5 Ways To Cut Meat From Your Diet

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Hey hey hey! So I am super excited to write this post and share these tips with you, because honestly, nothing makes me happier than helping people to get healthy. Lately I have been missing health coaching a tad but staying at home with Jack is my #1 priority right now, plus I get to reach SO MANY of you through the blog and share all the healh love I can.

It is in my professional and personal opinion that if you are going to cut meat from your diet, you should do it gradually, especially if you are a huge meat eater. This, I feel, is the best way to have success that sticks!

Now before you think, “omg is she fucking nuts? How am I going to get my protein?”. I have heard this before, and I know it won’t be the last, but I run on a 100% vegan diet and I do just fine and I am in the best and HEALTHIEST shape of my life. THERE are tons of PLANT-BASED sources for protein. Was the all caps back there kinda aggressive?? Well, I’m serious about this topic, ok!? LOL Tofu, tempeh, beans, lentils, quinoa, and broccoli are just a few of the places you can get tons of plant-based protein.

Here are your 5 ways to help you cut meat from your diet.

  1. Pick 2 nights a week that you will eat a vegetarian dinner. The following week increase it to 3 nights a week and so on, until you are fully meat free or are to a place that is comfortable for you. Remember, slow and steady wins the (long term) race.
  2. Once a week have a meat free lunch. Order or pack something from the vegetarian menu, and no, that doesn’t mean just salad. Instead of a chicken burrito get a veggie burrito with beans, or a veggie sandwich with avocado instead of turkey. Avocado is an awesome healthy fat!
  3. Experiment with meat substitutes. Look up a few recipes and pick 1-2 that sound good and try them. There are tons to choose from, some staples in my house are tofu, tempeh, and veggie sausage. My favorite tofu “bacon”BLT recipe is HERE.
  4. Educate yourself, on the reasons why meat isn’t the healthiest option because if you don’t have a reason or a purpose it’s easy to revert back. Two movies I suggest watching are Forks Over Knives and What The Health.
  5. Plan your meals! THIS is success. You have to have a plan in the beginning until you get the swing of things, it makes it that much easier to adopt new habits.

My husband and I went vegan/plant-based (whatever you want to call it) 4 years ago and I have never felt or looked better. My skin completely cleared up, I was able to lose weight and keep it off, and eat carefree. My husband lost weight and we both have so much more energy. The movie, which is a documentary,  that did it for me was Forks Over Knives. Food has the ability to harm us or heal us, so eat from the earth as much as possible.

I hope you are a tad inspired and picked up a few useful tips to slowly fade meat out of your diet.

 

Love ya!

 

xoxo

-Natalie