Trying to become a vegan ?


I am trying to become a vegan what are something’s I can eat and cannot eat ? Some replacements ? Anything !

Since become a vegan is an entire lifestyle change, I would suggest picking up a book on it or at least reading extensive articles regarding nutrition.
There are plenty of recipes and snacks you can find online, have fun with it!
Also, be sure to make sure you’re getting all of your vitamins, be it with supplements or naturally.

Vegans do not eat anything that comes from an animal. For milk and yogurt, try SILK products they are so delicious that even if you aren’t Vegan you likely won’t want to go back to milk and yogurt made from dairy. The most difficult thing to find a decent replacement for is cheese. I don’t know why, but for some reason it all tastes like cardboard. YUCK!!!!!
Becoming Vegan is a learning process. It is something most people evolve into after becoming vegetarian.
Be very careful when eating red candy….red candy, is often made with beetles to get the color. Do not eat marshmallows, refried beans (unless specifically says vegetarian), caesar salad dressing, worchestershire sauce to name a few. Also, if you drink wine or beer check before buying. Many are not vegan/vegetarian friendly because they traditionally use fining agents like casein (a milk protein), albumin (egg whites), gelatin (animal protein) and isinglass (fish bladder protein).

First off, it would be really nice if people (not you, of course, I’m referring to the first answer) didn’t come into this section and degrade what we stand for. The majority of us do not intentionally do this to you, so it would be much appriciated if you considered this.

Putting that aside, I think that its great that you want to give vegan a try! I would recommend easing into it by going vegetarian first, if you’re not already, to ensure much greater success. You won’t eat anything derived from animals: meat, fish, cheese, eggs, milk, and honey (which is debated, entirely personal choice)
If you’re a full-fledged meat lover, it might be easier for you if you transition into veganism with faux meats. My favorite was Quorn’s chicken scallipine(?). However, these are pretty processed so its better to just use these as transition foods and occassional treats, if you’re worried about health. Make sure you know you’re stuff about protein and other nutritients.
The good part about being veg is that you’re almost forced to experiment with so many new recipes to keep it from getting bland, but it’s very fun! Make sure you eat a ton of fruits and veggies, they should be the base of your diet.
Check out vegan food blogs such as Chocolate Covered Katie and Finding Vegan. Don’t be afraid to experiment a little, I can assure you that you’ll love most everything about this new way of life!

Any questions just feel free to email me!

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There is a difference between vegetarian…just wanted to point that out if u didn;t know
vegetarians just don’t eat meat while vegans dont eat eggs,milk,cheese ,dairy products
and anything that comes from animals

Hi

Vegans don’t eat eggs,dairy (cheese,yogurt,etc) or animal derived ingredients
heres a link for you to look
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veganism

and heres some recipes
http://www.vegansociety.com/lifestyle/fo…

Hope this was helpful

Have a nice day/night

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Since you cannot find everything you usually get in meat from one single other source, it isn’t something that can be replaced. Rather, it is better to start your eating habits anew. It might seem hard, but it can be fairly easy. Here are some basic information about common concerns.

Protein – protein is the most common concern. Protein makes up most of a living thing in plants and animals, including us. This means that we need a lot of protein, but pants also have a lot of protein too. Most plants have somewhere between 1 and 10 grams per serving. Depending on your size and if you are trying to build muscle, you probably need about 50 grams a day. The grams add up quickly, making protein rarely a real issue. Usually if protein is an issue, it has to do with lack of calories rather than lack of protein. If you want a hardier meal, adding extra protein will do the trick. Protein rich foods are beans, lentils, peas, nuts, and grains. Nuts are also high in fat, though they are the best kind of fat, sometimes called healthy fats (unsaturated mono fats). This is something to keep in mind, as these fats are important, but you don’t want too much. If you use oil, you probably don’t want to use nuts, and vice versa.

Calories – calories can be an issue, as vegan food tends to not be calorie dense. Fats, oils, and fruits will add a good amount, and other foods like grains will add some too. You might have to eat extra food to get your needed calories for that day. Yes, this makes it easier to loose weight on a vegan diet, but don’t fool yourself into thinking that half of your needed calories is a good thing. If you end up coming too low of your calorie count, you will start to feel bad. No body likes it when a vegan ends up denouncing veganism when they can’t balance their diet. If you are still having issues with your calories, you can get some energy bars, and that will surely get you up. Just be sure to read the ingredients, a lot of them are not vegan.

Iron – iron can be an issue, depending on your body. Some vegans can easily get all the iron they need, and some omnivores struggle with anemia. Tiredness, weakness, difficulty catching your breath, and coldness are signs of low iron. Beans, peas, and raisins are good for iron. Spinach does have a lot of iron, but other substances that make it hard to absorb that iron, making it a bad source. Calcium, tea, and coffee also hinder iron absorption. Vitamin C helps it. If you find yourself with iron issues, keep calcium, tea, and coffee at least an hour, probably more, away from iron rich meals. Meals should have fruit or fruit juice with them for the vitamin C. If all else fails, there are supplements.

B12 – Vitamin B12 cannot be found in plants. It is made by bacteria that usually are inside animals. If a vegan doesn’t know to supplement, they can easily become deficient. Luckily, B12 is easily found in milk substitutes and fortified cereals. There are also supplements for it, if need be. Just be sure to get it somehow.

Iodine – iodine isn’t even a vegan issue, many people are deficient in it. If you like in America, just a pinch of iodinized salt a day will cover it.

Omega 3 – There are three kinds of Omega 3’s. One of them, ALA, is easily found in flax seeds and flax oil. The other two kinds, EPA and DHA, are made from algae and found in seafood. This includes seaweed, it might be odd to include seaweed as a regular food in your diet. Luckily, your body can turn ALA from flax seeds into the other kinds. You will just need extra ALA. I have a bottle of flax oil, and just a little bit provides a lot of omega 3 (over 500% for a 1/4 teaspoon). If you are pregnant/nursing, or find yourself needing a direct source of the other kind there are supplements.

How to put it all together. Depending on hungry I am, I’ll include a good amount of one of my protein sources (beans, peas, corn, and rice are some of my favorites). I’ll eat a lot of veggies, they make up the bulk of my meal. I’ll include a good variety too. I might add nuts, cook with olive oil, or add flax oil once done cooking. I’ll have a glass of apple juice while eating. I’ll munch on fruits as snacks, and if I find myself hungry (often this is due to a lack of calories), I keep a supply of energy bars to eat, usually at the end of the day. I have a glass of dark chocolate almond milk in the morning for calcium, and might snack on fortified cereal. Since the milk is high in calcium, it is important to keep it away from iron. I’m a lazy chef, so I’ll just throw veggies into a skillet with water (or olive oil). I might barbecue some things, and soup is also easy and great with rice.

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