There are two types of vegans in this world: the ones who do it for the animals and the ones who do it for their own health this one also includes doing it for the environment, which impacts our health. Some we talk about all the time like sparing animals or losing weight. Some, not so much. Here are some of the other benefits of going vegan. Maintain a healthier weight: When first going vegan, most people typically lose weight. Unlike other diets looking at you, Paleo, where there can be a significant initial weight loss, vegans have an easier time maintaining a healthy weight all the time.
And no, I’ve never been protein deficient. The acceptance and options for vegans have changed drastically over the past decade. Along with the large increase in vegan food options, more and more people seem to be aware and accepting of the lifestyle, meaning that more often than not you can tell a waiter you’re vegan and won’t just receive a blank stare or plate of naked lettuce. I’ve experienced everything from dealing with naysayers to grappling with cravings for non-vegan foods. While this is by no means an extensive list of vegan advice, and it’s highly personalized to me, it might help anyone who’s looking to jump into the lifestyle. My first year as a vegan was a serious struggle. I was vegetarian for a year previously, so giving up meat wasn’t an issue, but I was really missing one thing: cheese. I was worried this desire might be a frustration for the rest of my life something which I was really not looking forward to, but I’m happy to say that after about a year my brain’s view seemed to ‘reset’ itself. All these foods that I thought of as “I can’t eat this” turned into “I won’t eat this”.
Knowing your poop is knowing your health in most instances, so although it may be a delicate subject, it is one which needs a little more light shed on it. So, with this is mind, I bring you five things you may encounter when you remove animal products from your life and go vegan. For many, a diet heavy in animal products can have serious consequences when it comes to their digestion. Not going to the bathroom regularly enough can cause all sorts of problems, so increased bowel movements on a vegan diet should be welcomed…even if they can be a little inconvenient at times. So, what causes the dramatic increase in bowel movements for vegans? In one word — fiber. So many of us in the western world are fiber deficient, and lots of experts believe it to be one of the biggest public health problems facing us today. You might want to stock up on vegan toilet paper, though! Now, wait a minute, I hear you cry.