• VEGANUARY

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    Vegan? Vegan-ish? Vegan Curious? Plant-based? It’s a good time to be a vegan or to try being vegan.
    Everyone has their reason – concern for the environment, concern for animal welfare, taste preference, health benefits, etc. Whatever the reason, if you are considering dipping your toe in vegan waters, now IS a good time.

     

    Why now?

    1. It’s January and each January a not for profit called “Veganuary” is at its most active and resources are abundant for those who want to try. (Plus the month is almost half over so you really only have to commit to two weeks!)
    2. Vegan and plant-based diets are on the rise. The Economist reports that 25% of 25 – 34-year-olds embrace a plant-based lifestyle. I could give you a statistic about “self-reporting vegans”, but you might sniff at a mere 6% of the population. Consider that that is an increase from 1% and you’ve got something to talk about.
    3. Because of reason #2, resources have never been more plentiful which is good news for those first-timers.
    4. Back to #2. This means that the demand for vegan and plant-based options is climbing and that translates into a marketplace brimming with REALLY GOOD vegan/plant-based products. (Even “Big Meat” Tyson is getting into the action with its stake in Beyond Meat).
    5. Lots of celebrities and athletes are “coming out” and revealing themselves to be vegan – and, well, you know, if the beautiful are into it, it must be good ;)

      

     

             If the reasons above didn’t sway you, think about this –

     Being vegan is certainly more environmentally friendly. According to the vegan calculator (http://thevegancalculator.com/), each day of being vegan saves 1100 gallons of water, 30 square feet of forest, 1 animal, 40 pounds of grain, and 20 pounds of carbon dioxide.

     “A vegan diet is probably the single biggest way to reduce your impact on planet earth.” Joseph Poore. https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelpellmanrowland/2018/06/12/save-the-planet/#1830f11c3c81

    also - look how cute this cow is!

     also - look how cute this cow is!!!

     

    So - convinced? Want to try? Here are some resources you can use:

    Veganuary - a not for profit dedicated to the furtherance of a vegan life.

    Vegan Reset – a really solid 28 day plan for those who want to give it a go

    The Vegan Cheat Sheet – written by a dear friend, you can use this handy paperback at home or on the go! 

    That Vegan Wife -an awesome and authentic blog about vegan life and the journey...

    Vegan Foods that are on “trend”, look good in your gym bag and great on your body! 

    Things Health Magazine wants you to know

    Vegan protein guide – because that’s what you’ll most likely get asked! 

    Vegan certifying body - great resources and statistics about veganism

     and yes - Jay Z & Beyonce wrote the intro to this book by their trainer....

     

    So - give it a try, and when you get a hankering for a cookie, let us know!

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