So you have probably noticed I am not totally plant based in my lifestyle YET. I am almost there but I don’t want to give up eggs yet and I do eat clean fish. I am sharing with you a printable that has Egg Substitutes. If you are going eggless, this will help you tremendously. I do cook eggless but not all the time. I am not there yet and that is OK for now. So I am also sharing some things to think about when you want to go plant based.
Going Eggless Naturally with Egg Substitute Printable
Here are a few handy plant-based lifestyle tips that will make transitioning to going eggless and plant based easier.
1 – Go easy on yourself. Your change to a healthier lifestyle may not be easy. If you slip and fall from time to time, no worries, just get back up and start over.
2 – You are going to get cravings for animal-based food products. In the beginning, from time to time, reward yourself with some type of animal food. I think that is why I am not eggless yet. Eggs are great protein and so good in salads, over easy or hard boiled. Over time, your body will naturally lose its cravings for animal-based food.
3 – Record your physical results. It is easier to stick to any type of approach when you see the results you have been looking for are positive.
4 – If you find you are losing weight at an unhealthy rate, you could calorie count or just add in a dairy free ice cream treat to reward your weight loss. Wholesome and nutrient-rich fruits, vegetables and whole grains are not as calorie-dense as processed foods. However, your body still needs a certain number of daily calories, so changing your eating habits accordingly may be required in the beginning.
5 – Seek out a plant-based guru, online or off. There are plenty of plant-based nutrition consultants on the Internet, and in your city, that can make your transition as simple and successful as possible. I use The Doctor and Chef Wellness Community. It is, Mark Reinfeld, Chef Extraordinaire’s group ( Founder of Vegan Fusion ) and his wife is a Naturopath. They are a great resources. And no I don’t get kickback for referring them. Mark offers workshops, classes, individual help – all through out the US and worldwide. You really need to attend one of his cooking workshops.
Mark has just been the main one who has helped me on my plant based journey. I think I own all his cookbooks and they are easy, flavorful, tasty, delicious….need I say more? IF you want to help me, you can buy his cookbooks from my amazon link.
6 – Maintain a food diary. A written record is always better than your memory. Being able to refer to a written record of the plant-based foods you have eaten, in relationship to how you feel emotionally and physically, can help you discover what meals and foods you should focus on, and which ones to avoid.
7 – Have fun! Experiment! This does not have to be a boring, “no fun” experience. The many millions of possible combinations of recipes and meals you can create with healthy fruits, vegetables and whole grains is virtually limitless. So have fun enjoying all of the health benefits a plant-based diet offers.