Have you slipped up on eating plant-based, struggled to stay consistent, or just abandoned being vegan completely? This episode will be a great dose of inspiration and reminder that you can always come back! We welcome back Crystal Young, our "Weekday Vegan" guest from Season 1, who since abandoned vegan eating entirely before stepping back into it fully and even identifying as vegan!
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In this episode, we go down the memory lane with Crystal Young (@notstrictlyvegan on Instagram) and uncover her journey of vulnerability, choices, and discovery. Crystal used to be a Weekday Vegan and had a long struggle with an on-and-off relationship with veganism. If this sounds familiar to you, let’s listen to this 45-minute podcast as Crystal talks about her experience and realizations in the raw.
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0:17 – Who is Crystal Young?
5:11 – Being a Weekday Vegan (Ep. 2)
6:23 – Doing What You’re Comfortable With When You’re Pregnant (see our Vegan Pregnancy podcast episode)
8:04 – Going Back to Being Vegan
8:34 – Crystal Young’s Experience on Becoming Vegan Again
10:46 - @notstrictlyvegan’s Story
15:00 – Not Everyone Can Turn Vegan Overnight (see our How to Go Vegan Guide)
18:39 – Deciding To Be Vegan Full-Time
20:14 – Cookbooks Help Vegans Think of What To Eat (see our Best Vegan Cookbooks list)
22:00 – Eating Plant-Based With A Toddler
25:50 – Family Reactions on Becoming a Vegan
33:59 – Challenges in Being Vegan
38:52 – Hoping For A More Understanding World
42:55 – Crystal’s Instagram (@notstrictlyvegan)
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