If you’ve been thinking about eating less animal products and more plants, how do you transition to plant based eating without upsetting the family?
Here are my top tips:
Tip 1 – Take it Gradually
Start by having 1-2 plant based meals (dinners) during the week. For example you could have a themed night such as Meatless Monday, or Taco Tuesday, and simply ditch the meat and add some beans or chickpeas. As you start feeling more confident, increase the number of meatless meals. There is a plethora of great recipes on the web.
Tip 2 – Focus on the Positive
There is such an incredible abundance of fabulous foods and meals that you can eat, so it’s important to focus on what you can eat, rather than what you’re missing.
Tip 3 – Move More
Move more. As you begin to feel lighter and clearer, incorporate more movement in your day. It doesn’t have to be hours pumping weights, it can as simple as walking for 30 minutes every day. Move your body more and focus on the good things that are happening to you.
Tip 4 – Accept
If you come from a meat eating family, as I do, not everyone in your household will want to go plant based. Accept that that’s OK. I make meals that are plant based, and my family will cook their own meat and add that to the meal. I’m OK with that, and the two can co-exist.