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How to Go Vegan Step-by-Step


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I am inviting you to go vegan for the sake of not only the billions of animals that are slaughtered each year to feed humanity but also for the sake of our planet and for your own health.

Michael Greger, M.D. states emphatically, ''The most ethical diet just so happens to be the most environmentally sound diet and just so happens to be the healthiest.'' I encourage you to visit his non-profit's page, NutritionFacts.org. It is jam-packed with information on the planet-based diet that all vegans follow. And he backs up everything with peer-reviewed scientific studies.

An Oxford University study as well as other scientific studies show that becoming a vegan is the single most important action an individual can take to help mitigate the climate crisis we are now facing.

So, why does it matter if human beings use their fellow Earthlings as resources and abuse them in the process? Plenty. First, it's morally wrong. Secondly, it has had and continues to have dire consequences for human civilization, and some of these consequences you may not be aware of, like those outlined by David A. Nibert in his book, Animal Oppression and Human Violence.

Finally, I offer you my help in becoming a vegan. To the right is a pop-up window where you can open a chat. I encourage you to ask questions and engage. You can also join The Vegan Project - Global a Facebook community I set up a few years ago to promote all things vegan.

The kindness of veganism is changing the world for the better and it may just save us all. Be well today and every day my friends! 

In faith and kindness,


What is Veganism?

"Veganism is a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude—as far as is possible and practicable—all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of animals, humans and the environment. In dietary terms, it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals." - The Vegan Society

There are many ways to embrace vegan living. Yet one thing all vegans have in common is a plant-based diet avoiding all animal foods such as meat (including fish, shellfish, and insects), dairy, eggs, and honey - as well as avoiding animal-derived materials, products tested on animals and places that use animals for entertainment.

Why be Vegan?

For the animals. Preventing the exploitation of animals is not the only reason for becoming vegan, but for many, it remains the key factor in their decision to go vegan and stay vegan. Having emotional attachments with animals may form part of that reason, while many believe that all sentient creatures have a right to life and freedom. Specifics aside, avoiding animal products is one of the most obvious ways you can take a stand against animal cruelty and animal exploitation everywhere. Read a detailed overview of why being vegan demonstrates true compassion for animals.

How to Go Vegan Step-by-Step 

1. Ask for Help

"Where can I buy vegan chocolate?" "How do I bake cakes without eggs?" "I don’t know how to speak to my family about veganism!” Fear not –you're not alone. Our website is full of information and resources covering all of these questions and more. There's nothing like talking to other vegans to make your transition even easier. Link up with others through channels like Facebook or Twitter where you'll discover many friendly people happy to help. For additional support, you should download our free VeGuide app or sign up for our free Vegan Pledge where you’ll be supported with daily information to help guide you through your first month as a vegan.

2. Remember Why

Keep reminding yourself of the reasons you've chosen a vegan lifestyle and the benefits you've felt since going vegan. You'll probably find going vegan a lot easier than expected, but if you do have a bad day or feel this whole vegan thing is too much like hard work – take a deep breath and briefly reflect on your choices. Reading books or regularly watching informative and uplifting videos about veganism can help, as does keeping motivating visual reminders like photos of your favourite animals. Or how about locating your nearest animal sanctuary? Spending time with animals who are traditionally farmed and getting to know their wonderful personalities is a great way to reaffirm your commitment to veganism. If you can't do that, these positive videos of animals will do the same thing.

3. Don’t Give Up

If you believe in yourself, vegan living will soon become second nature. There is always a better reason to stick with your decision than to go against it. If you're having issues with friends or family, don't give up: our sections on socializing and solutions to these problems can give you some advice. Remember, there are lots of vegan groups online and off that you can join.

Make sure that you do things along the way that remind you of the joy of vegan living, and take it one day at a time. You've chosen an amazing, exciting, and profound way to live your life – be sure to enjoy it!

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