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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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Gluten-free, lactose intolerant, vegan. These words appear more and more frequently on college campuses throughout the country, including …

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However, just like Carrie Underwood, who calls herself a "practical vegan," Anderson doesn't obsess if he's eating out and sees dairy onthe plate, …

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Bicknell said 20 new vegan foods were added to the P.O.D. Markets last week, and they're moving off the shelves quickly. Some of the items include …

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It is widely noted that a vegetarian diet has many health benefits, including being lower in fat and high in complex carbohydrates and phytonutrients.

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Although I'm vegetarian already, this is not as easy as it sounds. The definition of a jae diet is best described as vegan in the West but it also excludes …

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Carrie Underwood talks pregnancy workout, vegan di...

Country crooner Carrie Underwood is singing the excitement of becoming a mommy for the first time. She appeared on the "Today" show on Sept.

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Carrie Underwood is pregnant with her first child but isn't letting morning sickness derail her daily workouts, Taste of Country reported Sept. 27.

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Phang Nga province celebrates "Vegetarian fes...

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It can be hard to take all the dandification seriously sometimes, but the vegetarians of Manchester deserve a fancy-pants place with a bit of foam and …

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Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2014

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PHUKET, THAILAND – SEPTEMBER 29: An elderly woman and a Thai girl clasps their hands in prayer as the Vegetarian street procession passes on …

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PHANG NGA, 29 September 2014 (NNT) – Phang Nga province is hosting an event to celebrate the Vegetarian Festival at fresh markets throughout …

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Are you looking for Best Worthington Vegetarian Burger,CLICK HERE: …

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Ankit Arora, who was travelling from New Delhi to Chandigarh, had ordered a vegetarian breakfast meal, comprising potato cutlets, two slices of bread, …

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True Food Kitchen focuses on health but succeeds w...

True Food Kitchen serves healthy, locally-sourced food that supports an … It includes a wide range of vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, meat and fish …

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PETA Asks Sheriff to Feed Alleged Cannibal Vegan D...

Saying that it will "diminish [his] bloodlust," PETA is asking an Indiana sheriff to serve a vegan diet to a man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend and …

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A suspected cannibal should be given a vegan diet, according to animal rights organisation PETA. The charity has now weighed in on a case …

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The letter, according to USA Today, asked Meyer to restrict prisoner Joseph Oberhansley to an all-vegan diet with no meat products. Oberhansley, 33 …

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(Newser) – PETA thinks it's got the perfect diet for a man accused of murder and cannibalism—a vegan one. As USA Today reports, the animal-rights …

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Pros and Cons of Vegan Diet

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It was not all that long ago when a vegan diet was considered impractical. The lack of meat products including dairy and honey meant that a person …

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This weekend's District festivities featured a celebration on H Street, a vegan festival and an entire day's worth of activities dedicated to bacon.

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Dairy alternative beverages are primarily consumed by vegans, the lactose or dairy intolerant, and people with milk allergies. Furthermore, dairy …

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My new Open Church for all

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Having watched the War of Words that has been raging between Christians, gays, atheists, vegans, and others for quite some time, I've decided to …

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A. You are Greek. What's your favorite Greek vegetarian dish? A. I love the potato! Seriously, men and potatoes are my kryptonite and both have been …

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PHUKET, 22 September 2014 (NNT) -The Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2014 is being held from 24th September to 2nd October 2014 to continue a long …

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Food That Inspires Compassion

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Every Sunday, the Grace Gratitude Buddhist Temple opens its doors to its congregation for prayers and to partake in a healthy, vegetarian meal.

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Living for the best part of a decade as a vegetarian, it's a wonder why I had never visited a vegetarian restaurant before. With veggie options at most …

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Highlights: While traversing the eastern seaboard, Shebairo and Antista didn't forget about their vegetarian customers. They found a nice soy dog, …

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I'm Part of Generation Vegan: Here's Why...

The choices are spreading like wildfire: from the growing market of vegan health foods to blogs and sites like One Green Planet, being vegan is easier …

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As the popularity of alternative-lifestyle choice 'veganism' increases across Europe, officials in Switzerland have expressed concerns about the health …

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A company that makes vegan-friendly, meat-free products like “meatloaf” and Italian “sausages” says the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) …

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Healthy Habits is a new health food store in Dagsboro that sells mainly vegetarian and vegan foods, as well as herbal products, including teas, lotions …

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