If your New Year’s resolutions and wishes revolve around health topics or if you contemplate trying out a plant-based diet, Veganuary might just be the right thing for you. Challenge yourself to a plant-based month by subscribing to Veganuary’s free newsletter, and you’ll receive daily emails with plenty of recipes, meal plans and all kinds of other helpful information to make the experience fun and easy for you.
Veganuary is a non-profit organization that began in 2014 with the aim of helping people transition to a vegan diet. When Veganuary started out, about 3.000 people committed to a meat-free month. In 2017 there were already around 60.000 subscribers taking the pledge (see graph below). I think you’ll be in good company if you also sign up and join this kind movement, be it for a day, a week, the whole of January, or even longer.
There are many reasons why going vegan is a good choice, and you’ll find explanations and background information concerning the most important Whys at the Veganuary Website (for the animals, for health reasons, for the environment). Most people commit to a vegan January in order to improve their health. Survey results from who accepted the challenge in former years suggest that they indeed felt healthier, had more energy, or lost weight (see graph below).
To sum it up, Veganuary is a great starting point for you if you want to:
- Take part in a fun and healthy challenge for the new year
- Make healthier food choices
- Turn your love for animals into action
- Discover exciting and yummy food
- Make a positive environmental impact
Veganuary’s Vegan Starter Kit is a useful knowledge base for newbies to a plant-based diet. But there are also other good sources that you might want to check out, such as the vegankit.com, PETA’s How to Go Vegan guide, PETA’s Vegan Starter Kit, or the Love Veg starter kit by Animal Equality. And for the German speaking readers: Check out the inspiring Albert Schweitzer Stiftung and their Vegan Taste Week that you can subscribe to; also, there is an extensive guide on how to ‘veganize’ well-known food and dishes by Zentrum der Gesundheit.
If you’re into 30-day challenges, you can join the 30 Days Vegan Easy Challenge. On the website of the Vegan Easy initiative you will find a plethora of information, FAQs answered, mouth-watering vegan recipes, shopping guides, international guides, and much, much more.