If you have access to the internet, then you have probably seen the videos floating around of how meat is prepared and how some of the meat products that you know and to eat regularly are created. If you have seen these videos, then naturally you may be thinking that maybe meat isn’t for you anymore. If you haven’t seen these videos, you may still be in a period of your life where you are questioning whether or not you want to continue to eat meat as a part of your diet. After all, meat is not exactly great for the planet and the way in which it is sourced is incredibly cruel.
Why are people switching to a plant-based diet?
You may have noticed a steady increase in the number of people that are switching to a plant-based lifestyle and you may be wondering, why are so many people doing it? Well, aside from the obvious guilt that is associated with eating meat there are a lot of benefits that come with living a plant-based life. Living on a plant-based diet has been scientifically proven to increase your lifespan and make you an overall healthier person. Cutting back on fatty meats improves the health of your internal organs and even improves their function. On top of that, you can get involved in the meat-free community and even enjoy the names of plant-based foods that are usually just far-fetched plant puns that are made to make you laugh.
How can you make the switch easier?
If you are serious about changing to a plant-based diet, there are things that you can do in order to make the transition easier. First of all, we recommend that you don’t just switch overnight. It is likely that you have been eating meat and animal-based products for the majority of your life and so just quickly making the switch will not be easy. Imagine a smoker trying to quit overnight after they have been smoking for the majority of their life, it simply wouldn’t work.
We recommend that you gradually introduce a plant-based diet into your life, as this will make the process of going completely plant-based much easier. To start off, we recommend that you dedicate your weekends to plant-based eating, and then when you are ready, you can change it so that your weekdays are for plant-based eating and your weekends are for meat. When you are completely ready, you can then transition to a lifestyle that is completely plant-based.
It is important that you don’t feel discouraged if you slip up or make mistakes at the beginning of your plant-based transition as it is only natural to submit to your cravings from time to time, just pick yourself back up and continue on your plant-based journey.
Make sure you’re eating foods you like
Thanks to how mainstream plant-based diets are becoming, there are now plant-based diets to essentially any meal. This means that you don’t have to give up the food you love completely, as you will be able to easily find an alternative that will work for you.
In particular, there are a lot of plant-based meat alternatives that offer you plenty of nutrients as well as delicious tastes. This means that you don’t really have to switch up your current meal plans too much, which is another thing that prevents people from pursuing the meat-free life that they want to have. We recommend that you make the transition as convenient as you possibly can, as this will make the process of ditching animal-based products much easier.
Find some good plant-based takeout
Another thing that a lot of people miss when they go vegan is the luxury of being able to eat whatever they want whenever their friends get take out. We recommend that you find out where all the best vegan take-out spots are in your area, as this means that when you can not be bothered to cook, you will have a good alternative.