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How To Go Vegan In 5 Hours

I have to admit--I took a lot longer than five hours when I went vegan. :) But that doesn't mean you can't do it in this amount of time! As one of the fastest-growing lifestyles the world has ever seen, veganism's time has more than come and it is here to stay. If you've decided to go vegan, first, thank you! You've come to understand the importance of not treating animals like objects, and furthermore, I'm sure you value your own health in addition to your ethical convictions. Perhaps you arrived at veganism for environmental reasons and decided that it's [...]

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Episode 2 Show Notes

Below is the full set of Episode 002's show notes: 7 supplements you need on a vegan diet: Lucy’s common food swaps:  BEFORE GOING VEGAN:  Breakfast: - Coffee with dairy  - Breakfast sandwich(es) - McGriddle - Breakfast biscuit(s) Lunch:  - Sandwiches  - McDonald’s or Jimmy John’s with soda pop Dinner: - Pasta with sauce - Tacos  - Hot dogs AFTER GOING VEGAN:  Breakfast: - Sometimes coffee (viewing it as a treat or necessity for energy) - Bagel and vegan cream cheese (Tofutti, Trader Joe’s) - Fresh fruit (blackberries, grapes,  Lunch:  - Hummus and chips / pretzels - Nuts - Fresh fruit - Veggies like carrots and cucumbers - Leftovers - Healthier microwaveable meals (Amy’s vegan meals; Annie’s meals; Trader Joe’s frozen meals)  Dinner:  - Cauliflower rice - Spring rolls - [...]

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How To Go From Being A Meat Eater To Being A Vegan

Have you ever thought, "If I go vegan, I'll miss out on all my favorite foods!" Well, not too long ago, I thought the same thing. Fortunately, I found out that I was dead wrong. However, I'm not here to tell you that my cauliflower buffalo wings taste like what I ate four years ago when I would go to Buffalo Wild Wings. I'm also not here to tell you that all I eat now are salads (because there's no way I would ever do that 😅). I'm not going to give you a list of steps to follow on [...]

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How To Go Keto Vegan In 5 Steps

The vegan diet offers dozens of health benefits on its own, and while it’s not nutritionally deficient, you may find that you aren’t feeling as limber or energetic as you once did. Or, perhaps you’re trying to lose weight or get in peak physical shape, and excess consumption of carbs and legumes is standing in your way. No matter the reason you’ve decided to check out the keto vegan diet, we’re here to provide the information—and recipe inspiration—you need to get started. Let’s dive into how to go keto vegan in five steps! Why Include Keto? With the detoxification characteristics, nutritional profile, [...]

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Episode 1 Show Notes

Here's the full version of Episode 001's show notes: The Vegan Society - Definition of Veganism - The Vegan Society - Main Site - Why isn’t honey vegan? - Chicago Vegans FB Group - Vegan events near you - Vegan cooking classes near you - Vegan nutrition Google results - Cheap Lazy Vegan YT Channel - Reddit - Vegan Subreddit - Truth Belts - Will’s Vegan Store and Shoes - When??? - ADAPTT (Animals Deserve Absolute Protection Today and Tomorrow) - Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circuses close down - Vegan alfredo sauce recipe - Wildburger - Impossible Foods [...]

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