How to become vegan
The biggest and most important factor to becoming vegan is you simply having the genuine want to live a healthy and compassionate vegan lifestyle. This means setting aside some study time. Educate yourselves! If you have already come this far then you are well on your way to becoming vegan already! Here are some good ways to learn about veganism to kick start your new lifestyle:
1. Read vegan books
2. Watch vegan documentaries (Forks over Knives is a goodie!)
3. Watch some vegan bloggers on YouTube
4. Follow Vegan Accounts on social media
I promise you that after just one day of doing some vegan digging you will have a much better understanding and hopefully a new found want to be powered by plants!
How to stay motivated
After you have researched in bulk and made the change to veganism it is important to stay motivated as the first month is the most difficult. Keep in mind the main reasons you have decided to go vegan and if you need some encouragement you have the world at your fingertips on most smartphones now! Ask yourself what the main reason that motivated you to go vegan in the first place, if its the animals, follow social accounts about animals. If it was your health, do the same thing for that! Grow Up Vegan focuses on all the reasons to motivate everyone so be sure to follow us!
Don`t be afraid to ask for help. Grow Up Vegan gets emails and direct messages everyday from people all over the world, and I am so happy to give people that bit of extra support and guidance they need!
Go to vegan events, restaurants and cafes! Coming from a village in the countryside I have turned to the internet more than a few times to search for events where I can meet and talk to other vegans.
living with non vegans
I currently live with non vegans and I must admit that it upsets me every time I see animal products in the kitchen but I have a useful tool on how to deal with this.
Understand that you were once a 'non-vegan' and they are simply in that same place as you were. Understand they haven't educated themselves on all aspects of veganism and so don't fully understand your reasoning. Understand that they are not bad people, they just do not see the bad in what they are doing. Being understanding shows you have great respect for others and you should receive this respect in return.
raising your children to Grow up vegan
So many people are now raising children to grow up vegan from birth and they are of course very healthy and happy vegan kids! A shared regret us vegans all seem to have is that we were not vegan sooner so giving our offspring the vegan lifestyle we all wish we had grown up with ourselves makes sense. There are a lot of vegan parenting profiles on social media to get great plant based parenting tips! Hopefully one day I can join the club and share my vegan mummy inspiration (it will probably be a few years until I can though!)