Are you ready for Veganuary?
What is Veganuary?
Veganuary is a month-long event that inspires people to live a more a plant-based lifestyle. Participants adopt a strictly vegan diet for January and hopefully beyond.
The 2020 event saw over 400,000 people take part - this year it’s expected to be even higher. Here are some reasons you should give it a go:
It’s good for your body
A plant-based diet provides a multitude of health benefits. Vegan foods are rich in nutrients and can boost your mood. They also reduce the risk of suffering from diseases including cancer and diabetes. Dairy is notoriously bad for your skin - so cutting it out may improve your complexion as well.
It’s good for the planet
We all need to do our part to protect the planet we call home. At least 83% of farmland is set aside to raise livestock. Industrial meat production causes de-forestation, uses excessive amounts of water, and pumps more C02 into the atmosphere than all the world’s cars combined.
Going plant-based lowers our impact on climate change, and also saves countless innocent animals from slaughter in the process.
Sound good? Here are our top tips for completing Veganuary:
It’s too easy to throw some chicken nuggets in the oven when you’re hungry but short on time. We recommend researching a load of tasty vegan recipes and planning what to eat each week in advance. You don’t have to have a new dish every day, but it will certainly prevent you from getting bored and reaching for a chocolate bar.
Establish your goals
If you undertake Veganuary for the sake of it, you’ll most likely quite half-way through. Reflect on why you want to take part: do you hope to lose weight? Improve your skin? Or perhaps you watched Cowspiracy and want to save animals from the slaughterhouse? Write down your goals on a piece of paper and stick it them somewhere prominent, such as your fridge. At the end of the month, check-in with yourself and consider whether you’re ready to adopt a permanent plant-based lifestyle or not.
Team work makes the dream work. Enlist your friends in your Veganuary journey - track each others progress, hold each other accountable, and buy them some Living Thing merch as a memento!
We have a wide range of plant-based designs. Our garments are made with 100% organic cotton, made-to-order to reduce wastage and are sweatshop free.
P.S. You get 10% off when you spend £40 or more!