Q. Do I Have to Be Vegan to work with you?
A. NO! Here we love all the people and love eating all the plants. Adding more plant foods to your diet can be beneficial to your health. Since this is a vegan page animal products like; meat, cheese, and milk aren’t included. You won’t find any of that here. If you are looking to go vegan you can schedule a discovery call with a vegan registered dietitian, Rhyan.
Q. Is it hard to become vegan?
A. It can be! It depends on where you’re starting from. If it feels overwhelming don’t change everything overnight. Instead, make small changes as you can. Every day that you eat fewer animal products is a great change!
Q. Do I need to take vitamins or supplements?
A. Maybe! I always recommend taking B-12 (~2000 mcg weekly) and I myself take a Wholier plant-based multivitamin daily. A well-planned diet for any type of eater can be very healthful, but for good measure, I like taking the above. Of course, check with your healthcare provider before making any changes.
Q. Is it expensive to eat vegan?
A. Not at all! Meat and animal products are typically the most expensive. Plant-based foods like lentils, nuts, seeds, beans, tofu, fruit, and vegetables are all relatively affordable based on where you shop. If you purchase more pre-packaged foods that are ready to eat, you might find your bill to be higher.
Q. What do I tell my family and friends if they invite me to eat?
A. Explain that you don’t eat animal products and give some examples of items that you don’t eat. Most hosts are willing to accommodate you if you are going out of your home for meals. Likely, not all items will be vegan. You can even bring a dish to share as well.
Q. Where do I go out to eat?
A. Most restaurants have at least one vegan option. A good rule of thumb is to always check the menu before going. If you are in a pinch opt for an ethnic restaurant and order a vegetable-heavy dish making modifications as needed. i.e no cheese or sour cream
Q. Will I lose weight?
A. It depends! If you stop eating meat and instead of fried foods and a majority of “vegan junk foods” you likely won’t see a change. If weight loss is your goal, schedule a discovery call to work with vegan registered dietitian Rhyan.