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How to Become a Vegan – Tips for Your Vegan Lifestyle Change

In order to become vegan you must commit to a process of personal change, both internal and external. Sometimes vegetarians become vegan and other times meat-eaters make the shift. People are motivated to become vegan for many reasons including health issues, weight loss, environmentalism and more. Motivation combined with the proper tools and resources can make becoming a vegan one of the simplest and best decisions.

Tips on How to Become a Vegan

Exploring the global vegan community, as well as the raw food, farm to table, and macrobiotic movements will give you a well-rounded view of how thrilling and diverse the world of vegan food really is.

Tip 1 Plan Your Lifestyle Change – Gather Info on How to Become a Vegan Day to Day

Becoming a vegan requires both a change in eating habits and a change in attitude for most people. It is important to have a plan in place, especially if you are making a profound change in the lifestyle. There are many resources available online. Be sure and chose trusted websites that share nutrition and health information that can be sourced and confirmed. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine website, www.pcrm.org, has an excellent Starter Kit. Formed in 1944, The Vegan Society also provides credible and useful vegan information including their authoritative nutrition manual Plant Based Nutrition and Health . There are also online magazines and websites dedicated to vegan and vegetarian audiences such as VegSource.com, VeganistLiving.com, and VegetarianTimes.com that offer specific tools for people that have recently made the choice to become vegan.

Tip 2 Educate Yourself – Know What Becoming Vegan Really Means

Many of the resources listed above can be helpful in helping you understand the meaning behind a vegan lifestyle. Being vegan means different things to different people, it is about more than just giving up meat, eggs and dairy. In America, veganism challenges us to look outside of our cultural box, to move beyond the “meat and potatoes” or “hamburger and hotdog” mentality. Dairy, especially cheese, can be extremely difficult for some people to avoid. These foods are an important part of our cultural history, and for many of us, our personal family history. You must let go of the past and think of the future you want to have. Begin vegan contributes to creating a better world, as well as a healthier you.

Tip 3 Motivate Yourself – Why Are You Choosing to Become a Vegan

Once you have been educated about where veganism comes from you can make the decision to embark on this path with clear intention and motivations that are personal and special to you. Throughout the world vegans are motivated by spiritual, physical, health, emotional, intellectual, and political reasons. You must discover your own inspiration inside, this will help you make big changes and have the discipline to continue forward.

Tip 4 Evaluate Your Health – Ask Health Experts to Help You Learn How to Become a Vegan

Consulting online resources and reading credible authors about the vegan lifestyle and nutrition is very important, however this is not a substitute for actually going to a physician or health practitioner for guidance. Get a health evaluation or physical and keep track of your body’s changes and responses to your new vegan diet.

Tip 5 Don’t Be Afraid – How to Become a Vegan Successfully

Avoid dwelling on thoughts like “I don’t think I can live without cheese” or “My 4th of July cookout just won’t be the same without a hamburger and hot dogs”. It isn’t the food that makes life so wonderful, it’s your perception. Don’t be afraid of losing something, this will deter you from the most important part of veganism – creating a healthy world and a healthy you. This makes you a winner even without the cheese, meat and eggs.

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San Juan Porto Rico
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Exquisite Cuisine

Spring Rolls
Gourmet Vegan Meals
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Ship in Port
Cruising Italian Style
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Suite with Veranda
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Dr. Neal Barnard
World Leaders in Holistic Health
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