What is the Vegan Diet?

What is the Vegan Diet?

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I have one comment to make – nothing is as it seems from the outside. I have looked vegan foods a lot, I have ate vegetarian food, but then I become vegan myself and then boom I was in total black hole. I just didn’t know anymore what can I eat and what not, so the point is…

…after deciding to be vegan (after making a commitment) I see a whole different world.

So I think it is safe to say, that Vegan Diet is much more than just a diet or more than just a lifestyle – it’s a MINDSET!

Now, let’s talk about what Vegn Diet really means?

 

Vegan Diet consists of…

…foods that are only from plant based resources. That leaves out honey, all milk products, all meat products and means that you eat only plant based foods.

Let’s talk about negative first. That means vegans can not eat:

  • cream
  • cheese
  • milk
  • eggs
  • meat
  • fish
  • fish oils
  • cakes and cookies that are made from any of those
  • fried foods that are made in the same place as have made meat products

This diet truly excludes a lot of foods that are normal in our society. However, I want to make sure that you understand it doesn’t mean that as a vegan you eat only salads and vegetables – NO!

First of all, there are basically vegan versions of any food you can think of:

  • vegan chockolates
  • vegan creams
  • vegan cheeses – Yes – you can eat vegan cheese 🙂
  • vegan meat-like products that taste so similar to meat you wouldn’t even feel the difference
  • vegan cakes and cookies

As you can see, there are no excuses!

Vegan plate

What a healthy vegan plate consists of? Not from cookies and cakes for sure!

Often used term about a healthy veganism is a wholefood plant-based diet. This means you eat minimally processed and plant based foods. There are lots of resouces that can help you through the process – like every change becoming a vegan is hard at first.

As a starting vegan, it is straight advice for me, you should eat more than before because plants are lower in calories.

I will my protein mostly from beans or lentils, I will get my necessary fat from high-fat plants (like avocados) and nuts and seeds.

As a vegan you can actually have all the vitamins and minerals you need. You might need to learn a bit and you might need SOME supplements but you can have all the nutritional things you need!

 

Best tips to have a healthy vegan meal

These tips are from youtube vegan genius This Girl Audra. She has an awesome channel in youtube where I have gotten real and very useful value in form of information and experiences. She really knows what she is talking about! Check out her channel here => “The vegan 5

You need at least one meal a day where you have all of those:

  1. Carbohydrates – some form of healthy whole plant-based carbs (one or all of those)
    1. starchy carbs – potatoes, sweetpotatoes, pumpkin
    2. whole grains – oatmeal, kinoa, buckwheat, wholegrain pasta
    3. sweet fruits – bananas, grapes, dates
  2. Healthy Fats – some fats are essential in your diet, and you are more satisfied
    1. small hanful of nuts, olives, seeds
    2. a half of avocado
  3. Protein – it’s important that you understand plants do have protein
    1. lentils
    2. beans
    3. tofu, tempeh
    4. protein powder
  4. Vegetables – these are important for vitamins and minerals
    1. nonstarchy vegetables – peppers, cucambers, tomatos, beetroot, carrots
  5. Water – a glass of water  – it’s really healthy
    1. we need to be hydrted but we don’t need to be overhydrated
      1. I have been guilty of overhydrating and right now I am just trying to cut back to my real needs with water.

Conclusion

I really think that veganism is the way to great health. I suggest you try it for a while and I am sure you will feel better and more energized!

Let me know in the comments below what are your thoughts on that topic.

 

 

 

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