Go Vegan for 30 days starting in July is a 30 day challenge for me by myself to see I will be truly fit into the vegan style. The main motivation comes from my need to get healthier, lose weight and the desire to help further decrease the use of the world’s resources. So why 30 days? You may want to check out this excellent article 30 Days to Success by Steve Pavlina. The concept of 30 days challenge is based on the notion of developing a new habit usually takes about 30 days. And it works particular well for daily habit, such as eating in this case.
To most of people I have encountered, becoming a permanent vegan is claimed to be extremely difficult. The misconception and old belief have hold people back from persisting the path to vegan. This calls for a great support and guidance on taking the challenge. Over the last few days, I have gather some advices from my vegan friends and read some highly recommended books; I believe I am ready to take the action. And I like to share with you my vegan for 30 days experience and thought, and hopefully I can encourage all of you to take on the same challenge. Try it for 30 days, if it doesn’t work or if it is not for you, you can always revert back to what makes you comfortable. Do remember your growth comes from stepping out of your comfort zone until it comes your comfort zone. And if you truly inspired to be a vegan, then lets all make daily choices which makes us become a reflection of our deepest value.
What is Vegan
To be a vegan, simply put, is to eat everything other than flesh and secretions of animals (such as milk and eggs). If you are already a vegetarian, then removal of milk and eggs from your diet will make you a vegan. Most people are raised to eat meat, eggs and drink milk and treat these as normal food; while people who eat only vegetables are abnormal outcasts. The truth is vegan food is the food we are all familiar with such as fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, legumes, seeds and etc.
There are numerous benefits of adopting vegan diets. Vegan diets provide much more intake of fiber, antioxidants, folate, phytochemicals, minerals and vitamins. It eliminates or lowers intake of saturated fat, trans fat, heavy metals and food-borne illness. This results in decrease in risk of type 2 diabetes, certain cancers such as prostate, colon and breast cancer, cataracts, arthritis and osteoporosis. Following vegan diet, people reports to have more energy and vibrant skin. They feel refreshed and changed completely about their body.
Before Vegan 30 days Challenge
Like everything else, before taking on the action, first thing is to identify goals of this challenge that you want to achieve in 30 days. Goals can be lose 5 pounds, lower cholesterol level, or learn new vegan recipes. With goal(s) in mind, it will help you stay focused and motivated. However, have a realistic goal for this challenge. Know your limit and work on the challenge one step at a time. Another important thing before starting the challenge is to find a partner or someone who can be there to give you support and advice. I heartily suggest you to join the Vegan Health Club. Try it out for $1. It is a small investment for huge benefits for you.
Vegan 30 Days
I will arrange my 30 days vegan diet by developing weekly menu on vegan breakfast, lunch and dinner with vegan desserts. And I will share you health vegan recipes every day. So stay tuned and join Go Vegan 30 Days Challenge with me!