Vegan Diet Challenge FAQs

Some FAQ's For The 7-Day Vegan Diet Challenge

Here we try and answer some of the most frequently asked questions about going on a vegan diet.

What is a vegan diet?

A vegan diet is one that consists of only plant-derived foods. Vegans don’t use or consume any animals or animal products including flesh (land or sea animals), milk, eggs, or honey.

Do I need to eat raw food as a vegan?

No, not at all. The raw food movement is separate from the vegan movement, though there is obviously some overlap — some vegans are “raw vegans” who eat both vegan and raw. Many, many vegans, however, eat cooked food, and you shouldn’t equate raw and vegan at all.

So what benefits will I gain from doing this 7-day vegan diet challenge?

– The 7-day vegan diet will act as a cleanse/detox for your body.
– It will also help you to shift a few of those pounds you have been trying to lose.
– People on a vegan food diet have reported more energy as their body is using less of its resources to digest food.

Does being vegan mean lots of food preparation?

Not necessarily. Just like with non-vegan diets, it’s totally up to you. Many vegans eat convenience food (restaurants, frozen vegan food, canned, etc.). Many vegans cook everything themselves. Most do some combination, just like everyone else.

What foods can I eat?

– You can eat whole foods which include:
– Whole, fresh, ripe fruit
– Vegetables
– Leafy greens, sprouts
– Nuts and seeds
– Organic whenever possible

What foods should I not eat?

– Prepackaged processed foods
– Grains
– Beans
– Dairy, eggs or any animal based products
– Meat
– Honey
Vinegar
Alcohol
Caffeine
Salt

What about smoothies and juices?

Smoothies and juices are a great way to complement your vegan diet. 

Why is honey not allowed?

Honey is probably the product most frequently mistaken as vegan-friendly. There is a common misconception that honey bees make their honey especially for us, but this couldn’t be much further from the truth.

Honey is made by bees for bees, and their health is sacrificed when it is harvested by humans. Importantly, harvesting honey does not correlate with The Vegan Society’s definition of veganism, which seeks to exclude not just cruelty, but exploitation.

What is a good milk substitute?

This is purely a matter of taste (and allergies if you have them). Each kind of milk tastes different, and if you’re used to cow’s milk, they probably won’t taste as good as what you’re used to. You can try Almond, Coconut, Soy or Rice.

See video on how to make Almond Milk.

Will you provide any vegan recipes?

We will be providing you with a number of vegan recipes that you can have for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There will also be a number of smoothie and juice recipes for you to try.

Do I need any special equipment?

As you will be on a vegan diet, you will be using your normal cooking utensils. However, i you intend to make smoothes or juries, you will need a juicer or blender.

See the blog post on entitled: Which Juicer Or Blender Shall I buy?

Is there cost to join in the 7-Day Vegan Challenge?

There is no cost to join in the challenge. The 7-day challenges are created and provided as part of my mission to health make health a habit for as many people as I can.

What about tips and advice?

Visit Blog Bites for regular updates, videos, recipes, tips and advice.

I will also be inviting some experts in vegan food eating to contribute recipes, tips and ideas that will assist you on your 7-day vegan diet challenge journey.

See Vegan Questions Answered by Vegan expert Lorraine Palmer

While you’re on your 7-day vegan journey just be super gentle with yourself and remember to drink lots of water.