2019 is the year of Veganism. Charity Veganuary announced that 250,000 people tried vegan with Veganuary this year, making it the most popular campaign since the charity was launched in 2014.
Furthermore, Veganism is going mainstream, with the likes of Subway, McDonalds and Greggs all trialing vegan options, many to great success.
So here’s your guide to joining the Vegan revolution in 2019.
Learn The Reasons
There are many reasons why people go Vegan, be it for health, the environment or to help animals and there is so much information around for the reasons, yet it can sometimes be a hard read. For example there’s evidence that millions of male chickens are killed on the day of birth as they are no use.
Understanding the industry helps maintain a Vegan lifestyle long term.
Try Animal Alternatives
Despite the myths, it’s not the case that a Vegan has to carry round a meagre salad for the day, craving out for protein and sugar. Quite the opposite. There are now numerous brands selling every type of your favourite foods in Vegan options, be they Candy sweets made without gelatine, pulled ‘pork’ made from jackfruit or non-dairy chocolate.
We recommend signing up to a subscription of TreatKind so you can try a selection of new products every month.
It’s really important that you go Vegan at your own pace, so you can maintain it for the long term, rather than trying to make the switch overnight and ending due to frustration after a week.
Join The Conversation
Twitter is the place to hear about what’s going on in the world of Veganism. Just recently hostages such as #Veganuary and #Februdairy have trended at the top in many countries. (We’re also on Twitter)
The Vegan Society is another good source of information, helping you make more informed choices, and offering opportunities to get involved.