1. Eat Enough!
Plant-based foods are much lower in calories so you have to eat a lot more to stay full. Say hello to bigger portion sizes to keep you satisfied and on the wagon!
2. Be Prepared
Make sure you keep your kitchen stocked with vegan ingredients. Take your own food with you to work if you know the vegan options aren’t very exciting. If you are visiting a restaurant where you are unsure if they have vegan options, call ahead and check.
3. Eat What You Love - Just Veganise It!
Going vegan doesn’t have to be difficult. All the food you love can be made vegan, so find the vegan versions or veganise it yourself! (Easy Vegan Swaps)
4. Don’t View It As A Diet
Going vegan can be a great way to lose weight since plant-based foods are much healthier, but don’t view going vegan as a diet. Veganism is a lifestyle and definitely should not be restrictive. So whether you choose to eat more whole food vegan food or not, view the vegan shift as a lifestyle change, not a diet.
5. Explore Thailand's Vegan Restaurants
Thailand has an amazing selection of vegan restaurants to choose from. Eat your way around your city and find out which ones are your favourites! Use Happy Cow as a guide, check out our vegan menu index to decide what you will order and read the plant-based food award winners list to see who the people’s choice is!
6. Keep Reminding Yourself Why
Whether you decided to try going vegan for health reasons, environmental reasons or animal protection reasons, keep reminding yourself of this to keep you motivated.
7. Educate Yourself On Nutrition
Many people worry about all the wrong things when going vegan. Do some reading and research on plant-based nutrition and realize you don’t have to worry about protein! Valuable online sources are NutritionFacts.Org and Lilykoi Hawaii on Youtube. Great nutrition books include The China Study and How Not To Die.
8. Get Creative In The Kitchen
Utilise the huge selection of vegan recipes on the Veganuary website and across the internet and get creative in the kitchen trying and tasting recipes!
9. Watch Documentaries To Keep You Inspired
Hop on Netflix and choose from the long list of plant-based documentaries to keep yourself informed and inspired!
10. Remember, No One Is Perfect
If you slip up or accidentally eat something that is not vegan, DON’T PANIC! No one is perfect. Going vegan can take some getting used to so don’t be too hard on yourself! Don’t give up, you can do this!