New Vegans: Tips For Starting A Plant-Based Diet
All resident vegans will know that embarking on a plant-based diet isn’t always easy, especially at the beginning! However, with a few careful tricks up your sleeve and a bit of foodie know-how, it can be a wonderful, flavourful adventure.
Here are some of our top tips for trying a vegan diet to help keep you on track. Feel free to add yours in the comments!
Remember why you started
Whether you’re trying the diet for health reasons, environmental, animal welfare or something else entirely, it’s a good idea to have your motivation in the background to keep you on plan. There are loads of science-based health benefits of a vegan diet to keep in mind as a great starting point!
Experiment in the kitchen
Eating vegan doesn’t have to be restrictive, boring or monotonous. There’s a world of fun and flavour out there for you to discover as you try a plant-based diet, from exploring new herbs and spices, to trying new ingredients altogether, such as tofu and tempeh. We love this guide to being more creative in the kitchen when following a vegan diet, compiled by professional chefs.
Join the community and conversation
Starting a new diet or plan when you feel quite siloed isn’t always fun, so it’s a good idea to have some real-life backup for when things are feeling a little overwhelming. Simple things like following vegan bloggers and social media influencers are a great start, as is joining and contributing to vegan forums.
Forgive yourself for your slip-ups