More people than ever are choosing to transition to a plant-based diet. Why? There are proven environmental benefits such as, cutting greenhouse gas emissions, stopping livestock emissions and protecting the rainforest and lands. There are also great health benefits. Following a plant-based lifestyle may help in lowering blood sugar and reducing risk of heart disease, for example.
Most importantly people who choose to follow an exclusive plant-based diet no longer want to consume foods that are made from animals. The commitment is not a diet, it is a lifestyle. It is a conscious decision to stop exploiting animals for clothes, food or any other reason.
Switching to a plant-based diet is easier than you think, especially today with top quality plant-based meats available. Such as our Plant-Based meat range that is made from 100% plant-based, natural ingredients. There are a few ways to go about transitioning into a plant-based diet, just remember it's important to plan it out before starting.
Plan your transition
Do you want to go cold turkey or make a slow transition? Make a choice that works best for you. Options include:
Step 1: Cut out meat without cutting out eggs, honey or dairy. Add more seeds, nuts, whole grains, vegetables and beans to your diet. When you crave meat, add plant-based meats. There are great options available including chicken, pork, beef and burgers. Once you feel comfortable, start removing all other animal products gradually until your diet is completely plant-based.
Step 2: Gradually cut out meat. Start with the meats you can live without or substitute them with healthy plant-based meats. Make sure you add more vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds for a healthy diet. Keep gradually removing different animal products as you become used to eating more plant-based foods.
Step 3: If you are the sort of person who makes a decision and goes for it—brilliant. Cut out all animal based products right from the start. Just make sure to check the labels of everything you buy for hidden animal products. And if you crave the taste of meat, you can enjoy the taste using our plant-based meat in your meals.