Top Tips For A Successful Veganuary
We’re just about half-way through January, which means that a month that can often feel like the longest one of the year is half way up. For millions of people around the globe, this will also mean they are 50% done on their Veganuary mission. It’s at this point it can go either one of two ways; you’re settling nicely into a plant-based routine where you’re beginning to discover what foods you do and don’t like and you feel like nothing can stop you. Alternatively, you’re one Snoop Dogg Just Eat advert away from ordering a KFC mighty bucket for one.
Whichever one of these categories you may fall into, it can always be useful to get some guidance, so we’ve put together some top tips on making the rest of your Veganuary as successful as it can be.
Snacks & Quick Meals
One of the most useful tips that anyone can give you when you try to adopt a plant-based diet is find out your favourite vegan friendly snacks and quick meals ASAP. The time when you can feel like giving up the most is when you’re hungry and you just want something quick to eat but everywhere you go everything seems to have milk or meat in. This can be super frustrating and a big hurdle to get over.
By finding out those quick snacks like your favourite vegan crisps or a supermarket sandwich range that is vegan friendly, it can make the world of difference when your stomach is rumbling!
Power of Community
It’s never nice feeling like you’re all on your own in something and that’s why engaging with online vegan communities can be super beneficial when partaking in Veganuary. There are loads of Facebook & Instagram pages that share vegan content, aswell as providing a platform for members to communicate. Members will share vegan meals they like, tips and information and everything in between which is a great way to learn more about the lifestyle from people who are having similar experiences.
Vegan Across the Board
If you’re a full-time vegan or just taking part in Veganuary, you’ll be aware of how veganism is a spectrum. Some people just eat plant-based whereas others will buy everything vegan; think shoes, skincare products and more.
As the demand for vegan products has grown exponentially over the last 10 years, the amount of amazing brands and products flooding the market has reached an all time high. So why not look at swapping your regular shower gel for a vegan friendly option? There are so many options out there!
Research, Research, Research
Knowledge is power so make sure if you’re trying to constantly learn more about leading a plant-based lifestyle. Whether this is with Netflix documentaries, articles online or in books, or just talking to another vegan/vegetarian constantly updating your knowledge on the topic can keep you motivated to carry it on.
And finally the most important tip of them all; don’t stress. Nobody is perfect when it comes to leading a plant-based lifestyle so if you occasionally slip up (whether intentionally or by accident), don’t worry about it and just carry on. It’s a constant learning experience and shouldn’t be the cause of any additional stress so enjoy!