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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

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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

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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...


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 
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It was awesome having Jovanka Ciares on the show to share her vegan story and strategies on how to embrace a juice cleanse in a way that works for you.

Not only can you lose weight with a juice cleanse, but the greater benefits are being more present, disciplined and to heal your body.

Get all the resources mentioned in this episode here...


Tips on how to have a successful cleanse:

  • [Newbies] Start with a combination of food and juices, so you don't feel overwhelmed
  • Drink every couple of hours - don't limit yourself
  • Around 4 PM enjoy a small smoothie of banana, plant-based milk (almond, coconut, etc.)
  • Drink lots of water and herbal tea is okay
  • Write/track your feelings in a journal


Quotes from the episode:

"You cleanse to let your body heal"

"Every choice...every bite needs to honor your body."

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Breakfast is the perfect area to get started on a vegan journey! Meal planning isn't as overwhelming as you can easily switch out ingredients to make them vegan. In this podcast episode I talk about what a vegan breakfast looks like and how to plan it.

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Vegan and business talk together? Yes ma'am! 2 of my fave topics :-) 

In the latest podcast episode, I chat with Jamel of The Veg about his gradual transition to vegan life and why and how he started his own vegan restaurant. 


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A few weeks ago someone asked whether or not my 3 sons (14, 12, 11) are vegans.
Even though my kids eat vegan meals at home....they are not vegans. 

Does this surprise you?

It sure surprised the lady who asked that question.

In my latest podcast episode, I talk about why my kids aren't vegan and share some tips on how to eat more vegan meals with your own kids.

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As always, it's so important to do what works best for your family situation. It doesn't have to be all or nothing to get started on a vegan journey.

Do your best every. single. day. and I promise it will get easier...even with picky kids (and spouses lol).


  • Add a daily green smoothie to your kids' diet
  • Start by transitioning to vegan breakfast & snacks I wrote a blog post with recipes and tips for vegan breakfast here
  • Get the kids involved in meal planning, grocery shopping and cooking
  • Keep calm - A balanced lifestyle will make for a long-term vegan life 
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Since I know many of us are thinking about our goals for work, health and life during this time of year, I want to give you some specific strategies on how to start your vegan journey in the new year. 

In the latest podcast, I give you 11 tips on how to do just that.

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Here's a quick recap of those 11 tips from the episode: 
*Determine your why
*Make the decision to go vegan
*Always be ready, so you don't have to get ready when it comes to meal planning, eating out, etc.
*Don't restrict yourself more than you have to
*Take time to get comfortable in the kitchen
*Find a supportive community
*Explore your grocery store/farmer's market in a new way
*Make a vegan version of your favorite dishes
*Realize that it doesn't have to be all or nothing
*Focus on what you can eat and not what you "can't eat"
*Progress over perfection -- always!


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