Most people believe being vegan means eating nothing but lettuce and tomatoes. At first they try eating only broccoli one day, then only carrots the next. By day three their goals and diet are out the door. With this article you will learn there is so much more to a vegan diet than carrots and broccoli. There is such a great variety in a vegan diet and you don’t need to be a professional chef to achieve your goals either. Let’s begin by understanding your body is perfection. Yes, no matter what you think it’s perfect. Every single cell works together in synchronicity allowing you to be healthy and perform your everyday activities and training. Do you have any idea of all the cells that are working together in order for you to read this article or something as simple as the process of breathing? Your body is incredible, but in order to stay in top shape it needs your help. An active lifestyle combined with good nutrition is the best way to stay healthy. Nutrition is eighty percent habit. You most likely have had the same nutritional habits for years and years. It will take time, discipline and constant support to change your habits and reach your potential.
Yes, it’s absolutely necessary to have a great training program and without it you won’t accomplish much, but any champion can tell you that the single most important factor in creating the ultimate body is a proper nutrition plan.
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The first question that needs to be answered is what exactly it means to be on a vegan diet. Vegans do not eat meat, fish or poultry. In addition to this, vegans do not use any animal products or by-products such as dairy products, leather, fur, silk, wool, cosmetics, eggs or anything derived from animal products. So in conclusion, unless it’s plant derived, it’s a no-go.
Why exactly do vegans adapt to these conditions? There are many reasons why vegans make this choice :
- The main aim why many chose veganism is due to moral reasons. By consuming animal products one is inevitably contributing to the demeaning conditions in which most animals spend their lives before being consumed.
- Another reason for veganism is health. Vegan diets are diverse, with richness in fresh, colorful and nutrient dense foods. Which promote overall better health as well as an enhanced performance for athletes.
- Others simply do not enjoy the taste of meat or animal products such as milk or eggs.
Whatever your reasons are this book will guide you in the right direction. People who make the switch from a normal diet to a vegan diet will see big changes right away. This will sound very appealing to those with health issues. For example if you have high blood pressure, this will decrease; if you’re overweight you may shed those unwanted pounds quicker. The best way to succeed in this diet is to understand that at the beginning this transition will not be easy. The road to a healthy lifestyle is paved with many temptations. It helps to have a support group, friends or family who will help you along the way. Another key to success is to do your homework. Make sure you read the labels on the products you consume and use to make sure they are vegan.
The beginning of veganism has a foundation as early as the 1800s around the world. But officially in the U.S.A. the concept began as early as 1944 in North America, but it wasn’t until 1949 when Leslie J Cross properly defined veganism. The concept began as a simple concept as “The principle of the emancipation of animals from exploitation by man.” Ultimately the definition of veganism was further illuminated by the American Vegan Society in 1979 as:
“A philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude- as far as is possible and practicable- all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promoted the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals and the environment. In dietary terms it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals.”
Fast forwarding to this day and age this concept has remained true to vegans all around the world. There is a greater availability of vegan foods at supermarkets allowing for even more variety in the vegan diet.
In the following articles we will discuss in depth what can be consumed in the vegan diet.
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