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Vegan • Page 28

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by Michael Schmidt, May 24, 2016.

  1. Philll

    Trusted Supporter

    What has worked for me (and bear in mind I'm not 100% vegan. Yet) is just starting a bit at a time. So maybe start by finding a milk alternative you can fuck with. Personally I find it easier to cut things out if I know there's a decent alternative out there, but you may not need that.

    I eat meat alternatives all the time, there's really good ones widely available these days.

    I'd just say experiment and find what works for you. Don't feel you've got to live up to anyone else's standard.
     
  2. spreadthehummus2321

    wanna go for a ryyyde

    yea everyones got different palettes, different health situations, different reasons for going vegan so id just say is go for variety and try as many new things as u can. variety gives u all the nutrients u need and helps u find the shit u like. it feels less like giving something up if ur trying new shit and finding new favorite dishes.
     
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  3. Supernova

    Prayers/Triangles Prestigious

    I’ve found out i like it simple. I eat a lot of the same stuff every week. I don’t think I’ve cooked up a new recipe in a few weeks(although I will tomorrow). Starting vegan I would seek out different things to make every day. Too complicated and expensive. Now I just throw shit together. Today I ate this for a big lunch. Sautéed some stuff I had on hand in a skillet and adde a bit of salt pepper and garlic powder. Hit the spot.
     

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  4. Weird LiBrary

    Regular

    It clicked for me most when I stopped trying to lean so heavily on vegan "substitutes." There are so many Indian/Chinese/Thai/etc. dishes that are inherently vegan, really easy to make at home, and don't feel like you're "missing" something.

    That said, Beyond/Impossible burgers are a staple in my home - as are plenty of other plant-based "meats." My advice would just be to not get discouraged when you try something that's underwhelming, and to look outside of the scope of traditional American cuisine as often as you feel comfortable.
     
  5. Michael Schmidt

    Don't recreate the scene, or reinvent the meanings Supporter

    I back fake meats as an entry point if it works for you. Everyone has to start somewhere and find what works for themselves.

    What I did when I considered making the jump was to see how many foods I could eat compared to what I was giving up by brainstorming a list of all the fruits, veggies, etc that I could think of vs meat and dairy. That’s a good mind trick you can do when jumping in by showing how much is really out there.

    Ultimately, the diet I most try to adhere to is a plant based diet consisting of veggies, fruits, legumes, and whole grains.
     
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  6. Philll

    Trusted Supporter

    Yeah ultimately I think you'll have much more success approaching with an attitude of "what can I eat?" rather than "what am I not allowed to eat?".
     
  7. Michael Schmidt

    Don't recreate the scene, or reinvent the meanings Supporter

    At a minimum, switching to fake meats and cutting out real meats will improve your cholesterol quite bit since fake meats doesn’t contain it. You will also be consuming less saturated fat (albeit not completely eliminating it) compared to the meat counterpart. And that’s before you get into the ethics, environment, and sustainability debates.

    Ideally, fake meats serve as an entry point for new people and then are used as an every now and then thing as opposed to a focal point.
     
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