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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.

 

How Vegetarianism Divided this Village + MORE

Longtime vegetarian and now vegan, Booker has tons of fans among the cruelty-free crowd. It is not just animals that Cory is passionate about.

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He was vegetarian, but "a lying vegetarian, eating shrimp, eating turkey on Thanksgiving." Then eight years ago, Salley did a PSA for PETA. "All the …

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"We use vegetarian dishes during the fasting time. In Ethiopia we do fasting time, so we don't eat dairy foods, like egg, milk, butter — it's vegan food …

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This summer, Palitana, a town of 50,000 people in the coastal lobe of northwest India's Gujarat state, announced it would officially become a …

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Ordering vegetarian is healthier, for myself and for the environment, and gives me inspiration for meat-free dinners at home. It might seem limiting at …

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Vegan Dinner Meal Plan + MORE

The church does not officially endorse veganism, though according to an … That's why health officials in Britain, Canada and other countries express …

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Yes, that's right, the vegan dining profile of Philadelphia is on the rise as … Philadelphia vegans and the health-conscious alike are familiar with this …

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And as Yr Editrix says, “Even more annoying than when vegans try to come to your … An Adventist webpage on “Living a Healthy Life” simply says,.

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Boomers embracing food trends

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Now 57, Charles said he's seen a difference in his health since he began his vegan diet, with his blood pressure and cholesterol both down. He also …

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Vegan Dinner Meal Plan

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Celebs like Beyoncé and Jay Z took on the 22-day vegan challenge for good reason. A diet free of animal products can improve your health, increase …

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How to Make Vegan Eggnog + MORE

Q. I adopted a vegan diet early this year, and now I have begun experiencing a burning sensation on one side of my tongue. It is quite uncomfortable.

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In the July/August issue of Natural Health, Jenna also credited a vegan diet as her way to maintain her flawless figure and good skin. 'After going …

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Christmas 2014: Eat Organic Turkey

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Eating a plant-based diet is the best thing we can do for the environment, and it is also good for our bodies. However, not all of us can handle a vegan …

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Beyonce and Jay Z Vegan diet- The couple's meal is a 22-day vegetarian diet and was popularized as Beyonce and Jay Z Vegan diet. (Photo : Getty …

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How to Make Vegan Eggnog

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When I told my boyfriend that I was whipping up a vegan eggnog for The New … More: Here are 13 recipes to accommodate any guest and any diet.

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The ABCs of Animal Rights

The ABCs of Animal Rights

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This golden in color, flakey substance is used in vegan foods to thicken them and make them taste more cheesy. In fact, nutritional yeast has been …

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Tamales are crave-worthy year-round, but they're especially significant at the holidays. It's at Christmas that Mexican families – specifically, the women …

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A vegetarian Christmas dinner should be as special and memorable as the holiday itself. Using aromatic spices, vibrant vegetables, and puff pastry, …

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You can stuff just about anything inside a potato and craft a hearty, healthy, satisfying meal of it. And, if you fancy, the whole thing can be vegan and …

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Sometimes it's not easy being a vegetarian. Deciding not to eat meat anymore doesn't just mean changing your shopping list, there's also a myriad of …

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The I Love Trader Joe's Vegetarian Cookbook >> (By Chris Holechek Peters; Ulysses Press, 2012) For the vegan and vegetarian on your list, this …

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Famed Manhattan Vegan Outpost Blossom Columbus Ave...

Bringing animal-caring, health conscious cuisine to food lovers everywhere, each Blossom location offers its own menu and dining experience.

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Krugman.Diet.main Kevin McNamara prepares a salad for dinner at his Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, home. Mr. McNamara switched to a vegan diet last …

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'Veganuary' is a worldwide campaign encouraging people to try out a vegan diet for 31 days in the new year. The idea behind Veganuary is quite …

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While proponents of various healthy diets like to make their plans seem really different, the truth is that a healthy vegan plate and a Paleo diet actually …

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Bob Harper, the trainer for "The Biggest Loser" has switched from the vegan diet to the paleo-style low carb diet plus animal protein power to continue …

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The vegan diet consisting of vegetables, nuts, fruits and tofu had roughly 6 … took on the study because little is known about the microbes in our diet.

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If you like thin-crust pizza, are vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free, your pizza options just multiplied. Jules Thin Crust will open its first South Jersey …

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One of the largest health trends in the 21st century that many people have subscribed to, or at least tried for a bit, is the vegetarian and/or vegan diet.

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Scientists from the Humane Research Council (HRC) noticed that an impressing 84% of people who at one point of time chose to be vegetarian found …

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One can never go wrong having vegetarian options on the menu, as a tasty meatless selection will prove to be a hit even among carnivores (think …

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Some categories are based on behavior: A vegetarian, for example, is a person who doesn't eat animals. And some categories seem to straddle …

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