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Veganuary 2023 – How to Master the Vegan Challenge in January!

What actually is the Veganuary? If you want to know and learn more about it, you've come to the right place. For some time now, I have been eating a vegan diet. For the planet, for the animals, and for people - including myself and my own health. But I've also noticed how hard it can be to break out of habits that have lasted for years or decades. So the turn of the year and New Year's resolutions represent a great opportunity to make a difference in your own life.

In this article, I would like to tell you more about the Veganuary campaign. From its definition, to its purpose, to valuable tips and tricks for a good start. Let's go!

  1. Definition
  2. Targets
  3. Tips
  4. Registration
  5. Closing words

Notice: If January has begun or has long since passed when you read this text, that's no problem. You can also make it a Vebruary or a Veptember and basically try the vegan diet for a month at any time 😉.

What is Veganuary actually?


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Veganuary refers to a campaign run by the organization of the same name that Would like to encourage people around the world to eat vegan in the first month of the new year. According to the Company website has Veganuary since 2014 has already helped more than one million people in 192 countries try an all-plant-based diet in January.

Supporters of the campaign also include countless celebritiessuch as Mayim Bialik (from The Big Bang Theory), Hollywood star Joaquin Phoenix and singer Paul McCartney. German celebrities such as Ralf Möller, Ariane Sommer and Kaya Yanar are also calling for support for the future-oriented campaign.

Motivation: What is the purpose of Veganuary?

Why Veganuary? Cows

What's the point of the Veganuary, why should you even take the Vegan Challenge? The Factory farming, or the consumption of animal foods, is partly responsible for a large number of the biggest environmental problems of our time. These range from climate change, to deforestation of rainforests, to groundwater pollution.

Social problems, such as world hunger or the formation of antibiotic resistance, can also be traced back to factory farming. But most people also use Veganuary to stop their consumption of animal foods for ethical reasons - that is, to protect innocent, sentient animals.

"Animals are my friends and I don't eat my friends."

George Bernard Shaw (more at Veganism Quotes)

The campaign to kick off the year offers a great opportunity to be seen as a sustainable new year resolution existing Prejudices against the vegan diet to take off. It's basically a trial month, after which you can judge for yourself whether you feel fitter, healthier, more alert, more rested and more awake than before.

Here again the most important advantages at a glance:

  • Live healthier
  • End animal exploitation
  • Stop factory farming
  • Save rainforests
  • Protect climate
  • Fighting world hunger
  • Mastering a new challenge

Tip: Under "Why live vegan?"I have you again listed all the important reasons why the Veganuary or the vegan life can be a real gamechanger for you.

Where can you register for the Veganuary?

You can basically just plan the month freely for yourself. My absolute recommendation is that you sign up for the great online course "Going Vegan Made Easy*.

There you benefit from valuable recipes and countless tips around the vegan diet - a steep learning curve is guaranteed. The alternative is the direct registration with the organizers from Veganuary.

Tip: If you are strong-willed, willing to learn and independent, you can of course make the month vegan manually. But if you are easily distracted and prefer to get tips and tricks from experienced vegans, then I advise you to register. The success and perseverance rate is significantly higher. 🙂

5 tips for a successful start to the Veganuary

Vegan burger in paper

Now you know what the Veganuary is, why it exists, and that with an accompanying Start online course in vegan cuisine* should.

Then you're ready to go. Here are some tips for you to make it even easier to master your vegan month with flying colors, too:

1. provide sufficient motivation

For example, check out the free Documentation Dominion on YouTube. After that, I personally went vegan immediately. Just realize the many benefits of being vegan.

2. make a weekly meal plan for yourself

Every change is hard. Just let yourself be inspired by vegan recipes on the Internet. What would you like? Vegan lasagna with plant-based mince or pizza with spinach and sun-dried tomatoes? If your meals are set, shopping will also be easier. You're guaranteed to get off to a good start with this vegan scrambled eggs recipe!

Tip: At "What do vegans:inside eat and what not?"you can find out exactly what you need to watch out for. Don't worry, it's not that complicated 🙂 .

3. learn about vegan alternatives

A few classics for you - for example, replace butter with vegetable margarine, dairy yogurt with soy yogurt, cow's milk with oat or almond milk, and cheese? You can also find plant-based cheese in any well-stocked supermarket.

4. use apps like HappyCow and Vanilla Bean

Many restaurants offer a large selection or even only vegan dishes. With the two apps, you can find the corresponding restaurants directly - without a long search. In a separate article, however, you will also learn once again how you can basically eat vegan in any restaurant simply by following your heart.

5. exchange with others

It's best to do the Veganuary with a friend. It's twice as much fun and increases the likelihood of success. Also feel free to swap in our great Facebook community with others if you have questions.

You can find even more tips at Start into vegan life and in the Vegan Blog.

By the way: If you look in your refrigerator or pantry, you'll quickly find that many of the foods are already vegan. Kidney beans, pasta, rice, chickpeas, tomato paste and so on. It's not like you're starting from scratch 🙂 .

Veganuary: A great opportunity for positive change in your life

I hope that I could also inspire you to take a vegan month and try out the animal-friendly, eco-friendly and, with a balanced diet, healthy lifestyle for yourself. Please don't be too hard on yourself - no one has to do everything perfectly. If you start Veganuary with this attitude, you will master it! In any case, you make the beginning with the participation in this, vegan online course.*. I wish you much success!

Do you have any questions or suggestions about this article or the vegan trial month? Then feel free to write me a comment.

Stay sustainable,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS: I am sure that the Veganuary will enrich your life. Need a little more motivation? Then check out this, extremely effective, vegan commercials an.

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* Links with asterisks are so-called Affiliate links. If you click on it and buy something, you automatically and actively support my work with, because I get a small share of the sales revenue - and of course the product price does not change. Thank you for your support and best regards, Christoph!


Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

2 thoughts on “Veganuary 2023 – So klappt deine Vegan-Challenge im Januar!”

  1. Hi Christoph, I am just so happy to have found your blog. I have also been vegan for over 4 years and I love it. What I find even more awesome is that you care about our environment. Thank you thank you thank you for existing, please keep up the good work and get your message out there. <3

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