Episode 13: Making the Switch from Vegetarian to Vegan!

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As always, you can listen to the episode here, or find it on iTunes!

 

Today’s episode is all about transitioning healthily and happily to a vegan diet, specifically if you’re already a vegetarian. Laura has been a vegan for quite a while now, and I have been vegetarian for going on five years, but I’ve never felt totally ready to make the switch to being totally plant-powered. That’s all about to change!

Well, at least for the next 30 days. For 30 days, I’m going vegan! Bring on the veggies, load up the greens, and get me some almond milk, because we’re in for a heck of a ride. I decided that veganism is something I want to try because I realized that the reasons I’m a vegetarian would really dictate that I should also be a vegan. My values haven’t suddenly changed, I’m just starting to be more honest with myself and trying to make a choice that matches my values and beliefs. That being said, the idea of being a vegan kind of freaks me out (and also simultaneously feels like a totally awesome secret club that it would be awesome to be a part of), so I’m going with 30 days to start. I can do anything for 30 days! And we’ll see how I feel when it’s done. I’ll be blogging about once a week and sharing things on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #30DaysToVegan.

In the episode we talk about some ways to make the transition easier. One of those ways was to arm yourself with facts and feelings to give you some necessary motivation to make this change.

Laura wrote a great article about whether vegans should be obligated to thrive, you can read it here!

We also think that meat and dairy substitutes can be really great and helpful when you’re transitioning to vegan. Some of our favourite brands are Daiya, Tofutti, Gardein and Fieldroast.

And most of all, don’t forget about resources!

Once again, you can listen to the episode here, or subscribe to us on iTunes! While you’re there, we would love if you gave us a quick rating.

If you’re a vegan, do you have any tips or everyday recipes for me? I need all the help I can get! If you’re considering making this transition, what is holding you back the most? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @GreenGuineaPigs.

-Steph

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