What About My Protein?
While meat, eggs, and milk are excellent sources, proteins can also be found in plants like nuts and even vegetables like broccoli and spinach. Since plant-based proteins are usually incomplete proteins, you’ll have to be careful to get a good mix of proteins to support healthy bones and strong muscles. There are plenty of vegan body builders and fitness enthusiasts who find a way to maintain their protein levels and keep their muscle mass nice and high.
Will This Help Me Lose Weight?
Although commoners and Queen Beys alike, turn to a vegan diet for weight loss, it is not guaranteed that you will lose weight simply by avoiding animal products. You can get plenty of calories from a plant based diet, so you would still need to watch your portions. This is especially true if you’re eating a lot of nuts and other fatty foods. 10 vegan cookies can do just as much damage to your waistline as 10 non vegan cookies, don’t get it twisted.
But the good news is that removing animal fat, which is usually saturated fat, from your diet, you might see weight loss benefits at the outset of your new lifestyle. You just have to continue to be careful not to binge on vegan junk food, which absolutely exists. Sugar is still vegan!