As Veganuary 2020 starts, Fiona Oakes – life-long vegan, athlete and star of documentary Running for Good –gives advice to those new to, or embarking on, this great adventure to veganism.
by Fiona Oakes
I’ve been vegan for almost 50 years: and during that time, I’ve proven that a vegan diet is not only healthy but can also help me to excel at athletic performance.
I’ve won four Guinness World Records for ultramarathon running, and almost single-handedly looked after 500 animals at Tower Hill Stables sanctuary: despite only having one kneecap and being told as a teenager I would never walk again.
Here are my seven top tips for those taking part in Veganuary 2020, who are exploring veganism as a healthy lifestyle choice that benefits people, the planet and animals.
Remember why you want to try veganism
I think the most important thing is to always remember why you are signing up to Veganuary. What has triggered your interest in veganism and why you are taking this step forward in your life?
Perhaps write the reason down on a piece of paper, or somewhere prominent in your life space, so that in the unlikely event your commitment waivers, the message will always be close at hand. And with it, the answer to the questions you asked which made you commit to trying veganism in the first place…