Vegan Diet Disadvantages You Should Watch Out For

Vegan Diet Disadvantages You Should Watch Out For


If you are considering a vegan diet you have no doubt heard about all of the benefits that the lifestyle offers.  Some of the vegan diet disadvantages that can occur are often overlooked.

While each family is likely to have a unique experience in their journey towards vegan happiness, there are a few things that you can typically expect to occur.  Learning what you can expect will allow you to properly plan ahead and ensure that your experience is positive.

Vegan Diet Disadvantage # 1: Lack of Animal Products

one of vegan diet disadvantages is lack of animal products

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Your first change is the lack of animal products.  If you are not a major meat eater, this might not be huge for you.  However, perhaps you are a huge fan of ice cream.  This just became a serious no-no in your diet.

Now you need to start looking for some alternative products that you can enjoy just as much.  This might take some time but you should certainly look to specials and sales to help you save as much money as possible while still getting some new foods to try.

# 2: Restricted Clothing Made From Animal Products

Aside from giving up specific types of food, there are some other clothing disadvantages as well.  Clothing and other items made from silk and even leather are not permitted.  Leather, as well as the silkworm, which is used to create silk fabric, are also considered animal products.  This also includes other products such as alligator skin and other similar materials.  If you are a true fashion maven, this might be an extremely hard adjustment to make.

# 3: Lack of Variety

Additional complications are the lack of variety.  Being able to choose among all of the foods in the world is a thrilling experience.  However, if you are eating vegan you are typically omitting a large number of dishes immediately from the choices available.  This is a rather frustrating experience for some people, but for others, it can be a great chance to expand their taste for veggies.

Look towards specific dishes that you know you like or dishes that you are almost certain you will like in order to help smooth the transition.  Once you have started expanding your tastes you can become a bit pickier but finding anything delicious possible, to begin with, is very helpful.

# 4: Lack of Dairy Products

one of the vegan diet disadvantages is lack of dairy products

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If you are used to having dairy products and do not think you can give them up you should begin looking for some suitable alternatives before you actually make the switch to vegan.  This should include milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream and other dairy products that you might typically consume.

Most dairy products offer a vegan appropriate option that you can choose, however not all versions taste the same.  You should spend a bit of time trying several different brands until you find something that you really like.

# 5: Transition takes time and effort

Additional concerns should be working to decide what is most important to you as you begin making the transition to vegan.  If you attempt to change everything at once you are just asking for trouble.  Which aspect of veganism would you like to adopt first?

Omitting meat?  Perhaps choosing to eliminate all of the dairy products from your meals?  Maybe you would even like to start searching for a healthy supply of fruits and vegetables.  These are all suggestions of things you can do to start the process slowly so that you are able to successfully make the transition.

You should also come to terms with the fact that many people spend several months making the entire transition to vegan eating.  This is quite common and is not something to be ashamed of at all. You are working to build a new lifestyle, not simply drop a bit of weight so the slower you go the more likely you are to be truly successful.


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Lysharmaine Ala-an

Lysharmaine has 6 years of experience in BPO industry and been assigned to various LOB's such as Customer Service, Billing and Technical Support through back office, chat and voice channels. She is also a mother of two. Despite of having more experience in technical field, she is also interested in motherhood, health and nutrition aspects of life.