Living Vegan For Dummies

Living Vegan For Dummies

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The fun and easy way(r) to live a vegan lifestyle Are you thinking about becoming a vegan? Already a practicing vegan? More than 3 million Americans currently live a vegan lifestyle, and that number is growing. Living Vegan For Dummies is your one-stop resource for understanding vegan practices, sharing them with your friends and loved ones, and maintaining a vegan way of life. This friendly, practical guide explains the types of products that vegans abstain from eating and consuming, and provides healthy and animal-free options. You'll see how to create a balanced, nutritious vegan diet; read food and product labels to determine animal-derived product content; and stock a vegan pantry. You'll also get 40 great-tasting recipes to expand your cooking repertoire.
Features expert guidance in living a vegan lifestyle and explaining it to friends and family Includes proper dietary guidelines so you can get the nutrition you need Gives you several action plans for making the switch to veganism Provides parents with everything they need to understand and support their children's choices With the tips and advice in Living Vegan For Dummies, you can truly live and enjoy a vegan way of life!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 189 x 234 x 23mm | 538g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, black & white tables, figures
  • 0470522143
  • 9780470522141
  • 205,789

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The fun and easy way to live a vegan lifestyle



The more your know about how your food is produced and processed, and how this affects your health, the more appealing it becomes to follow a happier and healthier pathway through life by eating a vegan diet. Whether you're trying to figure out if a vegan diet is right for you or are looking for guidance to make the switch, Living Vegan For Dummies has it covered!



"Ve-gan" at the beginning -- get the lowdown on vegan living and eating and advice on how quickly (or slowly) you can make the transition



Planting the seeds of change -- find out how to build a healthy vegan diet to make sure you get all the protein and other nutrients you need



Sticking to your guns -- get vegan-focused cooking and shopping tips, advice on how to keep the peace with meat eaters in your home, and meal-planning tips to help you stay true to your goals



Tasting is believing -- get delicious and easy-to-follow vegan recipes for breakfast, sides, lighter meals and main courses, and even desserts



Going beyond the food -- step out of the kitchen and learn how you can embrace the whole vegan lifestyle by shopping for animal-free clothing and footwear, vegan health and beauty aids, and household products



Vegan living out in the real world -- discover how you can walk the vegan walk at hotels, restaurants, and just about any social situation



Open the book and find:



How a plant-based diet is better for you



Strategies for selecting the best transition plan for your lifestyle



Real facts about protein and other nutrients



40 tasty recipes that even nonvegans will enjoy



Tips on how to stock your pantry with vegan-friendly foods



Quick and healthy vegan snacks



Excellent "mock" meats



Advice on checking food labels



Guidance on educating family, friends, and your community
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Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: "Ve-gan" at the Beginning. Chapter 1: The Lowdown on Vegan Eating and Living. Chapter 2: Understanding the Impact of Vegan Living. Chapter 3: Transforming to Veganism. Part II: Building a Healthy Vegan Diet. Chapter 4: Essential Nutrients for Healthy Success. Chapter 5: Protein Protocols. Chapter 6: Transforming Food into Health-Supportive Meals. Part III: Sticking to Your Guns: Staying Vegan. Chapter 7: Cooking and Shopping Like a Vegan. Chapter 8: Coexisting with the Meat Eaters in Your Home. Chapter 9: Planning Your Meals to Stay on Track. Chapter 10: Comfort Foods: Veganizing Meat, Dairy, and Other Old Favorites. Chapter 11: Beyond Food: Embracing the Whole Vegan Lifestyle. Part IV: Tasting Is Believing: Vegan Recipes. Chapter 12: Breakfasts of Vegan Champions. Chapter 13: Sides and Lighter Meals. Chapter 14: Main Course Recipes. Chapter 15: Just Desserts. Part V: Living Vegan in the Real World. Chapter 16: Walking the Vegan Walk (without Being Preachy!). Chapter 17: Vegans on the Move: Travel and Hotel Issues. Chapter 18: Dining Out. Chapter 19: Navigating Tricky Social Situations. Part VI: Veganism for All Walks of Life. Chapter 20: Pea in a Pod: The Healthy Vegan Pregnancy and Postpartum Period. Chapter 21: Bouncing Baby Vegans. Chapter 22: Vegan Diets for Kids, Tweens, and Teens. Chapter 23: The Vegan Athlete. Chapter 24: Aging Gracefully and Veganly. Part VII: The Part of Tens. Chapter 25: Ten Reasons for Eating a Vegan Diet. Chapter 26: Top Ten Questions (and Answers) about Going Vegan. Chapter 27: Ten Ways to Make Vegan Living Extraordinary. Index.
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About Alexandra Jamieson

Alexandra Jamieson, CHHC, AADP, is a professionally trained vegan chef and board-certified holistic health counselor. She has appeared on Oprah, The Final Word, 30 Days, and The National Health Test with Bryant Gumbel. She was also featured in the Oscar-nominated documentary Super Size Me.
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