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15 TIPS TO HELP YOU GO – AND STAY – VEGAN Thinking of switching to a plant-based diet? Check out these 15 tips compiled by Rebecca Knowles of Vegan Outreach Scotland and The Vegan Roadshow to help you stay the course 1. Focus on the why, not the how – a strong resolve triumphs over minor challenges. If your determination wavers, watch a few minutes of Land of Hope and Glory, Cowspiracy, or What the Health (available at whatthehealthfilm. com to re-ignite your resolution.

veganuary.com and challenge22.com

4. Keep it simple – start by veganising your favourite meals. Whether it’s bangers-and-mash or coq au vin, there are vegan alternatives for all your favourites. 5. Commit to end addiction – casein, one of the proteins in milk,

produces casomorphins which attach to opiate receptors in the brain. This is why cheese is so addictive!

6. You’re already doing it! – there are so many foods

which are accidentally vegan. Check out Veganuary’s list of Accidentally Vegan Products (UK) in its vegan starter kit

7. Don’t worry about protein – if you’re 2. See the face not the food – break lifelong conditioning by picturing the faces behind the food as you walk down the supermarket aisles. 3. Get a support network – connecting with vegan friends is essential. Local is best but online is great too. Every region of Scotland has its online vegan groups with periodic meet-ups for discussions, meals, and activism. Check out

getting enough calories, you’re getting enough protein! ALL grains, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds contain every one of the essential amino acids.

8. Own your impact – the latest research

from Science magazine claims that “avoiding meat and dairy is the single biggest way to reduce your environmental impact on the planet”.

9. Grow out of the dairy “fairy” story – calcium comes from the soil and things that grow

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