How to Go Vegan

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It’s not as hard as people tell you

Step One: Reasoning

Have a reason to go vegan, a strong one! If you don’t and it’s on a whim or out of boredom, chances are you won’t stick with it. There are three main reasons everyone should really think about going vegan, research them! Between health, animal rights, and environmentalism, there has to be something you really care about!

photo credit to farm sactuary

photo credit to farm sanctuary

For animals >>

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For the earth >>

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For social justice >>

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For health >>

Step Two: Sort your stuff

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A crucial part of veganism is not using anything that is tested on animals. Check the things you use and figure out what you need to replace and what you can still use! You can search your products here and here and look at some of the other posts we’ve done about cruelty free cosmetics to find some cheap and accessible brands! (Nyx, Wet n Wild, E.L.F)

Step Three: Check your clothes!

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Another important part of veganism is not wearing or buying animal skin or fur. Some of these fabrics include suede, silk, leather, wool, and fur- although there are a few others to avoid. You can replace these with any man made or plant material like synthetic leather, cotton or linen.

Step Four: Change your diet!

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Vegans don’t eat meat, dairy, honey, eggs, or anything else that is or that has come from an animal. The good news is that everything that vegans can’t eat can be made vegan easily. A good first step is to replace your meat with beans, and to add other wholesome foods like whole grain pasta, fresh fruits nuts and vegetables in your diets. These foods are all cheaper, and more nutritious than animal products!

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There are dozens of store bought alternatives, and home made as well! There are also many vegan snacks and ways to eat vegan when eating at fast food chains.

If you’ve been told you have a condition that would mean you can’t go vegan, there are resources for you! A lot of people are under the impression that there are certain nutrients that you can’t get on a vegan diet- and thankfully that’s a myth.

It’s possible for you to be vegan even if:

You are chronically ill

You are anemic

You are allergic to nuts/soy

You are diabetic (type one) (type two)

You have an eating disorder

You are low income

Even if you:

Don’t think you’ll get protein

Are worried about b12

Step Five: Stick with it!

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Most importantly, relax! A new lifestyle may seem overwhelming and confusing at first, but in the end you’re not depriving yourself! Just cutting all of the harm and cruelty out of your life. You may make some mistakes, but we all do from time to time. Veganism is better for you, the animals, and the planet. Not only should you stick to being vegan, you should share your new view with others! Nothing helps animals more than being vegan than convincing others to be vegan as well!

Take the pledge to go vegan!

3 thoughts on “How to Go Vegan

  1. Pingback: Over 50 Reasons to Go Vegan | Mad Rabbits

  2. One of the best ways to stay motivated as a vegan is to make a list of all the non-vegan foods that you’ve turned down! It shows you how far you’ve come from where you started. Also, continue to educate yourself and watch documentaries, read articles and books to remind yourself of the goals of the movement.

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