Don’t Make These Mistakes When Going Meat-Free

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Going meat-free is a good but huge decision that can completely change one’s lifestyle, so it requires a bit of planning and research. That being said, it’s not always easy to know where the pitfalls are. Here are a few common mistakes to avoid when going meatless.

Eating Faux Meats

Vegan foods made from fake meat are rapidly growing in popularity, but unfortunately, they are not necessarily healthier than meat or better for the environment. Even though it’s made from plants, faux meat is heavily processed and stripped of all nutrients, so it’s better to swap meat with tofu, beans, or lentils.

Too Many Carbs

People who stop eating meat often fall into the trap of eating too much pasta, bread or wraps. Loading up on carbs will give you energy, but these foods are not particularly nutritious, so try to make them a bit healthier by filling your plate with fruits and veggies.

Thinking That Meatless is Healthy

Most people automatically think that a vegan or vegetarian diet is healthy, which is a huge mistake. We don’t need meat to eat a well-balanced and healthy diet, but we do need to consume plenty of fruits, veggies, and grains to get enough nutrients every day.