An amazing quarter of a million people took part in Veganuary 2019. January 2020 is set to see even more people trying vegan for a month, as we become ever-more aware of the benefits of following a vegan diet for animals, the environment and human health.
If you are thinking of going vegan, January is the perfect time to try. It’s easier than ever, and by taking part in Veganuary you’ll be joining thousands of others gaining support as part of an international community of like-minded people.
“We are super-excited about Veganuary, as our mission is to help others to go, stay and enjoy being vegan. Our 10 minute video 6 steps to going vegan, shows you how to do this the easy way.”
The Vegan Approach’s experienced vegan volunteers include 3 Valley Vegans’ very own Elizabeth King, who delivers the 6 steps to going vegan talk at festivals around the north. After being awarded a university certificate in plant-based nutrition, Elizabeth is now also offering talks on vegan nutrition, where she will share her expert knowledge and passion on how to be a healthy vegan.
After years of experience of supporting others to go vegan, The Vegan Approach have devised these 6 stepsshowing you how to go vegan the easy way.
Find your motivation – working out why you want to be vegan and researching the many benefits will keep you on track.
Decide what to eat – there’s so much choice on a plant-based diet. To help you make the transition, The Vegan Approach give handy hints on menu ideas, recipes, food swaps and where to shop.
Find out about nutrition– there are many benefits to a plant-based diet but you may be concerned about meeting your nutritional needs. Follow The Vegan Approach nutrition tips to make sure your diet is balanced.
Find vegan friendly restaurants – you’ll soon find being vegan at home is easy, but may wonder where to eat out. The Vegan Approach guide will point you in the right direction.
Veganise your life – during Veganuary you may just want to eat a plant-based diet, but once you have this sussed you might choose to follow a vegan lifestyle, avoiding animal products in clothing, cosmetics and household products.
Think about friends and family – before starting your vegan journey you may think that the hardest part will be missing certain foods, such as cheese. However, people often discover that the most difficulties come from being vegan in a non-vegan world. Meeting other vegans can really help, and the great news is that 3 Valley Vegans are hosting an event in February for local Veganuary, where you can meet like-minded people and find out even more about how to go and stay vegan.
So that’s The Vegan Approach 6 steps in a nutshell. Visit www.theveganapproach.co.uk and follow them on social media for more tips on how to go vegan the easy way.
Good luck with your vegan journey and if you are already vegan please share their video and help us create thousands more vegans!
Our support for Veganuary continues throughout January 2019 with our social gathering.
Friday, 18 January
2pm for 1-2 hours
Humblest of Pleasures, Hebden Bridge (35 Market Street, HX7 6EU, bus stop near the Co-op)
Come along if you would like to share your experience of trying a plant-based diet for the new year, or if you have any questions that you’d like to ask other people who are trying it out too. Perhaps you would like to know about shopping, cooking or eating out? How do you get on with friends, family or colleagues? What have you found most difficult and most easy?
There will be a chance to speak to people who have been vegan for many years who can describe how the health and well-being aspects have worked out for them.
We will be hosting a quiz at the end of the month too! Details to follow.
New year resolution pledges are on the horizon! January will be with us very soon and it is the official month for detox after the Christmas eating sessions. A fabulous way of becoming healthier is to go plant based. It is also better for the environment and kinder to animals.
3 Valley Vegans will be hosting events throughout January to help people who have an interest in this healthier lifestyle. There will be meet-ups, talks, workshops and films to help empower you. There will be people on hand and over the phone to help with any questions you may have.