10 Tips I Wish I Knew Before Going Vegan

For all the “I could never go vegan”-ers and the “I don’t know how you do it”-s, here are the things I wish I knew before going …


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  1. Woah, this is the best video on going vegan I have seen and I have been vegan for 5 years so I have seen many. I love how practical your tips are, how you have really thought through the real life things people have to deal. The point about being around animals like pigs and cows really moved me. And how you lead with kindness and compassion. I am so happy and moved that I saw your video today. Love you Candace, I really appreciate the hard work you put in your videos and how thoughtful you are. ❤

  2. The „be nice to omnivores“ (or at least make peace with the fact that they are) is a lot like preparing Tofu correctly: The preferable way is quite obvious – but still a LOT of (newer; maybe non-asian?) vegans do the same mistakes when they start. (I‘m allowed to say that, I made both mistakes more than once 😅)

  3. You are the first person I've ever heard who talks about the idea of eliminating 'obvious' dairy and eggs as a step toward eliminating animal products. I am SO thankful someone else has taken this approach. I'm plant based (for the planet, and my health) and have made it to avoiding the obvious stuff (when it is in my control), and have moved into using alternates in recipes at home. I live with omnis, and they have not even paid attention — everything I make for the family is veganized. When I say 'in my control' I mean that I I still don't ask "is there an egg in this?" if someone brings a batch of cookies as a gift for our family, and if I'm at a restaurant or at a friend's and the only thing available has a bit of butter or an egg in the ingredients somewhere, I will have it, because the alternative is me going hungry and/or embarrassing the host or wasting the food they made for me. I appreciate that you are offering these ideas as an inclusive step.

  4. I took my sister and her kids to a farm sanctuary north of Toronto, trying to get her to see the animals herself. One hour after we leave the sanctuary, she orders Swiss Chalet.

  5. This was really great, I went vegan last January and it was good at first but then I got lost and went back to being pescatarian. This January I am going to slowly transition to vegan to hopefully have it stick this time. ✌🏻🖤

  6. Honestly, every time I try to go vegan I just give up because I get too overwhelmed and there’s just too many new things I have to buy (& I already have a tough time trying new foods that I’m not comfortable with) and then I just give up. This information on how to take it slow is very helpful.

  7. I went vegetarian in my teens and was treated so shitty by family and society and no real support back then that i went back. Hated myself for a long time but went back to veganism this time around and in the new era of internet and groups and support. Yeah their are still the vegan veggie police but thank God for angels like you who are welcoming and non judgemental. The vegan world is blessed to have people like you. Truly

  8. I was definitely one of those people who went cold turkey. I just had too. I realised that how I was feeling after eating certain foods was not normal but I never knew. Turns out I have a serious problem with bovine products and dairy. As soon as I cut those out, I stopped feeling and being sick all the time. It was like I got my life back. Yes I now that sounds cheesy but it got to the point where I just couldn't function. I still miss a bacon sandwich, pork pie or a good old sausage buttie but that's because of food nostalgia and I'm perfectly fine having an alternative. I also learnt to embrace the fact that I prefer savoury food over sweets. I always felt so much pressure to love cake. Going vegan was seriously a life changing experience. P.s I'm also now addicted to sauerkraut and kimchi.

  9. 🤣 Honestly wish I'd seen this before I went vegan. I was veggie before but even so it can be daunting and I used to beat myself up if I made mistakes and missed a non vegan ingredient! I had no idea how judgy other Vegans can be too, it can be like a competition for some, it's exhausting!

    I would like to say, I'm a long time subscriber and rarely comment but you have been a huge inspiration to me over the years and you get more beautiful by the day b** 🤣

    Sincerely thank you Candice 💚 from me and my guinea pigs who watch you with me xxx

  10. Thanks for this great chat! I love it – in many ways I wish I had you around when I was younger (many years ago) and being a vegetarian and getting weird looks!!!! Now I like to say plant based – somehow the family and friends don't react so badly.

  11. I don’t think we talk enough about how “vegan policing” and the all-at-once demand to change can really trigger someone who has a history of disordered eating. I think it’s far more important for people to find a good balance, even if that means they never become fully vegan. It’s great to care for animals and want to eliminate harm against them as much as possible, but it shouldn’t be at the expense of your own physical or mental health. We are animals too, and we should be kind to ourselves and one another in this journey ❤️

  12. I became vegetarian in 1997, vegan in 2008. The options we have now, make my heart so happy! This is a great video for newbies and those struggling with this lifestyle. As always, you rock, Candace, hugs from Arizona ,Pamela

  13. I'm not 100% vegan yet but there's alot of things that were very easy to give up. I'm having a hard time finding a good egg replacer and going out to eat with my friends who still eat meat. Alot of the places we go don't have a whole lot of vegan/vegetarian options

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