Is Veganism Really As Easy As People Say It Is

Posted on Thursday, 16th September 2021

Veganism, to the uninitiated, can seem like an entirely strict means of dietary consumption. It’s true to say that it does have major benefits however, chief of all limiting your contribution to animal agriculture and the environmental impact of that. But this guide isn’t concerned with why you might want to go vegan as opposed to exactly how possible it is to integrate this into your lifestyle at all.

After all, those who see ‘mock’ vegan foods molded to look exactly the same and taste similar to juicy beefburgers or sausages might think that vegans are somehow in denial about wanting meat in the first place. Of course, that’s not the case, but impressions like this sometimes raise questions in those who aren’t informed about the practice.

What if you have separate goals, such as light bodybuilding, or what if you’re not sure how expensive this can be? In this post, we’ll discuss a few pointers for becoming vegan and hope to dispel some myths by implication. Without further ado, let’s get started:

Recipes Are Bountiful

There’s some strange impression out there that vegans do all they can to make plant food as edible as they can, but are always having to retrofit recipes and make liberal use of spices to keep their food interesting. Nothing could be further than the truth. You can enjoy many staples that you otherwise enjoy and enjoy a range of amazing substitutes (courgetti is an incredibly juicy and exciting alternative to spaghetti, for instance), but as is the case with this wonderful vegan mashed potatoes recipe, you can also see how crafting easy, tasty, delicious accompaniments need not be seen, in any way, as ‘less than’.

Communities Are Welcoming

You’d be surprised how fun vegans can be to be around, and how enthusiastic they are to share recipes with one another. It seems that the most militant and vocal vegans are those that get all of the attention, but most aren’t like this, and only want to positively encourage people to give the diet a try on their own terms! Many excellent forums exist, be that following vegan creators or joining communities on Reddit, don’t be afraid to get out there and begin asking questions for the best results.

Experimentation Is Key

Veganism is not a doctrine, but a diet you can experiment with. You don’t even have to be fully vegan to get the benefits of veganism. Switch out two meat products that you’d usually eat for plant-based alternatives (such as beautiful burger substitutes), and you’re practicing veganism to a degree. Experimenting with food alternatives, differing cuisines, and even crafting your own recipes can be a great amount of fun. There’s a reason why vegan pies were the most popular category in the recent British Pie competition, it’s because experimenting and making a challenge of it can be exceedingly good fun.

With this advice, we hope you can consider veganism on your own terms and potentially give it a try!

This is a collaborative post.

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