For anyone thinking about going vegan, heres a few things to seriously consider before making your big transition.
We would love it if the whole world could be vegan. But we understand, being vegan just aint for everyone. Whether you’ve got your mind made up and your ready to switch from ‘meat eater’ to vegan, or you’re already vegan and want to weigh out your options, we’ve got you covered. Here are our top 4 reasons to NOT go vegan.
1. You’re not very open minded
I admit, vegan food is some of the strangest stuff out there. Ive had crispy tofu tacos, milk made from almonds, eggs made from algae and pulled pork sliders made from fruit! I know this might all sound pretty intimidating or even non-apetizing to you if you’re a meat eater, but I assure you; vegan food is some of the best tasting food Ive ever eaten! The only real catch? You’ve got to be completely open minded to try this stuff and enjoy it for what it is.
2. You’re unwilling to learn about food
To go vegan is to reteach yourself everything you know about food. We’re not suggesting you go and become a certified nutritionist here. However, if you’re unwilling to develop an intreast in the nutrients and value of the fuel that goes into your body, you’re probably not ready to live a vegan lifestyle. Plain and simple.
3. You don’t want to feel better and be healthier
Its no secret that eating vegetables is good for you. Your body will process your food a lot better, resulting in you feeling lighter and more energized. Who knows, with the added benefits of eating plant based meals, you might even drop some extra weight just in time for summer.
4. You can’t stop eating meat and dairy
If you’re a frequent reader of ThomasTheVegan, you already how how we feel about ‘meat eaters’. If you enjoy eating meat too much to give it up, or you just couldn’t care less about animal suffering; then veganism isn’t for you. No worries, this means more awesome plant food for us.
When it comes to being vegan, you’ve got to mentally prepare yourself. Its absolutely necessary for you to have an open mind. In addition to that, you’ve got to be interested in learn lots about food and nutrients to make sure you’re getting everything your body needs to work at its best. Also, maintaining a desire to feel better and be a healthier always helps to keep you on track. And yes, you’ve got to stop eating meat and dairy. If you can’t wrap your mind around theses things, then just maybe veganism isn’t for you.