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With over 250,000 people signing up to give Veganuary a try in 2019, it’s clear that plant-based diets are on the rise.

For those who don’t know, Veganuary is an annual celebrity-backed campaign (Beyonce, Ariana Grande, Russel Brand are all involved) which asks you to try going vegan for a month, providing recipes, support and a sense of community to inspire volunteers into making the change permanent.

But once Veganuary is over and you’ve no longer got Queen Bey cheering you on, continuing your pledge to veg may feel a little more daunting. To help you take your vegan lifestyle from fad to forever, or if you missed Veganuary but still want to make a change, we’ve come up with a few helpful points to strengthen your resolve and make the transition extra-smooth.

Think of the
health benefits.

On a balanced plant-based diet, getting in your 5-a-day isn’t really a target - it’s a given. You’ll be eating more fiber, less saturated fat, and a much wider variation in vitamins than you ever were while eating animal products. Especially if you pick up a VonShef UltraBlend and start drinking smoothies everyday.

Plus, with so many delicious meat substitutes available to meet your protein needs (Quorn, tofu, tempeh, seitan,…), it’s never been healthier to leave animals out of your diet.

Focus on what 
you can eat.

Okay, so you can’t eat bacon, and cheese is a no-go. While we admit this may be sad news for your taste buds, it’s easy to distract them with the endless possibilities plants have to offer.

After all, there are quite literally THOUSANDS of unique vegetables, fruits, nuts, pulses and grains to be enjoyed. No, seriously - there are 3,000 types of heritage tomatoes in cultivation worldwide alone, each one with a distinct shape, flavour and texture.

Plus, there are a plethora of great-tasting milk and meat substitutes available if you reaaaaally get a craving from your animal-product past.

Embrace new flavours.

From filling falafels to delicious dahls, green cuisine has so much more to offer than frozen Quorn nuggets and soya sausages, and discovering it for yourself is all part of the fun.

Explore the vegan options at a restaurant, follow a vegan chef on Instagram, or even better, try preparing tasty veggies at home. For those who don’t think they’ll have the time for all that chopping and slicing, the VonShef Mini Chopper is here to help.

Consume with a conscience.

The meat and dairy industry is wildly inefficient, and it’s been proven that a vegan diet is ‘the single biggest way to reduce your impact on earth’. And of course, if you care a lot about animals, not eating them or their products is a wonderful way to show it.

So if your lack of bacon is breaking you or you’re pining over parmesan, just remember why you decided to give this whole vegan thing a try in the first place.

Don’t be too hard on yourself.

So you’re grandma doesn’t quite get the concept of going vegan, and still thinks ‘chicken doesn’t count’ when you visit for dinner. If you can’t bear to tell her to throw your portion in the bin (it was made with love, after all), don’t beat yourself up about eating it.

First of all, food wastage is a significant environmental issue in itself, and that chicken isn’t doing anyone any favours in the bin. Furthermore, this is your personal journey. No one is keeping tabs on you, and even with the odd slip up here and there, you’ve still massively reduced your reliance on animal products. Pick it back up tomorrow, and maybe politely explain to grandma how serious you are about going vegan.

If all else fails, go flexi.

If that one time slip-up has happened a few too many times, and you’re feeling like you should just give up entirely and revert to your default carnivorous setting, hold up!

Before you go the whole hog (pun absolutely intended), give being a flexitarian a try. So it might just be a more organised way of saying ‘I’m cutting down massively on meat and dairy’, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that this movement is convincing thousands of people to significantly cut back on animal products - and even the staunchest vegan would approve of that.

With over 250,000 people signing up to give Veganuary a try in 2019, it’s clear that plant-based diets are on the rise.

For those who don’t know, Veganuary is an annual celebrity-backed campaign (Beyonce, Ariana Grande, Russel Brand are all involved) which asks you to try going vegan for a month, providing recipes, support and a sense of community to inspire volunteers into making the change permanent.

But once Veganuary is over and you’ve no longer got Queen Bey cheering you on, continuing your pledge to veg may feel a little more daunting. To help you take your vegan lifestyle from fad to forever, or if you missed Veganuary but still want to make a change, we’ve come up with a few helpful points to strengthen your resolve and make the transition extra-smooth.

Think of the health benefits.

On a balanced plant-based diet, getting in your 5-a-day isn’t really a target - it’s a given. You’ll be eating more fiber, less saturated fat, and a much wider variation in vitamins than you ever were while eating animal products. Especially if you pick up a VonShef UltraBlend and start drinking smoothies everyday.

Plus, with so many delicious meat substitutes available to meet your protein needs (Quorn, tofu, tempeh, seitan,…), it’s never been healthier to leave animals out of your diet.

Focus on what you can eat.

Okay, so you can’t eat bacon, and cheese is a no-go. While we admit this may be sad news for your taste buds, it’s easy to distract them with the endless possibilities plants have to offer.

After all, there are quite literally THOUSANDS of unique vegetables, fruits, nuts, pulses and grains to be enjoyed. No, seriously - there are 3,000 types of heritage tomatoes in cultivation worldwide alone, each one with a distinct shape, flavour and texture.

Plus, there are a plethora of great-tasting milk and meat substitutes available if you reaaaaally get a craving from your animal-product past.

Embrace new flavours.

From filling falafels to delicious dahls, green cuisine has so much more to offer than frozen Quorn nuggets and soya sausages, and discovering it for yourself is all part of the fun. 

Explore the vegan options at a restaurant, follow a vegan chef on Instagram, or even better, try preparing tasty veggies at home. For those who don’t think they’ll have the time for all that chopping and slicing, the VonShef Mini Chopper is here to help.

Consume with a conscience.

The meat and dairy industry is wildly inefficient, and it’s been proven that a vegan diet is ‘the single biggest way to reduce your impact on earth’. And of course, if you care a lot about animals, not eating them or their products is a wonderful way to show it.

So if your lack of bacon is breaking you or you’re pining over parmesan, just remember why you decided to give this whole vegan thing a try in the first place.

Don’t be too hard on yourself.

So you’re grandma doesn’t quite get the concept of going vegan, and still thinks ‘chicken doesn’t count’ when you visit for dinner. If you can’t bear to tell her to throw your portion in the bin (it was made with love, after all), don’t beat yourself up about eating it.

First of all, food wastage is a significant environmental issue in itself, and that chicken isn’t doing anyone any favours in the bin. Furthermore, this is your personal journey. No one is keeping tabs on you, and even with the odd slip up here and there, you’ve still massively reduced your reliance on animal products. Pick it back up tomorrow, and maybe politely explain to grandma how serious you are about going vegan.

If all else fails, go flexi.

If that one time slip-up has happened a few too many times, and you’re feeling like you should just give up entirely and revert to your default carnivorous setting, hold up!

Before you go the whole hog (pun absolutely intended), give being a flexitarian a try. So it might just be a more organised way of saying ‘I’m cutting down massively on meat and dairy’, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that this movement is convincing thousands of people to significantly cut back on animal products - and even the staunchest vegan would approve of that.