Thinking About Going Vegan?
How to Eat the Change You Wish to See in the World!
Climate change is a pressing issue that many of us want to solve, and veganism may be the answer! A vegan diet is less taxing on our natural resources. In fact, if every family in the United States had one vegan meal a week, it could save 100 billion gallons of water, 70 million gallons of gas, and 3 million acres of land!
A balanced vegan diet helps prevent cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and some cancers, boosting health and immunity. Ethically, going vegan can prevent distressing incidences of abuse and cruelty in meat and dairy production. Whatever aspects of veganism appeal to you, there are many good reasons to consider the switch!
- Knowledge is Power! Before you make this life-changing decision, do your research. Find out how to nourish your body, the benefits, and the positive global impact.
- Find your Why! The journey to veganism isn’t always easy. You may be challenged by meal prep, cravings, or culinary expertise. Knowing why will keep you committed even in the face of PMS cravings!
- Add the Meaningful Before you Subtract the Obvious! Before denying yourself animal products, add alternate sources of protein, whole grains, and veggies. Consider adding to your spice rack and experimenting with recipes. With tasty new meals, you won’t feel deprived when you make the switch
- Slow and Steady Wins the Race!
Start with vegetarianism, or a few vegan meals throughout the week. You don’t even have to cut out your most cherished comfort foods until you feel you have the hang of things….
Veganism is not a diet, it is a lifestyle. Perfection is not required. Every small step you take in the right direction can benefit your health, animal welfare, and climate change. It may impact other areas of your life, fostering interest in other humanitarian and environmental issues, switching to fair-trade foods, canned water, or treating yourself to an organic cotton dress or romper. After all your hard work, you deserve a treat!