HELP!! NEW TO VEGANISM
Posted by Littlemissveggie at 07/11/2014
I have been a vegetarian on and off for the last few years but finally decided to become a vegan after studying for my diploma in animal care and seeing the abuse animals suffer for human greed.
Did anyone else find the transition from vegetarian to vegan difficult?
I stepped away from consuming the flesh of other creatures in 1975, primarily for health reasons.
By 1985, I had learned the profound implications of the human attitude toward nature and the other animals...human health, the environment, world starvation and now, most importantly, the lives of the animals that die by the billions at the hands of humans...and I chose the vegan way of living.
Good luck with your transition!
I was a vegetarian before but I decided to take the next step. I went to Whole Foods this weekend and I think this will be easier than I thought. I just need to get organized so I can have all the nutrients I need.
Does anybody have advice on how to make sure you eat all you need every day? I read somewhere that eating couscous with garbanzo beans already gives you all the proteins you need, but you have to eat them together. Any more advice similar to that?
There are literally thousands of websites that offer detailed info on vegan diets. And most libraries have a number of great books, too.
Also - like ahimsa - I would recommend doing research. It's important to know how to take care of yourself as a Vegan, and it is also important to know how much bull we have been fed about what is needed to be healthy. The protein myth is one of the big falsehoods we are taught in a traditional mainstream diet. I highly recommend the book "Healing With Wholefoods" as an introductory step in gaining the knowledge to thrive on a natural and veg based diet. And besides that - keep researching on the internet and chatting with other Vegans as much as possible.