The new year is fast approaching – a great time to take stock of all the facets of your life and make some tweaks and improvements. For many of us, that includes our diet. If you are reading this, chances are you want to go vegan, are interested in eating more vegetables, or want to incorporate more vegan meals into your diet. In my new ebook, VeegMama’s Guide to Going Vegan, I break down the who, what, why, and how of adapting to a vegan lifestyle (click here for more info).
In today’s video, I am sharing my top 3 tips for going vegan. These are good, so watch on here or click on the thumbnail below! Then, come back here for more info on the tips I share.
1. Start with one meal at a time.
Going vegan overnight can be overwhelming. What do you cook? What do you buy? Where do you buy it? Be kind to yourself and start with one meal. Master meatless breakfasts and once you have a new routine and recipe bank to choose from, give Meatless Mondays a try for dinner. Once you have that down, add Tuesday and so forth. Ease yourself into it a little at a time, and that way, you will be more comfortable in your choice and more able to stay committed to this new lifestyle.
One of the most challenging parts of transitioning to a vegan lifestyle is the isolation one can feel. I knew no one else in my immediate circle of friends or family who was vegan when I made my transition. That made eating out, parties, and gatherings challenging, and sometimes even combative when I immediately became interrogated and made to defend my new diet. At the same time, I was feeling so alive and well that I wanted to share my choice with others, however quickly learned that not everyone was as enthused with the prospect of what a vegan lifestyle could bring. Find some new veegs who are living and speaking the same language so you can share your experiences and ask questions.
3. Hire a nutritionist.