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Going Vegan: Five Tips for Success

Going Vegan: Five Tips for Success

Whether you’re diving headfirst into a vegan diet or making a gradual transition to more plant-based eating, you’ll maximize your chances of success by learning a little bit about nutrition, finding foods you enjoy, and having realistic expectations. Most of the information here comes from the Keys to Success section of Vegan for Life.

Be Smart About Nutrition

It’s easy to meet nutrient needs on a vegan diet but it’s not enough to simply eat a variety of whole plant foods. If you’ve always depended on cow’s milk for calcium and meat for protein, you need to learn new ways to get these and other nutrients. The Vegan for Life Food Guide will get you started and you’ll find more information in my nutrition primers and in this comprehensive article. Make sure you’re taking the supplements you need to stay healthy on your vegan diet.

Eat the Foods You Enjoy

Yes, a focus on whole foods is good, but it doesn’t mean you can’t cook with oil, or eat regular pasta, or enjoy a veggie burger. Don’t make it difficult ... Read More >

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