New to Vegan
Guide and advice
This section is for people who have just started a vegan diet, or are considering changing to one.
It is a big step to decide to go from being a vegetarian to being a vegan, or the even more extreme omnivore to vegan. So i am going to address a few of the problems, concerns and difficulties many people have when making the swap. All this information can also be found on the FAQ.
The proper written definition of vegan is:
The word "veganism" denotes a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude — as far as is possible and practical — all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals and the environment. In dietary terms it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals.
Veganism as stated above is the proccess of removing all animal products from a persons diet and lifestyle. Many people turn to being a vegan because of morals, although many will go vegan for dietary or health reasons. This website has no prejudice against why people have gone vegan, but we do sell vegan only products inkeeping with the true definition of the word.
Vegans from vegetarians.
Here at vegan.co.uk we want to help make this transaction easier many vegetarians will find cheese very hard to get rid of and some find that the food that they eat is not as broad. Well at vegan.co.uk we reccomend you look at the recipe section and see what you can make, and all the products for the dishes are sold in our store so every recipe can be made. Try a few and get back to us on what you think,.
Vegans from omnivores.
Sometimes the choice to go vegan is a sudden one and people eating meat will decide to drop everything about it all together, we encourage that at vegan.co,uk, our forum is a perfect place to start talking about any issues you are having with the change and other members will offer plenty of tips and guidance. as mentioned before the recipe section is also there to help you eat a variety of beautiful and easy to cook vegan dishes. and most of the ingredients for which can be bought right here at our store.
Becoming a vegan takes time, some people choose to replace all their leather clothes, cotton sheets and everything else in the house that is replaceable. It is important to be aware that as long as you are conciously trying to be vegan that is what matters. You are not letting anyone down by keeping a silk tie because you can't afford a new one but it is important to draw a line that you feel comfortable with.