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  • Hi I am new :) I need some advice on how to get started!

    Profile photo of RavenDarkeve

    Over a year ago

    I got referred her by my friend. I’ve been a meat eater all my life I am 19 years old.
    I just got done eating a bbq sandwich and drinking some milk and my friend posted
    this Video on facebook that shows the abuse animals suffer in the slaughter houses,
    Now I feel like a horrible person for eating that junk. :( I want to make a change
    and make a difference. And I wanna stop eating meat and go Vegan. Any advice
    for a newbie would be appreciated 😉 . I don’t really know what the first step I should take is.
    And I’m pretty worried about how i can pull this off. My family are a bunch of meat eaters
    and I am afraid them buying all the food they buy will tempt me. But I am gonna try.
    What are the first steps I need to take towards this Life changing/saving choice I am trying
    to make? I mean what do vegans eat?What do we look out for in food? How do we know it’s
    vegan? And what can I do to help the animals? Thank you for your time. :)

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  • Profile photo of hakred

    Over a year ago

    First, @RavenDarkeve, welcome! :)

    Though a vegan lifestyle may seem intimidating at first, it’s easy, really. Here’s a list of sometimes sneaky ingredients to watch out for: http://www.peta2.com/lifestyle/animal-ingredients/ and a guide to vegan grocery shopping: http://www.peta2.com/lifestyle/guide-to-vegan-grocery-shopping/ to help you get started.

    Since you’re interested in helping animals even more, you should check out peta2’s animal saving missions here: http://www.peta2.com/actions/ and take action to save animals (and earn points!: http://www.peta2.com/about/frequently-asked-questions/can-you-explain-how-the-points-work/)

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  • Profile photo of alanatedwards

    Over a year ago

    When I decided to become a vegetarian, I gradually decreased my meat intake. It helps to start with meatless Mondays, then progress towards going totally meatless. I was surprised that most of my favorite foods were already vegetarian/vegan. And if your favorite food DOES contain meat (like burgers), there are usually soy/veggie-based alternatives that taste even better.I know soo many people who have tried and failed at going vegetarian because they went into it too quickly, without enough knowledge about how to make/find satisfying meatless foods. My family also eats meat, and it was a little tempting when I first became a vegetarian. But watching a quick video about factory farming and remembering why you decided to go vegetarian ALWAYS gets rid of any meat craving. I would suggest going vegetarian first, then trying vegan once you are adjusted. Congrats on making the right choice to stop supporting animal cruelty:) Best of luck to you!

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  • Profile photo of Vineet

    Over a year ago

    Go step by step.
    First quit meat for 3-4 days of the week.
    Once you get used to that, you can do that for the whole week.
    Then you can slowly cut dairy too.

    My advice is, don’t let this be a temporary thing and take your time to make sure it’s permanent :)

    Cheers!

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  • Profile photo of april

    Over a year ago

    i just started either, about a week ago and i so feel you 😉
    peta has great recipes here http://www.peta2.com/recipes/ maybe you should try those
    too bad for me i can’t -_-
    goodluck !

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