I often talk to people who are thinking about going vegan but they have no idea where to start. It can seem like an overwhelming process to someone who has been consuming meat for their entire life. But it doesn’t have to be stressful or confusing.
I believe that the first step to going vegan is to find your “why”. This can seem like a simple process, but it is also a crucial one. Are you considering going vegan to save animals, to reduce climate change, to protect your body from disease, to increase your energy, to improve your skin, to lose weight, to improve your digestion, to align with your morals and spirituality or to save our planet? The reasons are endless!
So how do you find your “why”? I highly recommend watching the following documentaries to see what resonates with you the most:
*Forks Over Knives on Netflix (Health)
*What the Health on Netflix (Health)
*Cowspiracy on Netflix (Environment)
*Food Inc. on Netflix (all encompassing)
*Earthlings on Youtube (Animals)
I also recommend visiting a local sanctuary. Not only will you get to be up close and personal with animals who have been rescued from the animal agriculture industries, but you will also get to hear their stories and to learn about what happens to animals destined to be on our plates.
Now that you have your “why” make sure to post it everywhere! Post pictures of your why around the house, on your computer, on your phone and on your refrigerator. Changing old habits isn’t always easy and having this reminder will give you constant motivation so that you will stick with the transition to going vegan.
I hope that helps!
If you have already found your “why”, please comment below with your reason. I would love to hear from you!