Hi everyone I'm sort of new to this lifestyle and need some help. I eat a pretty healthy diet all ready but I wanted to make sure I get enough protein in my meals, are lentils and beans a good source or should I add nuts instead, also I'm worried that by cutting the chicken and salmon out of my diet I may get tiered easily, could it happen? And finally AND I just wanted to say I am a dairy free person!!!!!!!!! Yay
Actually after the initial detox period which varies from person to person most people have MORE energy when they go vegan!!! Meat tends to weigh you down. And by meat I do mean Chicken and Salmon too. And beans and lentils are an awesome way to get protein. So are nuts but you don't have to eat them to compensate for the beans and lentils. And don't eat too many or you could end up GAINING weight.
Lentils and beans are a great way to get protein! Nuts are as well but be sure not too eat a ton in one day...they are made of GOOD fat but most are filled with lots of calories so be aware of how many you are eating!
Don't worry too much about protein. We have been duped into thinking we need tons of protein in our diets but it's just not true.
I have had more energy than before since becoming vegan. I eat all day long - fruits, nuts, beans, lentils, quinoa, brown rice, pasta and lots of greens. I don't count calories, just eat when I am hungry and try to keep my plate rounded with veggies, a whole grain and beans or lentils. Food rules!
Everything is made of protein, but the meat and dairy industry has made it seem like the only place to get protein is from meat. Any biologist will tell you that all living things are made of protein. Most people I know feel way more energetic on a vegan diet.