Considering an switch to veganism
Hey everyone, I'm going to be honest and admit I'm a full blown omnivore....I tried vegetarianism about 10 years ago, but I was lazy about it and ate pasta, cheese pizza and stir fry.
So, I've been wrestling with the ethics of eating meat, and can no longer ignore the horrid sight of seeing truck loads of pigs and cows on their way to slaughter.
Go big or go home right? I have been doing research on veganism and I'm excited for this journey. I'm going out tomorrow to buy groceries and start meal planning.
However, and I know this may be how I'm conditioned to think, but I cannot get over the thought of eating 8 bananas in a single smoothie. I've been watching YouTube videos and the amount of fruit that is eaten seems extreme... Like a girl pulled out an 8 lb bag of oranges and called tht 2.5 servings.
If this normal?!
I understand vegans eat more carbs than what I'm used to eating, but that seems like an extreme amount of (albeit natural) sugar.
My plans for meals were going to go like this:
A fruit smoothie with homemade almond milk and chia seeds and some sort of leafy green like spinach or kale, a lunch of a salad with darn greens and avocado for fats, and dinner some sort of hot quinoa meal with veggies and beans or something. Obviously I'd switch it up and have some tofu stirfry and whatnot...
Do all vegans eat like, entire watermelons in one sitting??!! Or like, 8 mangos?
I understand you need to ensure you're getting enough calories, but calories from fruit will still make you gain weight if you eat more calories than you consume, right?!
Help! I don't want to fail.
Last edited by Janene Schneider; 12-30-2015 at 07:08 PM.