For your health, for the environment, or for the animals, there are plenty of good reasons to start eating a plant-based diet.
The question, of course, is how to get there … and how to make it last.
Some can make the transition “cold turkey,” so to speak. But in my experience and what I’ve seen with others, that’s not the best way to make a lasting change.
Instead, take small steps. For me, that meant eliminating four-legged animals from my diet for several months, then two-legged animals, and finally fish, before transitioning to vegan over the next two years.
Whatever pace you’re comfortable with, the collection of articles below is designed to help you make the transition and make it last.
Getting Started with a Plant-Based Diet
The Most Laid-Back Guide to Going Vegetarian You’ll Ever Read
7 Steps to Eating Less Meat Now
50 Fantastic Resources for New Vegetarians
Veg-Curious? Don’t Be Fooled by These 7 Myths About a Vegetarian Diet
9 Essential Cookbooks for the Plant-Based Athlete
How to Go Plant Based (When Your Partner Won’t)
10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Went Vegan
Meeting Your Nutritional Needs
Vitamin B12 and the Case For (and Against) A Plant-Based Diet
Protein: A Primer for Vegetarians
The Vegetarian Athlete Diet
What Every Vegetarian Needs to Know About Iron
Protein for Vegetarians — A Simple Guide to Getting What You Need
The Only Healthy Eating Guide You’ll Ever Need
Are You Getting the Nutrients You Need from Your Plant-Based Diet?
Making It Work in the Real World
How to Eat Healthy When You Just Can’t Find the Time
Warning: 8 Common Foods You Thought Were Vegetarian
25+ Tips for Eating Vegetarian While Traveling (from the People Who Know Best)
Grocery Hacks — 6 Money-Saving Tips for the Vegetarian Athlete on a Budget
7 Ways to Simplify Your Meal Planning
The Healthy (But Practical) Plant-Based Diet: A Typical Day
10 Vegetarian Lunches You Can Make at Work
24 Tasty, Healthy Vegetarian Snacks