If you’re looking into veganism, new to it, or old to it, The Best Vegan 101 Beginner Guide is the right guide for more information. Transitioning to veganism can be a tricky road with many pathways. During my transition, I had so many questions and needed answers. I didn’t know where to start. I became addicted to researching, watching, and studying anything I could get my hands on about the subject.
After absorbing tons of information like an infosponge, I realized that other people are also in the same situation that I was in. They wanted better health, but they didn’t know where to start. I decided to compile a list of all my favorite resources to help others have a smoother transition. Subscribe or bookmark these to keep getting more information.
Top 3 Important First-Time Vegan Videos & Documentaries
- How to go vegan overnight by The Vegan Activist
- Complete guide to eating vegan by The Vegan Activist
- Non graphic, 35 minute speech by Bite size Vegan
- Important starter documentaries to watch (You can find them on Netflix).
– Earthlings (Graphic), Cowspiracy, Forks over knives.
Top 4 Important Videos of How Going Vegan Transforms Your Body
- How Your Body Transforms On a Vegan Diet: Part 1 | Part 2
- How to Prevent Deficiencies on a Vegan Diet
- Watch out for oils when you’re cooking
- Whole food Vegan transition guide
- Bonus: Very helpful videos by Mic the Vegan
Important Vegan Phone Apps
- Happycow (Helps you find restaurants with vegan/plant-based options)
- Is it vegan (Helps you read ingredients on labels at the store to see if the item is vegan)
- Vegaholic (Helps you find vegan alcoholic beverages)
- Veganxpress (Helps you find vegan/plant-based options from chain restaurants)
- Cruelty-cutter (Helps you find household cleaners and beauty products! Note: When items show up in red, it means they aren’t vegan)
Vegan Meal Prep Recipes & Ideas
- Yummy meals easy to hand make (also includes gluten-free meals)
- In-Depth meals for more hands on
- Cheap lazy vegan meal prep
More of My Favorite Vegan Youtubers
- Bite Sized Vegan
- Rachel Ama
- Vegan But Lazy
- Sarah’s Vegan Kitchen
- Plant Based Gabriel
- Cheap Lazy Vegan
- The Happy Pear
- The Vegan Corner
- Edgy Veg
- Ellen Fisher
- Shine with Plants
Some of My Favorite Vegan Starter Essentials
- Fluoride Free and SLS Free Mouthwash with Aloe Vera and Coconut Oil (3 pack) | Mouthwash(Spearmint)
- Toothpaste(Mint) | Toothpaste(wintergreen)
- Protein shake(Chocolate) | Protein shake(Vanilla)
- B12: Mary Ruth’s Organics B12 spray
- Digestion aids: Digestive Enzyme Supplements
- Vegan Ranch: Hidden Valley Original Plant Powered Ranch Dressing, Spicy Plant Powered Dairy Free Ranch Dressing (Very spicy, btw… lol)
- Vegan Mayo: Hellmanns mayo
Do you know about Cronometer? It’s a free app that allows you to log your meals and track all your macro and micronutrients in order to cut your weight in half. Health professionals can also use CronometerPRO to help their clients track and manage their diets which is awesome if you’re working with a nutritionist or dietitian.
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It’s very important that you make sure you’re getting the proper vitamins and minerals for your body. Supplements are very good to have on hand to ensure that you are not missing anything your body needs. 🙂 Not feeling full after meals? This means you need to add more fiber to your meals. Fiber helps you feel full. Here’s a list of fruits and veggies that contain fiber.
B12: It is recommended that your daily intake of B12 is 2.4 mcg. Pregnant women should have 2.6 mcg and lactating women should have 2.8 mcg of B12. You CAN overdo B12 WHILE pregnant.
Excessive intake of B12 during pregnancy may pose risks to your baby’s health and development in the womb. It is crucial to ensure an adequate supply of B12 during breastfeeding. Failing to address a B12 deficiency in yourself may result in your baby also becoming deficient, potentially leading to permanent issues and damage in their brain development.
B12 is a water-soluble supplement, which means that when you are not pregnant, and the body takes in too much B12, you usually excrete it in urine. While pregnant, if you take too much B12 – it will pass through you, then your baby, then your urine.
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