Are you considering changing your diet in the new year? Transitioning to — or even trying — a plant-based diet can be an exciting yet overwhelming journey. Thankfully, many of our readers have lent some great pointers to get you on the right path!
Know Your Options
“I love that there are so many plant-based options and recipes to enjoy!” — Kelly J.
There are tons of plant-based options that are great substitutes for animal products. Research to find tasty plant-based meals and snacks. Once you’ve done the research and taken a trip to the grocery store, surrounding yourself with these foods can help you break your old eating habits.
Change Your Mindset
“Like any diet, focusing on what you CAN’T have will break your will to eat better. Instead of thinking, ‘But now I can’t have that cupcake,’ think, “This other dessert looks just as tasty!” — Elizabeth H.
Changing your mindset is key to making any change. Think about all the new plant-based options you can try. Also, ask yourself: What is your motivation to take on your new lifestyle? Once you know your “why,” write it down and place it somewhere you can see on challenging days.
Go At Your Own Pace
“There’s no right or wrong way to do it. If you can just stop, great. But it’s just as valid to remove meat/dairy one day at a time, one meal at a time, whatever works for you. It all helps.” — Sarah A.
It’s important to remember that switching to a plant-based diet is a journey. Some will hit the ground running, and some will take it a day at a time. There’s no right or wrong! Be encouraged to go at your own pace.
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