Cravings. Restaurant complications. Relapses. If you’re a former meat and dairy eater who decided to quit “cold tofurkey,” you know that in those first few months, the struggle is real. Today, there are support groups for everything — World of Warcraft addiction, Game of Thrones binge-watching, and obsessive smartphone use to name a few — and now vegans are joining the club.

The Washington Post published an article profiling VegUp, formerly known as Meat and Dairy Eaters Anonymous, which helps eaters from all walks of life transition into a plant-based diet. They gather to share information, support, and eat vegan nachos. Awesome. Click here to read the full article!

Are you a plant-based eater who still gets cravings for that cheese pizza or BBQ chicken wing? Comment your strategies for maintaining a healthy diet on our Facebook page!

 

What’s in a label? For a lot of “organic,” “natural,” and “healthy” foods, it‘s a whole lot of bunk.

A recent article in ABC Health explores how processed foods can undergo a marketing spin and be sold as “low in fat,” “high fiber,” “natural,” and “wholesome” — but fail to meet health and nutrition standards.

Commercial and canned soups are the main culprit here — reading their nutritional labels often requires a degree in translation studies. And a good pair of bifocals. Your best bet? Stick with a whole-foods, plant-based diet! Or you can just eat Soupergirl for every meal. That’s fine with us.