9 Tips If You're Thinking About Going Vegan

9 Tips If You're Thinking About Going Vegan

All vegans have once said, "I'll never go vegan"
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June will make one year since I have been vegan and if I am being honest, I wouldn't go back to eating meat or dairy products. I am still easing my way into veganism as a whole but veganism is as easy or as hard as you make it. And keep in mind that if you choose to go vegan, it is your own path. You cannot let people dictate your path for you, yes, even with a new lifestyle change regarding food.

Here are nine things to keep in mind if you are thinking of going vegan:

1. Everyone says they can never go vegan

I said it and the other vegan you know said it too. We have all been there. I knew six months before I went vegan that I was going to have to go vegan for my health and no part of me wanted to do it. Not until the time came did I just pick up and get rid of everything in my apartment that wasn't vegan, and it was honestly that easy. "No" becomes so easy after that.

2. Ease into it

One thing that people don't understand is veganism can either be a long process or just an easy clean cut, but either one is fine. I still find myself eating cupcakes that someone has made or certain types of breads, knowing that neither are vegan. I know people who never had a problem with saying "no" to certain foods that contained animal product but I also know people who spent years trying to do that. Take your time, there is no need to rush. It's your life.

3. Not all vegans are "preachy"

But we do talk about it a lot. And no, you don't have to tell people you are vegan. I am starting to learn that, "I am allergic to that" is a little bit easier. It saves you so much time and effort for those who do not and cannot understand.

4. B12 and Vitamin D

Don't forget these supplements for you will have a difficult time finding them in a vegan diet. Unless you eat dirt and get enough sunlight.

5. PROTEIN!

I, as well as every other vegan, cannot stress this enough. You do not need all that protein and the protein that you do need can be found in so many vegan items.

6. Do your research

Nothing I hate more than vegans who do not research anything. I am probably biased because a year in and I still research things every day, but research is so important. Find out where your "fake" meat is coming from, find out why you do not need all the protein people push down you, and then find out ways to argue your side on why you do not need a lot of protein.

7. Not all products in the "vegan" section of your store are vegan

GOVEGGIE CHEESE IS NOT VEGAN. Casein is important to keep your eye on and definitely read labels. Don't think you know it all because you don't.

8. You will hear so much shit about it

Honestly, I have never gotten as much shit about anything than I do about being vegan. From family members, from friends, and definitely from strangers. Whether it's about them not wanting to go vegan (but no one asked?), my protein intake, me dying anyway, or about how plants have feelings, you will legit hear it all. And no, I have no idea why people are so against a lifestyle difference.

9. Limit soy Intake

When you are fresh into veganism, your first thought is to buy tofu and soymilk. You will find numerous articles about how soy is good for you or reasons soy is bad but that sounds a little sketchy. Processed soy is worse than unprocessed soy, but either way, both should be limited.

Soy affects your estrogen levels and not in a healthy way, especially women who suffer from any hormonal imbalances (and no, soy is bad for men too). I have read my fair share of studies and have talked to a nutritionist about eating soy products, and it's just safer for you to stay away. Do your research!

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8 Reasons Girls Who Love Tequila Are Better

Because if she can handle tequila, she can handle you too.
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There are all kinds of alcohol stereotypes out there but the one associated with tequila is probably the worst: tequila makes you crazy. But if there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that women who drink tequila are one-of-a-kind.

Whether it's loving or fighting, you'll never find anyone who does it better than a girl who just straight up loves tequila, and here are a few reasons why that is.

1. She's independent

A girl who drinks tequila is probably the same girl who has absolutely no problem telling it like it is. She knows what she wants and goes after it.

2. She doesn't care what you or anyone else thinks

Oh, you have a problem with me taking shots and having a good time? Well, get over it! Bartender, a shot with salt and a lime please!

3. Always dancing

Tequila is an 'upper' so instead of sitting at the bar doing nothing, let's dance! Let's get moving!

4. There is never a dull moment

Speaking of dancing, a girl who drinks tequila is always down for a good time. Whether it's going on an adventure or seeing who can take the most shots, a tequila girl is always down to party.

5. While everyone else is starting to get sleepy, she has all the energy

Like I said, tequila is an 'upper' so while the other girls at the bar are starting to feel groggy and sad, she's all over the place having fun and partying on the dancefloor.

6. She's stronger than the girl crying over a vodka cranberry at the bar.

Sad over a breakup? Don't go for the vodka... Tequila will make you feel better in no time! Plus you can challenge the hot guys at the bar to a shot taking contest.

7. Tequila is healthy for you

Tequila is a probiotic, so some tequila a day keeps the doctor away. Yay for shots!

8. She can hold her own when it comes to alcohol

Any girl who can shoot some shots at the bar all day and night can handle alcohol, which means she can handle herself too. You won't have to deal with her constant breakdowns and mood swings because she will be too busy ordering more shots.

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10 Reasons To Start Vaping In 2019 If You Haven't Yet

"It's safer than cigarettes"

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Vaping is the rage these days among adolescents and college students. Here are some great reasons to start!

1. It's what all the cool kids do

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I wish that I could be like the cool kids

2. It damages your lungs

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It's not like you need these to breathe or anything

3. It pollutes the air

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Let's pollute the air even more!

4. Nicotine addiction

Just the thing I want to be addicted to

5. "Delicious" flavors

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Would you prefer mango flavor or the cancer flavor?

6. The Juul looks like a USB

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Your parents won't suspect a thing

7. Inhale metals like nickel and lead

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Yummmmmm. Lead poisoning isn't a thing.

8. More likely to get infections

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9. You'll eventually want cigarettes

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And you'll make your lungs worse

10. Lung and mouth cancer

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Who doesn't want cancer

In case you couldn't tell, this was very sarcastic. If you want all of these things, then go ahead, start vaping. But you should know what you're getting yourself into and be prepared for the consequences.

If you already vape, I mean no disrespect and I'm not trying to hate on you, but you should seriously stop. Whatever you think is a good reason for vaping really is not a good enough reason to damage your body.

Stop vaping. And if you don't vape, don't start. Just don't.

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