Transitioning to a Vegan Lifestyle: 3 Tips for Your Plant-Based Diet Journey by Kristina Hamlett

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4 months ago
Transitioning to a Vegan Lifestyle: 3 Tips for Your Plant-Based Diet Journey

Considering a plant-based diet? You're not alone. Many people have gone vegan on the heels of documentaries such as What the HealthSix percent of Americans now identify as vegans. This month, I celebrated my one-year vegan anniversary. I embraced a plant-based diet for health and environmental reasons. Before you take the meat and dairy-free journey, here are a few tips:

  • Do your research. Documentaries, podcasts and YouTube videos are great resources but there is no substitute for reading. I recommend The China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Thomas M. Campbell.
  • Forgive yourself. You will make many mistakes on your plant-based quest. You may accidentally eat something with dairy or forget to read a label. Take it one step at a time. It may be easier to start with one vegan meal a day and gradually increase from there.

There are many things to consider but mostly a new world to enjoy as a vegan. Good luck on your plant-based journey!

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Donna John
Welcome, Kristina Hamlett ! Two of my kids are vegan, so even though I'm not I eat a lot of vegan food now. I've seen "What the Health," and it's a documentary everyone should watch. Very eye opening. These are great tips for anyone going vegan. So excited to have you! I hope you'll share some recipes with us as well (so start snapping some photos!).
Kristina Hamlett
Thanks, Donna John ! I will definitely share recipes in the future. Glad to hear your kids opened up a new way of eating to you! Look forward to checking out some of your articles!
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
I'm eating more and more of a plant-based diet. This is wonderful info, Kristina Hamlett ! Many thanks for sharing this awesome first post on 30Seconds.com. Welcome to our community of writers. We are so excited to have you with us and can't wait to share more from you!
Samantha Martin
Happy Anniversary! Vegan is such a powerful lifestyle change, well beyond a diet, but food is such an important part and an impactful one on our health, well done :)
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Love this, Kristina Hamlett ! Thanks for sharing your experience and great tips with us! Welcome!
Juan Arnó
At the moment my main difficulty with reducing animal based food has been doing so cheaply and practically. My work schedule ofteb doesn't make things easy.
Kristina Hamlett
I understand. Have you tried meal prepping on a Sunday afternoon or packing your lunch the night before? I do find buying enough frozen veggies, fruit, brown rice, whole grain pasta, sweet potatoes, avocadoes, plantains and bags of leafy greens for the week isn't too hard on my budget. I wish you well on your journey! Don't give up!

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