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8 Ways to Deal with Diet Culture in the Vegan Community

This post contains some affiliate links to books I recommend. That means when you click on one of those links and make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting this blog!   Are you turned off by all the diet nonsense in the vegan ... READ the POST

How to Not Feel Restricted with Food as a Vegan

Is veganism restrictive? At first you might think yes, because you’re not eating animal products. But the truth is there is loads of delicious vegan food to enjoy! Using a few key strategies can help you not feel restricted with food as a vegan. Before we go any further, it’s important to assess ... READ the POST

10 Strategies to Help You Go Vegan

This post contains affiliate links which means if you click on one and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting this blog!   Are you committed to a more compassionate lifestyle and going vegan? Awesome! Here are 10 strategies that ... READ the POST

5 Things to Do Before You Go Vegan

Want to go vegan to live a more compassionate lifestyle? Awesome! Before you dive in, there are a few things you may want to consider to make your vegan journey a little easier. So, why vegan? Well, the obvious reason is to be kinder to animals. Many people understand that not eating meat helps ... READ the POST

Health At Every Size, Veganism and Body Autonomy

If you’re at all familiar with the philosophies of Health At Every Size® and veganism, you might not think that they have much in common. One is all about humans and the other is all about animals. And, you might even think that veganism is about dieting (which it isn’t).  However, there is one ... READ the POST

Becoming a Vegan Registered Dietitian

Are you a vegan who is interested in pursuing a career in nutrition? Sweet! The best path to take is to become a registered dietitian. RDs are the credentialed nutrition experts who work in hospitals, clinics, schools, health departments, research labs, businesses and more. If you want to legally ... READ the POST

How to Get Omega-3s without Fish or Fish Oil

When you hear omega-3s, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? I’ll bet it’s fish. Eating fish has been a standard recommendation for getting your omega-3s but does that mean you have to eat fish to get omega-3s? Nope! What are Omega-3s? “Omega-3s” is short for omega-3 essential fatty acids. ... READ the POST

What Does it Mean to be an Ethical Vegan?

As a long-time vegan and animal rights advocate who often refers to ethical veganism in my writing, I’m dedicating an entire post to exploring this topic. Veganism is not a diet. It’s an ethical philosophy and way of living. While it impacts food choices, it is about much more than food. Living ... READ the POST

How to Balance Ethics and Intuitive Eating

This is a topic that is especially near and dear to me as I’ve been an ethical vegan for over a decade and am passionate about embracing intuitive eating and fighting back against diet culture. But isn’t veganism restrictive? Doesn’t that go against the principles of intuitive eating? How can you ... READ the POST

Plant-Based Protein 101

A recent report advised people to get the majority of their protein from plant sources. While this advice is nothing new, it grabbed headlines nonetheless. Here is a quick introduction to the basics of plant-based protein. Why do experts recommend predominantly plant-based eating plans? In terms ... READ the POST

10 Lessons I’ve Learned in 10 Years of Veganism

2019 marks my 10-year veganniversary! To be honest, I don’t remember the exact date I became fully vegan as I was in college and it took me awhile to eat up the dairy-containing snacks I had stashed in my dorm room. When I went vegan, there weren’t a million plant-based milk choices, the only ... READ the POST

What Dietary Supplements do Vegans Need?

If you're vegan, you've probably wondered, "What supplements should I be taking?" The answer is: it depends. It depends on what you eat, your lifestyle and where you live. Supplementation should be individualized as everyone is different. In a follow up to my general post on dietary supplements, ... READ the POST

Veganism is Not a Diet

All foods fit. Unconditional permission to eat. Food freedom. No foods off limits. Sound familiar? These are the mantras of the anti-diet world and they totally rock. But how does veganism fit into that?   Veganism is not a diet. Veganism is a lifestyle based on ethics and the ... READ the POST

Oregon Backpacking & Food Adventures

Lengthy post alert! Many photos and tales from the trail lie ahead. Unfortunately I've experienced quite a few technical difficulties getting the photos to load to this post -- oh the joys of being a blogger! Alas, it's finally up! This trip has been the highlight of my summer and I already can't ... READ the POST

What You Need to Know About Veganism and Orthorexia

In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness week, I want to discuss an issue I personally observe in the vegan community and is sometimes (often) misconstrued by the media. If you are into food and nutrition, surely you’ve heard the words “clean”, “cleanse” and “detox” used in reference to a ... READ the POST

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