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12 Starter Tips For Adopting a Vegetarian Diet. by Jennifer Purdie. January 2, 2019. No Comments. Share it: More and more people are considering a plant-based diet, whether it’s to eat lower on the food chain or fewer calories, trying a vegetarian diet. The vegetarian diet involves abstaining from eating meat, fish and poultry.

People often adopt a vegetarian diet for religious or personal reasons, as well as ethical issues, such as animal rights. Adopting a vegan diet may help keep your blood sugar in check and type 2 diabetes at bay. Several studies show that vegans benefit from lower blood sugar levels, higher insulin sensitivity.

How Do You Start a Healthy Vegetarian Diet? [12 Tips] Vegetarian Tip #1. Start with a few meatless nights a week. Instead of changing everything about all the foods you eat at once, start with a slow. And indeed they can.

Vegetarian diets can not only meet all nutrient requirements, but they can also be optimal for health. Cutting meat from your diet can be a great first step in becoming healthier. But it’s not a magic route. Here are 15 helpful tips for being a healthy vegetarian.

Replacing all meat and poultry in a semi-vegetarian diet with fish and seafood helps to accomplish this. In addition, this serves as your second step toward adopting a fully vegetarian diet. With only one animal food group remaining, you can now drop the “semi-vegetarian” label and identify yourself as a “pescetarian” or “pesco-vegetarian. Vegetarian diet for Pregnancy 11 Vegetarian diets for Children 12 tiPs For Veget Ari n diets the 3-step way to go Veg 3 tips for Making the switch 4 egg Free! 5 dairy Free!

7 the Veganizer 10 daily Meal. Adopting a vegetarian diet may be difficult for you already without input from other people. Some people are, unfortunately, not very tolerant of lifestyles that differ from their own, as it.

Vegan Starter Kit A plant-based diet, full of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes, is a powerful way to achieve good health. These foods are low in saturated fat, free of cholesterol, and packed with vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and fiber. People who eat a plant-based diet.

In Short, to Adopt a Vegetarian Diet If you want to adopt a vegetarian diet, remember that you’ll be able to find foods with the essential nutrients that you need. As you can see, the plant.

List of related literature:

The recommendations are for a lacto-vegetarian or a vegan diet.

“Llewellyn's Complete Book of Ayurveda: A Comprehensive Resource for the Understanding & Practice of Traditional Indian Medicine” by Hans H. Rhyner
from Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Ayurveda: A Comprehensive Resource for the Understanding & Practice of Traditional Indian Medicine
by Hans H. Rhyner
Llewellyn Worldwide, Limited, 2017

Some are worse than others, but I hope this overview will help you decide how to shape your new vegetarian diet.

“Your Vegetarian Pregnancy: A Month-by-Month Guide to Health and Nutrition” by Holly Roberts
from Your Vegetarian Pregnancy: A Month-by-Month Guide to Health and Nutrition
by Holly Roberts
Atria Books, 2008

To provide optimal nutrition a vegetarian or vegan diet should be well balanced, containing two or three protein foods and cereals, vegetables, fruits and fats daily (Table 28.4).

“Clinical Paediatric Dietetics” by Vanessa Shaw, Margaret Lawson
from Clinical Paediatric Dietetics
by Vanessa Shaw, Margaret Lawson
Wiley, 2013

Step 19: Try (ideally) to incorporate at least 50 percent of your diet as combined animal-source (yes, animal) and vegetable-source foods that are raw or minimally cooked and cultured.

“Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond Paleo for Total Health and a Longer Life” by Nora Gedgaudas
from Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond Paleo for Total Health and a Longer Life
by Nora Gedgaudas
Inner Traditions/Bear, 2011

Vegan quick starter guides can be found at vegan.com/nutrition/, brendadavisrd.com/the-vegan-plate/, as well as many others in Resources at themindfulveganbook.com.

“The Mindful Vegan: A 30-Day Plan for Finding Health, Balance, Peace, and Happiness” by Lani Muelrath, Neal Barnard
from The Mindful Vegan: A 30-Day Plan for Finding Health, Balance, Peace, and Happiness
by Lani Muelrath, Neal Barnard
BenBella Books, Incorporated, 2017

This part describes how you can manage a healthy pregnancy, raise a fit baby and toddler, feed a growing athlete as well as deal with the special challenges of older vegans.

“Living Vegan For Dummies” by Alexandra Jamieson
from Living Vegan For Dummies
by Alexandra Jamieson
Wiley, 2009

Add two or three meatless meals each week, experiment with new products, make a list of all the vegetarian foods you already enjoy, and when you do eat meat, make it a minor part of the meal, rather than the focal point of the plate.

“Living Vegetarian For Dummies” by Suzanne Havala Hobbs
from Living Vegetarian For Dummies
by Suzanne Havala Hobbs
Wiley, 2009

This is the go­to book for understanding and practicing healthy and enjoyable veganism.”

“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

I also spent time developing these vegetarian rotation meals, because even the excellent books about allergies that I know of offer little, if anything, for vegetarians with allergies.

“Ayurvedic Cooking for Westerners: Familiar Western Food Prepared with Ayurvedic Principles” by Amadea Morningstar
from Ayurvedic Cooking for Westerners: Familiar Western Food Prepared with Ayurvedic Principles
by Amadea Morningstar
Lotus Press, 1995

Read this before embarking on a vegetarian diet.

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by
, 2008

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  • starting the transition from vegetarianism (been veggie for 5 years so hopefully it’ll be easier) because I realise how beneficial it is for the planet. Thank you for this!

  • I’ve been a vegetarian for 4 years. I was a vegan for the first year, making my journey a total of five years.

    I couldn’t do vegan and it was a heartbreaking realization AT THE TIME, but I gave it my all. I finally had to conclude that unless you grow and prepare all your own food, it’s probably unlikely that many who call themselves vegan, actually are. There was always a new ingredient in something that I’d later discover was of the flesh etc. and all pleasure in life was gone. Eating became a chore and I became a b****, bc I was always hungry and frustrated. I couldn’t eat out with other people bc the standard fare at most places of a nonvegan nature was French fries or a boring salad, and it upset me that in order to eat out with others, I had to overpay for bs boring food that I was sick to death of.

    True enough…that most problems were prob bc I went straight vegan day one, and I hadn’t learned how to eat as a vegan before going vegan. But even though I’m a professional (lol) vegetarian now, I won’t even consider going vegan. It was a nightmare. Vegetarian is fine with my conscience. Really, the only change from vegan to vegetarian for me, is that I no longer care if there’s dairy in my processed foods, or foods that other people prepare. That alone changed my life from vegan misery to a lifestyle I can live with.

    Good luck and God bless

  • Thank you for this video!have I been thinking of going vegetarian. My aunt is vegan and my cousin is vegetarian even though I am only 12 I have gone vegetarian, just like you for me it happened over night.

  • so I’m 16 and my family believes that me wanting to go vegeterian is just a weird teenage phase. we’ll see about that. I’m starting tomorrow (since I already ate meat today)

  • Hey there! thank you for this video!!!! I’m planning on going vegetarian this coming year (I know, who isn’t for the new year LOL) but I use to be so I believe I’ll stick to it. The only difference is that I want to continue gaining weight in order to build muscle and thickness on my workout journey. Do you have any tips? As I use to get a lot of my protein and fats from meat (like chicken and beef, A LOTTT)

  • I have to reply by duty. When you stop eating meat, there is nothing to change. Continue eating like you did, just exclude the meat. You do not have to start drinking galons of milk, eating bunch of fruits or veggies to compensate.. Americans and westerners over eat and that is the problem

  • I’m glad there’s meat look a likes because i love meat but then again I barely eat meat fr more junk than meat�� but also I want to be vegan because of spiritual beliefs and to be healthy

  • Thanks for the Video clip! Sorry for chiming in, I am interested in your thoughts. Have you heard about Loowarn Inconceivable Desire (search on google)? It is a smashing one of a kind product for reversing diabetes type 2 minus the hard work. Ive heard some decent things about it and my mate finally got amazing success with it.

  • I’m 12I told my family today that I want to be vegetarian. My brother laughed at me but my parents are supportive. Right now its for a week to see how I cope. Im scared for when I spend a lot of my summer with my grandma and other family living there without my parents they will think I went mad. Please help Im from the middle of Europe and Im scared because my family there is a bit judgy

  • I am so interestes in becoming a vegetarian. I think I’m going to slowly dive in to it. Less meat and more fruits and vegetables. Wish me luck!

  • So I’ve been a vegetarian my whole life and I’ve always known it’s benefits, be it ethically or biologically. (I’m currently 18)

    But only now, have I really been evaluating my diet properly, looking at how high my carb intake is, or can be. Because of the reliance us vegetarians have on carbs. And the whole high carb vs low carb diet, is a debate in its self. But it does make me question things. Tbh I could actually ramble for a long time about my vegetarianism �� so what was gonna be a long explorative message, I might just leave here ��.

    But I will add, I’d never thought about how the ‘meatless’ substitutes I’d been eating were actually really processed and probably not good for me.

    Thank you for this information

  • This video was sooo helpful. I’m on a natural progression towards this path and this video makes Veganism approachable. Thank you ❤️

  • I just started and I definitely started undereating and lost 10 pounds in one week.. my bones ache and feel so tired I also feel my legs with extreme coldness

  • About the avoiding ZOO’s, I myself thought that it is an especially irrational practice to enjoy watching captured animals (almost sounds colonial) but I’ve found out that the ZOO in my city in Poland is cooperating with animal rights activist’s who rescue animal from fur farms, so the ZOO makes a living space for those animals in their area.

  • I’m finally doing this.. I’m a diabetic, I want to live a longer life. I’m staying away from junk and sugar…. I’m off the meds but I want to getting healthier.

  • Great video doing a DARE TO CARE ABOUT YOUR HEALTH & WELLNESS CAMPAIGN and I decided to do a NO MEAT WEEK but only fish seeing this video helped me see there are different ways to go no meat thanks

  • Hi there Kymela i am Romanian and my wife filipino we just become vegetarian but i think i do well counting even that i am chef.I just started watching your video just to see if i can learn extra not that i don’t know enough but maybe few tricks from you:)

  • thank you for your video it’s helping a me a lot! what about becoming zero waste? it’s what made me want to stop meat! Much love from France:)

  • Planning is the hardest. 13 days in I have to really think about what I’m going to eat. I cut out all meat 13 days ago. Cutting out eggs and cheese will be the hardest. Also I seem to be eating more carbs which isn’t good.

  • Excellent Video clip! Apologies for butting in, I would love your thoughts. Have you tried Loowarn Inconceivable Desire (do a google search)? It is a smashing one of a kind product for getting rid of diabetes type 2 without the hard work. Ive heard some extraordinary things about it and my good mate called Gray at very last got amazing results with it.

  • I find that it’s easier if you don’t hard right say “I’m a vegetarian” then it’s easier to stick to, instead just be ‘reducing your meat’ (not saying to not be vegi just don’t beat yourself up if you slip or fancy meat one day as that can lead to “I’ve cheated once I may as well eat all the meat now”. I’m not a ‘vegetarian because I eat meat when I’m out but have so little on a regular basis that I’d be ok with being fully vegi (in fact I have been in the past I just find that the label can lead to the questions e.g. about protein)

  • In India its easy to go vegetarian as every other person is either vegetarian or eats non vegetarian food occasionally!
    I myself eat either chicken or fish just once a week. Actually only chicken. Fish is like once a month.
    I don’t even like to eat eggs anymore and now I can’t build muscles and am stuck at my current physique!

  • hi iam interested in being an vegetarian but I have obstacles. 1 is I am on a small 60 dollar budget for two weeks because I can’t shop every week.2 do I have to know how to cook because I am really not good at it lol so please help me out with some info thanks:-)

  • 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)

    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.

  • I’m going vegetarian for mental and spiritual reasons. I want mental clarity and to let spirit flow into my body uninhibited. Thank you for these tips!

  • I’m 11 and I’m going vegetarian I’ve been meat free for four days it’s not a lot but it’s really been helping my stomach problems (I’ve been struggling with severe stomach aches and pain) this videos has really helped my journey

    thanks for reading xoxo Hannah

  • I reversed my type 2 diabetes by going vegan. It took less than two weeks to see a dramatic difference in my numbers and officially after 3 months of keeping my numbers down they took me off 3 different medications. That was over 2 years ago now ��

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  • We should elect a sauna system to farmers instead of slaughterhouse for meat. Solar, renewable energy powered. Peace on them

    Mother cows in dairy industry now is disgusting..
    ��

  • I love hearing this. I’ve been eating low carb for 2-3 months and am so sick of greasy foods in my stomach. I’m ready to eat vegan which isn’t new to me.

  • Oh, I forgot to say, most restaurants will fix “vegetables or vegetarian dishes” if you ask them, for instance, there’s a restaurant near where I live, and I love their food. I remember when I was first deciding to go “vegetarian”, I went there for lunch one day, and I asked them if they had any “meatless” dishes, and lo and behold, they did. They had a whole section on the menu for vegetarian, so if you go to your favorite restaurant, or any restaurant, ask them about “meatless dishes”, you’ll be surprised!!

  • My mama is the person who ALWAYS has something to say about what I eat(i havent had meat in at least 10 years), she is thoroughly convinced that I will gain weight. The funny thing is she eats meat and our weight is the same, point being do you and dont listen to the nay sayers they will be ok!

  • Hi I’m vegetarian since I was 6 y.o and yeah ppl thinks I’m crazy and sometimes other ppl told me that i’m too picky but i’m not. When I was a kid my mom always forced me to eat meat/chicken bc the doctor told me that i’m lacking of nutrients that came from meat but I just can’t take it. I also don’t know myself why I’m like this but maybe bc I just don’t like the taste and i’m thinking about the poor animals.

  • Yes it can IF you stick to whole plant based foods, mostly low GI. The body will likely heal but in the long term, as the body sheds some key nutrients, without supplementation, nutrient deficiencies will emerge causing a whole host of health issues if not addressed.

  • Hi Madeleine! My name is Valeria I am 12 years old, and a huge fan of yours and since October 29 I’m vegan my parents were not happy with it at first but I convinced and know they are telling me that I need to eat eggs again and white meat please Madeleine tell me what can I do to convince them again I don’t want to start to eat animal again!��

  • Excellent Video clip! Apologies for the intrusion, I am interested in your initial thoughts. Have you heard the talk about Patlarny Sugar Outcome Principle (probably on Google)? It is a good exclusive guide for reversing diabetes without the hard work. Ive heard some awesome things about it and my m8 at very last got astronomical success with it.

  • Kudos for the Video clip! Sorry for the intrusion, I would appreciate your thoughts. Have you heard about Patlarny Sugar Outcome Principle (google it)? It is a smashing one off product for reversing diabetes without the hard work. Ive heard some decent things about it and my mate at very last got excellent success with it.

  • Hi, I’ve been vegan since the lockdown and I cant wait to visit a local vegan restaurant when it eventually opens! I’m 61 years old, so it’s never too late the penny finally dropped when I watched Game Changer. It’s a bit of a struggle with my son as I am furloughed and I have to shop and cook for him. I have converted him to Richmond vegan sausages so small steps but I find it hard to even handle meat now.I recently recovered from prostate cancer and learned how processed meat could have contributed to the disease. I feel great and have more energy no regrets at all.

  • So what about the elephant rides at renfair? Im pretty sure that would be considered something that a vegan would choose not to do right? I’m asking because im not totally sure haha

  • I’ve controlled Lyme’s disease n heart issues n everything with a plant based diet for over 40 years Ive been vegan almost my entire life n I’m 70 I used to eat dairy butter n cheese but knew it was wrong kinda like cocaine but I’ve not smelled that in many years also we r all in enormous trouble if we don’t eliminate the animal industry n our use of oil needs to cease

  • We starting the transition next week once i buy all the things i need… im literally just sick of meat and never being a meat person myself… your videos are such good guid lines. Also my daughter already doesn’t eat dairy due to her eczema and asthma and only eats chicken so it should be easy

  • Absolutely brilliant video great advice eloquently put great tips I will be taken on board in this crazy world they call the food industry

  • I’m pescatarian, I’m in transition. I started May 1st 2019. I was never a big meat eater. For me it was easy to cut dairy out of my diet. I also live a gluten-free lifestyle:) I’m doing pretty good. My mind is in the right place, to me that’s very important. Will update in 2 months on my progress. Thanks girl

  • Two months ago I was diagnosed with high cholesterol and then I got Gerd, I decided to just eat vegetarian foods and my cholesterol went down after two months

  • I’m attempting to go vegan. I’ve been a vegetarian since January and eat fish on the occasion however I’m aiming to be fully vegan one day! Your so inspiring and lovely to listen to! Xxx

  • Omg thank you for this video I have been trying to transition to complete vegan for three months I tell people I’m a vegaterian lol

  • thanks for the tips. I used to have type 2 diabetes, but I managed to reverse it by following this treatment:
    thebigdiabetes-lie. com (Google it)

  • HIGHLYYYY recommend What the Health on netflix!!!!! I was already vegan but after watching it with my family they all decreased their animal product use by SO MUCH, it was insane that something as simple as a movie could change so much for them and also me!

  • Hello, my name is James Matthews and I am the admin of a new group page called Good Vegan & Vegetarian Recipes From All Over The Word. This is a group for those that are interested in a primarily plant-based diet and are looking for great healthy information related to whole-foods, plant-based diet and living. A whole-foods, plant-based diet is a way of eating that celebrates plant foods and cuts out unhealthy items like added sugars and refined grains. Plant-based diets have been linked to a number of health benefits, including reducing your risk of heart disease, certain cancers, obesity, diabetes and cognitive decline.

    I wanted to create a group page where people could get excited about plant-based food and a healthier lifestyle. A place where we can inspire one another to achieved goals and a group where we can share photos, recipes and information with other fellow plant-based people.

    This group will offer products, websites and services to help us live a healthier lifestyle. Feel free to share recipes, pictures, ask questions and more! I would like this page to stay on the topics of vegan, vegetarian and plant-based Whole Foods. Feel free to tweak recipes if you are gluten free, oil free, etc. and ENJOY!

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/172559164150497/?ref=share

  • Thanks. Another good, information packed briskly delivered video. I didn’t know shiitake mushrooms contain vitamin B12, so special thanks for that. Somehow I missed this video when it came and saw it only now. A very good and eminently shareable one.

  • Lovely Video! Forgive me for the intrusion, I am interested in your thoughts. Have you ever tried Patlarny Sugar Outcome Principle (Sure I saw it on Google)? It is a smashing one of a kind guide for reversing diabetes minus the normal expense. Ive heard some awesome things about it and my cooworker at very last got astronomical results with it.

  • I’m 12 and I have been vegetarian for two months and my parents have been awfully supportive, some of my friends too and yea I’m really grateful. Never thought so many people would respect my decision

  • I love your tips. I am 35 and I have found myself having a lot of issues with my digestive system. Its really hard to come to peace with the idea that you are getting older and you can’t do the same things you used to. I have cut back on sugar. I cut out soda, alcohol, and candy (with an exception for small amounts of chocolate on occasion). I allow myself one sweet a day because I was a sugar addict. Trying to cut it all out completely backfired and I put myself in a sugar coma after 1 slip up lol so moderation is working best for me. My next step is to cut back on my meat consumption. I rarely eat seafood and red meat to begin with and I was raised not eating pork so that’s a non issue. CHICKEN THOUGH….I am just doing my best to incorporate smaller amounts of chicken and more veggies in meals and I try to fill up on the veggies before I get to the meat so I eat less of it. I just need to find more delicious plant based meals and you are a huge help. Thank you so much!

    Oh and fthe judgemental people. People are so quick to judge others lives when they don’t match their own because watching other people thrive in their lifestyles makes them feel bad about their lives and the decisions that they make. We as a whole need to find ways to allow others to live their lives peacefully ESPECIALLY when those lives are in direct contrast with our own. Yin/yang is the basis of our existence and we can’t be peaceful in our lives if we can’t come to peace with that. Blessings to you and everyone XO

  • 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

  • today i have decided to follow a vegetarian diet. looking at videos for tips, I really hope im able to follow through with this!!!

  • What the heck is tofu made of anyway? What makes it better than eggs? What is vegan butter made of and what makes it better than butter?

  • Hi Madeleine, first of all I need to say that I really love your channel, you’re a great inspiration to me.:) I never liked meat at all, even when I was small, I never ate it as much as my family or friends because it disgusted me and I never really found it tasty. But when I was older, I started eat meat semi-regularly because of the dorm where I was when I studied and many other things. But I started to have a big like BIG problems with my stomach. I went to many doctors, I was in a hospital for many weeks, I was on many physical examination and nobody knows anything. They get me some medicine and sent me home like I was nothing. And then I thought, what if it!s because of this. So I started to notice what meat and dairy did to my body, and also what we doing to our planet by this disgusting consumption. So I started to trying to skip to veganism thanks to you.:)

  • Been pre-diabetic for years. Adopted a plant based diet in February and my A1C went from 5.8 > 5.3; my weight went from 376 > 326. Doctor still wants me on metformin and to take prescribed weight loss supplements, but I think I’m doing a good job on my own.

  • I literally went cold turkey I haven’t eaten meat in 7 days now but I been cut out pork a while ago and yes I’ve been veganizing most things I love to eat like I made some pecan meat alternative with vegan tomato sauce and spinach gnocchi

  • You are a very intelligent and sensible person. I would like to meet more such forgiving vegans on my way. Unfortunately, there are many people who still arouse guilt and convince them that they are doing something not well enough.

  • I tried your tuna vegan sandwich it was delicious! I I
    Over blended it a little bit but it was a big hit for my family!!! I am a vegetarian transitioning to vegan and my family is transitioning from the mainstream diet to vegetarian so thank you for sharing all your top tips and tricks!

  • Could you do a video on where you shop Vegan? I’m new to veganism and your videos are so helpful, but some of the ingredients you use I’m like “where do I get that?” Especially for us on a budget

  • Great video! I’m interested in becoming a vegan, however, letting go seafood(shrimp & crabs) would be something I know will be a struggle…and secondly…i do NOT like brown rice. So if there’s a such thing as a partial vegan…that would be lol

  • I reversed my type 2 over the course of a year. Not vegan but low carb. I eat plenty of meat but no bread, rice, potatoes or starchy vegetables. My A1C dropped from 8s to 5.3. Vegan is fine but by all means not the only way.

  • Quarantine changed the way I looked at food. With no distractions I started seeing my food as just dead animals and I couldn’t shake it. I just quit cold turkey and went vegan and honestly, I’m having a great time. I’ve been watching videos just to maintain my momentum and I’m so glad I stumbled on your channel!

  • Many years ago Burger King had veggie burgers on their menu,just FYI if anyone finds themselves there they might wanna ask if it’s still on the menu…. it was delicious when I last ate it from there

  • Anyone know of vegans that have recipes and food suggestions for being vegan and yet gluten free and grain free? Almost all vegan recipes have refined carbs and gluten.

  • I think veganism is an life style not a diet. If you are go vegan cuz you want to eat plant based its a diet but veganism is for animals and environtment:)

  • I really needed this. Since 2016 I’ve been thinking into being vegan but it’s so difficult for me because I depend on what my parents eats but since August from this year I said “enough” and since then I made as my goal to quit eating meat, then my next goal is to give up chicken and so on.. So I try to eat other things that makes me feel full but at the same time that makes me achieve my goal. And i’ve had days when unconsciously I eat meat and I feel bad about myself but you are right, we make mistakes, it’s a transition and I can’t hope to be 100% vegan tomorrow, you know. I really want to change my way to live and honestly, your videos are helping seeing this decision like the best one I made in my life. Thank you.

  • I was eating meat while watching this video but I can’t enjoy it anymore because i saw a documentary a couple days ago about factory farming and how they butcher them to meat. When I saw this i became really dizzy and almost had to throw up. From that day to now I always imagined a bleeding pig while I ate meat so I want to become a vegetarian soon. I think my friends are cool with that. My parents idk, my dad was a vegetarian once but that was a looooong time ago and my mother cooks often with meat. IDK wish me luck guys.

  • I am gradually transitioning to full vegan. I’ve been following you for years started because of your make up..always looked at vegans as weird/bland. I became overweight, depressed and fatigued. Guess what..I chose to live! I am slowly healing from the INSIDE out. This was a awesome video..THANK YOU!

  • Your tips really helped a lot. I’ve recently went vegetarian. I’m currently trying to stop smoking, drinking,dipping and also trying to start working out daily and your tips have kinda helped on thoes subjects too. Thank you! Subscribed ❤

  • Fries, especially from McDonald’s are dropped in bacon grease i think… I was vegan and got told by numerous vegans to stay away from McDonald’s fries..which was so hard haha

  • I’m trying to become vegetarian! It’s a lot healthier for you, and believe it or not red meat can increase your risk for cancer if eaten often. Eating meat can increase acne, and eating meat-free items actually can clear up your skin. And I saw a documentary on farm warehouses:/…. so I’m going to try it! My mom said no bc she said I need protein so I’m here to learn some alternatives for protein. This will be hard for me. I’m going to try it tho!

  • These are great tips! It really seems like something I can do because what I’m hearing is that I can still enjoy what I love but veganized.

  • Thank you for the great tips I’ve been watching your channel since the beginning of my journey ( I’m 3 years natural) I also have a couple of grocery list from your videos. This video have answered all of my remaining questions
    So again thank you
    AND GOD BLESS YOU �� AND YOUR FAMILY ��

  • This comment probably won’t be seen since I’m a few months late-but I can’t thank you enough for this video. I’m sitting here in tears thinking about how hard I’ve been on myself these past few weeks. My original goal was not to go veganI cut out red meat last year and this year I’m cutting out dairy. However, the more a read and learn about veganism the more interested I am, but it’s been hard. I live in a total meat and dairy crazed family, so every time I eat something with eggs or chicken in it I’m overwhelmed with guilt. Thank you for saying it’s okay to mess up and it’s okay to take it easy. I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I think it’s important to realize we’re only human so a major transition can’t happen overnight and as long as we’re trying to make a difference that’s still something to be proud of. Thank you for this positivity!!! ��

  • So glad I came across your channel. Just starting out with this. In between pescatarian-vegetarian-vegan. Slowly omitting dairy but can’t seem to fully commit to no eggs. Loving your content. Very helpful!

  • I stopped eating animals a year ago but I usually eat rice, beans, pastas, french fríes and veggies and fruit tho the last two don’t fill me up so I generaly get full with Carbs ��. Also I can’t stop drinking coke ☠️.

  • the second one is so true. I have never eaten so much bad food and bread. I basically lived if bread the first week and crappy food. But i definitely have learned to spread the love around

  • Carbs and sugar are to blame. Before the 1970’s obesity was very low in America. Average man weighed around 160 and average woman around 140. They ate diets that revolved around animal products eggs,meat, milk,butter,pig lard. But now with the introduction of refined sugars and carbs everyone bloated up and thus started the diabetes pandemic. The fact that people think meat and animal fats cause diabetes and health problems is hilarious the studies are not even solid. Or take into consideration that a large chunk of Americans meat consumption comes from meat dripping with vegetable oil and full of toxins, preservatives, etc.

  • For the new vegans or other amateurs, they need to understand that a vegan diet isn’t necessarily a healthy diet compared to a Whole Foods plant-based diet. I enjoy consuming vegan junk food every now and then but I’m also aware that it still junk food. Adopting a whole food plant based diet it’s what’s going to help restore and help you remain healthy which promotes proper nutrition and keeps us far away from chronic illnesses.

  • Even if you have type 1 diabetic, it would help you also if you would go on a vegan diet too. you might can cut down on your medicine 2.

  • You know what? I believe this is the first video (post, image, anything out there) that says that switching to veganism is not easy and you take your time, your intentions are just. Because it really is not easy: your friends, your family, cheese (:D), your favorite sweets, ice-cream in the hot summer, all the essentials like tooth paste, shampoo, etc., in my country-stan it’s “Of course these are made of leather, what did you expect us selling you faux leather?” even if it coasts under 30$, vegan options in stores, cafes, restaurants, if you travel you are probably going to be left without tons of local food, angry relatives and just plain strangers with “Wheredcha get your protein?”, restraining yourself from getting angry at people that don’t understand and don’t become vegan, learning cooking or if you already can exploring vegan variations it takes a lot of time to find recipes you like and would want to make them again, and before that you’d probably better to read something about nutrition and what products (and how often) you should include in your diet, self-doubt, feeling completely alone. And it’s not all.

    So yeah it’s difficult but possible and the cause is right.

    Thank you so much.

    Non-vegan on my way to.

  • Hey people. Jesus is also vegan and so is his soulmate Mary Magdalene. They are on Earth now clarifying their teachings. Search the Divine Truth channel on Youtube if you’re interested.Also, they say that the only reason animals eat other animals and are violent with other animals (like when cats play with their kill) is due to human emotions. If we were to release the dark emotions from our soul, we would see animal behavior change.

  • I’m a vegetarian for 18 years now and lately, I have thought about becoming a vegan. I love eating plant based food, but sometimes, I like my cheese. But I’m planning to eat less and less cheese and dairy products and use vegan substitutes instead. I love your videos, they really make me want to try out all those recipies (without the onions, since I’m allergic, but I usually just use more garlic instead, works well). I recently started experimenting with tofu myself and the result was really good. It tasted great ( I made a nice marinade with chili, garlic and lemon) and was really easy to make. I sure will take your advice about taking it easy and not changing my eating habits all over night.

  • I literally just used several hours watching your videos. ��
    Definitely gonna try all of your food recipes.
    Thank you so much for your channel.!
    Best wishes from Denmark.

  • I never liked meat that much, I used to eat red meat and chicken, but I watched a documentary and started to be very grossed out by it, I have been a vegetarian for almost 2 years now, never been better!!! Now I want to be a vegan, I am pretty much already a vegan, all my beauty products are vegan, but I have a pretty hard time given up eggs and dairy, because I am a picky eater, so I decided to do it slowy, lets see where it goes hahahha in my town we don’t find a lot of alternatives:(

  • I never understood b12. My husband eats meat like no other. (Trying to change that) but his doctor said hes b12 low. But its supposedly in meat ��‍♀️ obviously that’s not the case. I’m more close to vegan still trying to get there. But yeah figured I’d share that. Oh I’m also the same way currently when it comes to tofu and mock meats, I just cant bring myself to eat them. Not sure if it’s just a look thing.

  • I’m literally making my shopping list for tomorrow for the week. I think i want to go pescatarian for now because i love salmon too much. But I feel like i can veganize my breakfast and lunch. I’m excited!!!!

  • Um… So my family isn’t taking me seriously, and they try not to laugh and say so your not going to eat any bacon or steak or porkchops? But my mom is a little more understanding. Sour of

  • You can be a couch potato on a WFPB diet SOS free and you will cure your Type 2. No exercise needed. It’s a fallacy that exercise is necessary. It doesn’t hurt of course, but diabetes is 100% diet related. Obese people think exercise will get them in shape and make them lose weight. Do you realize what it takes to just burn 300 calories, the equivalent of a few cookies or some chips? Much easier to lose weight through nutrition. Cut out the dead animal flesh and save yourself. 400 Million on the planet have diabetes! That is shocking and disturbing.

  • some of this just seems…reaching, or else just uneducated? I love Madeleine’s recipes but like. You can’t criticize animal agriculture for water usage when the resources necessary for plant agriculture to sustain a worldwide vegan diet would be devastating. And the “meat causes short life spans and health issues” is actually a feebly researched statement that in recent years has seen a lot of evidence suggesting otherwise. Not to argue that the farming industry doesn’t have issues, but I just mean that I wonder about some of this

  • I go to a Burger King and I go there a lot and they have a veggie burger and I love the Whopper because I go there a lot they’re willing to replace the meat Patty with a veggie patty so I still get a Whopper just has no meat

  • I was curious as to what vegans were always preaching so I decided to watch some videos talking about it, boy did I wake the fuck up. It’s so sick to see people supporting animal cruelty, I hate it.
    I’m willing to give my favorite food (cheese) up because of this.
    It’s a horrible thing that people do to these innocent animals.
    Its disgusting.
    I plan on starting with a vegan diet, I’m going to do it progressively because my body will need to adjust. Then I plan on cutting out material items made of animal products.
    I wont sit and allow myself to support this disgusting behavior anymore.

  • Wow!Thank you so much for this Video.I had questions and you gave me a perfect answer!I try to go vegan and it’s not difficult because we have a lot of alternatives and none animal have to die for it!Thanks a lot for your tips,recipes and videos!You help me on my way to go vegan.You have perfect recipes.I’m so inspired!��many greetings and love��❤

  • I love your videos because you are NEVER judgey. I have just watched some videos about how the animal are treated and now I feel physically sick. There are a few key items that I don’t like (mushrooms, nuts, rice, tofu) that make veganism really hard for me, but I’m going veggie first and will see how that goes.
    Thank you for your videos ❤️

  • Don’t know if this is the right video to put this? on, but I am trying to go vegan & found out a new medication I am taking has dairy ingredients. Is this something you’d ask your doctor about to change, or is that something you need to accept?

  • Does anyone wanna be vegan buddies because it’s kinda hard for me to be vegan without a vegan buddy we can keep each other motivated and give each other recipes or something idk.I JUST NEED HELP XD (If anyone is interested please reply)

  • My dad got angry at me and says that I have to drink milk at least ones a day. Because I don’t eat meat and don’t drink as much milk anymore “I’ll get sick and unhealthy”. And because of the B12 my parents won’t let me go vegan. I still eat many animals products like gelatine because they won’t let me get anything else. They think I’m going crazy

  • This is wonderful and very helpful!! I happened across one of your videos a few months ago and have been making my way through all of your content since then. You inspired me to transition to veganism and it’s been so much easier than I ever thought it would be! Thank you for providing so many recipes and What I Eat In A Day videos.

  • Going pesceterian. Biggest mistake I always make when starting this process: eating too much junk food and losing steam. Hope I can actually stick it with it, ’cause this time I want to lose the weight for life and I’m happier in the long run when I eat healthy.

  • I decided to transition to veganism for at least a whole month this January 2019. I don’t own some kitchen tools (like oven, mixer..) so I see how it goes. I was eating less and less dairy products thanks to your channel actually, because I started to enjoy more cooking vegan. So I think times is come!

  • I’m 12 and a new vegitarian since I want to become more healthy and cut meat of because i tend to eatalot of meat and I want to stop gaining weight but I’m worried because my family were saying you barely get protine is that true???

  • Do you have an suggestions on vegan vitamin supplements that are not expensive? I know your not a medical professional. But do you know if being vegan helps with hormonal imbalances?

  • I am vegan since a few months now, but until now i didn’t tell it to my boyfriend. I know that he simply doesn’t understand why someone should go vegan or vegetarian because in his family everyone eats so many animal products and thats the usual way for him. When i decided to go vegetarian it was the same thing he didnt liked it at all and he still tries to cook meat for me. Of course he is accepting it now more or less, because he has to, but he can’t understand my reasons. I konw that maybe he would change his mind a bit when he would read something about veganism and inform himselve. But he is refusing to do that because he is so convinced that his lifestyle is the best. And i don’t know how i can handle that situation now. I don’t know what to say to him and how i can make him understand or accepting veganism. Please if someone of you was in a similar situation, if someone also knows a person who is so convinced of the “normal” way to eat that he or she refuses to get in touch with the topic of veganism, please give some advice. (And english isn’t my mother language so sorry for the mistakes)

  • My father went on a plant based diet when he discovered he had type two diabetes. Over time he improved his condition and he is no longer diabetic. In turn, I looked in to it when I was 30. I read The china Study (I can’t remember the author but I highly recommend this book!). I then made the decision to go vegan but as I learnt more and educated myself, it was for animals and the environment that sealed the deal. It’s the best life choice I ever made. I will never go back.

  • What made it easy for me was eliminating one item a week. Like chicken and then a dairy item and moved slowly by going vegan for a few days a week…then know that any dish can be veganized. I can’t see myself eating anything but vegan. And I do meal planning every week. Planning is key so you don’t get bored or get discouraged. I find a lot of recipes here.

  • I’ve been vegan for a couple of years but I’m going to start veganizing the meals I make for my SAD eating husband! I love the way you come across! By the way, I JUST found you!

  • I love this videos among so many of your others! I just want to note that accredited (note the word accredited) zoos work very hard to preserve and protect many endangered species in the wild, and care very dearly for their resident animals who may not otherwise be able to survive in the wild. Unfortunately, due to things like factory farming, poaching, deforestation (all things we’re helping to eliminate as vegans!) many natural habitats are being decimated, and zoos play a major role in providing research and funding to help protect and preserve many affected species. Not to mention education to visitors. If vegans consider themselves animal advocates, I think it’s a great idea to look a little further into zoos and understand the differences between well run accredited facilities and circuses/fake sanctuaries/other places that exploit animals for a profit. Thanks for reading, and for all that you do on your channel, I’ve learned so much from you!

  • Just wanted to leave a comment to say that you inspired me to go vegan. Over the summer, I watched your videos as I started to be involved with the low impact movement. It just all came together at the right time for my eyes to be opened to the world and my impact on it. Thank you for the inspiration, and for all your recipes on vegan food!

  • I feel very sad when I see an obese child at like age 5, very sad. It’s education of the parents is what’s needed, education of all of America properly about food.

  • I don’t have Diabetes but had high cholesterol and fatty liver and liver was completely healthy after I turned vegan cholesterol is normal and high BP is normal

  • So, with age I seem to be losing my taste for meat. Example
    My wife cooked a beautiful dinner. It had tons of vegetables with it, turnip green with mixed in mustards greens. Those little midget corn thingies, okra, pickles.
    Plus a salad with diced zucchini, squash, white onions dice perfect, okra, diced potato, my favorite sweet banana peppers, with my favorite pepper of all the cayanne peppers with some sauce she whipped up in like two minutes. Oh and little black thingy she called chai seeds. So I filled my plate full, oh yes forgot to mention it was all fresh, and local. I grew the peppers myself also. She also made my favorite steak a nice big juicy porterhouse.. so for the first time in my life (not sure if my health subconscious is determining my appetite, or if even such a thing exists) my mouth was watering majorly over just the vegetables. So I fixed my plate and it was filled with the veggies, I grabbed a slice of white bread and forgot about my steak.
    Not sure if my appetite is maturing or if it has to do with age or, if it’s a combination of age and I am not working myself to death anymore.
    However I’ve definitely been craving mostly just vegetables. I ate a hard boiled egg yesterday morning just because it’s so convenient to eat on the go. Then later to yesterday night my beautiful awesome sexy wife made spaghetti with my typical meatballs well it’s mostly meatballs with a side of spaghetti noodles and I found myself not having an appetite for the meatballs anymore, not even the spaghetti noodles so much, so I basic lyrics ate garlic bread with a side of see getting sauce. My wife was disappointed and thought I didn’t like the meatballs but they tasted the same as she always made them. Well basically I hurt her feelings so I had to come out with the truth. I told her my taste in food has changed. I’m not sure why it’s changed but it has, I said I’m so sorry for not eating your meatballs but the thought of eating them made me sick for some reason. The thought of meat grease in the spaghetti made me sick. However the garlic bread and see getting sauce sounded so delicious. She thank the Lord almighty forgave me then got a big long loaf of bread some garlic butter, more tomato sauce, a thing of olive oil and we had dinner together she also sliced up some tomatoes sprinkled some spices etc on them and it was so yummy..

    I’d like other people thoughts on this recent change in my appetite. Has anyone else had a change like this that just automatically happened?
    Also lastly I still do eat meats, but much smaller portions and a lot less frequently.
    I mean I’ve ate probably 3 bites of meat this week. All by choice. Also my taste for salty and sweet food has gone down dramatically. I basic lyrics do not crave anything sweet, and very lightly salted.
    Is this something synonymous with my age, and lack of physical exertion do to me getting old?
    I mean the I could sit down with a bowl of turnip green and that be my only thing I eat for dinner and be just as happy as can be

  • I have to commend you on your delivery, so many pro-vegan videos are very judgmental toward meat eaters, you seem to understand both sides and realize that people just need to be informed. I’ve been a profuse meat eater for years and recently I’ve started to try eating meat only 2 meals a week, and for now I’m just striving for vegetarianism for now but hopefully veganism will be the end result. Thanks for the info/ tips

  • Might seem kinda stupid but the reason I want to become vegetarian is because I watched The Lorax and it makes me sad how we treat the environment and the animals.

  • lmao me watching this in 2020 being a vegetarian for 8 years because literally I was born into a vegetarian family. As of right now the only meat eater in my family is my younger 11 year old brother (I am now 15)

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    This group will offer products, websites and services to help us live a healthier lifestyle. Feel free to share recipes, pictures, ask questions and more! I would like this page to stay on the topics of vegan, vegetarian and plant-based Whole Foods. Feel free to tweak recipes if you are gluten free, oil free, etc. and ENJOY!

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  • Just wonderful, I have been researching “how i reversed my type 2 diabetes” for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you ever come across Diyenry Subjective Dominance (do a search on google )? It is a great exclusive guide for discovering how to get rid of type two diabetes minus the hard work. Ive heard some decent things about it and my work buddy got excellent results with it.

  • Im only 14 and i am new to this. I have been vegetarian for about 2 weeks. I always didn’t feel great about eating meat and after eating better foods i felt better about my self. I dont eat much junk food anymore either.

  • i gave up all meat apart from chicken a few years ago and my mum thought i was really fussy but it was actually because i found out pork came from a pig (i didnt like seafood/fish/other red meat) but stopped after about a year, but now i really want to become properly vegetarian but ik my mum will be mad coz she’ll have to cook more than one meal again:(

  • No, diabetes is caused by insulin resistance, which comes from ingesting (to much) sugar (=carbohydrates). Keto can reverse diabetes, not a vegan diet.

  • I have been binge watching your videos for the past few days now. And because of you, I am starting my vegan journey next week:) I have a friend who went vegan who is going to help me as I know you can’t be here in person to help:) I can’t wait to try all the delicious foods I have seen you make. Thank you so much for inspiring me.

  • This might be a silly question, but I guess I’m wondering, do you think there is any point in trying to go mostly vegan, or is it not worth trying if I’m not sure I can go “all in?” I think I can realistically spend most days every week eating totally plant based, but there might be some holidays, special occasions, or days where my roommates cook where it would be incredibly difficult for me to stay 100% vegan. I guess I’m wondering, do you think there are still benefits to my body and my environment even if I’m not “perfect” about it?

  • Thank you so much I’m cutting out my beef my chicken and I’m gonna do this for myself and I’m trying not to give up cause I’ve ate chicken and said oh I’m gonna go vegans but it takes time and yeah I subscribed to you and I feel like being vegan is better for my health

  • It has taken me a year to transition. I have had to learn to cook. Still not great at it but I am learning. Developing my own style. Never ever thought I would learn to cook.

  • If you go Zero waste, you will also help the environment and will help all ecosystems but going Zero plastic. I follow a vegetarian diet but will no buy anything that is not packaging free and if only packed in glass. Vegans should go hand in hand with zero waste and minimalism if you really want to help the animal kingdom and all ecosystems on earth. Not to mention to go self sufficiency and shop local to reduce the high impact agriculture has on the planet. You can always go the extra mile.

  • Hi I’ve been thinking about going vegan but my mom only gives me $20 a week for my groceries and I don’t know what I can afford for a whole week

  • So I’ve recently found you and I’m planning eating much more plant based meals. I’ve written a food plan and dine my online shop due next Tuesday and out the 21 meals for the week only 7 contain animal product rather than all 21. I reckon that’s a good sensible start. I have so many good issues. I’m hoping I can make this work.

  • If you haven’t seen it, I suggest watching the documentary “If slaughterhouses had glass walls”. That was the documentary that turned me vegetarian.

  • Thank you so much for making these videos Kim. You are so helpful & I love your recipes. I finally became vegan & going strong since a month now. I’m feeling a lot better physically & mentally. Definitely the best decision I made ��

  • I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and every quarter my blood tests came back with out of control high numbers. I tried all sorts of diets and nothing was getting better. As soon as I switched to a vegan lifestyle my blood results started dropping and when I adopted a wfpb lifestyle my HbA1c levels came back in the normal range for the first time since being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I lost weight and I feel great, all whilst still enjoying delicious foods. My doctors are amazed. I’m on my way to reversing what I did to myself and will never look back.

  • this is very sweet and you’re so cute.. just wanted to say my first job was in a small local vegetarian restaurant where we cooked tempeh.. for some people it’s kind of bland and/or mushy. cook it in a hot fry pan, cast iron is great, add garlic, onions, tamari or soy sauce and cook it until crispy on the edges. you can put it on a salad or stuff it in a pita with veggies. add your favorite sauces too. ������

  • 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…

  • i went vegetarian yesterday by choice and not cause of this video. i am currently trying it out for a week maybe more for many reasons. one was i am just sick and tired of meat i find it tastes gross now i just wanna go vegetarian like i always wanted but was to scared to until now. another is cause of animal abuse i love animals i don’t wanna support this chain of abuse just animals are clueless of whats happing to them but humans do. so i just don’t wanna be apart of that kinda stuff you know what i mean. another is for some health reasons to see if being vegetarian will help me with a disdor that i have. and lastly cause i want to get over being picky about some foods and veggies that i don’t like.

    which so far i have seen straight away results which is surprising.

  • I’m going vegan literally starting tomorrow, pretty nervous about it because I grew up on meat. This was helpful, I just subscribed ��

  • It is very refreshing the way that you explain everything. I am not a vegan, personally, however I love veggies and eat vegetarian and vegan on most of my menus, and I must say that your recipes are always delicious. Thank you for being so understanding toward people who bit by bit try and help to the cause in whatever way they can. I hope you have a nice day:)

  • Thank you for making this!!! ❤️ I love how truthful you are in saying you just have to be okay with being the oddball out and also about how people are rude about people being vegan, but it’s about them not you. Thank you! Also, you are so beautiful!

  • I wanna be vegeterian because of my constant constipation and the risk of cholesterol
    Both are genetic problems so i wanna avoid them
    Plus i already hate how most meat taste

  • The answer is yes and no. If you eat vegan, healthy foods (whole-food plant-based diet, low on sugar, salt and fats) then yes. But If you eat vegan, unhealthy foods then no. Simple answer.

  • Wow, just the information I needed..I been consemplating on going vegan but didnt know how to start. Thank you. A new subscriber!

  • I’ve been really considering becoming a vegetarian but I still live at home and I feel like it would be difficult for me but I’m gonna try my hardest. I plan to move out asap and when I do it’ll be easier because I can make sure there’s no meat around me. The reason I want to do this is because I am a huge animal lover and I’m all for animal rights but I feel like a huge hypocrite if I also eat meat. Animals aren’t treated good in these processing places and as an animal lover I don’t want to contribute to that anymore.

  • ahh you’re so cute. �� just dived into vegetarianism 4 days ago. so for so good. loving all the recipes i’m finding online and youtube. thank you for the info ��

  • I currently went vegetarian (because I went to a slaughterhouse that my uncles work at & after I saw what they did I completely dived into being vegetarian) & this video helped me out a lot:)

  • Could going vegetarian help with anxiety. I’ve heard high consumption of meats and processed foods is linked to anxiety and other mental health issues. I’ve been eating a lot healthier since about last year but I feel I should make the switch and cut out meat

  • I just started watching your videos and this is honestly the best and the most motivating video I’ve seen about becoming vegan:) You’re just so sweet and delightful person and you made me very excited about starting my vegan life. Lots of love from Finland xxx

  • I’ve just started this channel to find and review UK vegan products from the supermarkets you’re so right in saying every time you go in there’s new things!

  • It’s so confusing because it’s like how is meat consumption going up in the world but yet there are more vegans than anything now?

  • Hey guys! If anybody is to transitioning to Veganism and having a hard time finding options the Vegan Filter might be useful for you, it turns shopping sites Vegan! It really helps take the hassle out of shopping Vegan for me, especially when trying to avoid all the hidden dairy ingredients! https://www.theveganfilter.com/join/

  • Im 14 and lm going vegetarian for a year ( l want to just try it 1 year) and l scared if after 1 year i could not enjoy eating meat anymore

  • Thank you so much for this video! I’ve been thinking about vegetarianism for the best part of a year and finally made the switch about a month ago. Since becoming a veggie, I’ve done a whole bunch more research and I’m now transitioning into veganism. I can’t believe the information I’ve discovered isn’t more widely known and I feel like I’m at that early stage you described where I just want to preach to everyone my new knowledge, but I know that’s not the way forward. I remember not long ago being a meat eater and getting annoyed at vegan preacher comments so everything you said is completely true! People need to do it in their own time and for their own reasons otherwise it simply won’t last. I’m just glad my time has come and your channel has helped me so much with all your yummy recipes and tips! Thank you thank you thank you!!!

  • I’m trying to go vegan and found out refined sugar isn’t necessarily vegan because some manufacturers use bone char or “natural charcoal” to process the sugar. It’s easy to just buy vegan sugar, however where I’m having trouble is in processed foods and sauces that contain “sugar” in the ingredient statement. There is no way to tell of it’s vegan or not if it just says sugar. Do I now need to avoid all products containing sugar? I want to be vegan as much as possible but I can’t always cook from scratch every night. Sometimes I just want to throw mustard or ketchup on something and now I can’t because it has “sugar”. I’m really starting to doubt my ability to go full vegan and avoid all sugar containing sauces. Vegan certified products are always marked up and I can’t afford to buy all my condiments certified vegans.

  • i know you said not to feel the need to explain yourself but what about if everyone around you is trying to get you to eat meat and pestering you or getting offended when you reject it. honestly it is so much easier to just eat whatever but i dont want to eat animals idk why everyone thinks its such a big deal. prior to telling people i was a vegetarian i rarely ate meat, basically only when someone cooked it for me

  • My mom isn’t letting me do this because she says I need the protein but I’m still going to tryyy ��I know I can get my protein from other things

  • I’m trying to be vegetarian but like I’m surrounded by meat lovers but so far I think I’ve been doing a good job it’s just I need more food options but this video was inspirational and such a big help

  • I’ve been vegetarian (pescetarian) for a month and I love it! I eat seafood on occasion but 90% of the time I eat veggies. I am just concerned if I am getting all the nutrients my body needs.

  • 1. I WATCHED THE COWSPIRACY AND WHAT THE HEALTH
    2. COW MILK IS FOR BABY CALFS
    3. HOW DO YOU EAT SOMETHING THAT WAS ABLE TO FEEL
    4. DAIRY IS A HUGE HEALTH RISK
    5. I CAN EAT MORE HEALTHY FOOD AND THRIVE
    6. BECOMMING MORE KIND, COMPASSIONATE, AND STRONG TOWARDS THE UNPROTECTED

  • really great tips! I grew up in a vegetarian household, but started eating meat frequently when I went to college. I am back at home now, and we have soooo many vegan products, and I like them… it’s just hard for me to not order my chicken wings when I go out to eat lol. thank you for this video

  • ❀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

  • i am really interested in becoming vegetarian but none of my family support me and my job does not pay enough for me to start buying my own food:(

  • I am working on going vegetarian and later in time I would go vegan. BUT There is no sense in going vegan but not going or working on going less/zero waist. Going vegan but buying plastic. The two things can’t work one without the other. You talk about pollution and respect for animal’s lives, but there will be no more animals if we keep on buying use&toss.

  • You can reverse type two diabetes with any diet. Any diet except the standard American diet and a junk food vegan diet. It’s processed food disease. What are the main components of processed foods? sugar, vegetable oil and refined grains. Never consume those three things.
    I’m curious though, why will oats, grains, beans and high sugar fruits on a vegan diet not spike your blood sugar?

  • I’ve been a vegetarian since June of last year, and I quit cold turkey (pun intended), and never looked back. I’ve never really liked meat, apart from chicken and fish. Whenever I crave meat, I remind myself why I chose to become a vegetarian.
    I haven’t found it too difficult whatsoever, and I feel so happy with my choice! The only times I’ve found it difficult is with marshmellows, etc.
    It’s been great so far, and I’m so proud!

  • Hi Madeleine been enjoying your channel some months now but only just caught up with this one. Thought I’d share my experience. I have been a “natural ” vegetarian/vegan over 70 years since I was weaned almost, and get this, my father was a butcher! He would bring the leanest/best cuts home to tempt me but no, I couldn’t stand the texture in my mouth. It was hard on my mum feeding me but she gave me lots of raw veg which I devoured. So don’t give up out there it’s so enjoyable & worthwhile eating plant based, it’s how we were meant to eat from Adam & Eve onwards. Thanks Madeleine

  • I tried becoming a vegetarian for a couple of months years ago and I got sick.
    I’m thinking about becoming a vegetarian in a couple of weeks getting the things I need for it.

  • Hi I want to come vegetarian I’m 13 but it would be to much hassle for my mum cause she cooks the meals so I don’t know if I want to go half until I get older and go full vegetarian so do you have and tips for doing it when your 13 tjx

  • Disease starts in the gut, which is true and it’s sad the Greece knew this thousands of years ago and people are slowly finding out about this now with a vegan diet

  • Yes new vegans need to read labels I thought I was vegan for a long time until I found out that a product I was eating had egg whites!!:(

  • I’ve been vegetarian since the age of 7 but am only now making the transition to vegan. Two documentaries that helped me make this decision were Cowspiracy and Game Changers on Netflix; and tbh if anyone asks me for an explanation I’ll just point them in the direction of these documentaries or videos like yours because sometimes the mental energy it takes to explain yourself is not worth it. I learnt that from 17 years of being vegetarian unfortunately a lot of people don’t want to genuinely understand, they just want an in to make fun of you and that’s not worth your energy or time. Don’t feel like you have to explain your decision, ethical or environmental, to anyone if you don’t want to.

  • Appreciate Video clip! Excuse me for chiming in, I would appreciate your thoughts. Have you tried Patlarny Sugar Outcome Principle (do a search on google)? It is a good one of a kind guide for reversing diabetes minus the normal expense. Ive heard some pretty good things about it and my cousin at very last got cool success with it.

  • If you use superfood powders like moringa and chlorella in your smoothies they both have b12 in it. Also they’re both super nutritional!! For all my smoothie lovers out there who want to get the most out of their smoothies

  • Because of you, I am know a pescatarian. My culture and heritage is focused on lots of meat and dairy in food and I can’t believe I have given it up! However, on special occasions I will eat lamb or other products…

  • I enjoy your videos so much I really do take so much inspiration and knowledge from you.

    I’m really interested in reducing my impact on the environment, so though I have to confess I’m not vegan I have tried to drastically reduce the meat/fish in my diet. Generally I eat vegetarian (and often vegan) food for about half of all my meals now.

    This week I’ve also decided to take the plunge and try soy milk for the first time and so far so good! My parents didn’t even notice the difference when they stopped by for a cuppa ��

  • I watched the documentary on “slaughter houses”, and what I saw them doing to the animals made me sick. And also, every time I ate pork, I would feel really bad, so it wasn’t hard to give up red meat, but I still loved the chicken, but eventually I gave up the chicken as well. The “fruit and veggies” have become my “way of life”. I don’t crave the meat anymore, AND my nails, hair and skin did a “complete turnaround”, so yes, try it!!

  • Thank you for your video and taking the time out to advice us. 1st video I’ve watched going to make the switch loving your adivce… 1 thing though MC Ds isn’t a restaurant lol:p

  • The boom of Netflix, Amazon Prime, does it really not reveal anything at all? That we are being lured into sitting in front of our laptop and TV and spend a major portion of our lives tethered to our couches, fed on almost similar dramas and web-series interspersed with advertisements for junk, fast food along with apps to order them, and this is being sold as development, as a progressive. We identify ourselves with those characters and relate with those stories because those plot are in turn based upon the data and information that we so casually throw around on the Internet. How hard could it possibly for them to project from the current trend and fashions and weave a story around? It is an intricate WEB, and we are trapped! We cannot even conceive of a life beyond that, so deep and thick this conditioning is!

  • I’ve been vegan for three months now and absolutely loving it!:) I was a vegetarian for many years before. I’ve only recently started watching your videos, which are very helpful and lovely to watch.:) Thank you!

  • Me and my boyfriend decided to go vegan starting with our next trip to the store!! No more meat for now. Then in a month no biproducts!! And iv been wanting this for a while just never bought my own food till now ��

  • In Greece we have many vegetarian foods and recipes but no many vegetarian Junk food. Vegetarians must forget the simulations of their favorite foods. We have some vegetarian junk food but vegetarian hot dogs and generally that kind of food is something that someone can find rarely only in the biggest sitys of Greece. ��

  • I’m 12 and hoping to become a vegetarian, I think I’ll start tomorrow to lower my meat intake. I don’t want to stop cold turkey because meat has always been my main food source. I think I’ll try to not eat meat, but if it happens I’m not gonna beat myself up about it I’m just gonna try to stop it from happening again. Also my mom said that she’ll help me get vegetarian products so that it’s a little easier to transition l. Please tell me if I’m doing anything wrong!

  • I don’t do soy so I can’t eat tofu. You are correct everyone becomes a nutritionist. Lol. When I’m going to a function I either eat well prior or bring my own food. I’ve been vegan for about 8 years and I’ll never go back. Great video!!

  • Who is going vegan? Let me know below! And for those of you making the transition, I have an ebook with over 100 easy and delicious vegan recipes, a shopping list, kitchen essentials, loads of helpful cooking hacks, vegan information, easy to follow methods and all the foods I eat on a daily basis. You can grab a copy here for only £10 (available worldwide): https://www.madeleineolivia.co.uk/ebooks/versatilevegan

  • I love the point you made about not attacking others for not feeling the same way about veganism. It has made such a difference with my family that we recently had a meal with largely plant-based foods and everyone was stuffed and loved it! People are so much more receptive to change when it’s done gradually and gently.

  • Thanks for this! My first day where I officially went vegetarian was actually this Thanksgiving, and it feels great (I always hated seeing turkey being cooked…or any animal). I “dove in,” haven’t looked back so far, although this is all new. When I commit to something, I am good at sticking with it, although I’m still finding my way. My main reason for going vegetarian is due to compassion for animals as well. Maybe someday I’ll go vegan.

  • Thank you so much girl! You’ve been heaven sent! This is my first week trying to go vegan and you’ve really helped me alot! I will keep watching your videos! Blessings and best wishes to you, thank you for sharing this information for beginners like myself!

  • It’s a bit difficult because some eat processed foods and most of them have egg,milk etc.I have cut out lots of processed stuff.Im a work in progress.

  • I need help with feeding my kids plant based food since they don’t like veggies any suggestions plz make a video geared towards kids meal thanx��������

  • I know this video is old but I had to say thanks for putting this out there. I transitioned to using cruelty free makeup last year and naturally that exposed me to more vegans and what not on social media… Made the decision to cut out beef, chicken, and pork this week and there’s a learning curve to it. I needed these positive messages ��

  • My ex boyfriend made me mad 1000 times by telling me you don’t eat meet chicken and.., and it’s hard to find for you food in restaurant!! And I broke up with this crazy cheap man

  • Many thanks, I been tryin to find out about “i cured my diabetes” for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you ever come across Diyenry Subjective Dominance (Have a quick look on google cant remember the place now )? It is a good exclusive product for discovering how to get rid of type two diabetes without the hard work. Ive heard some pretty good things about it and my work buddy got cool results with it.

  • Yes! I have been plant based now for almost 2 years I am 62 with normal blood pressure, heart rate, sugar, cholesterol I am on zero medications! I went ziplining,I hike etc. and I have a blast!

  • Great video. Unfortunately big pharmacy and other health sector companies make profits from diabetes type 1 and all other illnesses and conditions so the only way to stop that is being vegan. Non vegans are funding the drug industries both legal and illegal because of the animal products related diseases and conditions so the drug and animal agricultural food industries are working in conjunction with each other.

  • I love watching your videos. Everything you’re mentioned in this one reminds so much of plant base lifestyle. Thank you so much for all your tips and meal planning.

  • I tried to switch to veganism in January. I did it for a month & my hair started falling out. It was weird because I’m normally a vegetarian. I don’t know why taking away butter, cheese and milk cause such a big change for my hair to be affected but do you know why that may have happened?

  • Lovely Video! Forgive me for the intrusion, I would appreciate your opinion. Have you ever tried Patlarny Sugar Outcome Principle (do a search on google)? It is a good one off product for reversing diabetes minus the hard work. Ive heard some awesome things about it and my buddy at last got great success with it.

  • Thank you for so respectfully acknowledging that some of us are making efforts to reduce our animal consumption (possibly on our way to becoming vegan) and that these changes do make a difference. I am not yet a vegan or a vegetarian. But, I am making the choice to be more plant-based. I have a lot of food allergies all are plantsand that alone is very limiting. Many of the vegan recipes I see on YouTube and Pinterest have foods I cannot eat. Again, thank you for not being judge mental against those of us trying to at least minimize animal products.

  • great video riri and your very pretty. I’m actually gonna start off on a pesceterian diet first and I’ll work my way down from there

  • happycow.net is a godsend for vegan food tours!! I’ve used this site to find vegan food all over the world. 3 years vegan now and I never have a problem during travel.

  • I have been vegan for a year and 4 months and I enjoy my food more with a clean conscious knowing the food is better for my health, the animals and for the environment. But I can’t be a perfect vegan because I take medication to control my epilepsy which sadly will be tested on animals but I am also religious and believe that the creator views my life more scarce than the animals because he sent his son Jesus Christ to die for me and all those who would excercise faith in him and I would be accountable to him if I didn’t take the medication and died due to a epileptic seizure. But even if I didn’t believe that I would still take it because the fact I became vegan shows I want to live.

  • Yeah… The cashews and the fake meat taste was putting me off a bit…but I do like the beyond beef burgers… and I love saladsraw veg…so maybe I’ll give it a go again… also did you have any problem keeping your booty or weight on? Alot of us sistahs are also a bit reluctant because we think we will lose our curvesme included and I’ve alway been a “slim goodbody’ as the brotha’s like call me lol…