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I like to be sure, real sure about the decisions I make. So I listen to my gut, pray and look for proof that I am on the right track. Here are my notes…
I love that so many people are interested in the healthy vegan or plant based diet. Hearing folks say they are moving from meatless Mondays to only meat and dairy for dinner to only on the weekends is exciting. Veganism can be lonely so come on over to the other side!
However, the greatest benefits come from lifestyle change not just a diet change.
The most successful vegans have realized some key things that make plant based living enjoyable and not a necessary burden. Your new set of principles (the reasons you made the switch) and understanding of how food affects our bodies should be married with some key lifestyle changes.
Here are 4 things you need to know to successfully transition to a vegan diet...
I get it. Making healthy transitions is hard and sometimes expensive. I still struggle with it. The reason my kids are have dealt with severe tooth decay is probably because when meat and dairy went down grains went up. We were eating oatmeal daily, a few times a day as hot cereal, pancakes (flour), granola bars, smoothies, burgers, etc.
It's okay. You will figure it out. Through all of my reading and discovering I have never heard of anyone causing irreversible damage to their bodies by going vegan. With the right stuff you can heal almost anything.
So if we're going to do things differently, we gotta do things differently. Let's stop trying to marry old habits with new principles. It doesn't work.
I coach women to prepare for and thrive as mothers via birth, breastfeeding and parenting education and self-care events. I am a Black crunchy momma that has something to say about how we create life, give birth, what we eat, how we connect with each other, and relate to $$.