Vegan food and diet help if you’re thinking about giving veganism a go

January 12, 2018
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Veganism has become a growing trend over the past couple of years.

Celebrities, athletes and people all over the world are turning to a vegan lifestyle with the aim of pursuing a better and healthier way of living, and also to save animals.

Documentaries, TV shows and many websites are dedicated to this way of living, helping both experienced and newbie vegans to navigate their way through the minefield of what is and isn’t vegan food or clothing.

Louise Simpson, founder of Surrey Vegan, became vegan in October 2015 after being vegetarian since she was a teenager.

She said the turning point that made her go all the way from vegetarian to vegan was a film called Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret.

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She said that when she made the change she felt like “the only vegan in the village and couldn’t find any others”.

That’s the reason why she decided to set up Surrey Vegan, to help people feel less alone during their transition and allow them to exchange help and useful tips.

“The top tip for people who are looking to transition is to join these vegan groups on Facebook, this way you have the support and help to learn how much there is out there for us,” she said.

For other people thinking about making the transition, Louise’s advice is not to think about it too much.

“Don’t over think things,” she said.

“All we do in life is we think so much about something, and actually the thinking is harder than the doing.”

It’s Veganuary this month and it encourages people to try being vegan for the whole of January.

Someone who has decided to give it a shot is Nick Wallis, a journalist and TV presenter who joined Surrey Vegan after the many feasts and excesses of the Christmas holidays.

“I was just laying in bed and I was just thinking that after an excessive Christmas I’d probably needed to cut out my alcohol intake in January,” Nick said.

“Initially it was going to be vegetarian dry January, and over the course of the next half-hour I thought ‘why not go all the way and try vegan dry January’.”

The 44-year-old journalist and have-a-go vegan, who is also sharing the experience on his blog, admitted he probably would not stick to the lifestyle in the future, but he will “certainly take the lessons I learnt away from this month and apply them as much as I am able to in everything I do”.

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Article source: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/vegan-food-diet-help-youre-14149366


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