5 Steps to Becoming Vegan
How to go VEGAN!
If you are curious about the Vegan lifestyle. It can be daunting to make such a big change. There are now a lot of products to make the transition easier. I came up with a few steps to help you, help the animals.
1. Start slow
Slowly cut things out one by one. It helps to have a replacement for an item, so you don’t feel deprived. If you are cutting out meat and fish, there are so many alternatives! You can switch to fake meat from many different brands or just substitute with different fruits or veggies with different spices and sauces. Cutting out dairy? There are so many kinds of non-dairy milk, cheese, and even ICE CREAM!
2. Do your research!
The PETA website is a great place to get information (even a vegan starter kit). There are many YouTube videos with many ethical videos as to why you should go vegan and many videos based on the fact you should make the switch for your health. Check out forums or groups in your area!
3. Make Vegan Friends.
There isn’t many of us, but if you can find a fellow vegan in your area; make friends with them. See what places they recommend finding vegan products or it there is a group of vegans that meet up. Try making online friends to, you can discovery many people all over the world just like you are starting out. I find it helps to have someone to ask questions. (you can always ask me questions as well)
4. Are you ethical or for your health or both!?
Find out why you want to go vegan. If you are doing it just for health. Watch the videos on PETA and see the cruelty done to animals all over the world. If you are just ethical find out ways you can Improve your health eating a vegan diet. It is easier to stay vegan for life if you are both or at least a little bit for ethical reasons…
5. Don’t forget about non-food items.
When going Vegan, it isn’t just about the food we eat. It's about all the products we use and wear in everyday life. Check your cleaners, makeup, and clothing for animal bi-products like leather and silk. There are some products you wouldn’t expect to be vegan, and some you will be shocked and scratching your head as to why they are not vegan.
**Disclaimer: I am just going off personal experience. **