The saying start as you mean to go on floats about for a wide range of topics, not just dietary choices and lifestyles. When debating the vegan lifestyle however, how you start really does shape your chances of long term success. Here's my top 5 tips to ensure your start into the vegan lifestyle is as smooth sailing as possible.
1. Educate yourself as to why you want to be vegan.
Although education and veganism should go hand in hand, it’s often the case that many people jump straight into plantbased eating without actually doing their own research. How people expect to succeed on an often dramatic change in lifestyle, without fully understanding it and knowing their goals within it, actually baffles me. Make things easier for yourself and be clear as to why you want to do this, it will help prevent slip ups later on.
2. Focus on what you can eat, rather than what you’re giving up.
It’s so easy to become overwhelmed when you first start out on this lifestyle, as you’ll be told by what feels like everyone around you that all you can eat now is grass, rabbit food, and salads. You are not a bloody rabbit! Yes, you may have to give up non-vegan versions of your favourite foods, but there are vegan alternatives for literally everything! Whether you want cheese, milk, chocolate, ice-cream, or cakes, you name it, we have it veganised. We got you.
|Who want's to live off purely fruit and veg anyway?|
I decided to start following a plantbased vegan lifestyle almost a whole year ago now, and did so completely overnight. Although there are many different reasons to make the change and go vegan (which I will explain in more detail later on), my personal vegan journey began in order to improve my health.
Showing off my patches for Psoriasis Awareness Week, November 1st - 8th 2015.
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