1: Getting Started

So what is a vegan diet anyway? And how do I get started? One key component in making a lifestyle change is making an assessment of where you are now.

Make a Decision Today

Which approach to the vegan diet will you take?

  • All in – Eat a 100% Vegan diet starting Day 1.
  • Step by Step – Start your first week by eating one vegan meal a day.

Inspirational Vegan Quotes

“If slaughterhouses had glass walls, we would all be vegetarian.”
― Paul McCartney

“Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.”
– Albert Einstein

“Almost as soon as I went vegan, people started telling me that my skin looked great, and that I appeared younger, slimmer, and healthier.”
– Steve-O

“If you knew how meat was made, you’d probably lose your lunch.”
– k.d. lang

“He is a heavy eater of beef. Methinks it doth harm to his wit.”
– Shakespeare in “Twelfth Night”

“One day the world will look upon research upon animals as it now looks upon research on human beings.”
– Leonardo da Vinci

“I’ve been vegan for 15 years, and it turns out it makes a very big impact on the environment to eat fewer animal products, which cause more greenhouse gases than all of transportation combined.”
– Emily Deschanel

“The human body has no more need for cows’ milk than it does for dogs’ milk, horses’ milk, or giraffes’ milk.
– Michael Klaper

“Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food.”
– Hippocrates

“Methionine in meat becomes homocysteine. High homocysteine levels quadruple the chance of heart attack.”
-Time Magazine August 97 (A Finnish hospital study)

“To me it is deeply moving that the same food choices that give us the best chance to eliminate world hunger are also those that take the least toll on the environment, contribute the most to our long-term health, are the safest, and are also, far and away, the most compassionate towards our fellow creatures.”
– John Robbins

“Arteriosclerosis can be considered a disease of protein intoxication.”
– Kilmer McCully, former Harvard researcher

“To give a child animal products is a form of child abuse.”
– Neal Barnard, MD

“If we’re not willing to settle for junk living, we certainly shouldn’t settle for junk food.”
– Sally Edwards

“I’m John Salley, and I’m a vegan. I’m a vegan because I’m only four pounds heaver than I was in 1989.”
– John Salley

“Last year over a million people left the same suicide note… SHOPPING LIST: Butter, Eggs, Milk, Beef, and Bacon.”
– Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

“Being vegan just gives you such great karma”
– Alicia Silverstone

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