Over 20,000 new food and drink items hit our stores each year and, with so much conflicting information about health and nutrition roaming around, it can be difficult to know what exactly we should be eating. If you follow a primarily plant based diet, you are definitely on the right track. But even on a plant based/vegan diet more and more ‘unhealthy’ foods are being introduced in our supermarkets that could easily cause weight gain if consumed regularly.
Here are six foods I’ve picked that may be marketed as a healthier option, but in reality on further investigation, they are doing you no good if your goal is weight or fat loss. Continue reading
This post is inspired by some of my friends who have been asking me recently about meat free dinner ideas that they could start incorporating into their own diet. For me, being on a plant based diet for over two years, I can easily think of multiple delicious meat free meals I could make. But for my friends, when I start listing foods such as beans and lentils, they are a little bit puzzled on what they could make from them.
So this post is for any curious person who still eats meat, and wants to explore some meat free options but they don’t know where to start. Continue reading
Let me ask you this first, can you put a price on your health?
Many people ask me if it is expensive being on a plant based diet. For me, my health and well-being is very important so I am happy to pay whatever amount it takes so that I can feed my body a whole variety of nutritious foods. I am always up for trying out new recipes so you’ll find me browsing around the health aisle of the supermarket a lot sourcing out new ingredients to stock up my kitchen cupboards with. That’s the part that makes my plant based diet expensive.
When you change from a standard diet to what some would consider an ‘extreme’ diet consisting of plant based foods, be prepared to be asked the question “WHY?” a lot!
Do your homework so you can be comfortable explaining your decision fr changing your diet. Sometimes the best response is to provide the person questioning you with some non-arguable facts. I’m not encouraging you to be aggressive towards the person, as I know that can be an issue when you’re passionate about veganism. Instead try to work these facts into a friendly conversation with a friend or family member so that they can understand your decision.
Remember, you have already done the research and know the facts. The person questioning you probably has little knowledge on veganism – so take the opportunity to teach them what you know rather than speaking in a defensive manner.
There are three main reasons why a person goes vegan – for ethical, health, or environmental reasons. Continue reading