Getting Started on Your Vegan Meal Plan
Starting a meal plan of any type can seem hard at first, as you are changing up your entire diet. Depending on how you currently eat, this can be a small change, or an extraordinary one. However, with a few tips, a beginner’s vegan meal plan can become much easier to follow, and much easier to stick with until you start to make new and unique meals to add in.
Meal plans can help you to stick with a diet, as well as give you a good amount of structure when you eat. A lot of people don’t have any kind of structure, and simply eat what they desire, and as a result can wind up eating too many calories, and falling away from their diet. Meal plans are even recommended by organizations like the USDA for following a dietary plan.
So what are a couple good tips to follow to ensure long term commitment to a meal plan?
1. Start Slow If You Need To
Not everyone is going to follow a meal plan overnight, and especially not a beginner’s vegan meal plan. So if you find it hard to stick to the meal plan fervently, then start off by following just a couple of the meals. Work your way up to following it full time if you need to. Motivate yourself by remembering that this is a healthy lifestyle switch.
2. Don’t Eat Foods You Hate
As healthy as it is, not everyone can stomach the idea of Tahini, so don’t eat anything with Tahini in it. You can make easy and healthy substitutions , such as simply not adding in any sesame seeds or Tahini in your meal. This is especially true if you suffer from a food allergy.
Remember, you are not likely to stick to a meal plan or diet of any kind if you don’t like what you are eating. So make sure that the foods you eat are not only healthy, but palatable. You’re probably going to stick this this for quite a while, so make it enjoyable.
3. Plan Ahead
It is much easier to stick to a meal plan at home than when traveling, when you work long periods of time, or when an unexpected event pops up. The best thing you can do in these situations is to plan ahead. Bring a bagged lunch to work, or make sure you bring healthy snacks with you in case you get hungry while out and about. Planning for these bumps does not have to be a chore, and can help a lot in the long run.
Meal plans are a great way to eat less calories, while still providing a excellent amount of necessary nutrition. It helps you to stick to your diet, and if done right, can make you not feel as if you are restricting or limiting yourself. Such as in the case of a beginner’s vegan meal plan, you can eat a variety of delicious foods, while still being healthy.
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