Elderly Becoming Vegan
by Brenda Ross
Question: How do I get started as a vegan and at 61 years old, am I too old?
I definitely don't think you're too old to become vegan. At any age, the health benefits outweigh anything else.
Becoming vegan to start depends on you. Some people quit eating meat and dairy products in one fell swoop, and others gradually cut it out of their diets. The easiest thing to do is to start a "meatless monday" type of deal, where you focus on good vegan dishes one day of the week. When you have a handle on that, you can add another day of the week, and so on.
I would definitely sign up for my newsletter and read a few pages on changing your diet:
Learn how to balance your meals with the vegan food pyramid so you are getting enough of everything you need to eat daily.
Vegan diets walks you through eating a vegan diet.
There are several others in that section as well. What I did was read and educate myself and took each step as it came.
Again, congratulations on thinking about eating a plant-based diet. If there is anything else I can do to help, please let me know.