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Veganuary – How to Start The New Year With a Vegan Challenge

Veganuary 2024 – 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. I have been living and eating vegan for several years now. For the planet, for the animals and for us humans - including myself and my own health.

But I also realized how difficult it can be to break out of habits that have been in place for years or decades. The turn of the year and New Year's resolutions are therefore a great opportunity to make a change in your own life.

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

You can find a brief overview here in advance:

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

Notice: If January has started or is long gone by the time you read this text, that's no problem. You can also make it February or September and try a vegan diet for a month at any time 😉.

What is Veganuary actually?

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

Supporters of the campaign also include countless celebritiessuch as Mayim Bialik (from The Big Bang Theory), Hollywood star Joaquín 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 take the Vegan Challenge at all? The Factory farmingor the consumption of animal-based foods, is partly responsible for a large number of the biggest environmental problems of our time. These range from climate change and deforestation to groundwater pollution.

Also social problems, like the World hunger or the development of antibiotic resistance can be traced back to factory farming. However, most people probably use the veganuary to reduce their consumption of animal foods. for ethical reasons - i.e. 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 at the start of the year offers a great opportunity to 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, better rested, more awake or just generally better than before.

Here once The most important advantages at a glance:

  • Living in harmony with your own values
  • Stay healthy
  • End animal exploitation
  • Stop factory farming
  • Saving rainforests
  • Protect the climate
  • Fighting world hunger
  • Mastering a new challenge

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

Where can I 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 all about 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 also make the month vegan manually. But if you're easily distracted and would rather get tips and tricks from experienced vegans, then I recommend signing up. The success and stamina rate is much higher there 🙂

5 tips for a successful start to Veganuary

Vegan burger in paper

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

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

1. ensure sufficient motivation

For example, check out the free Documentation Dominion on YouTube. After that, I personally went vegan straight away. Basically, you should just remind yourself of the many benefits of going vegan.

2. make a weekly meal plan

Every change is difficult. Just take some inspiration from 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 fixed, shopping will also be easier.

One good start you are guaranteed to get with this vegan scrambled eggs recipe!

Tip: At "What do vegans:inside eat and what not?" to find out exactly what you need to look 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 or vegan buttermilk yogurt through Soy yogurtcow's milk through Oat or almond milk and Cheese? It is also available in plant-based form in any well-stocked supermarket.

4. use apps like HappyCow and Vanilla Bean

Many restaurants offer a large selection or even exclusively vegan dishes. With the two apps "Happy Cow" and "Vanilla Bean" you will find the corresponding restaurants directly - without a long search.

Tip: 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 if you do the Veganuary with a friend. It's twice as much fun and increases the probability of success. Even more tips you can find under Start into vegan life and in the Vegan Blog.

By the way: If you look in your fridge or pantry, you will quickly realize 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 a positive change in your life

I hope that I was able to inspire you too, take a vegan month and try out the animal-friendly, environmentally friendly and, with a balanced diet, healthy lifestyle for yourself.

Please don't be too hard on yourself - Nobody has to do everything perfectly. If you start Veganuary with this attitude, you will master it! In any case, you're making a start with the participation in this, vegan online course.*. I wish you every success!

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."

Mahadma Gandhi (more at Animal welfare quotes)

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 and animal-friendly,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS: I'm sure that the Veganuary will enrich your life. Need a little more motivation? Then take a look at these, extremely effective, vegan commercials an.

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* Links with asterisks are so-called Affiliate linksIf you click on it and buy something, you automatically and actively support my work with, as I receive a small share of the proceeds - and of course nothing changes in the product price. Many thanks for your support and best regards, Christoph!

Christoph Schulz

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 2024 – 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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