Long story short she explains in this video why viewers should consider the vegan lifestyle and how to make the switch to an all-plant diet. She goes into how cutting out meat and dairy products can reduce the risk of cancer, diabetes and other diseases, increase energy and help lose weight : - ) : - ) : - ). She even leads a guided tour of a grocery store to show you what to avoid buying and what will taste great.
So hears my plan. I'm starting a semi-strict vegetarian meal plan. There are different kinds of vegetarians, including some who will do eggs, and some who do milk. I'm not planning on doing either. I'm going to seriously up my veggie and fruit servings, and making sure I get enough protein through beans, nuts, etc. (She actually mentions in the video we don't actually need a high amount of protein as we've been lead to believe). And I'll be doing on this while following the Weight Watchers Points Plus program!
So I started my journey at the local Super Walmart. It had a decent amount of meat substitute in the frozen section like Boca Burgers, Morningstar, & Veggie Patch. I bought a little of each to really try everything out and see what's good. I also bought myself some Almond Milk in the dairy section. (I know a go-to is Soy Milk, but I've heard that too much soy increases your estrogen levels a lot - I will investigate further and let you know but until then I'm on guard.) I did look for cheese replacement but they had none which was a little disappointing, but no biggie. SO I went home and started my non-meat extravaganza. I will be including a food log so if you decide to embark on this route maybe it'll give some good ideas. And realize, I am still learning so I'll be continuously looking up recipes on Google until I get the hang of it. And maybe you'll decide to take the journey with me, so... Ready for the ride?