Updated: Jul 1
Ready to hop aboard the plant-based train? While some people are able to dive in, most are more likely to quit if they don't ease into a vegan lifestyle. With this plan, you'll be able to go vegan in less than a couple of months! The plan is simple: cut out an animal-sourced food every week for six weeks until there's nothing left to eliminate. With this plan, you'll set yourself up to be vegan for the long haul.
Week 1: dairy
If it's milk made by an animal, replace it with plant-based choices. Almond milk and cashew milk are good selections if you like whole milk. Coconut milk is thinner, so if you're a skim or 2% person give that one a try. Cheese has got to go, too. If you just can't do without it, try nutritional yeast, cashew cheese, or another cheese made from nuts.
Week 2: fish and seafood
Starting a new diet plan can be difficult. You're probably not eating fish every single day, so giving this up in week two will help you feel like you're making real progress.
Week 3: pork
Yes, we're cutting back on bacon and ham this week! It's one of the "filthier" animal foods, so it's a good idea to get rid of it sooner than later.
Week 4: beef and lamb
After this week, you'll reach a milestone: no more red meat. Good for you!
Week 5: turkey
This should be an easy week, right? You've got this.
Week 6: chicken, eggs
Last but not least, say adios to chicken and eggs. This just might be the toughest week, but we've got a feeling you'll take it on like a boss!