Study Up

It's Easy Being VeganGo Vegan Step-by-Step, Part 9

Step 3: Study Up

If you haven’t already, start researching veganism. Find websites and blogs on the Internet that resonate with you. Read them. The more you know, the better. Watch documentaries.  There are a few excellent films on animals as well as health. Read books on vegan living and nutrition. It’s important to arm yourself with accurate information.

There will be friends and family members that question your decision. Be prepared to answer them to reduce their concerns about your health. Your decision may make them feel defensive. Let them know you still love them just the way they are (unless you don’t!). Above all else, just know you cannot make anyone else change. You can influence them but they need to make changes on their own and in their own way—just like you.

Suggested reading:
Vegan for Life: Everything You Need to Know to Be Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet by Jack Norris and Virginia Messina

Becoming Vegan: The Complete Guide to Adopting a Healthy Plant-Based Diet by Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina

Living Among Meat Eaters: The Vegetarian’s Survival Handbook by Carol J. Adams

Suggested films:
Earthlings (watch free online)
Peaceable Kingdom
Forks Over Knives

Use google to explore veganism. You can find almost anything on the internet.