“Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty." 

- Albert Einstein

The Vegan Guide: 10 Tips to Get You Started.

Ellie Chivers has put together this helpful guide to get you started on this wonderful plant based diet.

The jump to veganism is big, no matter your current diet, but here are some tips to make the transition a little smoother:

Vegan Mindset

The best way to launch yourself into veganism is to stock up, so you’re ready and raring come January 1st. Having noodles, beans, rice, pasta and spices to hand will encourage you to whip up hearty vegan dishes. Keep reminding yourself why you’re committing to this – it will be demanding, but remember your reasoning.

Slow And Steady

Some people can make the transition immediately, but for others, the change will come gradually. Both are completely okay. If the latter applies to you, try cutting out meat in the first week, fish in the second, and dairy in the third. It’s all about going at your own pace, and what will encourage the lifestyle to stick.

Friends And Community

If you have a friend who’s happy to help out, that’s great! Having a cooking buddy will inject some fun, as well as having someone to share ideas with. Failing that, there are many vegan communities that would be delighted to assist. Whether that’s online, or in a local village hall; just one person, or a big group, having that supportive network will cushion your transition into veganism.

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