I would like to take this opportunity to share my own experience in transitioning to a fully committed vegan diet since 2016.
There were a few factors that helped me stay focus, all of which have the same level of importance. The initiators were my compassion for the animals and my search for elevated consciousness. Then, I can call many other reasons such as health, the environment and being aware of what I eat.
One of the most significant things that you can do to elevate your consciousness, is to be mindful of what you ingest (eat and drink).
There are foods that are alive and give you nourishment and energy, and others that cause disease and speed up aging of the cells, animal products being the main cause of these last.
The transition to veganism doesn’t have to be difficult. First of all, you are doing the absolute best thing for your organism, for the environment and for the animals. Nothing that comes from a place of such high selflessness and high consciousness needs to be a struggle, all you need is a food plan and activating awareness.
1- Food plan
It is a terrible idea to start any food regime without an action plan.
You know what you are not going to eat, but you also need to know what to eat. Veganism is not about starving, it is about eating live foods, vegetables, seeds, grains and fruits.
I personally have chosen to also eliminate from my diet also, processed sugars, coffee, chocolate, alcohol and gluten. This made my diet much more nourishing, because we can always fall for the easy thing, and fill our stomachs with bread and pasta, instead of using that opportunity to take the nutrients that we really need. With that in mid, I removed all other common fillers and toxic foods from the list, I see it as one commitment instead of many individual ones, it makes it so much easier.
There is enough information online about balanced vegan meal plans, that I don’t need to go any further in this topic.
Do a simple search and find out what vegetables contain B vitamins, protein, iron, omegas, and proactively add these to your meal plan.
I make sure to eat a good amount of mushrooms for B vitamins, beans and quinoa for protein, dark green veggies for iron, and a spoon of flax seeds every day for omegas.