Have you ever wondered how stick thin models manage to maintain their bodies? Many of them have turned their lifestyles around to incorporate healthy eating by eliminating fatty foods. Some have gone vegetarian and have given up eating meat. Others go even further than that by going on vegan diets.
Many people confuse vegetarianism with vegan diets. Vegetarians eliminate meat, fish, and poultry in their diet while vegans take it one notch further. They also exclude dairy and eggs and other foods that are animal by-products. Meals of those who are on the vegan diet typically include fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, whole grains, nuts, and legumes. Other foods that you could include in your meals are the following:
1.) Soy products
2.) Organic canola, olive and sesame oils, and coconut oil
3.) Whole grain cereals, breads, and pasta
4.) Organic corn chips
5.) Tofu ice cream or any dessert that is sweetened only with cane juice, maple syrup, raw sugar, and other unrefined products
For someone who is on vegan diets you can typically aim for 6 servings of grains such as whole grain bread, 5 servings of legumes, nuts, and other sources of protein like peanut butter, chickpeas, and tofu. You will also need to include 4 servings of vegetables everyday, 2 servings of fruits, and 2 servings of healthy fats such as olive oil or sesame oil. If you think that vegans cannot have all the fun then you are wrong. Vegans can also enjoy desserts like cupcakes, pies, and cookies but these have to be made without butter, eggs, or any ingredient that includes animal by-products.
If you are interested in turning your diet around then you could start gradually. Begin with small changes like instead of making chicken stir-fry you could switch to tofu. You can make grilled veggie burgers instead of using beef patties. The health benefits of going on vegan diets is countless. It could be the start to a healthier, more beautiful version of yourself.