Depends on the person, I suppose. For example, I went vegan the very day that I decided to. My sister, though struggled with it and took a while longer.
You’ll be doing less harm to the environment and the animals by going vegan sooner.
I’m so excited that you’ve decided to go vegan. If you need any help or tips, just let us know! Staff members and/or street teamers will be glad to help provide you with any information that you may need. 🙂
I was vegetarian for about as long as you before I went vegan, I just did it right away. I didn’t get sick, but I have heard of people who get a little sick from switching overnight, which I don’t get, you’re not adding anything(unless all you ate prior was junk food), you just taking a very few things away.
Cheese is soooo hard to give up, but all you have to do is power through a month of no milk or milk derived stuff, and you’ll totally be ok.
Like Styna said, it’s not “I can’t have this” it’s “I chose to not eat this”.
I went “cold tofurky” as VeganCaramel put it 🙂
Simply because I just didn’t want to eat the products I knew were supporting horrible industries, and also causing harm to my body and the environment.
Whichever you decide to do, make sure you never say to yourself “I can’t have that” or “I am not allowed to have that”, because it’ll never work that way. You have to remind yourself why you don’t WANT it. The reason you are going vegan in the first place 🙂
You can try going “cold tofurky” if you like. Doing it slowly isn’t “better” or “easier”, it’s just slower and sometimes people just give up in the middle of the slow process. check out vrg.org/nutrition for help on what you should eat, look up “companies that do not test on animals” through google, and start looking for what you can do in your local area that benefits animals.
When I went vegetarian I started by getting into the habit of reading ingredients to familiarize myself with labels and what is okay to eat and what isn’t. It took me six months to become vegan because I had cut everything from my diet and life that was derived from animals, but it was hard for me to give up cheese. I knew how much cows suffered for it though and I didn’t want to contribute to that so I finally became 100% vegan. (: Even though I had trouble cutting out cheese it was still very easy for me to become vegan. There is no necessity to become vegan slowly by eliminating one ingredient or food at a time because your body doesn’t need any nutrients from animals. So, you’re not going to get sick from eliminating them all at the same time. If you want to be a vegan now, then do it. Just be sure you’re eating healthy and taking supplements, B12 being the most important. It all really depends on how you are and I suppose how dedicated you are. (:
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