Going Vegan? 5 Helpful Tips That Can Make It Easy
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Just when people have become conscious about turning their lifestyle into a healthy habit, veganism has come into prominence. It has emerged as a healthy lifestyle option that most people are turning to. For the inversed, veganism is defined as a way of life where people exclude all forms of animal exploitation and cruelty and refrain from consuming meat and animal by-products.

According to the latest definition of Veganism by the Vegan Society, it is “a philosophy and way of living that seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of and cruelty to animals for food, clothing, or any other purposes.” It is mainly a plant-based diet which means vegans refrain from consuming dairy products, eggs, or any other products of animals. Traditionally, Indian cuisine is rich in plant-based foods which makes it easier to change the lifestyle. It also involves mindful options that are healthy and environmentally conscious. Whether a person is looking for a new lifestyle or just finding an alternative to meat-based products, his/her decision will require steps that need to be followed to achieve the desired result.   

Here are five easy steps to gradually turn into a vegan. Take a look:  

  • Educate And Familiarise  

The first step that needs to be followed while turning into a vegan is to educate oneself. It is important to understand the logic behind the concept, ethical treatment of animals, environmental impact, and health benefits of a plant-based diet. Read and learn by reading books and online resources, and watching documentaries, to develop a deeper understanding of veganism. This knowledge will help me to remain committed to the change.


  • Don’t Rush  

It is a universal truth that good things take time. Taking small steps is essential when turning to veganism. Allocate specific days to each week to enjoy just the plant-based diet. Thus, from here the frequency of the meal can be increased if the person gets comfortable. This will enable the taste buds and body to get immune to a certain change in taste and flavours, making the whole process more manageable.  

  • Explore Vegan Foods  

After introducing oneself to the plant-based meal, try exploring food options. Replace the regular meat, dairy, or animal products by incorporating plant-based options. Try including products like tofu, legumes, tempeh, and plant-based milk in the diet to some zing to the diet. Besides, diversifying your diet will provide a nutritious diet for the long run.   

  • Concentrate On Whole Foods  

Transition to a plant-based diet might seem difficult in the beginning. It is best to rely on the whole food at that time. Focus on eating plant-based foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and whole grains which are packed with nutrients and thus provide energy, vitamins, and minerals for overall wellbeing. Slowly shift to the plant-based diet to familarise the process with the body.   

  • Join A Vegan Society  

It is important to surround oneself with like-minded people. To change lifestyle, one needs to be association with examples, stories, and motivation for the best result. If possible join online or offline communities or societies. Interacting with people who have familiar interests provides advice, support, and inspiration. It is important to learn how others made a change in their lifestyle to veganism.