I am attempting to go vegan and I am finding it difficult to veer away from all the tempting processed foods and animal products my family brings into the house. After recently moving back in with my parents, I discovered I actually have zero willpower and was even beginning to revert to old eating habits before I became vegetarian. Before I moved out the I mainly ate fish and chicken until I read about all the horrible and down right nasty things they do to those poor animals.I have been vegetarian for about 3 years now and began making the transition to vegan right before I moved back in... The transition seems logical enough to me, but I explained what I am trying to accomplish to my family and so far have received little support. I'm not asking for them to join me and give up their way of eating/thinking about food. Mainly what I would like is for us all to get healthy together. Everyone seems on the same page until someone brings home chips, soda, cookies, or other processed foods. If they are not ready that is okay. I was wondering what some of you out there suggest for avoiding the foods that are calling my name on a day my willpower is seriously waning?Advise would be much appreciated!
Hi B...I heard people use the plant-based alternatives..like Tofurky's sausages and Good Earth butter. Those are not healthy, but if you can use those transitional products to satisfy your urges and help you becoming a vegan, then do it!
I agree or get cooking/baking yourself! I found I had a new love of being in the kitchen and enjoying cooking which I didn't really have before and that way if someone brings home junk from the supermarket, if you've already baked a vegan chocolate cake or dinner then you'll feel okay about saying no. Then, if you've always got a treat or food ready to go for yourself and them too, they might stop buying less junk?? Worth a try anyhow.
Try the Post Punk Kitchen 'Just Chocolate Cake' recipe from her website, it's really easy and really good, just remember to double it for one big cake.
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