Myth 1: It's hard to get enough protein on a plant-based diet.
"The biggest myth around plant-based diets is definitely a fear that you won't get enough protein," says Moon. "Yes, I'd recommend someone new to plant-based eating get to know some go-to plant protein sources, but that's simple: soy, quinoa, pistachios, and other beans, nuts, and whole grains. But overall, this is a huge non-concern."
Daily Harvest nutritionist, DJ Blatner, RDN, and author of The Flexitarian Diet echoes this sentiment. "You absolutely can get enough protein on a plant-based diet, but it takes a little planning. The goal is to have plant-based protein at most meals and snacks."
The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for protein (aka the amount needed for basic nutritional requirements and to prevent deficiencies) is 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. To calculate your daily intake, multiply your weight in pounds by 0.36.