How to prepare for the transition to vegetarianism
The transition to vegetarianism is an important step forward for physical, emotional and spiritual health. If you decide to switch to vegetarianism, then you should prepare for it. And in this article we will tell about 2 proven methods.
The first way to transition to vegetarianism
First, we remove the most meat and products from it (beef, pork, especially in the fried form, chicken, sausages, sausages, etc.). It should take some time for you and your body to get used to the lack of meat in the diet. Replace meat dishes with vegetarian ones so that you do not feel hunger and longing for meat. Learn how to cook soybeans, seitan. From legumes (peas, chickpeas, beans) are hearty main dishes. Look at the Indian cuisine, there are a lot of vegetarian dishes, very tasty and satisfying, just be careful with pepper and spices. However, spices give new tastes to familiar dishes, and they are also very healthy.
The next step is removing eggs, milk, cottage cheese from the diet. You can cook and drink almond milk or buy soy milk.
The second way: a smooth transition to vegetarianism.
It is very important to gradually limit the consumption of meat. First, one reception of meat dishes per day. Next week – the use of meat dishes twice a week. A month later – only once a week. By the way, many people prefer to stay at this stage, because of the reluctance to completely abandon meat. We are all different and this option is more suitable for someone than the rejection of meat at all. Perhaps, over time, it will turn out to completely abandon the meat. Patience and time will help make a choice.
If you want to give up fish, replenish the diet with foods rich in essential fatty acids (flaxseed, walnuts, sunflower seeds). 1-2 tablespoons of ground seed or a few walnuts per day will provide an adequate amount of unsaturated fatty acids.
Refusing meat and animal products, we often lack imagination. What to cook, how to diversify the menu? Fortunately, the idea of vegetarianism is gaining momentum all over the world, is becoming increasingly popular.
Beautifully published books about vegetarianism are sold in almost any bookstore. The internet is full of inspiring delicious vegetarian recipes for breakfast, lunch or dinner. And for dessert, there is something!
Plan your meals and grocery list!
Be sure to save yourself your favorite recipes and those that you want to try. The next step is a trip for the preparation of food for selected dishes. Make a list of products and stick to it when buying, bypassing the meat department.
Forget about calories!
Stop counting calories! If you eat healthy food and listen to your needs, then you should not count calories. Just do not eat beyond measure! Eat enough to not feel hunger. Trust your body. Overeating has not benefited anyone yet. In addition, overeating causes lethargy, mental fatigue, poor health, leads to a lack of physical energy. With a healthy lifestyle, overeating has nothing to do.
The body needs enough time to get used to new eating habits. Check your well-being in any area of your life. How did new eating habits affect your sleep? Efficiency at work? Endurance?
Not all vegetarian products sold are healthy foods. Unfortunately, along with the fashion for vegetarianism, a huge amount of food products appeared on the store shelves, which have nothing to do with healthy, valuable food. They do not have meat or milk, but there are completely unnecessary components, a huge amount of sugar and refined oils. Therefore, read the composition when buying ready-made dishes. And better cook yourself – and cheaper, and healthier, and more confident. And here you are assisted by modern household appliances, with the help of which cooking turns into pleasure, and food into pleasure.
In addition, you can enter a reward element. For example, upon reaching your goal, buy yourself something special that will motivate even more changes.
Vegetarian food is a healthy and nutritious food. Your body will be happy with such changes, soon you will feel a surge of energy and strength, the skin will become younger, and your body will be slimmer.