More and more of us (79 million) are choosing a vegan way of life. But truth to be told, the beginning can be a bit intimidating. In this article you’ll find tips to make it easier and words of inspiration.
What we do know is that a vegan diet is more environmentally friendly. It is estimated that a person eating a 100% plant-based diet saves about 125,000 liters of water per month and 84 square meters of forest, according to Veganuary.
Speaking of which, do you know what Veganuary is about? Here we tell you everything!
This non-profit organization focuses its efforts on encouraging more people around the world to try veganism during the month of January and beyond. In this proposal for a vegan January, they offer continuous accompaniment for 31 days, to make this first step something easier. Only in the 2022 campaign, 620,000 new people joined.
When you sign up you can select when to start your journey. From that moment you receive an email every day with information, vegan menus and relevant news to accompany you in the process.
Also, with your registration you can join a community to ask questions and interact with other vegans and seek for recommendations.
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For its part, the vegan society gives some key tips for starting a vegan life.
1- Take it easy
Do it at your own pace and step by step. It’s a very personal process and not all of us can become vegans overnight. If you find it more viable, you can start by making vegan breakfasts. Or start incorporating vegan recipes to explore flavors and textures.
2- Do it right
There are essential nutrients, make sure you don’t miss any in your diet. While it is true that a vegan diet can be healthier, we need to do our part. Looking for reliable information and professional advice.
3- Try new things
It is key to be open to trying new recipes, ingredients that we did not know before and new ways of cooking.
4- Focus on the objective
Sometimes it is necessary to seek more accompaniment to move forward. Keeping in mind that we do it for our environment, for our health and obviously for the animals, gives us encouragement on difficult days.
Also, it’s important to keep in mind that being vegan isn’t just about the food. We have to be alert to other products of our daily life, such as shoes, clothes, cosmetics, and more!
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Many high performance athletes and celebrities are vegan. If you are looking for inspiration, we leave you some of his phrases to reflect on what it means to be aware.
“We are all animals of this planet. We are all creatures. And non-human animals experience pain sensations just like we do. They too are strong, intelligent, industrious, mobile, and evolutional. They too are capable of growth and adaptation.”
Joaquin Phoenix (Oscar winner actor)
“The slaughtering of animals and farming and everything, that’s obviously also a huge impact on climate change which maybe people don’t talk about as much. It’s more than a performance reason for me, it’s a lifestyle, it’s something I’m really proud of.”
Novak Djokovic (Professional tennis player 5th position of ATP ranking)
“I never thought it was possible I could be playing at an elite level as a professional athlete with a plant-based diet. Then I realized it wasn’t detrimental at all. I am passionate about giving animals a voice. I adopted a vegan diet because it didn’t feel fair to have a dog I adore and yet eat meat all the time.”
Alex Morgan (FIFA Women’s World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist)
“Extreme weather is wrecking millions of lives. We cannot let this happen on our watch. Up to one million species are becoming extinct because of mankind’s actions. And time is running out. [We need to be] doing what we can to live a greener lifestyle like cutting out meat and dairy in your diet and reducing plastic use.”
Billie Eilish (Singer-songwriter)
“I do it because I love animals and I saw the reality. And I just couldn’t ignore it anymore. I’m healthier for it, I’m happier for it. I can’t imagine that if you’re putting something in your body that is filled with fear or anxiety or pain, that that isn’t somehow going to be inside of you.”
Ellen DeGeneres (Actress and television presenter)
Bonus track: our recommendations on vegan documentaries
- The Game Changers: Top athletes, special operations soldiers, and scientists show us that humans do not need animal protein to hit at peak performance.
- Seaspiracy: In the Netflix documentary Seaspiracy, the impact of industrial fishing in terms of the destruction of marine ecosystems is made clear. International environmental organizations are accused of deliberately ignoring this problem.
- What the health: This documentary shows how animal products negatively effect our health. Anyone interested in the nutrition aspect of veganism can learn so much about its positive influence against diseases such as cancer or diabetes.
- My Octopus Teacher – the friendship between humans and animals: Foster started diving and met the octopus, forming what can only be described as a true friendship. He visited this sea creature in the kelp forest every day, fostering an incredible bond; one that taught Foster a lot.
We leave you ideas for little treat! 🤤
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