7 Easy Being Vegan Tips

Another 2012 Vision Board Snapshot

Today I present seven more tips from my Facebook page. Shout it from your rooftop, tell everyone you know — It’s Easy Being Vegan! Or, just spread the word. It’s going to take an army to change the world. Be a part of it!

Tip #15: Make B12 Your BFF.

Take B12 regularly, either from a supplement or fortified foods.

Tip #16: Be pleased with yourself for going vegan –No matter what anyone says.

Becoming vegan isn’t just about what you eat. It’s about how you live, how you think, what you wear and what you eat. It’s a lifestyle that supports compassion and health. Be proud of yourself (yet humble). It’s something to feel good about.

“One day the absurdity of the almost universal human belief in the slavery of other animals will be palpable. We shall then have discovered our souls and become worthier of sharing this planet with them.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr. (Thanks, Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, for posting this quote on your Facebook page last week.)

Tip #17: That can’t be vegan!

Oh, yes, it can. Check out PETA’s “accidentally vegan” page online. Some foods may surprise you.

Tip #18: Check out the magazine for vegans.

Pick up a copy or subscribe to VegNews to learn about all-things vegan. It’s the pop-culture magazine for vegans.

Tip #19: Visit a farm animal sanctuary.

It’s fun to get up close to the animals we actively avoid eating. There are animal sanctuaries all over the world. In the US, check out this directory to find one near you.

Tip #20: Just say NO to animal testing.

Explore the Leaping Bunny website and learn which companies do and don’t test their products on animals. Check the database to see if your favorite products are tested on animal. Commit to buying only cruelty-free cosmetics and household products.

Tip #21: Give up perfection.

Do the best you can. When you do your best, you will feel great. On the other hand, don’t beat yourself up when you accidentally eat something not vegan. Just last night I confirmed myself a “dizzy blond.” I found a jar of chicken bouillon in the fridge. I bought it months ago thinking it was “chicken-flavored” vegetarian bouillon. When things like this happen (and they will), laugh it off, vow to read labels more carefully and move on. This isn’t the first time.

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