If you have just embarked on the path of giving up animal products, and you are not succeeding immediately, then these tips will help you find the right path.
If you want a major lifestyle change, you may be in too much of a hurry if you feel left out, tired, or overwhelmed. Cut down on red meat, then cut it out completely, then start the process with chicken and fish, dairy, and eggs. Introduce new foods into your diet at the same time. Sometimes over the years there are fluctuations between vegetarianism and meat-eating, and this is normal. If you really want animal food, you can eat a little and work on the transition to vegetarianism again.
Eat as much organic food as possible. Such food may be more expensive, but it is tastier and more nutritious. You will not be poisoned by pesticides and herbicides.
Buy a book on vegetarian nutrition. It should include ingredient information, basic cooking tips, and a variety of easy recipes.
Don’t buy large stocks. Don’t be in a hurry to buy new types of products until you know what you like and you have found good and cost-effective suppliers.
Avoid sugar, fast food and synthetic drinks. Vegetarians should eat nutritious food. Make sure you get all the vitamins and minerals you need and that your diet is balanced.
You need to drink a lot of water. This will aid detoxification and will help move roughage through the esophagus. Buy at least an inexpensive tap water filter. Soft drinks, even if they are unsweetened and decaffeinated, contain many harmful ingredients such as artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors and preservatives. Carbon dioxide also interferes with the digestion process. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to drink four glasses of milk a day – there are better sources of calcium and protein, with less saturated fat.
You need to listen to your body. Hunger, fatigue, depression, circles under the eyes, bruising – all this can indicate a deficiency of vitamins and minerals, allergic reactions, and digestive disorders. A vegetarian diet should not make you feel weak or tired, so it’s best to see a doctor. By the way, many doctors advise against a vegetarian diet, but this is because they know little about it.
Stay away from extreme diets, at least until you’ve gained experience in buying and preparing food.
9. Don’t worry. Plant foods take some getting used to. But you should feel full and not overeat – this will interfere with digestion and add extra pounds. It is useful to remember what we were taught in childhood: – Eat three times a day – Chew food well Make sure that the body receives protein from various sources daily – nuts, legumes, whole grains. If you are a vegetarian, don’t rely on eggs and dairy products. Try different grains, fresh vegetables, and new food combinations. 10. Enjoy your food! Don’t eat what you don’t like. Vegetarians have a sufficient selection of foods available to meet the taste and nutritional needs of every individual. Don’t eat foods just because they’re healthy or trendy. So… eat your way, but wisely.