Vegan Meals Are Great!

I love to eat. Maybe that is why I got into the fitness industry. And to be honest, I don’t judge or leave out any food group. That is the kind of person I am!

One area that gets kicked around a lot is the vegan diet. I am NOT a vegan, and have no plans to become one any time soon. I have a good friend who is and we get together for lunch periodically. A while back I decided to let him pick a vegan restaurant because going to a restaurant with a vegan is a pain!! It is just that most things on a regular menu has to be changed to fit a vegan diet. Going to a place that specializes in this diet opened my eyes! The place we go to is Lulu’s Local Eatery. It’s not a big place and you have to share tables at busy times. I love the Buffalo burger! Here is the deal with a vegan burger. I am not one of those people who eats a sweet potato and black bean burger and claim that it tastes just like a regular burger. It doesn’t! But this is what I have found when eat vegan dishes compared to a regular meat dish. I love a good bacon cheeseburger. To me there is nothing better. However, when I have one, I feel a bit sleepy after, usually from the higher fat content. That vegan buffalo burger is a full size burger, believe me! But when I finish, even though I am full, I’m not sleepy. Now, I know this is not an in depth research study but I do know how food affects me, and I take note when something like this happens.

It’s funny when you talk vegan with people. I always challenge clients to try things such as vegan eating. You don’t have to do it all the time but it really does open up a lot of recipes to you. And I bet you can find something that is very enjoyable that you could incorporate into your regular diet. And vegan cooking has come a long way! Give it a try!

Until next time…

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