Just gone vegan? Here’s how to stop being hungry when going vegan.
So many new vegans tell me just how hungry they get.
Well, some of you may already know that I do suggest taking things slowly for example starting with two or three days a week going completely animal free.
And when you jump right in, then hunger can be quite a factor.
So just how do you tackle the hunger and stop it from happening ?
The first thing you have to do is make sure you are getting enough protein such as beans, nuts, pulses etc and enough fats .. again nuts, seeds and oils like coconut or olive. Then there are the carbs (which seems to be especially true for men) and this can be potatoes and other root vegetables, bread or rice.
Get a list from the internet on both vegan carbs and vegan protein.
Unfortunately many new vegans think they just need to subtract the animal and they’ll be right. Unfortunately this isn’t the case. you need to replace the protein and fats. The beauty is that you’ll replace with much healthier protein and fats.
Another thing you can do is don’t go so long between meals. Be prepared by having snacks at the ready. Hummus and crackers are excellent as are a things like Sundried tomatoes with avocado or olive tapenade on pita. Of course there’s fruit, I find a banana fills me up long enough before the next meal.
And last tip – Slow down … like really slow down. This is so much better for your digestion anyway and if you have gone to the trouble of preparing the meal, the least you can do is enjoy it. So turn off the T.V. (unless you live alone) and enjoy your family and the meal together.
If you have any other tips, please leave a comment below … would love to have them added here.
Until next time – be a conscious consumer and enjoy life.