4 EASY WAYS TO START YOUR VEGAN LIFESTYLE

Abstract: The experiences Vilma shares in this article will help you transition easily into a Vegan lifestyle. Sometimes, starting a vegan lifestyle can be a challenge. By sharing her experiences and providing the following 4 tips this transitional mountain will seem easy.

  1. What is Your Reason?
  2. How does your life change
  3. Why is it important to be informed?
  4. Research will make the transition easier

Sometimes starting a vegan lifestyle can be a challenge to yourself and possibly to people around you. My name is  Vilma, and I would love to share my personal experience and advice on how to start a vegan lifestyle and tips to make it easier.

 

  1. What Is Your Reason? 
    I personally was very serious about my decision to run a vegan lifestyle.  Why? I had clear conscious reasons why I wanted to live as a vegan and those reasons really mean a lot to me. So, the main reason why I wanted to start a vegan lifestyle was ethical – the value of life, lives matter and etc. If you want to be a vegan just because one of your friend or role model is, that will not help you. Well, theoretically you could be a vegan in the start, but practically it will not last very long. To make a decision, you have to have a strong motivation.
  2. How Does Your Life Change?
    Once you have decided to start a vegan lifestyle, it’s time to prepare yourself for some major changes. This step includes more changes mentally and being emotionally ready. To be honest, it wasn’t difficult for me to start a vegan lifestyle, but just because I was a vegetarian beforehand, and I already rejected many animals ingredients – like,  leather shoes or handbags, fur coats and many other products that are made from animals. Its very important to understand that vegan lifestyle is not about eating vegetables all day. A vegan lifestyle is a philosophy of life, which cares about lives and environment, and full of love, so it’s not only about nutrition, it includes what you wear, what you buy and even where you go.
  3. Why Is It Important To Be Informed?
    Since you decided to be a vegan, don’t let anyone judge or criticize you. Remember: your life, your rules. But if you go to visit your friends or celebrate holidays, inform others about your new life changes, or bring food for yourself. In this way, you will avoid any misunderstandings and you will not feel hungry. But don’t forget, that you don’t have to convince others to be a vegan, just share your favorite vegan meal with them!
  4. Research Will Make The Transition Easier
    As I mentioned before, to be a vegan, means to be a vegan in all situations of your life. I would like to share a few tips on how to make it more easy:
  • Do your research on how to eat a healthy and balanced plant – based diet. Of course, the best idea would be to visit a professional nutritionist, but these days an internet is full of information.
  • Read labels. If you buy a new blouse or shoes, make sure it doesn’t have any animals consumption, like silk, wool, or leather.
  • Before going out, research vegan friendly restaurants and grocery stores in your area. It will make your shopping trips a lot easier and will let you to avoid any stress.
  • Read more vegan books, visit vegan meetings, be active in vegan forums and meet other people. They can help you to stay motivated and confident in your journey.

 

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Vilma Vaskevicute

About the Author

I am Vilma Vaskeviciute. I was born in Lithuania, and now I am based in Greece. I finished university in United Kingdom, and at the moment I run my own business. My biggest hobbies are traveling and dancing.

12 thoughts on “4 EASY WAYS TO START YOUR VEGAN LIFESTYLE

  1. Very good job Vilma.
    You are an inspiration for a lot of people out there who wants too see this beautiful planet in a different level.
    I recently started a vegetarian diet, I want to be vegan and I will do my best to achieve it.
    I’m not doing it for my own benefits, I’m doing it because I believe that all living species in this planet deserve respect and the right to live.
    In addition, many process foods and chemicals that has been used and still is being use in animals are destroying our planet. If we want make this world a better place to live in, then we have take Accion now…
    It’s my humble and personal opinion.
    Tahnsk again for the tips ..

  2. I am trying to live the vegan way. However, I was influenced by my daughter who started out being a vegetarian. She suggested to me that I watch a video she acquired which was about vegan life, and showed how the animals were so brutally slaughtered. This turned me off from consuming animal products. I am also interested in improving my health. I have diabetes type 2 and high blood pressure. I am also a dialysis patient. I believe this type of diet can and will decrease and eliminate these diseases, as well as prolong my life. Therefore, I’m ready to begin this new challenge and journey. I believe I can do all things, through Christ, who gives me the strength. I thank the author for posting tips and encouragements. By the way, I am 70 years old.

  3. Just because you can’t stand to see a cow taken to market and slaughtered for its meat, and stop consuming a good filet of beef, won’t stop or suppress the practice that we have followed for years and years. I’ll continue to enjoy an occasional steak, Thankyou!

    • No it won’t but when the time comes for you gys to have a heart attack or get some dis-ease you know what contributed to it. Lack of knowledge. It’s not just about the slaughtering it’s as she said before a lifestyle. Look at P.E.T.A animal rights groups so some research and fins out for yourself the benefits and consequences and make an informed decision not one based out of ego.
      😊 namaste

  4. So just to give a back story to myself. I am an avid cyclist and I do not live a vegan life style. I have toyed around with the idea for a long time and I have a hard time with it, for two reasons.
    1st. Is my performance on bike. I’m a avid racer and not sure how my body with react to the lack of protein and how it may hurt my performance.
    2nd. The whole animal thing. I love my pets and all animals. I just with wish that vegans across the globe will understand that you and I(if I do go vegan,) are still killing a life form. Plants are considered living organisms just like a cow or chicken.
    I do plan to try a vegan lifestyle but no for my political views or any other agenda. It’s simply about living a healthier life style for me

    • Give your head a shake Jason. I’m sure you understand that, although plants are living organisms, they are not “just like cows or chickens”. I’m sure you can support your “avid cycling” on a vegan diet david zabrieski.

  5. Wootentrin21@gmail.com
    I am trying to chamge my eating ways and I seen you recommended on pinterest and I was hoping you could give me more tips.
    1. I was hoping to have a child in 2 years and I know living where I live it’s hard to stop eating unhealty foods but if I have someone voice saying that I know I can do better I can accomplish anything
    2.i want to look good in everything I touch. I want to feel the same thing I wear

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