Hi Everyone, This is a surprise to me - the decision that I'm going to stop eating meat as a first step. I feel that I'm on a journey for improving my health and I came across an ad for Alicia's book which I'm going to order today. I feel excited about this next step but need to learn a lot more about what cutting out meat means nutritionaly and how to make sure I get the nutrients I need. I also want to be comfortable when I get all the questions about how vegetarians/vegans are missing out on important nutrients etc. that I have researched this side of things. I purchased a couple of meatless products the other day to try, some sausages with sun dried tomatoes and meatballs - are there concerns with these types of products? I thought a saw a reference to this - am just getting started with browsing through the forum so apologize if this has been addressed before. Anyway, just wanted to join the community - from what I have read so far seems to be a very friendly, supportive place to be & I'm excited that I've decided to go down this path and look forward to learning more.
I would say that if you are just starting out, that these products are a good way to dip your toes in the water and see that you can feel so satisfied without meat and dairy. But they will not make you thrive in the same sense that fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, lots of grains, beans, those types of things will. But it is a great start to make small changes. I think that is the key to being successful over the long run. It takes time to learn and rethinkk whtat eating is when you are so used to meat and dairy as two main food groups. It feels like a huge chunk of options are being removed, but overtime you will realize how easy it is to eat without these things. Congrats on the small changes. Keep it going, and it gets easier, and your life improves entirely! Good luck!
Also, just make sure to view thsee items kind of as "fun" indgredients to the meal, and view the things that are still in their natural state (like cooked beans, brown rice, steaamed veggies, etc.) as the real source of food. This will ensure that your body gets enough different nutrients and stays healthy. :)But I do not see a problem at this point in using these items in addition to healthy whole food sources.
Hi there, I made tempeh last night and it was awful. Don't know what I did wrong, it said to saute it in soy sauce and I did but the texture and taste was awful. Any suggestions on how to cook it better? I am okay with tofu and wanted to try this for something different.
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