Monthly Archives: September 2014

Tips for becoming vegan

 

Eating vegan in a world dominated by meat and dairy can be make you feel a bit isolated at first. However, the world is changing, and there are an amazing number of resources if you dig into it. Here are some examples.
First, check out the video “Forks over Knives” on Netflix. It’s pretty powerful. and they have associated websites. forksoverknives.com and engine2diet.com
Our favorite site to get the most definitive facts about nutrition is nutritionfacts.org Dr. Greger scans the latest research and makes short, entertaining videos to keep us up to date. And it’s free!
There are some online magazines – I like vegWorld. see vegworldmag.com or download the app on your iPad.
There are more vegan and veg-friendly restaurants popping up all the time. In San Diego, my favorites include Plumeria on park ave and Native Foods (3 san diego locations). Good web resources are thefussyfork.com and happycow.net.
At meetup.com,  sandiegovegans and sandiegorawvegans both have potlucks, cooking classes, and other events where you can network with others. And there are websites with tips on becoming vegan:

http://www.vegansociety.com/become-a-vegan/

http://www.oprah.com/packages/vegan-starter-kit.html

http://features.peta.org/how-to-go-vegan/

http://www.wikihow.com/Become-a-Vegan

Of course, you can check out my blog for recipes and other articles about a plant-strong lifestyle include a four part article on how Donna and I manage being vegan (search for vege story)
The bottom line is that you are not alone, and you have lots of resources available. Use them.