PCRM 21-Day Vegan Kickstart

27 Aug

For anyone who may be interested, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine does this great program every so often called the 21-Day Vegan Kickstart.  Many folks don’t realize that besides benefitting animals, being a vegan has really wonderful benefits for us human folk as well.

  • It drastically lowers your carbon footprint so we all benefit from a healthier environment
  • It has many health benefits, including trimming excess weight, lowering cholesterol (which is only found in animal products by the way), lowering blood pressure and preventing and reverting heart disease.
  • It’s economical.  Contrary to popular belief it’s actually more budget friendly to be a vegan than an omini due to the costs of animal products being higher than produce/grains/etc.

I did the kickstart program back in January to come back to veganism.  I was a vegan for a while back in college but had lost track through the years.  21 days is how long it takes to make something a habit, which is why the program takes that many days to complete.

What makes the program a good one is every day throughout the program you wake up to an email newsletter with a new tip on what to eat, where to eat and how to eat as a vegan.  It really helps remind you of your goal trying to eat this way over the course of the kickstart.  Occasionally the emails include either a celebrity interview or even a video.  I found it really helpful to stay on track and make veganism a “habit” again.

So if being a vegan has ever crossed your mind but you figured you don’t have the will power to do it, I highly recommend trying the PCRM 21-Day Kickstart.  You might find it’s a lot easier and healthier than you thought it would be.

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