How to Become a Vegan: 12 Tips from the Experts

Whether you’re giving up animal products for the sake of your health, animal rights, climate change, or any other reason, going vegan will take a bit of planning. We asked the experts how to make the transition easy.

Go at your own pace

Victoria Moran, author of the book Main Street Vegan, recommends removing one kind of animal from your diet at a time (“chicken and eggs are a great place to start”); being “vegan at home” to better control your food; or trying “vegetarian for now” and continuing to eat eggs and dairy. Even Mark Bittman’s “vegan before 6:00” rule could help with the transition when you’re worried about how to become vegan. Andre Kroecher of Daiya Foods suggests, “Start with the one thing you consume the most and substitute it with the vegan version,” such as almond milk instead of whole milk. Jenné Claiborne, The Nourishing …