Making A Smooth Transition To Whole Foods
If this is your first foray into meat-free eating, enjoy the process! For now, place the focus on integrating delicious, high-quality, organic meat alternatives--once you've broken the meat habit, you can fuss over calories. You'll be glad you did, and using this vegan diet foods list is the perfect way to get started.
Does vegan dieting sound overwhelming? It's not. The best vegan diet plans are the simplest, after all. They center around simple, clean, unprocessed foods in their whole forms (brown rice as opposed to white; chopped tomatoes as opposed to canned tomatoes; etc). When you eat a wide variety of whole foods, you give your body 100% of the food's native nutrition. These whole plant foods contain absolutely everything the body needs to be vital, energetic and slender (including protein--don't be fooled by the hype).
When not purchasing whole, unprocessed foods, follow these quick shopping tips on what to watch for when buying vegan food here.
The list below contains dieter-friendly "transitional foods"--satisfying, familiar delights that, eaten in moderation, will help wean a meat-addled body and pave the way for a healthful, trim, plant-based future.