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It's Easy Being VeganGo Vegan Step-By-Step, Part 3

In this series on going vegan, we are learning about change. So far in covering the Transtheoretical Model of Change, we have discussed pre-contemplation (ignorance) and contemplation (waking up). The next step in this change theory is:

Preparation: After contemplating a behavior for any period of time, the person is now preparing to make a change in the near future. The action(s) the person is willing to take may be big or small steps. Preparation can include buying supplies, mentally preparing, etc. I believe the mental preparation is an essential component to your success.

For example at the age of 36, I began preparing to become a vegan. I set a deadline and gave myself two months to prepare. I researched the lifestyle, read books, talked to people and ate one last steak. Yes, I did. (By the way, I don’t regret this because I did what I needed to do to fully embrace this lifestyle. Anyone that knows me will tell you I’m committed 100 percent.)

What do you need to do?

Need to catch up? Read Part 1 or Part 2 now.

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