A Beginner’s Guide: Transitioning To A Plant Based Vegan Diet

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Transitioning To A Plant Based Vegan Diet

Switching to a vegan / plant based diet can be a daunting thing to do, especially when you have no idea where to start! And even once you start, it can be so confusing, it can drive you to quitting! Trust me, I had a few of those breakdowns during my transition... Luckily, I stuck with it and that made all the difference.

So, to make your life easier, and to get you started on a vegan diet asap, I created this awesome handy little guide with a bunch of 'Zen Tips' on getting you started, sticking with it, and most importantly, keeping your zen throughout the whole process! 

Initially, this started out as one article... which turned into a really long article, that let's be honest, no one was going to sit down and read all at once – so I've decided to break it down into multiple articles that I will release over the course of the next few weeks (or months...).

There are a total of 10 Zen Tips (And maybe I'll add more as time passes). So keep an eye out – and maybe even subscribe by clicking HERE so that once I do release them, they go straight to your mailbox. How easy is that?

So, let's get started shall we?

Where to start? Your kitchen.

Zen Tip #1 Clean out your kitchen aka throw away what no longer serves you.

Get rid of:

  • Processed Foods

  • Foods in boxes with too many ingredients

  • white processed sugar

  • white table salt

  • milk

  • cheese

  • meats, chicken, fish

  • soda

  • candies

  • sugar filled ice creams (don't worry there are amazing vegan ice creams out in the market)

  • saturated fats / oils

  • eggs

Sometimes the only way we force ourselves to do something that makes us uncomfortable is when we no longer have another choice but to do it. Sometimes we have to burn bridges. Throwing out unhealthy food that no longer serves your highest self is burning the bridge. Start with a clean plate – literally.

*If you live in a household with others who are not into the whole “vegan” thing, perhaps you have small children with their own diets, then getting rid of the whole kitchen might not be possible for you but another great idea is to set up a cabinet just for yourself. Have fun with it, label it “Only Vegans Allowed”, and commit to only choosing foods from this sacred space.



So now that you are fully loaded with Zen Tip #1, what are you waiting for? Schedule a date this week and start cleaning out your closet, I mean kitchen. Let us know in the comments below how your cleaning went, if you're ready to commit or not, and if you have any other questions... and remember Zen Tip #2 will be released sometime next week. Subscribe by adding your email address here, and you'll get the article sent straight to your mailbox!

All right lovely people...

See ya next week,

SproutingZenJen <3 

Like always, please remember that this site is for your enjoyment and entertainment purposes only. If you decide to follow anything mentioned on this site, you are doing so at your own free will and risk. Always consult with your advanced health practitioner regarding your change of diet so that you can be properly monitored and have follow ups as needed. We are all different humans with different needs and what works for one person might not necessarily work for the next. It is wise to have a yearly check up with an MD who can check your blood work and make sure that you are getting the adequate nutrition, vitamins, and minerals that your body needs. For a full read of our disclaimers + disclosures you can visit this page

About Jen

Just a human being - choosing more being and less doing. Slowing down. Enjoying the journey of life. Practicing gratitude. Smelling the roses. Choosing happiness above all else - and sharing my thoughts with the world as I find my way. Let's sprout some zen together. :)

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