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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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Why being a vegan is good for you

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WHETHER you swear by steak or chose to go green, there is little doubt about the health benefits of a vegan diet. Differing from a vegetarian diet, …

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Sonakshi shares her favourite recipe in the book 'The Vegan Kitchen: … is a collection of healthy vegan recipes contributed by top Indian celebrities.

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If a vegan diet is executed properly, it has several health benefits including lower rates of obesity, heart disease, blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, …

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Indeed, the raw vegan lifestyle, as it is known, is not a common one, but it's one that is good for health, as it places an emphasis on fresh vegetables, …

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“[Veganism] was hard the first week, but after that, you get used to it and it's not that bad at all. What's hard is eating out, because there are so few …

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Arguing for vegan diet

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YOUR article on vegan dieting has spurred me on to relate one of my experiences to you when working on the Operating Theatres at Boscombe …

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A vegan mother in Florida will likely not face criminal charges after gaining back custody of her son, her attorney said. Sarah Markham, 24, won back …

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Vegans can give thanks, too

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It's not easy being vegan, especially Thanksgiving week. A diet that excludes meat and dairy presents special challenges at Thanksgiving, a holiday …

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The benefit of leaving meat out of the diet was as much as 0.7 points in … Doctors who lack the time or knowledge to prescribe a vegan diet can refer …

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Gangster Vegan Organics in Jeffersonville aims to ...

Owner Vince DePaul, right, and Executive Chef Miguel Osorio hold a few of Gangster Vegan Organics juices and smoothies available at the …

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Looking back on Philly Vegan Day

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A large part of the point of Philly Vegan Day is that it could be celebrated by everyone, wherever they happened to be (either physically or on the …

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The event coincides with World Vegan Month, which takes place annually during the month of November and celebrates and promotes veganism.

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10 unexpected vegans

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You might also know that it's easier than ever to be vegan (perhaps you've noticed that many food chains now label dishes as such, and that vegan …

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Going vegan in biryani city

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Hyderabad: Hyderabad could be the city of Biryani and kebabs, but a small section of the population, consistent with their vegan habits, is moving …

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The second-generation owner of the family company wanted to transition away from vegan and vegetarian frozen Chinese food, which her father …

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Food Truck Stops: November 17

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… but you can still grab a lunch of ginger spice tofu from Woodland's Vegan Bistro or a North Indian thali (vegetarian tasting) aboard Chatpat Truck.

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The college ordinarily provides two choices for every meal, one of them being vegetarian, and now for one day a week both options will be vegetarian.

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For many red-blooded (and red meat-eating) Americans, Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday: there's a mountain of delicious food, a football game, the …

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Vegetarian taco purveyor Chaia is finally expanding beyond the local farmers markets. Founders Bettina Stern and Suzanne Simon have just signed a …

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Vegan mom gets baby back after losing custody + MO...

Making healthy vegan choices

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Alicia Silverstone may have made her acting mark as a Clueless Valley girl, but in recent years, she's been making her mark as a health advocate who …

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A judge in Florida has allowed a vegan mom who defied a doctor's orders to regain custody of her infant son, reports WFTV. The strange case began …

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‎Vegan athletes hurdle myths

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International Sports Sciences Association-certified trainer Rea Frey, who authored “Power Vegan: Plant-Fueled Nutrition for Maximum Health and …

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Four out of five of this week's Recipes for Health qualify as main dishes for … Baked Beans With Sweet Potatoes and Chipotles: A vegan dish that is …

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And if you're concerned that I've duplicitously slipped health food into this baking … Vegan baking requires a little more thought, but it's no mystery.

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Vegan mother regains custody of infant taken away ...

Sarah Markham, of Casselberry, Fla., was told to take her son to the hospital but instead tried supplementing breast milk with baby vegan formula.

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Instead of following a doctor's orders to go straight to the hospital, she bought the boy vegan formula. He's been raised by his grandparents ever since.

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Participants in a ten-day vegan diet programme saw significant improvements in biomarkers associated with risk of heart disease and metabolic …

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Jordan Younger, 24, of Los Angeles, started a popular Instagram page and blog last year to post recipes and pictures from her plant-based vegan diet.

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Griff Whalen, the wide receiver for the NFL's Indianapolis Colts, is the latest athlete to adopt a vegan diet for optimal health and fitness results.

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Vegans Eat Carbs And Still Lose The Weight: Why Yo...

A New South Wales restaurant owner has rejected claims he is a bully after a Facebook post about a vegan customer went viral. Earlier this week Tuk …

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The owner of an Aussie burger joint has become the centre of an online hate campaign by vegans after posting a slur about a customer online.

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There is however, a more extreme form of vegetarians, called vegan. Vegan people do not consume meat or any animal byproducts. They believe it is …

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Vegan Nazis of the Hunter Valley

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“Well, we had our first ever vegan in yesterday, wearing a tie dyed Tshirt, I'm serious, didn't matter that it was made in a Chinese sweat shop, but it was …

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They compared vegan dieters to omnivores who could eat anything and semi-vegetarians who allowed meat periodically. Those who didn't eat any …

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There are vegetarians who eat eggs, fertilised or non-fertilised. There are … Men are mostly non-vegetarian; women consume alcohol in a number of …

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The study showed a strict vegan diet is more effective for losing weight than a vegetarian diet or those that include fish or red meat. Peer pressure and …

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The main course will again have specials for the day, in vegetarian and non-vegetarian options that will include fish, pasta and more. Tasty beverage …

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Throughout the world, vegetarianism has been practiced for centuries. It only gained popularity in western cultures beginning with the 1980s, when …

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Jose Vargas – who has bounced around the region over the last seven years with a list of restaurants (Rylei – first in Mayfair and then in Richboro, …

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