Changing to a vegan way of life can seem like a daunting prospect. You may have decided to do it in stages or you may have decided to do it all in one go. Whichever route you decide to take, my best advice is...
If you are going out, think beforehand about where you will be able to buy something. Will you want a bigger meal? If so, are there any restuarants that are more vegan-friendly than others?
Luckily, there's now more snacks out there that are vegan, and are readily available. Although there are some places that don't offer alternatives to cow's milk, the tide is definitely turning. There are quite a few places that no longer charge extra for soya milk. Hurrah! Below are some tips that helped me in becoming vegan and staying vegan.
Eating Animals by Jonathan Safron Foer. An eye-opening account that should be read by all, regardless of dietary choices.
Holy Cow by David Duchovny. A very entertaining read that raises questions about our relationship with farmed animals.
The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet by Alicia Silverstone. The book that set me off on the way to becoming a vegan. Lots of information and tasty recipes.
Vegan Freak by Bob Torres. Lots of practical advice.
Vegucated 2011 directed by Marisa Miller Wolfson. I watched this as a relatively new vegan. Entertaining and affirming.
Better for you. Better for animals. Better for the environment.