There are many mistakes that almost all new vegans make. Let’s look at some of the mistakes and how to prevent yourself from them.
There is a big increase in a number of people who are choosing vegan eating style nowadays. They’re eliminating meat or any kind of animal product from their diets for many reasons. Some reasons are because of health benefits it has or to help protect the environment.
Whatever the reason it is important for you to approach this way of living is to know the right way as you may end up with many side effects like fatigue, weight gain or malnutrition are few of unwanted symptoms that you may get if you are not careful.
Let’s look at some common mistakes that are made by almost every new vegan:
- No Planning
Planning is the first and most important part for a newbie. Like any other nutrition plan, you need to plan your meals ahead of time. You need to know how much and what you need to intake as it is very easy to get stuck with a meal that is far too low to keep you healthy. That is why you need to plan, so you get sufficient healthy proteins.
Proteins are an important part of healthy living. That is why you need to plan out that how much you need and from which source you will get proteins. Some of the good source of proteins includes nuts, seeds, beans, tofu, tempeh, and chickpeas.
- Insufficient energy intake
Insufficient energy take is the most common mistake that a vegan makes. They think that fresh fruits and vegetable is the meaning of vegan diet. Although it is good to eat fresh fruits and vegetable but it is not enough to keep up with your daily need of one thousand calories per day.
If you remove all animal intake, you need to make sure that you replace all calories with vegan-friendly foods or you will suffer from low energy and sense of feeling unwell.
- Excessive carbohydrate intake
If you are going vegan, it doesn’t mean that you have all the right to eat processed carbohydrate as you want. Foods that are included in it are potatoes, bread, pasta or granola bars. These foods are allowed in diet, but this doesn’t mean that you can have all you desire. As these food don’t have enough nutrients thus can lead to weight gain.
- Improper balance
In last the common mistake that people make is that there is no balance in their diet. You should not be eating food that is 80 percent carbohydrate 15 percent fat and 5 percent proteins, but many people are doing this. If you want to feel healthy and fresh all time you need to make sure that your body gets enough nutrients for you to stay in good health.
A normal person needs about 20 to 25 percent proteins and 25 to 30 percent fats and remaining carbohydrates to be a vegan without having any kind of negative impact on your health.
To sum up, you should keep in mind all their mistakes and make sure you are not suffering from them to be a vegan and to keep the healthy lifestyle.