Happy Cow is a blog that has served the vegan community for 18+ years on the world wide web and offers some great advice on how to become, and remain a vegan. Here are a few tips on how to stay a vegan, inspired by one of their articles.
1. Keep up-to-date with vegan nutrition.
Perhaps one of the biggest causes of concern about remaining a vegan is the prospect that you're not getting a sufficient amount of nutrients, including vitamin D, iron and protein. But with google at your beck-and-call, there's really no reason for you not to know how to make a vegan diet work. Be resourceful and educate yourself on where essential nutrients such as B12, vitamin D and iron can be found.
2. Get prepared for days out.
Being around friends on days out can be one of the easiest ways for you to slip back into your old eating habits, especially if you tend to be a bit of a sheep. So, in case you come face-to-face with temptation, strengthen your willpower by arming yourself with some delicious vegan snacks for the scenario that there's nothing suitable to eat when you are out. Looking to the future and recognising challenging scenario's is key.
3. Tell yourself why you went vegan to begin with.
For a lot of people that take up the lifestyle. it's because they are sympathetic to the living creatures that have their lives taken from them. Just watch a few seconds of Earthlings or If Slaughterhouses Had Glass Walls and you'll be reminded on why you don't consume animals or animal products, with any inkling of doubt that you have being removed.