SEVEN STEPS TO VEGAN
My commitment to a cruelty-free lifestyle became stronger than my cravings, I found that eventually, I lost my taste for animal-based foods.
Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian, an omnivore, or you eat insects … my vision is to help inspire humans to lead kinder healthier lives; to educate and institute a level of awareness and respect that affects us all.
Don’t view a plant-based lifestyle as the finish line. Think of it as an evolving process of conscious eating. We can make a difference by eating less meat and eating more plants.
Remove one kind of animal from your diet at a time (red meat and pork are a good place to start).
Be “vegan at home” to better control your habits.
Try “vegetarian for now” and continue to eat eggs and dairy.
Do “vegan before six o’clock”. This means only eating animal proteins at dinner.
Start with the one thing you consume the most and substitute it with the plant version such as replacing cow milk for a plant-based option. My favored mylks are Milkadamia and Forager’s Coconut Cashew Oat Milk.
Crowd out less healthy foods with a plant-based addition. Have a dairy-free smoothie before your meal. By consuming plant-based food first, you won’t have as much room for other foods, and you’ll begin to develop a taste for the healthier option.
Eat healthy whole foods to give your body the vital nutrients and antioxidants it needs to thrive. Many vegetarians or vegans are starch-atarians ~ filling meat voids with pasta, fries, and bread.
ANIMAL AGRICULTURE FACTS
+ leading cause of species extinction, ocean dead zones, water pollution, habitat destruction, deforestation
+ responsible for 51% of greenhouse gas emissions
+ consumes over 540 times as much water as fracking
+ uses one-third of the earth’s freshwater
+ responsible for 91% of the Amazon destruction
+ one burger uses 660 gallons of water
+ every minute 7 million pounds of animal excrement is produced