There is no denying the positive effects of going vegan on overall health. Because of this, a lot of people who also want to experience for themselves those benefits try their hands on vegan cooking and diet. However, despite their untainted attempts, most of these people give up their diet after some time. There are a few disadvantages that are encountered going on a vegetarian diet. Some are able to get over them, some don’t.
One of the key reasons why most people fail at their attempt to go on a vegetarian diet is either finding limited or false information about this lifestyle change. Perhaps the problem roots in the wrong places where they collate information. Going vegan requires a lot of changes, sacrifice, and determination.
Most people find it difficult to simply give up meat, especially if they had been served with meat since their childhood. And when we say meat, it includes anything that moves and got eyes – beef, pork, chicken, fish, squid, and others. All of these are excluded from vegan cooking. It also excludes anything you find in grocery stores that uses meat products, like sausages and potted meat. Although some form of vegetarian diets permit a little amount of meat, they have to fit in certain guidelines; otherwise, there’s no room for meat in your diet. This proves to be difficult for a lot of people, especially those who are fond of eating meals packed with meat sources, then switching to vegan cooking.
Another drawback of opting for vegan cooking is cutting back on dairy products as well. Just imagine giving up cheese, yogurt, ice cream, sundae, custard, and the rest – difficult, especially if you are so fond of them, isn’t it? However, there are food items that you can buy as substitutes, which you can incorporate into your vegan cooking. Some of them include rice milk and meat substitutes that are made out of vegetables, prepared to resemble meat. But they are a bit on the expensive side, and may not completely curb your craving for meat.
Did you know that aside from food, a strict vegetarian diet also prohibits the wearing of anything made out of materials out of animals? This includes silk, leather, and others. If you’re into fashion and considering going vegan, you might want to get rid of your bags, boots, hats, and other items that are made of leather, or the skin of snakes or crocodiles.
The bottom line is, as with any drastic lifestyle changes, it’s best not to rush into decisions that will require changes. If going on a vegan diet seems exciting in an instant to you, chances are it’s just a fad: chomping on vegan cooking daily for the rest of your life is not for you.