Delving into the world of plant-based living can seem daunting at first but if you are serious about making the switch, follow our 6 easy guidelines to ensure the transition is smooth and sustainable!
1. Go slow.
Enthusiasm is necessary but remember to take it slow. Don’t throw out all the animal foods you enjoy right away. If you adore cheesy pasta, keep it on the menu! Make the easier changes first like eliminating those items you are happy to live without.
2. Know your labels!
Did you know that at CAFOs (concentrated animal feeding operations) the animals are grown in cruel conditions, and contain a high dose of hormones and antibiotics? Wising up to what really goes on in the processed food industry will keep you motivated and inspired to revamp your eating habits.
3. Have one full vegetarian meal a week.
Once you are comfortable with the change once a week, notch it up to two then three then four and so on. By making the transition gradual, your body will grow accustomed to the variation and you will have fewer cravings.
4. Focus on what you are adding to your diet
Restrictions make us feel deprived and defiant. For plant-based foodies, there is an abundance of energy building organic detox foods that you can now enjoy! Add a new ingredient to every meal and revel in the new flavors, textures and possibilities!
5. Commit to prep work!
Chopping, peeling, dicing and slicing do take time. Mother nature wanted us to work for our food. If you are going to adopt the lifestyle, make peace with the fact that you are going to have to prepare your foods in advance – especially if you want healthy, easy snacks on-the-go. If prep work sounds too admin intensive for you, Revamp is your salvation!
6. Focus on the benefits.
If you need a little reminder about why you have chosen to make the switch, focus on the healthy glow, being full of energy and accelerated weight-loss. Add a new benefit to your list every day because guaranteed – you will find one!
The benefits are endless, the reasons are faultless and the flavors are limitless!
If you are anxious about making the switch yourself, enlist the help of passionate health professionals like our team at Revamp.
Whichever route you choose, make the switch and AMP up your health!