Forget what you’ve heard about vegan foods being bland, the lifestyle being too expensive, you not getting enough nutrients, or it just being too time-consuming to incorporate into your life. If you start with negative attitude, it’s going to feel like a punishment. But it is far from that. Eating this way is nourishing, delicious, and wholesome. It’s food that loves you, as much as you love it back. And like anything else: it gets easier with time and practice. You’ll find more affordable places to shop, and making meals will be just as quick if not quicker to make in time. So forget everything you think you know, and dive in with an open mind.
Don’t be a Superhero
Some people feel like when they become vegan, they need to also simultaneously become zero waste, minimalists, gluten-free, sugar-free, oil-free, fitness warriors, not to mention an “expert” in veganism. Why all the pressure? You’ll learn more and more about veganism time, and you can start to adopt other lifestyle practices down the road, if they resonate with you at all. But biting off more than you can chew just leads to indigestion. Slow and steady, friends.
Give Yourself Extra Time
Almost everything we do is harder and requires more of our time in the beginning. So intentionally schedule some extra time when it comes to preparing meals at least for the first few weeks. You’ll get faster, don’t worry.