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How To Start Eat More Plants?

For most people, stopping eating all animal products, including beef, chicken, cheese, yoghurt, milk, and eggs, will be the equivalent of cutting off oxygen. 

Despite the huge health benefits, people who hear about this are not considering switching to a healthier diet. About 2 years ago, I also belonged to this group of people, until I saw for myself how much a plant-based diet affects my productivity, thinking and internal energy. 

If you are 100% convinced that you will never be able to minimize the amount of meat in your diet, then no amount of persuasion will convince you otherwise.

Eventually, your body adapts to your changing habits based on what’s in your head, what you program yourself for, and what you set up in your mind. You should try to follow certain rules for only 1 month. To notice the beneficial effects of proper nutrition, one month is not enough, but during this month you will see:

  • You will feel better, perhaps lose a few extra pounds, feel lighter;
  • Plant-based food is full of nutrition, tasty, and healthy;
  • You will strongly want to eat meat throughout the whole month and even more, but in your diet, there will be many other tasty plant foods that should replace the consumption of any meat;
  • There is a chance that you will quickly get used to such a diet. But each organism needs a different time to adapt to a changing diet.

By the end of the plant-based month, most people realize that it is much easier than it seemed at the beginning of the journey.

The first month will be difficult for you, but after the “trial period” of eating plant foods, it will become easier for you to move on.

If you decide to try switching to a plant-based diet for one month, you will run into five problems:

  • In the first week, you might experience indigestion as your body adjusts to changes in the diet. Don’t worry, this is a natural process.
  • It will take time to switch to a healthier diet. Listen to yourself and your inner needs. You will need to learn how to make recipes that do not contain animal products. You must understand which foods bring you the most pleasure and try to cook them in different ways;
  • You may not be supported by those around you. But you don’t have to worry about that. People who say that a plant-based diet will not bring you anything worthwhile do not understand how useful it can be. But each person comes to this on his own and in his own time.

A few tips:

  • In the long run, eating plant foods is cheaper than eating animals. First, you will try new products and it will cost a bit more than usual. Don’t regret it, it’s worth it;
  • If you eat out of home and choose restaurants/cafes that will open delicious dishes with herbal ingredients for you, so that in the future you can cook the same dishes yourself at home;
  • Do not limit yourself to food, do not starve. You will not get better on a plant-based diet, but rather lose weight. But do not forget about the 80% rule – get up from the table with a slight feeling of hunger.

Switching to a plant-based diet can be tricky. It will take a lot of time and your efforts. You will encounter practical and psychological barriers, but this should not stop you on your way to your goal of becoming healthy.

On the way to your goal, I will help you with a difficult selection of plant-based recipes. You will see that there are many recipes for delicious and healthy dishes!

With love,

Nastya!

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