Evolving Your Diet: 3 Tips to Becoming a Happy Vegan!!

Evolving Your Diet: 3 Tips to Becoming a Happy Vegan

In the age of amazingly realistic “fake meats” on the market, there is simply no excuse for eating the real deal anymore. However, becoming a healthy vegan requires more than simply giving up meat—in addition to working out how to deal with a lack of dairy products, you also have to deal with the social and emotional aspect of choosing an animal-free dietary lifestyle. The implications of this can have more of an impact on your life than you might realize, which is why it helps to get prepared and launch into your journey with some semblance of a plan. In this way, not only can you ensure that you’ll be continuing to get proper nutrition from your meals, but you’ll also be ready to face many of the most typical pitfalls many new vegans experience during their first few months of veganism. Here are three tips for going vegan that will hopefully help you along your way to becoming a happier, healthier, more compassionate you.

3.  Don’t Skip your Favorite Meals—Reinvent Them

For many, the idea of becoming a vegan means to undertake a life of dietary austerity, relegating yourself to a life of “rabbit food” and tofu. This couldn’t be further from the truth! While it certainly is important to eat your “rabbit food,” there is absolutely no reason for you to have to give up the look and taste of your favorite meals. It’s especially important in the beginning of your vegan journey to surround yourself with as many meal options as possible, and the more you can learn to make your old favorite foods in ways that avoid animal products, the less likely you are to revert back to eating meat or dairy products.

With the vast amount of meat replacers out there, recreating your favorite dishes is truly a cinch: they now make vegan chicken, turkey, ground beef, buffalo wings, vegetarian chicken, and many other amazingly realistic meat substitutes. These “fake” meats typically cook just like actual meat does, so there won’t be too much of a learning curve for you in the kitchen. In many cases, vegans come to learn to enjoy the taste of these meatless meats to the point of preferring them to real meats.

2. Reach Out for Support (and Meal Ideas)

One of the best resources you can find as you begin your vegan journey: veteran vegans, particularly ones who love to cook and share recipe ideas. The Internet makes finding them as easy as a quick search engine query for vegan meal ideas, vegan support groups, vegan nutrition, vegan meet-ups, and other related searches. There are hundreds of vegan recipe blogs out there to help you recreate your favorite meat-laden meals into delicious animal-free versions of themselves.

You will probably be quite surprised to learn how seasoned vegans can create foods that taste exactly like the animal or dairy products you used to love. Even the seemingly most difficult of food items—ricotta cheese, for example—can be effectively recreated using nuts or other vegan ingredients. It may take a little more time to prepare than simply opening a container, but the rewards far exceed the preparation time and effort.

1. Don’t Take Them Personally

It is so peculiar when otherwise well-educated and seemingly compassionate individuals react negatively to learning you are starting a vegan lifestyle, isn’t it? Even though it may hurt your feelings, try your best not to take their attitudes personally. Many people in our society have difficulties dealing with the reality of a meat-based diet. Being so disconnected from the origins of our food makes it easy to forget that meats do indeed come from a once-living animal.

As undercover footage of animal abuse in slaughterhouses and factory farms continues to worm its way into social media and even television in some instances, people are being forced to reevaluate their own eating behaviors. Many of them don’t want to do this; most were raised on meat and have come to associate meats with good nutrition, happy holiday meals, and other emotions. Simply maintaining a vegan diet and being willing to answer any questions they may have will go a long way toward potentially changing some minds and hearts. If you’re met with hostility, try your best to remember that it isn’t you they are angry with—it’s their own inner struggle to continue the justification of eating meat that is manifesting in their behaviors towards you.

Sonic Eraser MY Favorite Beauty Tool!!

Y’all know how much I love trying new beauty products. Being able to try so many new and unique products, makes me want to scream “I LOVE MY JOB!!!” I was given the opportunity to try a new beauty tool called The Sonic Eraser.  This beauty tool is PHENOMINAL!!  This little beauty tool makes my creams, serums and beauty treatments so much more EFFECTIVE!!  Yes, you could use your fingers to blend in your creams and serums, but using the Sonic Eraser is so much better! For so many reasons!!

SonicEraserThe Sonic Eraser is a battery (one AAA battery) operated, super powered device that massages in your Vitamin C, Antioxidant, Retinol and collagen treatments.

The Sonic Eraser by True Organics works so much better than using your fingers; first you are massaging the under eye area which helps with the under eye puffiness.  When you use the Sonic Eraser you are causing your skin to heat up; thermal warming at approximately 42 C works to help increase circulation. Meaning my products absorb faster and DEEPER!!!  The Sonic Eraser helps my products work better!!  My products are going deeper into my cells and my skin to look healthier, firmer and well; BETTER!!!
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The Sonic Eraser is little!! Almost the size as a tube of lip gloss. A little under 5″ long. It’s the perfect size!! There is no on and off switch on the Eraser, simply touch your skin with this Sonic Eraser and it supplies pulses to the area. 150+ movements per second!!! Aestheticians have long recommended that products used on delicate skin be applied with gentle tapping rather than rubbing.  You can see and feel a difference after the first time you use your Sonic Eraser. It truly ERASES fine lines, wrinkles!!! The Sonic Eraser uses a tiny electric charge to create a constant flow of negatively charged ions into the skin. This process is designed to aid in the absorption of skincare products by safely and effectively delivering creams and serums more deeply beneath the skin’s surface where they can do the most good.

Experts say hydrated skin reflects light better and reduces fine lines and wrinkles, making us appear years younger. Now you can enjoy younger looking skin faster with Sonic Eraser, our exclusive 3x anti-aging infusion device that uses sonic, ionic and thermal technologies to reduce under-eye puffiness and dark circles, help build skin’s resilience over time, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and maximize the absorption of eye serums and wrinkle-reducing creams in a way that’s not possible with your fingers alone.

Sonic micro massage promotes production of collagen and elastin while ionic infusion and gentle thermal warming improve absorption of hydrating skincare products. The Sonic Eraser will be your greatest at home tool to promote healthy looking hydrated skin of the face and neck.

SonicEraser2There is a User Guide that comes with the Sonic Eraser shows you how to use the eraser effectively. Apply the cream directly onto the head of the Eraser or onto your face. I love that the Eraser starts as soon as you touch it to your face. As soon as your Eraser isn’t touching your face it stops.  I’ve used my Eraser after applying moisturizer to my skin and by putting serums directly on the tip of the Eraser, both ways are very effective. You will feel the Eraser getting warm, not hot! The sonic pulses are not painful in the least, this feels more like a great facial.  It only takes a couple of minutes to absorb all of your products into your face and neck.  Working from the center of my forehead out to the temples has helped with my ‘eleven’ lines. Even though I’ve never smoked, I have fine lines on my upper lip that look like smoker lines. Those are diminishing. The lines and puffy under eye area is looking SO much softer and much less puffy!! Thank YOU SONIC ERASER!!

Cleaning the Sonic Eraser is super easy! DO NOT wash it or submerge in water, just wipe it off with a clean towel or tissue.Interesting Facts about organic Skin Care

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