Is it normal i want to go vegan?

The main problem is, it’s nothing like me. I’m a meat eater through and through, and I love junk food. But I want to live a long time, and if I’m to do this I can’t continue eating this way.

Luckily with the advent of the internet it’s easy to look up how to be healthier, and I came across a woman named Annette Larkins (who I HIGHLY recommend looking up if you’re interested in the same thing!) and she’s managed to make it into her 70s and still be active and young looking by eating mostly raw vegatibles.

It’s just that when I try eating healthy food it usually ends up tasting repulsive to me. I just wish I was eating healthier since I was a kid, because it’s like my mind has been trained to accept unhealthy food and reject healthy ones. What advice would you have for someone in this position?

Is It Normal?
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  • My advise would be - you're an omnivore. Eat like one. If you do go vegan - study up, as it take careful planning to be sure you are getting the right nutrients at the right times, combinations and forms that allow their uptake into your system.

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  • U should eat what u want but exercise.

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  • I a vegetarian

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  • I was also a MAJOR carnivore, I went vegan almost 6 years ago, My only regret is that I didn't
    t do it sooner.

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  • Not gunna comment on the vegan aspects because that usually turns into a huge debate online and I really CBA, but regarding the healthy food tasting bad thing - you would be amazed how quickly your tastes change when you overhaul your diet. No, undressed salad and boiled chicken is never going to taste like a Domino's pizza, but if you can hold out on the unhealthy stuff for just a couple of weeks, and make sure you're eating a good variety of healthy foods instead, you will start to prefer the healthy food. If you do it for long enough you will get to the point where the unhealthy stuff tastes too salty/greasy for you to enjoy it. I know it sounds crazy but I promise it's true.

    Just make sure you're keeping the healthy food interesting and varied so you don't get bored.

    Regardless of what path you decide to take, good on you for choosing to take better care of yourself. Good luck OP!

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  • Going from meat-loving omnivore to vegan is a huge leap.

    You're right: your palate has been trained to like certain flavours, and you're not going to get all those in a vegan diet. And it is true that some vegan food is vile sludge that people only seem to eat as a badge of dietary saintliness. But you can learn to enjoy new flavours. For example, I've been a big milk-drinker since I was a kid, and I went from full-fat to half-fat to skimmed over a period of a couple years. Skimmed now tastes fine to me, and full-fat tastes unpleasantly rich.

    Moderation in all things is a good motto, as is one step at a time. There will be minor changes you can make to your diet that will make it a healthier one and which you won't find unpleasant. Simply trying to reduce your consumption of red meat and refined sugars and increasing your consumption of pulses and whole grains would be a good start.

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  • Seems being vegan isn't the best solution for you... eating healthy can be very very flavorsome if you pick the right ingredients, like proteins, herbs and spices, healthy oils for your taste.

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  • I had a porterhouse steak for breakfast today!

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  • It is simply a matter of choice.

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  • Ideally , a mainly vegetable diet, with seafood and meat occasionally seems to be a healthy diet. I agree with you, but just like you, I love my meat and I consume it more often than I do vegetables, which isn't healthy. We need a balanced diet, remember, so not all vegetables. And yeah, raw vegetables are healthier because when we boil them, the nutrients leave into the water, which we then discard. If you figure out a way to include more raw vegetables into your diet and enjoy it, let me know ;)

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  • "it’s like my mind has been trained to accept unhealthy food"

    Nope, that's just your taste buds. If vegetables tasted like pizza, everyone would already be eating them. Try some vegetables from different/fresher sources, though. Maybe you will like them?

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  • Eat what you want. MEAT

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