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10 Things to Know Before Trying a Vegan Diet. EDUCATE YOURSELF FIRST. Going vegan isn’t about only eating salads — doing so may cause you to fall short on your nutrient needs, such as IT’S NOT NECESSARILY HEALTHY. IT’S NOT A MAGIC PILL FOR WEIGHT LOSS. OR FOR ANYTHING.

SEEK THE BEST PROTEIN. 10 Things You Should Know Before Going Vegan. 1. It is okay to start small and slow.

Whatever the reasoning that sparked the lifestyle change, start small and slow. Making slight modifications can ease the transition and lessen the overwhelming task of eliminating such a large portion of a modernized diet. Not only are vegan diets linked to lower risks of cardiovascular and other diseases, but many report feeling an increase in energy (which is why so many pro-athletes are espousing the benefits of a vegan diet), and better digestion (likely due to an increase in fiber intake), but many people notice less bloating, less puffiness, and radically clearer skin after eliminating dairy — which is a source of inflammatory. We travel often and are always trying new vegan restaurants in different cities. Follow along with us on Instagram!

These 10 things will make it a lot easier to follow a vegan diet. 1. Honey is NOT vegan. You might know that, but non-vegans will not.

You will be correcting people forever on this and it will spark many debates. 2. Vitamin B12 occurs naturally only in animal foods. Going on a vegan diet means consuming no animal products at all, so you’ll want to stock up on a variety of B12-fortified foods as well as a B12. 10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Went Vegan The commitment to officially say “I’m vegan” was a decision I deliberated about for a long time.

Now that this once extreme lifestyle now feels familiar, I have just enough perspective to wish I could go back and give my pre-vegan self (or someone else in my shoes) a few pointers. Raw till 4: A low-fat vegan diet inspired by the 80/10/10 and starch solution. Raw foods are consumed until 4 p.m., with the option of a cooked plant-based meal for dinner.

Even the most hardened Paleo guys and girls will concede that a Vegan diet can be a great short term detox. Add to that the very real dangers of our industrial meat torture chambers and I decided to give the vegan diet a try for one week. See also: Can Vegans get enough Vitamin A? Lesson #1 – Going Vegan Can Feel Amazing. 10 years ago, a vegan diet equated to vegetables interspersed with soy milk, soy cheese, soy bacon, soy protein, soy cereal, tofu, and tempeh.

Now, the health problems with chronic soy consumption are becoming more mainstream and many vegans have reduced their soy consumption. Many vegetarians allow themselves to eat animal products such as dairy and even eggs (which, strictly should be considered as meat as it is an animal cell). Vegans, on the other hand do not allow themselves to consume any animal products at all.

That means no milk, no butter or yogurt; it is a very restricted diet.

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One may ask if it’s possible to take into account each vitamin, mineral, and essential fat, plus the necessary protein, amino acids, and fiber, and then to develop a plan that meets the nutrient needs of every adult vegan—a plan that fits on a page or two for daily use.

“Becoming Vegan: The Complete Reference to Plant-Base Nutrition, Comprehensive Edition” by Brenda Davis, Vesanto Melina
from Becoming Vegan: The Complete Reference to Plant-Base Nutrition, Comprehensive Edition
by Brenda Davis, Vesanto Melina
Book Publishing Company, 2014

Vegan for life: everything you need to know to be healthy and fit on a plantbased diet.

“History of the Soyfoods Movement Worldwide (1960s-2019): Extensively Annotated Bibliography and Sourcebook” by William Shurtleff; Akiko Aoyagi
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by William Shurtleff; Akiko Aoyagi
Soyinfo Center, 2019

Vegans answer questions on a weekly basis about their choice to avoid animal products — so get familiar with the facts and get comfortable explaining your logic and actions.

“Living Vegan For Dummies” by Alexandra Jamieson
from Living Vegan For Dummies
by Alexandra Jamieson
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Once I realized that vegan food was great, I became more receptive to the ethical part and began learning as much as possible so that I could make my choices with full knowledge of the facts!”

“Critical Perspectives on Veganism” by Jodey Castricano, Rasmus R. Simonsen
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by Jodey Castricano, Rasmus R. Simonsen
Springer International Publishing, 2016

I know my vegan diet provided me with the discipline to endure the pain and to stay physically and mentally balanced.

“Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health, and Society” by A. Breeze Harper
from Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health, and Society
by A. Breeze Harper
Lantern Books, 2009

When you are first starting out on a vegan diet, it can be a little overwhelming.

“Vegan Cookbook for Beginners: The Essential Vegan Cookbook To Get Started” by Rockridge Press
from Vegan Cookbook for Beginners: The Essential Vegan Cookbook To Get Started
by Rockridge Press
Callisto Media Incorporated, 2013

The information I learned and the images I saw were enough to get me to change my entire lifestyle—adopt a vegetarian diet immediately and a full vegan lifestyle months later.

“Vegan Bodybuilding and Fitness” by Robert Cheeke
from Vegan Bodybuilding and Fitness
by Robert Cheeke
Book Publishing Company, 2011

Trust me; I did a lot of research because I wanted the vegan diet to work for me.

“The Carnivore Diet” by Shawn Baker
from The Carnivore Diet
by Shawn Baker
Victory Belt Publishing, 2019

The diet we ultimately recommend does not include animal products that require the taking of life, and except for options in the “congee” recipes, the extensive cookbook section is vegan (without any animal products whatsoever).

“Healing with Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition” by Paul Pitchford
from Healing with Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition
by Paul Pitchford
North Atlantic Books, 2002

It took me a while longer to become a vegan because I didn’t know anything about veganism.

“By Any Greens Necessary: A Revolutionary Guide for Black Women Who Want to Eat Great, Get Healthy, Lose Weight, and Look Phat” by Tracye Lynn McQuirter
from By Any Greens Necessary: A Revolutionary Guide for Black Women Who Want to Eat Great, Get Healthy, Lose Weight, and Look Phat
by Tracye Lynn McQuirter
Chicago Review Press, Incorporated, 2010

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  • Maple Syrup Urine Disease.
    When the body goes in to keto it creates sugar from BCAA amino acids. On a vegan diet you eat alot sugar so never go in keto. So dont have all that unusable sugar in body no more. So at first it was a shock because felt so good.
    Its like OMG its a miracle, veganism its all real, all the the stuff they saying, it must be, we going to save earth. Such a happy euphoric feeling and depression goes because now can see an endless rainbow of life, so dont notice much because feel so good and then get so angry at every body else for not feeling good too, its what evil people doing and want to steal this from me, this is pure goodness and dont do that awful things to animals and seething with hate, no longer relate any body. Its like being hospital if fit and happy its so depressing and misable to be forced to lay in bed until die, its such a stark difference, its like dying, i dont want to die, i want every body to feel good too and dont understand any of their reactions they start looking alien like are foreiners, its who are these people do i even know them. Bringing meat in to the house get PTSD from all those slughthouse movies and can’t handle it.
    I only lasted a few years and i did not put two and two together, even when i would randomly just fall over, veganism was the be all and end all, i see the research, read the advice, had all that fruits vegies are food for you it dont enter my mind it could all some how be bullshit, every thing else seems so perfect, but be stuff like pass out smash head in to the table or cooking have microsleep like heap time disappears in a blink of an eye and the kitchen on fire. Never put two and two together. When ate meat again still could not believe it, its like hah some else is happening i got no idea what or how, i eat meat its like Jesus curing the cripples with fish but it was beef.

  • For me I just went straight into it and it went really well I haven’t had any struggle but I have been making sure I’m eating all my greens I was a cheese love and chicken but then there was alternative that tasted just as good it’s not really a diet to me because I still eat all my favorite snacks like chips ice cream with just vegan replacements

  • I was in a long battle with my family on going vegan and i finally did it this year ppl around you might hurt you but its worth it i feel a lot calmer now and im more satisfied with eating

  • I’m a child that wants to be vegetarian and it’s always been something I’ve been interested in but I like horror and one day I was reading one of those creepy text chat stories and it was about creatures eating humans Alive and the characters were talking about how awful this was and it made me realize we eat animals all the time why is it suddenly the worst thing in the world when the same is done to a human so more I’m trying to become vegetarian

  • im a vegetarian(for 3 weeks, gotta start somewhere) slowly becoming a vegan. cut out eggs and cheese mostly already. but still got some work to do. i now see meat packages more as… beings than products. and it disturbs me a bit. but im so proud i wont eat meat anymore. i think all animals are equals and im sad how not all people feel the same.

  • I’m a new vegan did it cold turkey going in my 3 month, I did it for health though,but ended up loving the food,all the beatiful colors on fruits and vegies, grains just everything and everything taste so good love love love vegan 4 life thanks 4 sharing��

  • I very much appreciate the way you went about discussing this. Veganism (at least the food aspect. I already don’t wear or purchase leather or use products tested on animals) isn’t a lifestyle I see myself trying, but I am thankful for the respectful and informative way in which you explained it. I still learned a lot

  • This was so well researched. I do want to add something for those who are just vegetarian or just watching because you love Kaitlyn. And that is, if you’re going to buy and eat eggs, go farm fresh. Preferably one where you can tour and see the chickens. What is not known about chickens is the hens eill eat their own eggs if the eggs not fertile and they are not collected. But do be ethical and support the local chickens if you’re going to eat eggs, because a happy chicken lays more eggs. And I get all of this information from my mother, a lady who owns I think 7 chickens? Very spoiled chickens I should add. But really, if you’re going to eat eggs, be choosy with your eggs, you’ll be supporting a happy chicken and getting a better tasting egg. And chicken will actually have room to run and peck.

  • should i consider going vegan? im already skinny though and only 15:/ i definitely don’t want to get skinner but would like some feedback please!

  • What the health, and forks over knives documentaries on netflix that explain how eating dairy and meat causes cancer and other horrible diseases

  • Yes it is about synergy,you can’t have one thing with out the other,a variety of foods are needed for good health,eg iron is better absorbed if accompanied by vit C& vit C isolated is not as effective out of the fruit it was created in,as it needs the fibre &various other nurrients contained within the fruit to be able to get absobed correctly.Such a great vid,thank
    You ��.

  • I think a very important aspect of being a clean eating vegan is.. how can I switch my dog to a vegan diet? I don’t like touching meats physically but it seems impossible to convert my 15 yr. old dog to eat plant/legume based.

  • Your diet is 100 % up to you and is different for everyone, but personally I love veganism. I lost 40 ib with veganism, got rid of my acne, have a better relationship with food, and feel better! I recommend you try to atleast for a month to see if it’s a good fit for you

  • I went vegan for 2 weeks but it was pretty hard so I’m going Vegetarian. Once I’m vegetarian maybe for a year I’ll try to do vegan once I’m ready. Thank you for the video!❤

  • I’ve been vegan for less than 24 hours and I’m going to the store this week to try and get new foods to try. Wish me luck! I already feel better though

  • Im started vegan 5 days ago i felt the gas but the energy level is so much and feel strong, i have new personal records of my own

  • Going vegan this year, matter of fact, I already started and this is my first week! Now I’m trying to educate myself and absorb as much information as I can about the vegan lifestyle. Great video, thank you!

  • I am considering going vegetarian for some time and seeing where it takes me. I am a huge fan of meat and I’d do anything to eat it. But when I do I feel sluggish. As an athlete being sluggish is a big no go. I’ll try this out

  • after going plant based for 3 months i healed my gene mutated rheumatism completely, my thyroid stopped acting up, and i have no more acne breakouts <3. i was always so skeptical and ignorant when making vegan jokes but since going plant based ive even turned vegan:\ feeling like an idiot hypocrite now but i cant give it up cause i regained my life after 26 years of torturous bone pains in just a mere 90 days. xoxo! bless yall!

  • wow… I am only 13 years old and I was thinking about going vegan. this video made me have a whole realization on how we treat animals so poorly. it’s almost like high school. we like cats and dogs because they are cute, but then we eat other animals because maybe they aren’t cute and they are tasty. it’s just like how popular kids in high school are treated almost with more respect just because they are good looking!!

  • They forgot the last one where the malnourished vegan dies of starvation…

    But that never happens, they just switch back to the satisfying omnivore diet.

  • I’m going Vegan but I still need something like OATS Porridge to BURN while exercising. I need a good clean, and only Veganism can do it. But with FRUIT, not just vegetables alone.

  • Taste buds are a real thing I eat veggies but I also like to try any veggie I have never tried before it is fun when I get to try a new veggies I just add it to the list more things for me to eat

  • this video made me look up why parmesan wasn’t vegetarian and led my to discover rennet and now i cant look at cheese the same smh

  • I started being vegan yesterday. It’s honestly so easy and fun! I made sour cream and ranch FROM CASHEWS??? My family was so surprised. My first day was kind of a cheat day, I ate a lot of really good vegan food. But I’ll be eating mostly clean now.

  • It is fantastic to be a vegetarian you might feel the difference in couple of years not immediately may be…i m a vegetarian since my childhood and its amazing feeling��������Thanks for sharing this lovely video����
    Stay connected pls always ����

  • Really don’t understand why you should get rid of all animal goods you have after going vegan. It’s childish. Like hiding your past or your bad grades. And why vegans don’t talk about the resources spender on those products? How much leather jacket or boots or wallet REALLY cost?
    How much we overconsume the enviroment already?
    Now more than ever we should safe our resources.
    Throwing away a good item just because “I need a vegan replacement” will not help the planet. It will help plastic producing company that will make a warming layer on your coat or faux leather.
    All those fancy combucha or cactus leather are prototypes. 5 years at least to see them on real market.
    Otherwise it is only bellroy company left. Not suitable for everyone.
    So, please, to all those neonates like me, screw anyone who will try to shame you I that you’re not vegan if you wear animal goods.
    YOU ARE NOT VEGAN IF YOU EAT ANIMAL PRODUCTS.
    YOU ARE NOT VEGAN IF YOU BUY BRAND-NEW ANIMAL PRODUCTS.
    YOU ARE NOT VEGAN IF YOU ARE FREAKING SHAMER.

  • Thank you! I am trying it out and noticed I am using tofu, vegan meat, vegan cheese and that I don’t feel amazing eating those. I am trying to transition to the point of only using processed vegan alternatives a few times a week. My stomach is very bloated so far but i have done this before and energy will come in the long term

  • I’ve tried to go vegan but chicken being one of my favorite food makes it very difficult.. i am trying tho, hopefully I’ll get there someday

  • scientist ‘ doctors are idiots. Their irritating people. sometimes they say you have to eat nonveg. sometime says ear veg. They are crack need to send mental hospital.

  • been vegan for 2 years since i’m was 12!! absolutely love it, it’s honestly super easy and has definitely gotten easier with time changes to don’t be scared of it!!

  • I got my first pet last year at the age of 30 and since then it’s as if I realised that animals have feelings and personalities, as daft as that sounds. A few weeks ago it was as if someone hypnotised me and I now boke at the thought of eating eat. Strangest feeling ever but I’m loving it ��

  • I’m going on my third week of being vegan and I’ve been so confused about what I should and shouldn’t do so this was perfect timing for me! Thank you!!

  • I went Vegan for a year with my daughter, I’ve recently had slipped into dairy again.
    Doing a master cleanse tomorrow, & plan on going vegan again directly after!
    Thanks for the inspiration!!

  • Because of how much meat I used to have and thinking more of the process the animal is forced to go through. I don’t really crave meat or cheese as bad, but I do enjoy milk, sour cream, and cream cheese to name a few… I also feel I need to make a change in my diet to be healthier and happier.

  • Throughout history peasants, cults, starving refugee camps all only eat veggies and fruits and don’t understand there vegans and are healthier than meat eaters

  • I’ve been a vegan for at least 5 days so I need some assistance on what to buy when it comes to vegan food brands. Is it possible to name a few?

  • I need to show this to my mom. She’s a doctor and is hardcore Keto. I’m plant-based and she’s convinced that my diet is going to kill me…meanwhile she’s frying chicken in bacon grease and eating pork rinds by the handful as snacks. I do endurance races and weight training and have tons of energy. She’s always hungry. Hmm.
    Edit: Also just remembered that my own doctor is also meat-eating keto. I’m very worried about what’s going to happen when I decide to have children and how she’ll react to me wanting to do it plant-based…

  • When I went to get a checkup my doctor kept trying to tell me drinking milk is good for bones and that I should have at least one glass per day and I cringed so hard when she tried to tell me to start drinking milk in place of Almond milk and water.

  • I LOVE MEET I GREW UP EATING MEET MY FAMILY LOVES MEET DID I SAY I LOVE EATING MEET I EAT MEET AS MUCH AS 3 MEALS A DAY IF NOT MORE but I wanna be a vegeterian for health reasons the thought of being vegetarian makes me have a panic attack but am determined to do it please let me know easy tips on how I can substitute meat to meet my cravings for meet

  • Wow ur cute��…i mean yes i agree with making friends with someone who is a vegan. one of my supervisor at work is vegan and he’s been giving me advices on how to start. Also ive read Dr. Neal bernard’s book “vegan starter kit” which helps alot. Thanks for the video, take care.

  • I want to gain weight because i started to go workout and gain muscle. Do you think this will affect my workout on gaining weight if i go vegan?

  • My 2nd day of not eating meat. I’m 41 have 3 kids and a hubby. My daughter is giving it a go with me but the rest of them will still eat meat so I’m cooking two types. I’m an able cook and a cable mother so don’t need self help videos. But have tried being a pescatrian when a teenage. Must be easy now right! Thought I’d give this a video ago to see if there is any tips I haven’t thought of!

  • I just went vegetarian:) My diet is mostly vegan but I have a few things left over (like coffee creamer) that I am using up before getting alternatives. I feel good so far but yes, my stomach is NOT happy, lol! I know it will get used to things though. I am fortunate to have a really great support group at work and home so I think I can do this:)

  • Thank you for this video! I didn’t know for years I had a lot of allergies to things like gluten, dairy, fruit (except avocado, lime, lemon, and olives), and some other foods. They give me rashes all over my entire body and awful stomach/digestive pain. I am struggling to change to vegan, but I need and want to do it, not just because of my allergies, but also because of the impact on the environment like Palm oil. I don’t eat peanuts or peanut butter! Your video is so helpful!

  • I like to say that I am plant-based because I love honey (I buy local honey only). But when I first switched my diet I went full vegan and I kid you not I lost 30 lbs in two months(On top of exercise and daily vitamins) and 40 lbs overall. Since switching my diet to higher vibrational foods I have just become an overall better version of myself. I have begun viewing the world differently, connecting to nature, having compassion for myself and others, I have begun HEALING. I am not perfect and I still mess up, but switching to a plant based diet has drastically improved my life. I remember the last time I had chicken. I went to chick-fil-a with my friends and I was considering going vegetarian at the time. After eating the burger I just knew I would be making the switch and I switched over night. It is possible. The benefits are worth it! This has become a lifestyle and I strive to become better everyday now because of it.

  • I have been a vegetarian for 1 year now, without eating ANY meat whatsoever, I did it because of my love for animals, and I just wanted to write this to encourage you to seriously consider doing it ��

  • I’m starting my journey to be a vegan. My 9yr old daughter doesn’t really like meat and I stop drinking milk for like 5 yrs now. What foods do you recommend for kids? Today I made organic ramen noodles with a can of organic chick peas I put some celery and carrots and I serve with avocados, onions and cilantro and she really likes it.

  • Two yr ago I decided to rewire my mindset and began more of a vegetarian lifestyle. Now, I am well equipped with resetting my mindset often and have gone on several lifestyle nutritional changes to align with my fitness goals. This year, I desire to push myself to engage in a fulltime wholesome “greens” perspective as a way of environmental and animal awareness journey. Week 2 and so far I am feeling regulated and energetic. I intend to do this for the next 2+ weeks.

  • today will be my last day eating meat. i wanna be an exotic veterinarian so im not gonna eat the things i love and wanna help protect. so yeaa:)

  • No offense but you look malnourished and anorexic looking as most vegans look. You look better and healthier before. Stay away from the vegan diet!!! It’s nothing but a cult and a religion!! You’ve been warned!

  • Caitlin is the best.. helped me a lot I’ve been vegan for a week now:D been taking so many notes on your videos and have a huge grocery list ready:D

  • I’m so sad
    I’m trying to gain weight so my butt can get even bigger but I just saw a video of a cows throat being ripped out! How can I gain weight whilst being vegan?!!?

  • I don’t think I would go fully vegan just because I’m 13 I’m still developing and I don’t think I could fully handle a diet change and I don’t know much about being vegan. But I would love to start eating more vegan foods. But while eating meat and as I get older maybe I’ll eat less but I don’t think I’ll ever fully stop eating the things I am eating without being vegan

  • …as soon as she said, “…most importantly, for the animals”, I unsubscribed and I hadn’t even subscribed yet ��. No seriously… I’m all for the planet and animals. But it’s one thing I WILL NOT do, is step over a homeless person, to give a dog a bone. I’ll help the homeless person, and teach them to care for the dog.

  • Yes pleaae supplment with b12 and vitamin d3. That was the mistake i made. I was tired all the time and couldn’t even work out. I had a exfoliative chelitis that wouldn’t go away (i then realized it was due to low b12). My mental health was horrible. Like PLEASE SUPPLMENT.

  • I have been vegan for some weeks i had some milk by accident because its everywhere anyways i wanna buy vegan meat i cant find it.

  • What should I do if I am thirteen and I wanna become Vegetarian, but my dad thinks that “I need meat”? My mom doesn’t really care, but I think she’d be a bit frustrated when it comes to cooking food for the family. Does anyone have any advice? Anything.

  • This is one of my goals and you have been the one to continue influencing me to try this life style! I am worried about how to get healthy proteins because I am not a fan of beans, do you have any other suggestions for that as well? Love you and everything you stand for <3

  • I had no trouble going off meat in 2004. It took me 2 weeks to wean off of it. I don’t want it or miss it now. From my observation, most people seem to struggle going off meat and have a strong craving for it. I don’t think I have super human will power. Could some of this be genetic? If it was easy there would be a lot more vegans, since people love animals such as dogs, cats, horses, zoo animals, and birds. I would like to transition off of eggs and dairy after watching videos about those industries.

  • I’m on my 2 Weeks of being Vegan now. I have extreme itchiness on my body specially my upper arms and they’re all gone. No more dandruff and my eyes don’t hurt anymore. My sleep is better, belly is shrinking (finally after 2 kids), pimples are gone and I feel so alive and energetic.

  • Great! I went back to vegan 2 weeks ago, 3 days in all gas is gone, sleeping through the night 3 days! ENERGY level better. I did it a few years ago and now I am back for all the right reasons. It’s the best. I look forward to following you, glad I found you. Peace.

  • I have a head ache like every day since eating healthier like not even vegan just healthier but like feel better in myself if u get me but been researching veganism for a month now

  • I was one of those obnoxious people who laughed at people who were vegan. Now I’m a vegan and spend half my time apologizing to those people��

  • My mom is vegan and I am allergic to dairy but I eat meat when we eat somewhere.My mom loves animals and cows is her favorite animal

  • Any suggestion for someone who is a picky eater and don’t like the texture of certain foods? I really want to go vegan but I struggle because I am so picky when it comes to eating… Help!!:)

  • I’m 37 days in and the bloating just stopped 4 days ago. After meals I put a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a cup or less of water and my bloating reduced significantly.

  • I went vegetarian about a year and a half ago for environmental reasons, and did go mostly vegan for a bit too, but it was too hard living with my parents etc. So for now I’m vegetarian until I can move out. But that short amount of time eating mostly vegan I noticed my skin cleared up sooo much! I’ve struggled with acne for years, and cutting dairy was the only thing that truly helped. Also switching to super natural, simple skin care products. So that’s another plus of the lifestyle! Anyway, great tips! Always love your vids!

  • Nobody ever told me about the bloating…. I thought it was just me! �� I decided to switch because of health reasons. I’m prediabetic, when I went for another exam and saw that the numbers changed for the better, I was sold. My skin is so much better and lost 12 pounds!

  • true this is a huge issue. I focus so much on protein to build muscle that I eat fake processed protein bars and shakes and cookies etc

  • I, personally, believe that all animals should be treated equally no matter what type of animal it may be but I’m still stuck. I’m not a vegetarian but I feel like I have to be in order to have that belief. I’ve had people telling me I’m a fake animal lover/activist bc I’m not vegetarian. It’s been such a dilemma for me. I’ve grown up eating meat (I’m 14) and some of my favorite foods are types of meet. But then I think about how its selfish to kill for personal gain but then I go back to the thought that it’s the circle of life. Then I get headaches. Help

  • Hated the taste of meat, never liked honey, never had an egg on its own before. There’s plant based “dairy” to help me with the change. Only struggle for me was finding vegan desserts.

  • I currently just started to work at chicfila and I’ve just decided that I’m completely done eating meat. This is gonna be so hard especially the fact that I get free food @ work…. �� thx for the vid tho, I’m the only one in my house that wants to do this and these tips helped. I just want to improve my health, lifestyle, +help the animals..

  • The only thing that stopped my pain, fatigue and memory loss that were caused by my IBS is going: Vegan ��! I swear by it! I recommend making a list of the essential foods for a balanced Vegan diet + Snacks and assortments! Thank U

  • Thank you so much for this video. I am new to being vegan and I have commitment issues when it comes to sits or lifestyles. I appreciate it…..keep it up������

  • I feel that if you read the begging of the Bible it proves we should be vegan/vegetarian I hope things changed your a good person!!!!

  • Hi!! I’m super new to this, and going to college soon. Do you have any tips for being plant based at college? I just subscribed to your channel!!❤️�� and as a huge animal lover myself, I’ve significantly reduced my meat intake over the past few months and am so proud. When you were describing the pain pigs and other livestock go through, it physically pains me. Breaks my heart SO MUCH. I wish I had the power to save all animals from this abuse. But I’m making the change that I have the power to do and I am proud. Plus my body greatly needs it. Thank you for this video������������

  • Hello I have some questions about going vegetarian/ vegan
    At first I’d like to switch to vegetarian, to give my body a chance to addapt.
    Please I’m worried, if anyone could answer me I’ll be so happy
    Do i need to count nutrients or proteins or B12 supplement or sth? What should I be aware of when eating vegetarian way?
    I’m mainly worried to do this cause of:
    1. I won’t have enough nutrients, B12 etc.. I don’t really know how to count these things, which food is high on what etc I think it would be hard for me to know and get enough of everything i need
    2. Therefore I’m worried if I won’t be sick/ ill or something bad with my health
    3. Money. I’m scared of buying everyhting myself in my meat eaters family. I know they won’t support me, so I’m really worried that I won’t be able to buy vegan expensive food. Or is it just myth that vegan food is expensive?
    4. Also if could anyone tell me what should I eat in a day as a vegetarian and as a vegan as well. How many nutrients, proteins and everything? It’d be really helpful to know how a right fullfiling vegetarian/ vegan diet day looks like:)
    PLEASE Id be really GRATEFUL for anyone s answer

  • I haven’t ate meat in like 2 weeks and it’s going great!! Sometimes when my mom goes to chick fill a it is kinda hard to not eat a chicken nugget so I just get Mac n cheese lol well thanks for the tips love ya!!❤️❤️

  • Can you please do content on environmental and animal damage in the manufacture of vitamins B12 and other supplements that have no efficacy as a food supplement? I tried vego aiming for vegan. Didn’t absorb iron and B12. Gene apparently. Drs told me eating minimum organic grass fed meat, fish and occasional eggs is more effective absorbtion and doesn’t damage the earth or animals (in Australia). I’ve always been regular in everything and tried slow transition. Didn’t work. I still can’t stand cooking red meat so I order out. I hate this but people need to do this W Drs and dieticians.

  • Thank you so much for this video. SweetPotatoSoul, you’re video’s are very insightful, and are helping me feel ready to confidently enter in to my new vegan lifestyle.

  • I’m opposite. I gained every pound that took me 6 months to loose back as SOON as I went vegan. I don’t want to give up but it’s incredibly depressing.

  • I’m trying it out with my mom tomorrow! We’re going to take away foods little by little starting with meat and dairy, we’re checking our labels as well1

  • Thanks for sharing this wonderful video. I’ve been vegan for 10+ years now. Physically, mentally & spiritually my life has become so much better. The best decision I ever made.

  • Thank you for sharing. I am eating my first vegan chicken sandwich right now. I’m 46, and take medications daily for diabetes, ms, hypothyroidism, cancer, and osteoporosis. And my doctors are telling me, this is my life. I beg to differ. Some vegan things are tricky for me, due to my juvenile diabetes. I am so a huge animal lover. I do a lot of research on things, after seeing a few documentaries, why would I eat anything that has to live life that way. So sad. You have been an inspiration for me. I appreciate you my beautiful sister. much love

  • I tell you one thing blood flow is better and energy is crazy I also had the sizes but never the energy but now I am on some other shit

  • i went dairy free and egg free at 12 for my acne but ive started educating myself on environmental impact and animal cruelty so i went vegan about 5 months ago and my parents have finally gotten comfortable with it and they are even cutting out more animal products, its so great-(p.s. im 14) im hoping to be vegan for the rest of my life!

  • Such a good video. I needed some of this information and wanted to clear up a few things to myself but I definitely want to change to having a vegan diet but first I want to educate myself so that I know what I am doing. Thanks for sharing this and I also wanted to point out i kept looking at the background I loved it. ��

  • Not vegan and not sure If I will ever be (I’ve tried multiple times and fell off the wagon but will keep trying) but I do like seeing doctor’s opinions. I guess its because I know quite a few healthy 80+ year olds who aren’t vegan. Caveat the also don’t eat SAD; they eat mostly plant based with small amounts of fish, cheese, and meat.

  • I’ve seen so many people preach about keto/paleo versus Veganism. Medically, how is being vegan better?? I’m curious as I have had this recent onset of borderline repulsion to meat. Idk why, but I’m struggling to consume it.

  • I have been watching so many videos and documentaries this past week and I have decided today that I will be going vegan. I have always had problems with my stomach and family history of heart disease and I am hoping this will help me out. I am in a class about sustainability and learning about the meat industry and how much water they use and how awful they are for the environment, I am apaled at what this diet is doing to the earth. If anyone has any tips on becoming vegan while in college, please let me know.

  • After seeing what happened to nikocado avocado after he ate meat-
    I was inspired to be vegan/vegetarian

    When she said that she started disliking meat and her family loved meat-
    S a m e

  • hi everyone, i’m a small youtuber & i’d be so appreciative if you could give this comment a thumbs up! if you’re looking to be vegan this year, please watch my newest video!

  • Im 13 and I love meat but I’ve always felt so guilty eating it and my family makes meat every night and my dad isn’t supportive of it but my mum said she will help me become vegatarian

  • I was vegan in 2015-2016 but I was so lost and didn’t know what to make or eat and after a year I gave up. I feel like now I’m so much more mindful and we have so many recipes / youtubers now that make what I eat in a day videos. I feel like this video was made for me. Thank you so much for this. I’m gonna start today to make a change in my diet for the animals and for my health. I already use 100% cruelty free makeup / shampoo and conditioners so all that’s left is to make a change in my food. ❤️❤️❤️

  • Just bought daily harvest and truly loving it. All the meals are vegan, organic, and gluten free and my body is feeling great. But honestly being a lacto-Ovo vegetarian is the best for me.

  • Thanks I’m starting tommorow no meat for 30 days if i feel better i’ll do it more and won’t eat meat i feel really bad for cows pigs chickens i wanna turn vegetaron and maybe furthur on i’ll turn vegan

  • Do you have any tips on how to eat less meats when your parents prepare meat dishes every day and don’t really want to change that

  • Very nice Kaitlin���� Thank you! Going vegan is easier than people think, meaning on a psychological and/or addicted level, if they have access to the vegan foods! Vegan cream cheese is a great alternative to put on your bread and crackers & so on. Miyoko’s vegan butter is a excellent butter to have on bagels or any breads! The more you have it the more your taste buds will enjoy it! When you said, try the beyond meat beyond burger �� I was thinking the sametning�� I total agree on trying that vegan burger and now the company has beyond meat beyond sausages. Whole food stores are often out of the beyond meat beyond sausages b/c it’s so good! I promise if you never had that vegan burger, you will either really like it or love it! And If you eat the beyond burger and beyond sausage you shouldn’t have cravings for animal meat! You can also Try light life Gimme Lean (meatless) veggie sausage and light life Smart Bacon & light life organic Smoky Tempeh strips! All These vegan foods are from Lightlife.com �� When ever I had all 3 together between a bagel it was delicious �� It’s relatively breakfast food but of course you could have it any time����Good luck on any journey you do✌��

  • Amazing tips! I have been vegan for around 6 months now and have been trying to help friends and family switch over to a vegan or low meat diet. I made a simple guide myself on switching to this lifestyle, feel free to check it out! Here is the link to my article:) https://naturefanatics.blog/2018/04/30/tips-for-aspiring-vegans-vegetarians/

  • How can i make sure that i am eating enough protein and calories? do you use an app? ive been looking for something that can help me track what im eating

  • Me and my family just starting our transition to vegan. Thank you for honest answers about the beginning and the change you body/stomach goes through

  • I want to go vegan and I am trying to transition into it. I went cold Turkey for 1 month and got sick when I relapsed and ate fried chicken. I now have braces and I cant eat anything that I have to bite so I’m on a soft food diet. How can I gradually transition? Chicken is very hard to give up especially lemon pepper wings lol

  • I just want go be vegan because I feel bad for the animals. I once saw my dad slaughtering a chicken for someome’s birthday and I literally just started to cry.

  • Hmmmm…im Puerto Rican from The Bronx, im in an environment where in the hood lots of processed food is all over, how do you suggest a transition from the environment I live in to veganism? It isnt easy.

  • yesterday i would’ve been a pescatarian for a year but i’ve been eating vegan for 4 days now after watching earthlings. the problem is that i don’t know what to eat because i’m the only person that’s vegan in my family and i’m so much triggered. When i would be hungry as a pescatarian i would usually just eat bread with cheese or cookies or candy bars or something like that. But know, in these last four days, i can’t do that or just don’t want that. the only thing i’ve been eating for the last tree days are apples, noodles with ketchup, bananas and carrots. i feel pretty hungry all the time because literally, we don’t have that much vegetables since i almost ate all the carrots (1.5 kg) in four days. Do anyone know what to eat when you are hungry that really full your stomach??

  • If you are experiencing any negative effects from eating a vegan diet, don’t worry that is your body detoxing. The brain fog is real.

  • ive been vegan for 2 weeks so far unfortanulatly i mucked up and ate chicken schnitzel when I was drunk Saturday night, pub feeds are going to be a problem for me but still on track since

  • So true, I’m a newbie to the world of wholefoods eating, it blows my mind how much variety there is that go well together. I’m on my way to health and wellness.

  • I’m not vegan but I was vegetarian for a little bit. It’s been hard to transition back into it but I love learning more about the vegan lifestyle and recipes. I definitely want to incorporate more vegan friendly dishes into my diet. This was very informative

  • I watched a video and instantly I wanted to be vegan overnight I knew this would be hard because I am a Mexican and my family is Mexican and we eat white meat and red meat alot also I am 11 yrs. So I knew this would be hard I am trying really hard to become Vegan I also want to be vegan so it can help me eat better anyways I am really trying and I ate a 2 tacos today and I feel so bad right now because I really want to be Vegan!

  • I am 13 years old and I really want to be vegan, it might seem stupid that I want to be vegan at 13 but I feel like I would be much healthier and could help me in the future. That decision seems a bit stupid to my family (I really don’t understand why they have to judge me for the decisions I make even when I respect their decisions). Fortunately at my school you can ask for vegan food. It is going to be a very big change but I am sure that I will not regret it.

  • this is soo good, I am 59 and I have been vegan for 4 years. My mom who is 85 is also vegan now…she is off 13 of the 14 meds she was on. we take b12, vitamin C and D3.. our cholesterol is 146 and 145…my D3 was low and B12 was off the charts. Protein levels were normal and i take NO protein from anything except plants

  • just started to go vegan. This channel has been the best.Thank you for the tips and the fab cookbook.After just a few weeks I fèel so much better.

  • People only eat meat because it’s cooked if it was raw no one would eat it and blood and flesh repulse humans so should we be eating it?

  • Hi Ed, love your videos. I have been vegan 6 months now, I love your approach to educating people. I have started a vegan food page of anyone would like to follow and try my recipes, they are free https://www.instagram.com/veganchopchop/?igshid=ac8253eyihfr

  • We are both in our 80’s and still believe in having a strong body and a calm mind. This was an excellent video and we learned a lot from you. We are doing research for our new YT channel that is all about healthy aging. Thank you so much and keep up the great work!

  • First mistake: trying to go vegan. You need to do it because you deeply believe in it. Indoctrinate yourself to the point where you cannot be moved from your commitment even as you lose your period, your mind becomes muddled, your skin revolts, etc. Just call any health issues you have as part of detoxing. Remember, you are saving the world! So says this ex-vegan.

  • The ONLY rule I’m concerned with is What my body needs to run best! I’m so confused by all the “information” that is ACTUALLY more based on a belief system than facts!
    It seems impossible for anyone to weed through the bullshit!

  • I just started being vegetarian yesterday for my reasons and I also want to save the animals and also I want to be healthy and I’m also 12 years old yea hopefully it goes good thx for the advice �� ��

  • Love this video! Just decided to start the vegan journey a few days ago and this helps so much with the research I’m getting into for it.

  • I knew one day I was gonna stop eating meat, I just needed the courage and was waiting for the right moment. If happened when I was on a ferry and there was this car full of pigs, it was really hot and they were making a lot of noises like they were suffering:(:(:( I felt horrible and since that day I stopped eating pigs because I feel sorry for them, now I decided to cut off all the types of meat. I’ve been vegetarian for a week and I feel really good, don’t really feel like missing meat.!

  • I’m a vegetarian, and I have trouble with my weight because of sugar. I made a commitment to stop eating sugar, and milk products. I’m going to make another commitment to go vegan. As of tomorrow I’m going to eat plant based foods.

  • This is so helpful for me! I’m transitioning to a vegan lifestyle and hoping to fully transition in two days…. can’t tell you how much I needed this encouragement! I don’t know any vegans in my community!

  • I was a vegan back in 2015-2018….mostly raw type….considering going full force once again preferably high carb low fat. Can’t stop binge eating desserts and cheesy things

  • The tacos look so good!! Loved all the information! I’m slowly turning to a vegan lifestyle. There are a few items I’m not sure I can give up as yet. Mostly shellfish. Thank you for this awesome tutorial!

  • https://www.gofundme.com/charlies-eye-surgury Please click the link to donate whatever you can for my dog Charlie ❤️ thank you so much.

  • I’m definitely giving it a shot. Your video was very helpful. Thank you! I’m gonna supplement on B12 to compensate weakness if I were 2 feel it like you did.

  • I can’t even believe how crazy this is! Three days ago I made the decision to go vegan. & I’ve been so happy because it’s been such a positive three days so far! I haven’t felt like I’m missing out on anything at all & im finding things that taste so good! & then this video comes up! Seriously perfect timing ��

  • Why would people consider the health disadvantages, whatever they are and if they exist, of a vegan diet as a more important concern than the disaster that is the average American diet? The obesity in America is absolutely nuts. When they visit foreign countries, especially on leisure cruises, and enter European and Asian countries: they really, really stand out. Why can’t people just eat vegan during the week, and take the weekend out?

  • My mom is 85 and grew up poor. She only had meat on Sunday. While I was growing up there was more money but we had a garden and ate mostly from it but also ate some meat. I’m 60, healthy and take no medicines. Always great check ups. I do eat some meat but vegetables and fruits and grains such as quinoa and nuts and seeds make up by far the biggest part of my diet. No processed foods. Very limited sugar. I sweeten with fruits mostly and eat home cooked foods prepared by my husband, daughter and myself….. I suggest a video from Dr Ekberg, something like ‘vegan or keto? ‘ It might help someone trying to decide what to do.

  • I’ve been vegetarian for 3years, for the last 2 months I’ve been vegan not only do I feel better than I ever have in my life, my brain has started working on all cylinders, no more foggy heads l feel better on everything even my eyes are starting to see clearly, going Vegan is the best change I have made in my life,I’m 61 do 30 press ups every morning go for long hikes my legs don’t even hurt anymore after a 18 mile hike ☺����������������������

  • Brilliant, you ve become blessing to other people and animals and whole our beautiful planet…..and moreover you re gorgeous woman…

  • I wanna become vegetarian because my family eats alot of meat and i honestly got tired of meat i want to become pescatarian and slowly rise to vegetarian

  • Soo anyone else notice the kitty came from a shelter? <3 The ear tip is a universal sign in the US that it has been fixed. This happens anytime a stray is brought into a shelter

  • I think enough studies and testimonies to draw a informed conclusionit’s not about meat nor vegetablesit’s about the quality and quantity of food.most who are in the docs surgery are there through lifestyle maladyeating far to much and not exercising 1500 calories for the average active male is sufficient.most consume 3000 + calories per day which is causing the chronic inflammation in the body.
    OMAD and extended fasts seems to be winner in the healing stakes along with a diet rich in iodinesea veg / Kelp,also fermented fare.switching from one extremity to the other is not the answer.
    Most Vegans I know ( long term) do not have good teeth! is it excess sugar from their choice in foods or some missing mineral / vitamin? Who knows!,grey teeth and a pasty complexion is not attractive.
    Include fermented foods and excerise and you won’t see the inside of a docs surgery for a long time.Dont get sucked into fad diets and dangerous( excessive) excercise routines have you ever seen a healthy pro body builder over the age of 50 NO, A professional football player healthy over the age of 50 not many! Professional boxer over the age of 40 NO! A person who eats restricted calories ( except ones with mental health issues ) YES good health and longevity

  • I absolutley loved this I’m a registered nurse and I work for a company called sharecare in which supports the dean ornish lifestyle medicine program…I am newly transitioning over to a more WFPB diet..I have researched his studies I have followed doctor neal barnard…Dr. Mcdougall Dr. Lim I’ve watched the china study forks over knives the science doesnt lie and I’m learning more and more I am so passionate about diabetes it’s one if the core conditions I teach on so I say I’m so happy that you guys have posted this video…I love to share this kind of information with my mbrs… I just wish more of us…healthcare professionals were on board

  • I would say, for me the best thing is to bring knowledge to others, and spreading the word with my friends and family, has totally change their way of seeing veganism, they’re so into it, they respect it, and understand it, they even has-been telling me that their animal products consumption has reduced drastically. It was great for me, because I saw something positive in there, being the change, and inspiring others.

  • What I love the most about your videos is that you don’t bash non vegans, & you educate people. I’ve come across several vegans who judge others for not being vegans. That approach has NEVER worked for me. Watching your videos is inspiring me to change the way I eat, & I truly appreciate that.

  • Hi Jenne i enjoy yor vegan meal prep it is well done i know all chef are great ur but u do yor thing in the kitchen as very skillful a d well abserv to watch and save to try for myself i am been for onec16 years most of my cook prep is raw but is nice see that in many color and ingredients of many vegan recipes are well around and well as you do to make many wonderful dishes is are enjoying to make ps keisha and yor fan bonjour Jouree

  • I was vegetarian first (for about five years) and then last week I,finally, decided to become vegan. Personally, it was easier than I expected it to be. I had digestive issues only once so far but everything was resolved after a nice cup of ginger tea. As of now I don’t regret going vegan and in the long run I surely will be even more certain of my situation. It feels good to know that I am helping the earth, the animals and that I am also improving my health. If that doesn’t make you feel wholesome then I don’t know what else could. Very nice video.

  • Hello I have some questions about going vegetarian/ vegan
    At first I’d like to switch to vegetarian, to give my body a chance to addapt.
    Please I’m worried, if anyone could answer me I’ll be so happy
    Do i need to count nutrients or proteins or B12 supplement or sth? What should I be aware of when eating vegetarian way?
    I’m mainly worried to do this cause of:
    1. I won’t have enough nutrients, B12 etc.. I don’t really know how to count these things, which food is high on what etc I think it would be hard for me to know and get enough of everything i need
    2. Therefore I’m worried if I won’t be sick/ ill or something bad with my health
    3. Money. I’m scared of buying everyhting myself in my meat eaters family. I know they won’t support me, so I’m really worried that I won’t be able to buy vegan expensive food. Or is it just myth that vegan food is expensive?
    4. Also if could anyone tell me what should I eat in a day as a vegetarian and as a vegan as well. How many nutrients, proteins and everything? It’d be really helpful to know how a right fullfiling vegetarian/ vegan diet day looks like:)
    PLEASE Id be really GRATEFUL for anyone s answer

  • I’M IN LOVE WITH YOUR CHANNEL <3 I wish I had found you in the beginning of my vegan life. You are seriously a breath of fresh air

  • I totally agree, I went Vegetarian about 6 months ago and since then Colours seem brighter to me, I no longer feel depressed or full of anxiety all the time, and i feel better then i ever have, now im gonna try going Vegan!

  • Looking for suggestions on where to get good Vegan shoes & clothes etc…
    I found Epsala.com & Willsveganstore, they look good, but I want to know more places…

  • Factory farming is bad, very bad! We can all agree on that, but factory farming includes plant farms.

    What most people don’t realize is the negative impact to both human health and the Earth’s environment that veganism produces. There are many, many accounts now of vegans destroying their health from a few years to as many as 20 years. Even hardcore vegans that have the fortitude, desire, money, and knowledge to do veganism “right”. An excellent example is Lierre Keith: https://youtu.be/uFm2QLLuh6I

    You want to save the planet from environmental damage, reverse desertification, dramatically reduce pesticide use of all kinds, sequester CO2 to pre-industrial times, improve the lives of all animals (wild and domesticated), and make a monumental improvement in human food worldwide, watch Allan Savory’s TED talk: https://youtu.be/vpTHi7O66pI
    Allan’s recent presentation: https://youtu.be/q7pI7IYaJLI

    Example of a good ol’ boy raising animals right: https://youtu.be/UoQWLK8-CYE

  • I’m so glad that you have invited this great doctor Mauricio González, he’s a highprepared person, very intelligent, and kind:3

  • I was very upset cause my son is 12 and daughters is 13 and there pediatrician for the pass 3 years keeps pushing eat meat even after I told her we went vegan. She states my kids need meat in there diet. N I don’t feel the need to argue with her yet I’m annoyed by her statement. Glad to see Doctors that understand the “why” in going and being vegan.

  • I’ve been gluten free for five years and I’ve recently cut out dairy and meat foods. For years, I suffered with tiredness, fogginess and anxiety. Despite being new to plant-based eating, I’m feeling more energy throughout the day and my fogginess has cleared. I’m looking forward to learning what happens with my anxiety. Please let it be known that I still consume honey and I’m trying to get through my gelatin-containing pack of vitamins therefore, I will not claim to be a vegan or a vegetarian as of yet.

  • Hi, Thanks for this video it has a ton of information on being vegan but I wanted to know about b-12 missing in a vegan diet. Please can you do a video about this because I heard the only way to get b-12 in a vegan diet is to take a b-12 supplement.������Thanks and Keep Inspiring Us �� ��������������

  • It’s hard to say that I ‘recommend’ the Earthlings movie (link above), but even if you think you know how bad slaughterhouses, animal testing, factory farming, and more are, it’ll still blow your mind. I’m not vegan but am moving in that direction.

  • I have a septal defect and instead of plugging the whole in my heart, they put me on 2statin drugs which really don’t make me feel good and my cholestrol was only 111 beforehand-I really have started a macrobiotic diet is it possible in the future to go off my statin drugs?

  • I am not a vegan, but I am really interested in learning about it. Great video! Just one recommendation the title says that it is gonna be about opinions of doctors, but they happened to be both vegan too. What about to do one with someone who is not vegan? together with the vegan one? I know it would be a challenge, but give it a try..

  • just became vegan 3 days ago and i guess im a junkfood vegan right now lol! i just gave up meat and animal products and even coffee!

  • I am a vegan for like a month and today i just ate beef.. its so hard i startef having headache ������ i wanna be vegan but my body is sinply craving for some unvegan food ����������‍♂️��

  • Love you sweet potato soul. Thanks for sharing all of your great recipes, and providing our vegan thanksgiving with a little something special from you fro Whole Foods. Love how you spread the word in a fun, non-threatening way.
    Love from fellow vegan feeling the benies from living this best life.

  • I watched movies on Netflix called: The Cowspiracy & What the Health, and I’m starting to change my mind on the Whole agriculture and meat processed industry.

  • I get criticized for my vegetarian life style constantly and people seem to love to tell me I’m not getting enough food. I’m 14 and hate that I can’t go full vegan but no one will support me and let me but I plan to asap.
    Ps: I quit eating meat basically overnight one time. It was a Tuesday.

  • haha the 3.3 diet rating is hilarious! Yes, because it’s much harder to throw together a delicious salad than it is to drive through McDonalds!:P THANKS FOR THE AWESOME VIDEO SWEET POT SOUL! <3 (P.s I also think that people would be more open to eating healthy and making more of an effort if they had the time and didn't have to work such long hours everyday. It's one of the things i'm so grateful for daily.)

  • I’m literally so late. But I’m turning vegetarian. I needed to see some documentaries about farms and stuff and I saw what they did to chickens and how the process or killing them is supposedly “humane” and “completely harmless” and I just couldn’t. So now it’s 10 pm and I trying to figure all this out. I have a very close friend who is vegan and is currently making me a 2 week menu of what I can eat and what should my mom buy at the supermarket. I’m very sure I can do it. My family love meat so much but I just can anymore. Knowing what it’s happening. Your tips really helped me. I’m just stressed that I’m doing this while I’m quarantine and I can’t even go out myself and get what I want at the supermarket because I’m a 14 yo girl. Anyways thank you and I any of you have some advice please tell me

  • I am wondering about protein powders that so many vegans and vegetarians add to their meals. I don’t know if it is necessary to add protein. What do you think?

  • I Will try slowly…dinner vegan….after lunch and dinner and after every meals. Because restart reprogram is not easy. But I want this!

  • I haven’t eaten meat in two days and i am twelve I did it cuz I feel bad for animals and I don’t really like meat. And I am happy for what I am doing my family are prowed of me and tysm for the vid it will help. Me

  • Most doctors are not vegan and are as mistaken, as far as nutrition, than the general population, it’s scary. Most people go around powered by cognitive dissonance and wishful thinking.

  • Let’s stop calling meat, cheese, eggs and dairy delicious foods (even is it’s true), let’s call them harmful, fattening, sickening and cruelty-full, which is also true! This way it will be much easier to stop craving them

  • 2:33 You are completely wrong. 500 calories of meat or cheese is SATIATING because your body produces many hormones and enzymes like PeptideYY and Cholecystokinin to help you digest fat and protein and these substances also turn off your appetite. You do not produce these when you eat carbs. That is why when you are vegan you have to stuff your self full of fiber to be full like you are a fucking gorilla. I DON’T WANT MY STOMACH TO BE FILLED UP AND BLOATED WITH FIBER, I WANT TO BE NOT HUNGRY.

  • I’m not sure animal product copies is a good idea. Trying to go vegan, the feel of meat may deter your progress. It keeps you from learning to enjoy the taste, and feel of plant based

  • I gave up Bread, milk, cheese, meats including fish, and alcohol. But kept the potatoes! No fried foods at all! Done deal. Aw, now to mention that I walk 2 hours 4 to 5 days a week also.

  • My family are big meat eaters.. I am not that much a fan of it and I usually avoid meat when I can. I do like meat but I rather don’t want to eat it so I avoid it… Idk what to do because they think I am being bratty am I doing the right thing??

  • Me and my whole family are vegetarians. I am thinking about going vegan, but I am not sure if I should. I am scared for party’s, and my extended family having to change all the traditional meals. Should I go vegan?

  • You are so beautiful! Not too many people have the camera presence you do. It’s genuine and I love it. Your videos also help me so much ♥️

  • I’m strongly considering becoming a vegetarian but the first week I tried it was bad and I had no energy to move what could be causing that side effect

  • Thanks for your advice its a lot of help!!I want to go vegetarian then later vegan someday because: animals, healthy, plant
    I want to be a healthy vegan!!!

  • I’ve been vegetarian for 1 whole week now, it doesn’t make me physically feel better but definitely mentally better. I used to love meat but now I already couldn’t picture eating meat tbh.

  • Anyone tried the Custokebon Secrets? I have heard many awesome things about it and my friend lost crazy amounts of weight with Custokebon Secrets (look on google search engine).

  • Ik this may sound weird but I’m only a 13 year old girl I am not looking on the back of labels to see if it has jellatine or whatever haha sorry if that sounds mean but the least I can do is not eat meat haha never thought being vegetarian was so much work haha

  • I´ve did the 180 degrees change and been vegan / vegetarian ( 2 times have eaten eggs), and have experienced some bloating etc.. But I am so convinced of this lifestyle that i don´t plan to change it back to eat animals.:) BUt I liked your video, thanks. And please, don´t take it as an offense or anything but you are sooooo cute:) had to say it. Keep the good work:)

  • I transformed my health by going vegan. Got off medication I was supposed to take for life for two different autoimmune conditions, improved my mental health too. I also had a doctor yell at me when he asked me what I ate, and I told him I was vegan. He got so angry that he left the office and slammed the door. We walked out, and he called me later to apologize. If you have a situation like that, be strong. Everyone is on their own journey, and you are the only one who has to live in your own body. You might as well work in your own best interest, and find a doctor who has researched it, or is open to scientific reasoning.:)

  • 2 week vegan 19 year old vegan (ik should’ve started earlier) love it so far and it’s truly not as hard as I thought it was going to be. Even my meat eating siblings are enjoying my plant based meals

  • Thank you soooo much for this! I’m trying to cut all bad products out of my life to become healthier for sports in school. I’ve also heard great things about professional athletes going on vegan diets and getting better results than a regular animal diet.

  • I’m on week 3…. i lost some weight already and my skin is awesome…. but i jog in the mornings and in the evenings… and for the past 4 days iv been having a hard time waking up….. im just feeling so tired….

  • Ugh! I agree with most of what you’re saying except the carb pre-diabetic connection. The pre-diabetic person should eat tons of veggies which have a lot of carbs. However, the net carb impact from those veggies isn’t the same as saying they should eat tons of carbs because of the fiber. Fiber is the key because of how your pre-diabetic body will use the high carb veggies. High carb without fiber is just sugar to your pre-diabetic body; which is horrible. High carb veggies with tons of fiber is the way to go.

  • I’ve followed you since the beginning, Caitlin, and I love this video! I’ve been a vegetarian my entire life and lately have been struggling with not living a plant-based diet. Great approach and I totally sobbed during Okja as well <3

  • Eliminate all facial products as they contain toxins!
    Some from animals and oil products,
    You will feel better and look better
    I have a little saying he who uses makeup is usually a liar!
    (That includes hair products)
    Are they trying to hide what? for what reason? For deception, That was to late for me to comprehend, Now you are being enlightened,
    You cannot hide what God has given us, Is that what you are trying to do?
    You don’t need all that crap and consider all that you save.
    It’s called freedom. Getting away from a burden

  • ive been vegetarian for a week now. i did it because all of sudden it came to me, the fact that how animals are treated just so we can selfishly eat them. and i realised i had started to hate the fact that i was eating someones body. im loving being vegetarian. its a small challenge to learn how to cook vege food but i enjoy it.

  • Thanks for the video. Just trying to get general ideas in protein to eat, I am going to go without red meat and most poultry for a month (exception for eggs whites). Though I won’t do corn at all since our bodies don’t even digest it.

  • I just transitioned to being vegan. Its been 1 week & I already feel soooo much better & i also lost 9lbs which is amazing because i am also on a weight loss journey. I feel happier & so much healthier. I cant believe its only been a week!

  • I haven’t eaten meat in 2 weeks but now I’m making official I’m 11 and I’ve been thinking about this for about a year and I’m really excited but I’m also cutting dairy because it makes me sick

  • Great tips! Jeff Novick has a great video on calorie density for anyone who wants to know more on that topic! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CdwWliv7Hg

  • Your videos are very helpful but please don’t talk about “detox periods” if you feel unwell while starting a new diet PLEASE find the reason and change your diet accordingly. Detox periods are not real, your body is constantly detoxing, no matter what you eat.

  • I just wanna go vegetarian. I remember when I was in 3rd grade I found out that vegetarian was a thing and I was like “yeah! I don’t want animals to die for me to eat.” and told my dad I wanted to go vegetarian. He told me “yeah you’ll change your mind” and made a meat filled dinner that I had to eat because I’m a child I have to eat what my dad makes. I still wanna go vegetarian but if I ever bring it up my family just laughs at me and has me eat meat. I’m definitely gonna at least try to go vegetarian when I move out and I don’t think it will be too hard. I could probably even go vegan if I wanted to. The only meat that I’m really like “damn I love that” is chicken but I could go without it and there’s vegan chicken out there. I don’t like eggs so I won’t eat those, I could easily replace regular milk with almond milk because I love almond milk, cheese might be difficult because I love cheese but I only plan on being vegetarian anyway I’m getting ahead of myself with full on vegan.

  • I’m a long distance runner and have been Vegetarian for 7 months. Being a Vegetarian has been rewarding and I have discovered lots of great meals I didn’t know existed. It makes me more accountable for what I am consciously putting into my body. I take a Vega protein powder after workouts and have been recovering better than ever. I’ve dropped my Marathon time from 2 hours 25 minutes to 2 hours 19 minutes…in 7 months.

  • I love your videos, and I can really relate to discovering other interests after becoming vegan and becoming more compassionate. Could you do a video on fast fashion and what brands you trust? thanks ❤️

  • my plan was to go pescatarian as my new years resolution and i found out on jan 4 that i was allergic to fish and shellfish…:( so this is so helpful since i’m planning to go veggie starting this week!

  • There is no solution for mistake number 1.. if that’s your reason, you were destined to quit before you started. Educating will probably make you not do it. That’s a dead end if that’s why you started

  • One of the biggest misconceptions about veganism is that people assume you eat healthy. I been vegan for 4 years and I eat terrible. I can eat everything most people eat who are non vegan its just an alternative. So it’s not as hard as people think

  • Hi I became pescitarian3 days ago and ive felt better its not that I think its better its just that I go fishing (catch and release) so I think it would be hypocritical anyway idk if I should tell my doctor? About me changing my diet or something idk please I dont know what to do I need tips or something

  • These are all the different types of vegetarians, I am personally a Lacto-ovo vegetarian

    VeganStrictly vegetarian. NO animal products whatsoever
    Lacto Vegetarian-You eat dairy but no meat or fish etc.
    Ovo Vegetarian.
    You do not eat dairy but you eat eggs. no meat or fish etc.
    Lacto-ovo vegetarian.
    Eggs and dairy. NO meat or fish (this is me XD)
    Pescatarian (Pescetarian)
    You don’t eat meat but you eat fish
    Pollotarian.
    No flesh of any red meat animals, but does include chicken, turkey etc. they may exclude dairy, eggs and seafood (up to person)

    Flexitarian.you are very flexible, semi vegetarian you eat meat occasionally (its up to you how often you eat meat)

    Watch over the video multiple times to get it down.
    You NEED to do your own research this is really important to see what is right for you.

    I personally just began to look at meat different and excluded it out of my diet but you have to match the type of vegetarian to your diet. My family and I (I am a minor) we do eat eggs and dairy which is why I am a Lactoovo.
    Be happy and know your morals, keep your head up high and educate yourself.

    PS: I put a lot of effort into writing this, but please, please, please do your own research I just wanted to list different types of vegetarianism she did not mention (minus the vegan bit)

  • Thanks for this video. I just decided to become vegetarian and now I realize I will be vegan by default because I can’t eat eggs, or fish they make me nauseous, and I decided to stop eating dairy for health reasons. Now that I decided to become vegetarian and I already don’t eat fish or eggs and no dairy, then I fit into the vegan category. Now I just have to learn about the food I can/should eat and get used to the whole thing.:) But I like it so far.:)

  • I’ve been vegan for 33 years. I do inject B12 weekly, but I found out years ago that it’s just pernicious anemia. As a nurse practitioner however, I think everyone who is vegan needs to be tested. Very often the sublingual tablets of B12 are not adequate. I encourage people to get tested. I eat a lot of fruit! Yummy.

  • Just started being vegan two days ago and already loving it. It’s a great feeling. Love animals <3
    Btw Great video and information. Really motivated me even more. Thank you.

  • I recently not even with intention, became vegan during when the lockdown started in march for me in Dallas. I just found a channel called the whole food plant based cooking show here on YouTube, and thought the recipes looked and sounded delicious. So started cooking them and I loved it, and I just continued eating this way because I felt a difference in my health and some big positive changes happened. I’m excited to continue on this journey of eating healthy while helping animals and the environment, it’s a win win choosing this lifestyle.

  • This might be a DUMB question but if you’re vegan or vegetarian do you give your animals another form of food, or do you still allow them to ave food with chicken and fish etc.?

  • I wanna be a vegetarian so I can save animals cuz after eating any meat I feel guilty about the fact an animal unwillingly died for a meal I won’t remember in a day but I’m scared that I will do it wrong and make myself sick

  • I’m just curious (no judgement whatsoever) what age do you think your children will reach the maturity to decide what they want to eat? Do you have a specific idea or does it just sort of depend?

  • I like what u said about not forcing ur kids and letting them make their choice. Im vegetarian and my husband is not. We cook separate meals but we eat together. We have to respect people’s choices.

  • I did it once and lost so much weight it was the healthiest I ever felt but went back to meat because my family didn’t support it and wouldn’t buy proper food for me to get nutrition

  • I super appreciate people like you who are vegan for encouraging and teaching us your ways & how to go more plant-based without* shaming or insulting people ����thank you!

  • I want to cry hearing about these sweet babies. I’ve tried going vegetarian a couple times but never did it right, this time I’ve finally done it correctly and plan to switch over to being vegan once I can get myself to stop eating cheese. Not only is vegetarianism/veganism good for the animals and environment but it makes you so much healthier (if you eat right). I’m almost 4 weeks in and my body has never felt any better than it does now

  • Please stop using the term “detox” it is ridiculous and pseudoscientific. You have a liver and kidneys for a reason. Your diet may be healthy but that does not mean it is “detoxing” you

  • Thank you for this…. I know I need to do this, I’m nervous…. this helped. 47 and experiencing some health issues and quite fat…. Things need to change. I need to change ♡

  • My problem is I am trying to lose 30 lbs and literally it’s sooooo easy for me to overeat calories even on this lifestyle. I have to like recalculate all my intake because I had memorized all the calories for my normal meals with meat and now it’s like adding grains in, you don’t realize how quickly all of this adds up. I can easily reach 500 cal on my morning oats alone and for me, I have to eat super low cal to even see ANY weight loss at all. The struggle is real!!! Literally I have to go hungry to lose any weight. This is after years of trial and error and many diets and research. I will gain weight eating at my suggested TDEE even when underestimating my activity level. It’s ridiculous! Thanks PCOS!!! You piece of crap!

  • Went vegan over quarantine! Gave me time to find the truth and I’ve never been happier. Although, I still live in a house full of meat eaters, they’re so supportive and are definitely decreasing their meat consumption, hoping to one day turn them all vegan:)

  • That’s not normal to have bloating we don’t actually need fibre, that’s the current up to date science. Your being conned, carbs are the enemy including whole grains etc. Go look it up if you don’t believe me. Humans aren’t meant to be vegans. Vegans are more depressed and have more mental health problems. Do your own research people, half these online vegans are not vegan or give up. You can’t get all you need from plants without serious supplementation. We’re supposed to be more meat based.

  • We are both in our 80’s and still believe in having a strong body and a calm mind. This was an excellent video and we learned a lot from you. We are doing research for our new YT channel that is all about healthy aging. Thank you so much and keep up the great work!

  • Sweets are still my problem I know of every vegan sweet there is I have lost a lot of weight but I still have a tummy but I know I got to leave those vegan sweets alone to be at my super best

  • Has any one watched Dominion>? those are the things that no one tells you about being a carnivore…. I would choose a plant based life every-time. Thank you for this =0)

  • Love the vegan videos girl! Is becks also vegan? Right now I’m struggling with “coming out” as vegan to my boyfriends family as I KNOW they won’t understand. I also don’t want to offend anyone by not attending his family functions ( dinners, parties etc.) and not eating the meat/cheese dishes.

  • I made a mistake trying to become a vegetarian without understanding how to.eat more. I didn’t eat enough had not enough protein calcium or iron. I literally almost fainted one day not doing this correctly. I now am on iron from my Dr. Now I eat eggs in my salads and for breakfast. More lentils and beets in my green smoothies

  • Yes on clearing up your skin. At 55, two dark-ish age spots on my cheeks literally disappeared. Didn’t expect that to happen, but not complaining. Good on you for adopting this so early in life!

  • Thanks for sharing! After living in a village with a hidden slaughter house..being frustrated and angry.. I tried out “Ho opono pono” for about a year.. the place just closed down a few months ago:-) Lesson learned, “energy follows your attention”.. love & light over

  • When I began I took out obvious animal products….the hidden I didn’t remove until I figured out how to cook vegan food. I didn’t like go 100% because I be left in the dark. I then I failed a few time from age 10 to my mid 20’s. I first was trying to eat foods I wasn’t use to…I learned to just veganize foods I grew up with. My second issue is I wasn’t eating enough….meat and cheese is dense in calories, veggies really aren’t. Be forgiving of yourself…you are going to make mistakes…don’t give up just because you made some mistakes or failed a few days. You are breaking habits.

  • I became vegetarian but the craziest thing I thought was that I don’t miss meat. I thought that it would be really hard not having bacon and chicken and steak, and all of those products. I was a real big meat eater and was definitely brought up eating meat veg and carb meals, we always just had those three things for dinner and that was just how my house was. But after not very long I started to not miss meat at all

  • Going vegan saved my life from a very serious eating disorder that I suffered from for years. I totally resonate with you there, and I know several others who have had similar experiences. It really healed my relationship with food and completely turned my health around! Thank you for this video and being a strong voice for the animals <3

  • ❀Secrets you should know before being a vegeterian❀ https://medium.com/@lavendermint1818/secrets-you-need-to-know-before-being-a-happy-vegetarian-3d20dc5c940b?source=friends_link&sk=db0489364e5a17975bc6d2a5a1cb3c60

  • This may sound weird but I’m planning on eating 70% fruit and veggies and the rest meat ans carbs but anyone have any tips on raw veggies like idk why but I dont really enjoy them but I want to

  • Yep! That’s exactly what happened to me my first month. When I first went Vegan, I was so filled of ideas bc I love food. It forces you to become creative with recipes AND my first month I lost 15 lbs.

  • People tell me all the time that potato’s are very bad for me. I tell them, it’s not the potato,  it’s what you pile on top of the potato.  Salsa is lovely on a baked potato.

  • Thank you Nikki. The courage to make a hard choice can be viewed through the eyes of nature; honest and courageous as she stand in front of the reaper; she desires to live.

  • It is interesting to see this movement back to veganism (ancient dietary lifestyle) especially as Dr. Sebi has prescribed this to everyone for decades and the government and Big Pharma tried to put him in an early grave. I am just glad that this is getting it’s hype because people need to know this info. Thank you so much for posting this vid chica! Great Info. #each1teach1

  • If you guys are vegan and love soul food and live in Texas search up tiffs vegan kitchen she makes AMAZING FOOD she sells plates for cheap prices good food and cook everyday

  • i became vegetarian since an year.
    one day i just thought of tasting meat and the taste was just horrible.
    I was shocked.I thought to myself that is this the thing i used to eat since childhood\

  • vegetarian diet gave me psoriasis. The carbohydrates I had eaten gave me insulin resistance and all complications that derive from it. Now on Keto I got rid of all ailments. I’m not saying to eat meat but dairy, seafood and eggs are a must. Veganism is a diet of deficiency so one must take a lot of supplements that shows that is not beneficial for humans. I need no supplements on Keto and that says it all. It also lacks bio availability and the right amounts of: 1) Pre-formed Omega-3 Fatty Acids DHA and EPA

    2) Vitamin B12

    3) Vitamin D3

    4) Vitamin A/Retinol

    5) Zinc

    6) Choline

    7) Calcium

    8) Iron

    9) Iodine

    10) Selenium

    11) Cholesterol

    12) Carnitine

    13) Carnosine

    14) Glycine

    15) Amino Acids

    16) Creatine

    18) Vitamin B6/Pyridoxine

    19) Vitamin B2/Riboflavin

    20) Vitamin B3/Niacin

  • Heyyyyy Clark!!! �������� I mean Dr.Gonzalez lol! He’s so handsome ��

    Anyway, great informative video! Now I’m even more confident with my transition to a plant based diet!

  • Im a vegan but my boyfriend isn’t. Until now this wasn’t a problem at all but now i think that i cant take being in love with someone that’s eating the animals that i defend so much. What do yoi think i should do? Tell him?

  • Any tips on how a single mother of 6… 4 of which are growing teenagers 3 of which are boys, who eat a lot. That does not have a car and lives in the hood in a what some would call a “food desert” and can only grocery shop once a week with a limited budget, can have herself and her children go vegan? Just curious if anyone has answers?

    This is a real question. If I shop online my packages get stolen from outside my apartment when I’m at work and vegetables don’t seem to stay good long enough and there is little to no selection of vegan food or whole plant foods in my local store. Don’t have the $ or a ride to go miles to well off neighborhoods to shop there stores. I’m really curious how more privileged people can help others come up with solutions to this “easy” lifestyle. I notice it’s impractical, expensive, you have to eat a lot more often. Which is impossible working a full time shift with one break and am gone from home for 12 hours of the day. Which will leave me starving with no energy by the time I get home. Which will leave me unproductive at home and not there for my kids who I already spend a lot of time away from at work. Any solutions?

  • i accomplished my first day on being vegan! Tomorrow i go grocery shopping for better options! I hated myself for saying i LOVE livestock animals, but yet i was eating them. By it only being my first day i have seen SO MANY meals that look so delicious and have no meat or dairy at all! I hope to be vegan as long as i can!

  • Omg thank you �� I’m about one week in and omg the toots ���� I asked my bf is this normal (he started a week before me) and he said yes it can take 3 months ��

  • Great video Nicole. With so many bars and restaurants closed, it would be great if they used the time to create vegan dishes to go on their menus when they reopen? I think a series about where you can and can’t get a vegan meal would be great. Most restaurants have their menus on line. Just saying.

  • I want to be vegan so bad! But I don’t want to be so so skinny like most vegans. Like 99% of them. Some don’t even look human they are that thin!

  • I’ve been vegan for 2weeks now and I feel stomach pains especially on my ribs and feeling bloated but at least now I’m not focusing on binge eating so that’s good also my skin is so cleared

  • This is my third time going vegan. For some reason it never sticks. Do you guys have any advice for me? It would be greatly appreciated.

  • Thanks for this video!! Friends and family don’t necessarily want to believe me because I’m not a “qualified” professional like a doctor even though they see the changes on me physically, so this is very helpful. There are not enough practicing physicians who see patients and advocate a plant-based diet as part of the treatment. Have you also hear of Medical Medium by Anthony William? I’ve also done a lot of his food combining to help with the health issues I have left.

  • I really wanna go vegetarian because I just don’t like meat I never have but my parents made me believe that it’s impossible to live without it. So now I’m finally planning to quit eating meat but idk how to tell my parents. Knowing my mother, she’ll mock me forever for this. She’s convinced my desire to go vegetarian is just “a teenage phase”

  • I love meat as well as my hyenas.
    I wish we could hunt together
    but someone would report me.

    This is discrimination because they are much smarter and better than dogs.

  • Could it not be that perhaps your digestive system struggles to process legumes or gas forming foods? I have IBS and certain food likes beans,grains and cabbage cause bloating and general discomfort for me.

  • When I was 7 I got an add on the game called “aa” of how people get the beaks off chickens it also featured a guy twisting a turkeys neck took him 2 minutes to kill it… the add came up twise

  • U being this emotional and saying all this stuff reminds me abt my dad. But he’s the complete opposite. He grew up on a farm and for some reason that is normal to him and he doesn’t care at all. I have no idea how he will react when he notices that I went vegan (or for now try it and hope I can stick with it) bcz we don’t get along too well (bcz of this kind of opposite beliefs. For now mostly in religion and sexuality) and I’m scared he will get angry or sth

  • I used to love meat. Last month I cut red meat on my diet. After a couple week, I stopped eating chicken. This week I limit myself from eating eggs and fish. Majority of my diet is plant based. On monday when I do my groceries everything will be plant based. Wish me luck please!

  • I am not totally vegan but I eat a vegan base diet and I eat a very small amount of meat once a week. I went vegan for a whole year and I was 30 pounds lighter. My main meals are plant based. Because I eat this way I have great health and lots of energy. Eating large amounts of meat is definitely bad for your health.

  • I keep going back and forth because I want to be vegan so badit’s so incredibly hard when you live with a spouse who is the total opposite and always wants to go out to fast foodsI don’t understand why all top fast food places don’t offer veggie burgers. Eggs gross me out, I could live without milk, cheese is alittle hard for me to let go of, and I don’t really like mean and loathe the smell of cooking meatit’s absolutely repulsive. Maybe one day I’ll get where I want to be, it’s just hard

  • I want to start off this comment by saying that I totally support anyone who embraces veganism the way you have! I do want to point out though that the myth of pus in milk and cheese is just not true. It’s something that’s been perpetuated by scary infographics like the one you showed, but isn’t actually backed up by research. Additionally, it’s really unfortunate how many documentaries promoting a vegan lifestyle have very little peer-reviewed scientific research behind them. They totally could considering being vegan is a perfectly healthy choice if it’s done right (the way you described), but instead they opt for scare tactics and wild claims that try to make being vegan seem like this underground resistance to the government or “the man” or something. I guess a documentary about veganism that was realistic wouldn’t be nearly as dramatic or intense though haha

  • Here’s the thing about veganism I will not throw out my leather goods. I bought them when I was vegetarian (I was vegetarian for 20 years because meat is freaking disgusting, not for ethical reasons), and to throw them away seems extremely wasteful even as a vegan.

    I won’t buy NEW leather goods, and I’m always promoting the alternatives. Just throwing it out there that not all vegans are willing to stop using/owning leather goods. Like that’s not always a goal.

  • I’m quite a picky eater so food is a massive chore for me even if I have ‘safe foods’. I’m still pretty young so I know if I try to be vegan or even vegetarian it will improve my future for the better.

    Edit: But I guess the good thing about being picky or having some sort of undetermined disorder is that itll be easier to cut most foods out if I dislike them.

  • I finally stopppped eating like a vegetarian. I’m vegan now and I don’t know why it took me so looong, I thought it was difficult, but it’sss noooot. The best choice i’ve ever had, I’m really happy knowing my body is free of animal abuse.

  • This video has come at the PERFECT time! I really want to make the transition back into veganism. I fell out of it for some reasons which are NOT at all good excuses, so I really want to put in effort to get back to where I was. Thank you for this!

  • Yes girl I went vegetarian first as well, stopped eating chicken and meats slowly &’then cheese and stuff and now when I smell cheese or meats it smells so gross!! Loved this video

  • Like you, my lifelong digestive-system issues went away when I went full-on vegan ten years ago. I thought I would cure myself of the auto-immune illnesses I have. I have not, but I am a 70-year-old with rheumatoid arthritis and awaiting the results of yesterday’s thyroid biopsy who also went for a three-mile walk this morning with my dog, cooked two vegan meals, revised my query letter for my novel, did a short dance-cardio video and another strength-training one, and just took a break from writing postcards for a get-out-the-vote effort. I sailed through two brain surgeries the last four years. One of my medications drives up lipid levels, but I just got my latest report: non-fasting total cholesterol at 179 and total/HDL ratio at 2.63. I’m the healthiest unhealthy person I know. Oh, and I buy vegan shoes and handbags now. Like you, I can’t imagine eating or using animal products any longer.

  • I’m new to your channel; great videos!
    I’mm 70, became vegan a couple of years ago & was vegetarian prior to that. When I switched to vegan, like you, my skin improved. I’m also losing weight & have so much energy I’ve taken up kickboxing!
    Also, like you, I’ve started making some of my own chemicalfree vegan cleaning products. I would love for you to do a video, though, on the products you make & use.

  • I’m really on overweight for my age (16 and in the 99% weight for my age group) and I am thinking of going vegetarian/pescatarian but my mom is very judgemental and would probably think it’s weird. I just want to improve my diet and lose as much weight until I’m at a healthy weight but I love chicken and pork, not really beef.

  • Love this sooo much! You were actually the person I learned about Forks Over Knives from, which made me go vegan about 1.5 years ago!

  • I do crave animal products, particularly eggs. I love the look, color, and texture of eggs. I’ve been vegetarian for 13 years and vegan now for 1 month. I turn to this video for inspiration when I am having a craving.

  • I want to go vegan and I started a few days ago all my friends aren’t giving me the motivation saying I can’t do it and all that but I think I got this!

  • Great talk. I see your happiness from my screen. I never seen anyone eating big beef and then saying “I am so full of energy”. That does not happen. Buffets, maybe yes, but you are so full after that and your stomach is almost out of place! After meat and dailry based meal you are so full, you barely have energy for anything other than sitting on your couch. From this year I ditched dairy completely and I immediately lost 5 kilograms. Another five when I ended with cookies, chocolate bars and sugar flavoured stuff. 2,5 I’ve lost limiting my meat consumption.

    Now I am going no meat. Why? Because I was 95 at 02/20, and now 82 at 08/20 and I am still fat. I need to be 77-80 to be great again. You spend less on meat, it is expensive in Finland let me say that, so you can eat more fruits and veggies in return. Any pasta or spaghetti is cheap here, but meat and dairy… good profit. Bad for your health. One day I walked 26 kilometers on bread with veggies alone, I was so full of energy, didn’t have back pain in months since losing weight. My sweat is natural now, it smells literally nothing. Go vegan, go for your health. Now.

  • I am a Necole (Nikki) also:) I was pescatarian for several years and found myself eating meat again. I am going plant based in honor of my 49 birthday next week!!!! I will be binging on videos for awhile:).

  • The thumbnail for this video is an injustice to the diet. There are an unnumbered amount of benefits to the diet and lifestyle. However, the thumbnail sets up an impractical “sell” of the diet. You might lose 40 pounds in a year…might. Not as the graphic depicts in a month. I consider the thumbnail exploitive and misleading. Plus body image is only one benefit and not the most important. It’s everything that happens internally that is most important

  • I have been vegetarian for 2 months now. The only thing I find hard is always worrying about if I’m getting enough nutrients that I need and whenever I eat a meal that I think doesn’t have enough protein or iron, etc, I think too much and force myself to find a snack with those things in it. It’s been hard for me but I don’t crave meat at all and don’t want to eat it. It’s just the fact that I have to worry about putting things in my body that I wouldn’t get from meat. You mentioned something about how it is sort of easy to get in iron and protein in everyday foods, but I am still worried about not getting what I need. Not sure what to do, but I don’t think I could go back to meat either.:( I also run a lot and am part of the high school cross country/track and field team. I run anywhere from 40-50 miles a week, and I know my body needs a lot of nutrients compared to others.

  • I’ve once smelled my cats fear of death, she was trapped at a tilted window. This smell took a week until disappeared. I think we can’t image the fear of death of animals before being killed at the slaughterhouse

  • My view is if you’re body can handle it go for it if not don’t. My aunt tried to go vegetarian and she kept it up for two or three months but she felt weak and her body couldn’t take it so she stopped. That’s how it should be.

  • I just subscribed. I have been watching you just over a week or so. Started this journey 2 weeks ago and the changes are real…this is the secret to a good, healthy, happy life if you have the proper guidance..I have found it thank you God

  • I’ve been vegan for 4 days so far I’m doing good and feeling good I just noticed I’m bloated. I only been eating raw vegetables. I have cystic acne so I want to try something new.

  • I have been a vegan for a year now as of the 03 July. I am also diabetic.. I Al’s do intermittent fasting. I walk for an hour 5 to 6 days per week I find I am losing weight fast enough. My tummy is still big, I am looking smaller and lots healthier.. how ever I need to get my tummy down.

  • Ik I am late but just a tip for beginners. Don’t cut back on everything right away start with a little meat and and few other things and then reduce in a certain time period.

  • Ok im definitely on board with this. I want to do this! How as a mom of 3 and pregnant with a carnivore husband do I get started? We all want to make the change but don’t know how or where to start. Do I just throw all this food in my pantry away and how do I help my kids adjust �� I need help!!

  • I went pescatarian then vegetarian and I am slowly going vegan this school year marks me starting that. I have a casen allergy and lactose intolerance so I found doing what I did easiest for me. My mom still thinks I’m gonna die though from not eating meat.

  • I’ve made the transition a month ago with my hygiene.( natural)I’m having trouble with my digestive system. I’ve been vegan for 8 days. Its so hard but inspiring. I’m fighting urges but I’m determined to keep fighting

  • It is amazing that she influenced her parent to go vegan!

    She said she done this not by making them feel like bad people for the suffering they cause to animals but by leading as an example to how easy and healthy going vegan is.

    Why wouldn’t you be honest with your parents and tell them that they are paying for innocent animals to die for 1 meal? You wouldn’t lie to the people you love, so it doesn’t make sense that you would avoid the massive injustice happening to animals because of their actions.

    If you would have made it clear that their actions result in the evil and immoral murder of animals and they are good hearted animal lovers thay may have very well gone vegan earlier so LESS animal have to die.

    Vegans, don’t be afraid to speak up for the voiceless animal victims. Be a voice for the animals just how you would want to be spoken for if you were in their position.

    Be strong and truthful ❤

  • If ya’ll are looking for another mindblowing documentary there’s one called The Game Changer which has come out since this video was posted.

  • So I had actually decided to go vegan because of my Christian beliefs. I didn’t really quit cold turkey. The book of Daniel talks about partial fasting and and there were two different fasts a 10 day fast and a 21 day fast. I tried the 10 day fast and I felt lighter I am now doing the 21 day fast and this is Day 1 of it.

  • Great video! Thank you and the doctors! I gained knowledge from watching this video and I feel better about making the decision to eat plant.

  • I’ve been eating vegan now for almost 2 months. I gave up four legged animals about 4 years ago but continued on eating poultry and seafood. I’m doing this for health reasons as I find that dairy is really making me ill. So I’m like…heck why not go all the way?! Seafood is really what I miss the most and of course the desserts! But it’s not as bad now since I love to cook and bake, and am discovering all kinds of ways to “veganize” a lot of my favorite dishes. My main issue and why I’m commenting is the lifestyle outside the food. I’ve gotten so many backlash on people saying I’m not vegan since I love my leather goods etc. If I’m being honest, I don’t think I can give that up. A lot of my stuff are luxury items and despite of appearing vain and insensitive, I really do not want to give them up! Thoughts???

  • Honestly I didn’t go vegan for the sake of animals ������ I mean they were sent from god for us to eat but I’ve researched about it and heard from many specialists and overall I haven’t seen any disadvantages of being vegan. I’m much healthier, I can go for long walks without feeling tired,I don’t crave dairy or meat/poultry/seafood anymore. I don’t eat much fast food because there’s not much fast food that’s vegan but honestly,an amazing trip and a spectacular decision I’m very proud.

  • I clicked subscribe away right after 1 min watching this video and your channel for the first time. I really like your temperament and personality and share many of the sentiments in your video. For me, I am not forcing myself to get off meat anymore because a lot of guilt and conflict could build up when I did, but I really eat them decreasingly over time to the current stage where it doesn’t feel so good eating meat anymore, so I am happy about this natural transition:) Wow and it clicked with me again when you mentioned veganizing heritage and soul food that you’ve grown up eating this idea has come up in my head so many times because I would like to retain and carry on these great heritage flavours too. Thank you for sharing:)

  • Your point about how people view the values of animals differently based on their cuteness or if they’re categorized as a “food” or not is SO true and needs to be talked about more!! Thank you for bringing it up and making that point!

  • Loaded up on fruits, veggies and seeds today. Your two books are on their way to me. I loved how you said not to worry about counting calories when you just eat whole foods. Now, most of what I reach for will be healthy. Yayeee?

  • I really appreciate your channel. This is great info and its busting all the myths about veganism. I’ve been a vegetarian for 11 years and becoming a vegan has always been the goal. Looking forward to the transition.

  • I recently went plant based but not cause I care about the animals that die. I’m trying it to see how my body reacts and my results in the weight room increase. I’m going to give it 90 days to see how I feel. Time will tell! I will say this I like how my muscles look but I do feel my body crashes and I feel weak. I’m eating a lot but still feel like that. FYI I already ate a healthy diet so eating healthy is already a part of who I am. So I’m glad to run across your video. I just want to be real I don’t think there is anything wrong with humans eating meat! Shit I love meat I just think this is a good tool for a healthy life.

  • I’m glad I found you on youtube.
    I’m going to start July 1st being
    vegan. I’ve already been eating
    gluten-free for years. I’ve always
    wanted to make my own soap, I use
    aluminum free deodorant, fluoride
    free toothpaste.
    I’ve never been big on beef at all.
    But I’m anemic, what is the best
    vegan food to eat (without beef)
    to alleviate anemia?

  • glad you were talking about quality of life! I hear a lot of people say, when confronted with ‘healthy lifestyle’: “but you’re gonna die anyway!!!” yeah, but how and how will I FEEL should I reach an older age (inshallah) (but you don’t even have to be that old to feel bad because of your lifestyle decisions tbh)

  • I’ve been a vegetarian for 10 days. In the last 4 days I have been transitioning into Whole Foods plant based vegetarian and put down the junk food. The hardest part has been late night snacking so I threw away all the junk food and replaced it with nuts and seeds. My farts are smelly but it’s been easy. So great to actually taste the food you’re eating. This week I’m focusing on cutting out salt. I highly doubt I will go vegan but I will try to reduce the amount of dairy I eat (usually just cheese) I don’t think I could fully give up cheese. I’m sorryit is so good. I don’t eat eggs though but I’m not strict if it is an ingredient in a dressing for instance. I already feel like I’ve lost 3 pounds or so. Well so I guess I am vegan except for cheese. But if that only makes me a vegetarian then I’ll accept that. Thanks for your videos, they’re great

  • I know I’m watching this video years after you posted it but it really helped me I am going vegetarian and now you e made it aloud easier thx so much XD

  • hey folks! I’ve got a question for anyone who can answer: Caitlin mentioned Dr. McDougall so I checked out his website. He says to avoid all vegetable oils and his reasoning was “The fat you eat is the fat you wear” which I find extremely troubling and not at all a healthy mindset but that’s besides the point. I’m wondering if he says to avoid vegetable oils simply because they’re calorically dense and can lead to weight gain if used too frequently or if there are other negative health consequences inherent to vegetable oils? Is this warning about vegetable oils only applicable to people who want to lose weight from a vegan diet?

  • Many people are allergic to dairy. The food pyramid is a scam. Not killing animals is a so much nicer way to live. Love your values and kindness.

  • I had my gallbladder removed years ago and sometimes I get acid that causes me to throw up. I recently went vegan to combat hemiplegic migraines. I’m on day five and have been miserable. I told myself I’d give it six weeks to see if it helps. I’m hungry all the time and don’t know what to do. I’m 5’4 1/2 and weigh around 117lbs.

  • I love watching your videos, it just give me different ways of preparing my meals. I couldn’t have done it without you girl. A big thank you

  • Thank you for this! I’m looking into going vegetarian but want to eat the meat I do have because I enjoy it/paid for it and don’t want to go to waste. I’m just worried because I have a tree nut allergy and am lactose intolerant so my dairy intake is already fairly low

  • I love how open you are! I’m trying to go vegan (currently vegetarian) and I find a lot of vegan’s online are so judgemental, it’s a real turn off.

  • my skin has gotten a certain glow since being vegan and it’s so smooth and subtle. i also noticed that i may have lost weight but it doesn’t bother me. i also feel lighter and higher vibrations since i’m vegan. i like it so far. i feel good and get no cravings of animal products

  • I absolutely agree with you about dairy. When I stopped eating dairy all my digestive problems disappeared too. I am vegetarian, I still eat some fish, but I hope to be vegan as soon as I can.
    I am new to your channel. I need to find good recipes for beets. I love them, but I have not had success preparing them.

  • Wow, this is inspiring!! I should start soon. I have two vegan books (vegan soup and vegan chili). I  got my mason jars and some spices. Can’t wait to start on this journey….but in baby steps. I’ll start small, because I’m not all there yet.

  • I’m going vegan because I have compassion for all living things. We can not possibly willingly kill animals but have cats and dogs, or have fish but eat other kinds..i also want to help environment animals are apart of our environment. I deal with terrible Anxiety and depression. I’ve been vegan for about 3 weeks im going to keep pushing forward. Nice spirit very geniune.