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Vegan: How to Get Started Living the Lifestyle

Hello there and welcome to VeganHowTo! I decided to “sticky” this post to point you to some of the most helpful blog posts here. It’s my goal to help you begin the vegan lifestyle with ease. It’s a great way to live your life.

First, let’s start with the 4 blog posts you should read as someone new to this lifestyle. These posts will give you a great foundation, correct some common myths, and help you grow mentally, physically, and spiritually along the way:

What is a Vegan Diet?

It’s important to have a solid understanding of what the vegan diet is. There are a lot of misconceptions out there…ones that can do you harm. Being vegan isn’t about depriving yourself or doing something ‘alternative’– it’s about living the truth of the way humans are meant to eat. We are meant to eat a plant based lifestyle. Study after study shows that this is the path to lifelong health and happiness. Yet, so few people life this way. It’s sad to go into our malls and see how many obese people there are. We live in a land full of too much meat and processed foods. If you’re going to succeed as a vegan, you have to turn away from all of that. Living the truth of being vegan and staying motivated will carry you through. Please read this blog post for a more in depth understanding of this topic.

Will Being Vegan Help You Lose Weight?

I’ve noticed that many people who visit this blog find it because they were desperate to see if veganism is a valid way to lose weight. Some people, unfortunately, look at this as a fad diet. They see it as something to try out, but drop it like a hot potato the minute a hot, new fad diet comes into play. If you want to lose weight as a vegan, that can’t be your main goal. That might sound counterintuitive, but it’s absolutely true. Veganism is the path to health. You will, by nature of the foods you’ll eat as a vegan, lose weight. You’ll be dropping meat and horribly, processed foods. You’ll look at feel great! But, your motivation has to go beyond that. Read this post to discover more.

Sample Vegan Diet Options

It can seem very overwhelming after you’ve committed to this lifestyle. After all, you’ve eaten a certain way for your entire life. How are you going to change that now? Are you motivated enough to change that now? The first thing you need to do is reaffirm your commitment to being vegan. You need to examine how the upswing in health, happiness, and fitness will affect your family. Then, you need to get rid of all temptation. Clean out your cupboards and shop the perimeter of the grocery store so you’re not tempted to buy unhealthy processed foods. Avoid the meat isle (although, I don’t know anyone who likes the look of raw meat! In that case, visit it all you want…). In this post, I give you a sample vegan diet and point you to resources where you can stock yourself up on powerful vegan foods that will never leave you feeling deprived.

7 Best Resources on Becoming Vegan

When I first started researching veganism, it really helped me to turn to established vegan blogs and websites. There is something really inspiring about seeing someone’s health results, recipes, ups and downs, and more. So while it might seem strange that I’m pointing you to other websites, it’s because I’ve got your best interests at heart! I’ve hand-picked 7 vegan blogs I think are absolutely fantastic. They share some things in common, but are unique and helpful enough that I couldn’t help but include them all. Do yourself a favor– after you’ve bookmarked VeganHoTo, head on over to these sites to bookmark them as well. Add them to your RSS reader. You’ll constantly receive new tips, recipes, and points of inspiration. You’ll never feel alone on your journey to live a healthier life.

This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to fantastic blog posts at VeganHowTo. Browse through the categories, check out the resources, and most importantly, have fun! I’m extremely excited that you are starting this journey.

 

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No story about the grinning Victorian quick is complete without mention of his veganism, so let's get it out of the way and hopefully never revisit the …

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Burly Gladiators Were Vegetarian? + MORE

Non-vegetarian platter you can try: People who love to gorge on non-vegetarian foods can include eggs and fish in their diet. In addition to being tasty …

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One reader wanted the recipe for Cafe 360's kathi roll, a wrap sandwich with Indian flavors that comes either as a vegetarian option, made with tofu, …

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Burly Gladiators Were Vegetarian?

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The results showed that gladiators were in fact "barley eaters," with diets consisting primarily of grain and meat-free meals. This vegetarian diet was in …

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Theater in Ephesus, Turkey. Roman gladiators ate a mostly vegetarian diet and drank ashes as a healing tonic following training sessions. Reuters.

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It's not always easy to be a vegetarian in a country with a hot dog stand seemingly on every corner, but The Local's contributor Sparsh Sharma spoke …

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Local finalist in PETA's Sexiest Vegan over 5...

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This weeks edition of Hood Health 101 is going to give you some dope recipes for a healthy vegan meal! When it comes to healthy meals most of the …

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When you hear vegan, what's the first thing that pops into your head? It's probably … Gilmore says the vegan diet also has incredible health impacts.

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Wilmington woman nominated for 'Sexiest Vegan...

“Back then, I read a lot about vegetarian diets and subsequently found out about veganism and it seemed like a smart approach.” (At that age, Kramer …

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Homestyle for Herbivores

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Classic comfort foods are frequently hard to come by if you follow a vegetarian or vegan diet. Most of those stick-to-your-ribs recipes don't just have a …

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Simon credits a vegan diet for helping her maintain a healthy weight and … was a finalist for for PETA's "Sexiest Vegan Next Door" contest in 2013.

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With many people now following a vegan diet either through food intolerances or due to a healthy lifestyle, the move to go vegan friendly means the …

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From ice-cream addict to vegan

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IT WAS two years ago that Brenda De La Piedra was inspired to quit eating animal products after witnessing widespread overconsumption on a trip to …

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Fast casual chain mainstreams vegan food + MORE

Spanish people have a reputation as diehard meat eaters. But in recent years, as the number of vegan or vegetarian restaurants in Spain has doubled …

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WASHINGTON – Downstairs in the kitchen of the new Native Foods Cafe, Jackie Perez preps the meat and sauerkraut for a Reuben sandwich.

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Israel hosted on Monday what organizers say is the largest vegan festival in the world. Vegan Fest 2014, a daylong event featuring workshops, …

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Animal rights activists, natural- food lovers and the just plain curious gathered for Vegan Fest, which claims to be the world's largest festival for those …

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Easy dinner recipes: Three rich soups for Meatless...

Sally Lunn's carrot, lentil and cumin soup: Rich and full of deep flavor, you might never guess this soup is vegetarian. Or that it comes together so …

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But I'm a vegetarian, I hadn't eaten meant in nearly two years. … I'll spare you the details about the vegetarian plane food that was surprisingly …

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When scientists began manufacturing fake meat products—“Tofurkey,” “Fakin,” “not dogs” and the like—their target market was vegetarians, and their …

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The Body Shop Launches Vegetarian Nail Collection (Source: The Body Shop)Calling all vegetarians and animal lovers: The Body Shop's new nail …

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We need to cut our meat consumption by 50% over the next 40 years or we're stuffed. As it's Vegetarian Awareness Month, let's all make a start.

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She has developed a personal style of preparing healthy Indian food. … And, they have expanded their menu to include new vegan and gluten-free …

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It seems like every few years there's a new health train that everyone's jumping on—the ice diet, anyone?—but so far, the all-plant route is holding …

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Dessert! Did I get your attention? If you are looking for a sweet treat that doesn't have all the sugar or processed stuff, then check out this recipe from …

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While diets focus on reaching your target weight and short-term solutions to weight loss, veganism focuses on your long-term health, which comes with …

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Your Guide To Dating A Vegan (With Recipes) + MORE

Take the first step towards compassionate living and visit CASanctuary.org to learn more about transitioning to a vegan diet. Better yet, if you're in the …

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A little less meat helps

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Some people I know have moved totally to raw or a minimally cooked vegan diet. Some, like me, just change the way we eat based on our own …

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October 1 marked World Vegetarian Day, an annual celebration “to promote the joy, … health and humanitarian benefits of adopting a vegetarian diet.

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Students push for Meatless Mondays

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The same report found that compared to the average per-capita food intake in the U.S., a vegetarian diet can reduce a person's water footprint by …

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When one partner is vegan, and the other is not, a slew of interesting … Our past relationships taught us both that troubles can arise when diet and …

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