The Long Beach Post is going vegan for January—and you can, too

This January, the entire Post team is making a New Year’s resolution; to give up all animal products, like meat, dairy and eggs for 31 days—and we’re inviting you to join us.

We know it’s hard to stick to your resolutions, and you may not have the benefit of accountability buddies like we do around the Post offices, so we’re launching a special short-term newsletter to help you stay motivated.


If you’re just joining us, here’s what you’ve missed.

#0: PODCAST: Suppertime in the LBC very vegan Thanksgiving episode
Don’t Panic!
#2: Vegan for the Animals
#3: Vegan for the Planet
#4: Vegan for Your Health, Pt. 1
#5: Vegan for Your Health, Part 2; Plus, Veganuary’s coming to an end, but your vegan journey doesn’t have to

Sign up to get involved and we’ll send along things like tips and tricks from some of our resident already-vegans, recommendations for restaurants and recipes we think are worth trying out, answers to your questions about living the plant-based life, apps and website recommendations to keep you motivated and more.

Phasing animal products out of your life isn’t necessarily easy, but it doesn’t have to be a drag either. There have never been more great vegan restaurants to try in Long Beach, or more interesting vegan options on the shelves at your local grocery store.

There are a lot of reasons to go vegan, whether it ends up being something you try out for a month or whether you end up making the switch permanently.

If you’re an animal lover, go vegan for just one month, and you’ll save the lives of around 30 of our furred, feathered and scaled friends.

If you’re concerned about the planet, this January you could save 33,000 gallons of water, 900 square feet of forest, and prevent 600 pounds of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere.

If you’re looking out for your health this new year, you should know that according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, veganism is linked to a decrease in the likelihood of developing heart disease, cancer, diabetes or high blood pressure. A well-rounded vegan diet provides all the nutrients you need, including protein, fiber, and minerals, without the cholesterol or saturated fat of a meat-heavy diet.

Whatever your reason for trying it out with us is, we hope you’ll sign up, stay connected with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and let us know how it’s going. If you have questions about going vegan you’d like answered in the newsletter, drop us a line at [email protected].

Invite some friends over for New Year’s Eve to help you polish off whatever cheese is left in your fridge, and have a Happy (vegan) New Year!

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