A recent study found that 84% of vegetarians and vegans have found their way back to eating meat again. Dietitian, Lisa Young, suggests that the reason this is happening so frequently is because these individuals may have gone cold turkey too dramatically. Starting to slowly remove these certain food groups can give the individual a better perspective on how life would be without these food groups. The cravings of meat are typically the reason why they abandon these diets that are actually short lived of about 2 years. On the other hand, this research also found that 37% of these prior vegetarians and vegans said they would be interested in returning back to this diet in the future.
So, if you are considering implementing a plant based diet, such as veganism or vegetarianism into your New Year’s Resolution, be sure to take smart steps to adapting this diet. Also, refer to a Registered Dietitian, Physician and health care professional about diet adequacy before starting.