Brown Vegan

In this episode, I chat with Stephanie of Vegan What about her vegan journey.  

Get show notes and resourced mentioned in the episode here

Topics covered:

  • What motivated Stephanie to start a vegan journey.
  • How she was about to get her hubby to become more vegan-friendly after he resisted the change.
  • How to use vegan life to lose weight and maintain the weight loss.
  • Why finding balance in your vegan journey is so important.
  • How her life and business changed after she decided to become vegan.

Reach Stephanie:

Resources mentioned:

 

Download the free vegan starter kit here 

Direct download: vegan_what.mp3
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Check out the blog post for resources mentioned here  (brownvegan.com)

Download the free vegan starter kit with tips and resources here (brownveganvip.com)

Follow me @brownvegan on Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.

Direct download: bvepisode49.mp3
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In this episode, I chat with Joshua Black of Urban Black Vegan about how he lost 50 lbs on a 21-day juice cleanse, why he decided to avoid oil as much as possible, what it's like to be a vegan YouTuber and what motivates him to keep going.

Get the full show notes at brownvegan.com

 

Direct download: URBAN_BLACK_VEGAN.mp3
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Show notes are at brownvegan.com

Get the free vegan starter kit at brownveganvip.com

Direct download: bv47.mp3
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In this episode, I share tips on how to save money on your vegan grocery bill.

Tips mentioned:

  • Shop at your regular grocery store for essentials like spinach, potatoes, etc and only shop health food stores for harder to find items like nutritional yeast, meat alternatives, etc. 
  • Get your butt in the kitchen and cook
  • Plan for leftovers -- I usually plan 4-5 dinners each week then stretch those out to save money and time
  • Just because you're eating vegan, it doesn't mean everything has to be organic --- buy what you can afford. Check out the Environmental Working Group's list of produce that are sprayed with pesticides the most. Just get started and make adjustments as you move forward.
  • Keep it simple. There's no need to be a gourmet chef every night. Simple meals like tacos, spaghetti, and stew are simple and filling. Save the elaborate meals for the weekend.
  • Plan your meals

 

Get show notes at brownvegan.com

Sign up for Zero to Vegan at zerotovegancourse.com

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In this episode, I start some basic tips for people who want to go vegan in the new year.

Visit brownvegan.com for show notes and download the Vegan Starter Kit at brownveganvip.com

Direct download: BVepisode45.mp3
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Check out the blog post at brownvegan.com

Direct download: firststepswithdairy.mp3
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In this episode, I talk about how to get back on track when you are struggling with your vegan journey.

 

Tips Mentioned:

  • Get clear on your why 
  • Start replacing your struggle ingredients with vegan options
  • Make vegan life a priority -- meal planning, research, look for recipes, grocery shopping
  • Reflect and change things in your personal life, so that you can move forward
  • Stop beating yourself up

Resources Mentioned:

 

 

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It was a lot of fun having Donta on the show to discuss his vegan journey, being vegan while traveling, vegan fitness, finding a vegan community, how he inspired his family to make changes to their own diets and mastering the art of tofu.

He's on a mission to scatter the stereotype of what a vegan looks out.

Check out his video entry for the Vegan Smart contest and vote for him using the link on his Instagram bio 

Contact Donta on Instagram here

Direct download: dontaharrisfinal.mp3
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In April, I celebrated 6 years as a vegan!  In this podcast episode, I share some of my lessons from the last 6 yrs and get candid about this misconception of a "perfect" vegan.

Check out the full blog post and all resources mentioned for this episode here...

http://www.brownvegan.com/podcast/41

 

Quick recap of the 6 lessons:

  • Didn't expect my family to get on board with me -- so grateful!
  • Cooking is required...especially if you have a family. Don't worry, I offered some advice and encouragement for this subject
  • You will get used to reading ingredient labels
  • You will find a vegan cheese that works for you -- so many options these days
  • Why this lifestyle hasn't been "perfect" for me
  • My struggle with losing and gaining weight 
Direct download: 6lessonsfrom6yearsvegan.mp3
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