Now that you've learned what a vegan is and why you should become one, you are probably wondering how to get started. There are many possibilities so we'll review some of the most popular.
Probably the best way to become a vegan is through a decision that you will stop consuming non-vegan products on a particular day. From that point on you should strive to eat healthy. The popular ‘McDougall Program - 12 days to dynamic health' is an example of this rapid change method.
One common way people start a vegan diet is through a gradual omission of certain foods. People often become vegetarians first, not sure if they want to stop consuming dairy and egg products as well. Many people stop at vegetarianism, a great improvement over consuming flesh but not as advantageous as veganism. Others will wait many years before becoming true vegans. Whatever you decide, you will find an improved diet with veganism.
Another popular method of becoming a vegan is through an omission of certain foods because of allergies or personal distaste for that food. Dairy products in particular are common for people to be allergic too. If you don't consume dairy products, you're already one major step towards becoming a vegan. Other people don't like the taste of certain foods. Some people eat meat and dairy products because they think they have to. This is simply not true. As you'll find or may have already found in our other articles, veganism is much healthier, better for the environment, and kinder towards animals. Why should you eat an unhealthy food you don't even like?
Of course, your reasons for considering vegan and your current lifestyle will be major factors for getting started. Whatever you decide, the decision is entirely up to you. You may want to read some personal stories about how people switch to veganism. Plus, you can post you own story about the switch to veganism. Just click here to jump to the discussion board.