What are your tips for people attempting to transition to a vegan diet?
Make sure you eat enough. When you are vegan you can eat a lot more food to get the same amount of calories, fat e.t.c (which is awesome obviously because food is amazing) and the food is very nutrient dense so its really fab. It can be hard when you are first starting out to eat enough though so make sure you do (perhaps track the amounts you eat just when you start out or just keep an eye on it).
Try not to get angry at people. It is completely normal to get angry (especially when you first go vegan) about how much cruelty happens to animals in this world, just because people feel they are not deserving of life or not as important as their appetite. And it is good to be angry at all that injustice. It is however not a good thing to get angry at people because it just makes you upset and is less likely to get through to them (it’s better to share the information in a calm way)
Be ready for stupid comments (gosh I’ve had so many) but it’s because people are not educated and there is so much proper gander for these trillion £ industries (e.g. some people actually think cows have to be milked or they die) so…. yeah. Just try to educate these people and laugh it off if it’s offensive because they are coming for a place of ignorance.
Watch documentaries and speeches to help educate yourself along with doing your own research. I recommend:
101 reasons to go vegan
The Best Speech You Will Ever Hear (Gary Yourofsky)
Follow lots of vegans on instagram, tumblr and youtube to get inspiration and motivation and to feel less alone in your decision. my faves are:
(all instagram and youtube)
Happy Healthy Vegan
Izzy that fruit bat
Sweet sugar crumble
And the vegan corner on youtube for amazing recipes
(I also have a vegan instagram and youtube sorry shameless self promo(links to my instagram on my blog and youtube on my instagram))
And here are some companies I recommend for different vegan foods (but to be healthy have a diet mostly consisting of whole foods and add these vegan products to that rather than basing a diet on these products)
Vbites (especially for vegan cheese and desserts they’re amazing)
Fry’s Family for vegan meat style dishes (they taste so good)
Moo Free for vegan chocolate (although any vegan chocolate is good chocolate in my experience and dark chocolate is normally vegan too)
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