You finally did it. You took up the “go vegan” challenge, and you are now fully dedicated to the idea of living an animal product free life. No, nobody said it would be easy, (what with the issue of where to buy veggie burgers being a major concern) but you know the challenge will be interesting and a very worthwhile one, too.
Sure, going vegan does involve a lifestyle change. You will have to shop more carefully, and go to restaurants the offer more vegan choices, like veggie burgers alongside actual meat burgers. In today’s world, however, going vegan is easier than ever before. Vegetables are plentiful, and in areas where fresh vegetables are harder to obtain in winter, there are many options in high quality frozen vegetables. Nuts and soy products are also easy to come by, and with the help of some inventive recipes, creating delicious vegan style burgers, tacos and pizzas is easier than you would think. Vegan sauces can do wonders with tofu or vegetable and nut “faux” meats, so having something healthy and delicious to eat is easier than ever.
One concern that does comes up for people going vegan is in how to finesse certain social situations with meat-eating crowds. Some vegans tend to be rather vocal about their meatless choices and proclaim loudly that they refuse to eat any animal products served to them. A more diplomatic approach would be to simply stay with the vegetable dishes offered and make a meal out of those. If there isn’t enough available at a meal to satisfy your hunger, you can always augment the meal by taking along some nuts or a protein bar.
Yes, going vegan does take focus and commitment. It is a healthy lifestyle choice, however, which can pay dividends down the line. So why not make the commitment and stick with it?