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3 tips for starting a vegan diet

Have you ever thought about going vegan but don’t know how to start?

At first it may seem a very radical change in diet and in the way we consume, however, if you have ever tried and failed, do not despair, it is a complicated task and not everyone can adapt as quickly.


So, don’t worry about anything, from
BRUSHBOO
we will give you some tips on how to face this challenge in a simple and effective way.

Mentalize

The first step is to know why you want to start a vegan diet, what benefits it will provide… A good solution is to read specialized books such as the one from Train your dietby Stefyactiva -a renowned nutritionist-, listen to podcasts that comment on curiosities on the subject or ask acquaintances who have gone through the same process.

Modification of diet

Whether you eat everything, whether you are ovo-lacto-vegetarian or apivegatarian – the only animal product consumed is honey – there are always substitutes to start a diet that is 100% vegetable.

Increase the intake of legumes to replace eggs. The nutrients they provide are very similar and can be combined in different ways – bread with hummus, peanut butter, tofu hamburger…

The vegetable beverages are the best option when you want to change cow’s milk for a vegan food. Soy, almonds, oats, rice, coconut… They are very nutritious and perfectly complement a balanced breakfast. However, try to choose those with little or no sugar, but which are rich in calcium.

If what you need is energy, fruit is the best option. Try swapping processed and packaged foods for quality fruit –watch out for plastic-You will feel more energetic and your body will thank you for it. The possibilities are endless!

Look for references who have gone through the experience and do some research.

If you like the world of networking, Carlota Bruna is a reference for a vegan lifestyle. She is a 23-year-old Spanish influencer who started sharing vegan recipes and healthy meals on instagram.

In his
blog
comments on experiences he has had with the process, the repercussions it has generated and some more philosophical aspects – such as the number of animals slaughtered or the conditions in which they are raised.

One of the most interesting points made by Carlota is the environmental effect of choosing one product or another for consumption.

One of the most common is the massive amount of CO2 released – by the meat industry – into the atmosphere and, consequently, global warming.
In her experience, her life has changed for the better since practicing veganism; she feels better with her body and mind, she feels she is helping the planet and her happiness has increased dramatically.

Don’t forget that you should always discuss all your dietary processes with a nutritionist. They are the ones who have the last word and will give you the best advice depending on the lifestyle you want to lead and your metabolism.

Advantages of veganism

According to the American Dietetic Association (ADA)vegan diets are nutritionally adequate, especially in times of pregnancy or lactation and to prevent diseases. If you are an athlete, you will also obtain considerable benefits.

  • Helps to lose weightare high-fiber, low-fat foods. Perfect if you want to lose a few pounds.
  • Control diabetesVegetables, fruits and cereals are ideal for keeping glucose levels stable.
  • Prevents diseasesmainly cardiovascular diseases – since it does not consume animal fats, there is no cholesterol – although it also helps prevent lung, prostate, colon and stomach cancer.
  • Helps your pocketVegetable and cereal foods are more economical than meat. This can help you to continue to invest in
    more eco-friendly products
    and thus help the environment in different ways.
As you can see, trying to eat a purely vegan diet is not easy, but it can bring great benefits, both for you and your environment.
No matter how long it takes, the important thing is to try and not give up in the face of adversity.

 

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