For me, I had no idea how to transition to become vegan. Did I just stop cold turkey or do you slowly cut things out? After my first failed attempted I learned that there is no right way, but it’s really about what will work best for you and having a plan. This second time, I have found that I am committed and doing well. Here are some tips that I have found helpful in my journey.
Get rid of all food that is not vegan
I didn’t do this the first time I tried to become vegan and it did not go well. If food is still available for you to eat, well then you are going to eat it. So if you are going vegan all at once, either eat all the other food or get rid of it.
Have a plan
This is really the biggest reason why I didn’t succeed the first time. If you are wondering what you should plan, here is a list of things to plan ahead for:
- Have a set list of easy vegan meals for when you don’t feel like cooking
- If you are on the run know things you can eat at fast-food restaurants
- Know what ingredients are vegan for when you are going out to eat
- Vegan snacks
- Vegan deserts
Have a “why”
We all have a reason why we want to become vegan, but it has to be meaningful to you. If it’s just a fad thing you are doing, it won’t stick. I choose to be vegan for a mix of reasons including health, moral, and environmental. Know your why and remind yourself of it!
For a post on some of my favorite vegan meals click HERE!
I hope these tips will help you on your journey on becoming vegan! If you need more recipe ideas follow my vegan board on Pinterest!