell and learn for next time.
3. There are lots of vegan foods to enjoy, experiment and remember all the flavours you used to enjoy from meat probably derived from herbs and spices.
4. If there's a food type that you are struggling to give up, try some of the substitutes. If it's cheese then try Vio Life. Swap meat with tinned jackfruit. Bake with chia seeds instead of egg. There are options for sausages, chicken, burgers... Then slowly try to move towards a wholefoods diet when you can.
5. One thing we see many people who train struggle with, is the lack of calorie dense foods. We have lots of clients that we have easily helped gain muscle, but you can lose weight if you don't check your calorie intake initially. We'd say monitor this before eventually being able to use your intuition.
6. Where do you get your protein? Seeds, nuts, legumes, quinoa, hemp and from other sources. Protein can get too much of an emphasis, if you're eating a balanced wholefood diet you will be getting quality over quantity. There's lots of places to get your much-needed protein! #UKVEGANS Feel free to message for help ✌