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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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Eating a low-fat raw, vegan diet consisting of fresh fruits and vegetables with few nuts and seeds, she rid herself of her hyperglycemia by the age of 18.

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Source Naturals Vegan True line delivers 10 supplements, focusing on nutrients difficult to get in adequate amounts in a typical vegan diet such as …

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(MENAFN – Khaleej Times) The 38-year-old reveals her favourite indulgences Thanksgiving menu plans and how perceptions of vegan diets have …

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Veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products in all walks of life. Vegan diet is a strict vegetarian diet and do not consume …

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(Read: Try the vegan diet to lose weight!) In a video interview to PETA, she said: 'It's beyond traumatic to hear the things that the animals go through, …

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In the last few years in Israel, the number of vegans has skyrocketed in Israel. Vegan advocates group Vegan Friendly now estimate that there are …

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Israel is stepping up for vegans unlike any other country. I mean, the country's growing demand for vegan products made Domino's have a change a …

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Veganism and black metal have nothing to do with each other at their core. I've been vegan now for about 14 or so years. When I first started doing the …

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Jim Ridley: "The vegetarian banh mi at newly opened Peace Love and Pho on Eighth Avenue South across from Zanies. I can't abide that potted-meat …

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Roasted butternut squash becomes a chunky vegetable accompaniment plus a sauce in a vegetarian pasta dish. Food styling by Lisa Schumacher.

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Vegetarian Tortilla Casserole The best thing about Meatless Mondays is the versatility and inventiveness that each recipe brings. With the Vegetarian …

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Some go green by recycling, some go by driving a hybrid. The New York Coalition for Healthy School Food is showing kids that they can “go green” by …

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The restaurant's other vegetarian entrées are also stews; the vegetarian casamance ($15), a Senegalese dish, is tomato-based, and the international …

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Plant-based vegan diet is breast cancers best line...

No-allergen pasta, vegan croissants, meatless hamburgers – "free-from" … And people are talking about food and health on sites like Facebook and …

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The findings show that consuming a diet of fruits and vegetables, along with maintaining a healthy weight and getting plenty of regular exercise is the …

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Food Diaries: Dynise Balcavage of Urban Vegan + MO...

The condition can also be more prominent in those that follow vegetarian or vegan diets, as well as teenage girls, who adopt faddy eating habits in an …

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Balsamic-roasted kale, white bean meatballs, garlic scampi and dairy-free chocolate pudding filled the Terrace Room at Claudia Cohen Hall last night.

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Limited evidence suggests that dietary interventions may offer a promising … During the diet period, a low-fat vegan diet was prescribed for 4 weeks, …

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1 tip for anyone considering adopting a plant-based diet (a.k.a vegan) is to keep an open mind. “Just like you would not expect an orange to taste like …

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TURNING VEGAN. Visitors sit eating vegan food during the "Vegan Fest" fair on October 13in the Israeli city of Ramat Gan near Tel Aviv. Israelis are …

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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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