When I committed to veganism, I was astonished how easy it was to do! It is certainly the easiest acne tip I tried to follow. I had great grocery stores near my place, including a fully vegetarian store, I had the town market within fifteen minutes walk, loads of good restaurants with food from all over the world. Gosh, so easy! But then I had to travel. I was confronted with a totally different world where basically nothing is vegetarian and when it is, it is filled with cheese. I also realized that few people actually knew what vegan was and that the safest thing I could eat was a fruit with nuts. During the first months after I made the switch to a vegan diet, I was doing a lot of compromises, like eating fish, cheese, etc… I felt so crappy! Especially with dairy, because I was mildly intolerant. But sometimes you just gotta eat! At first, I almost hid that I was vegan because it was creating too much fuss around me and I was not comfortable with this. With time, I assumed myself more (remembering how bad I felt after those dairy-filled vegetarian dishes) and developed a few tricks to be sure to eat as I wanted without compromising my dietary values.
Asian food is your friend
Asian food contains almost never dairy. That is a huge plus. A great majority of people in Asia is actually lactose intolerant, so that facilitates things for people who are also intolerant, allergic or simply avoid dairy products for multiple reasons when they eat at an Asian restaurant. For instance, you can order a tofu meal with veggies and rice, a miso soup or any soup with a veggie-based broth, vegetarian sushis… There is virtually always something to eat! Be careful, however with everything with breading, as it could contain eggs.
Keep your proteins close
It can happen that you don’t find anything vegan while you are traveling. When I traveled to Germany and Russia, I found it very difficult in restaurants to find things to eat. This is the places where I did the most compromises (and felt the worst). If you want to avoid this at all cost, keep a couple of bags of nuts with dried fruits and protein bars with you. That way, when you are on the move and have to eat, you got something in your pocket that will fill you enough to think about a plan or a protein side that you can pair with veggies.
Did you know that there is an app that can find all the vegan, vegetarian and veggie-friendly restaurants around you, all around the world? Although it should be updated faster, this app is a true life saver when you are traveling. It can make you discover gems of vegan food in every city. It saved my life in Amsterdam, Bordeaux, Moscow, Montreal… It is unfortunately not free, but seriously worth it. If you know restaurants that are not on the app, create yourself an account and contribute to making it a bit more up to date! All the community will be grateful!
Try this helpful acne tip and I am pretty sure that you are on the safe track for staying acne free or at least minimize the breakouts.
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