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Love cheese and hate tofu? 14 vegan obstacles – and how to push past them

By Emine Saner

17 Jan 2023 · 9 min read

Editor's Note

If Veganuary is becoming more of a challenge every day, the Guardian has some advice on how to overcome difficulties to help keep up a plant-based diet, from vegan nuggets to vitamin supplements.

We all know why veganism is a good idea: it is better for the planet and can be better for our health, while animals shouldn’t be exploited to feed and clothe us. Each step towards the invention of good vegan cheese makes it slightly easier to make the switch. But for many of us, going vegan still seems hard.

If you are a couple of weeks into Veganuary, the campaign that encourages people to try being vegan for the month, you may be considering extending it – 23% become vegan and 43% reduce their consumption of animal products by at least half afterwards, according to the organisation – or perhaps you’re struggling. Here are some of the most common sticking points, and some advice that might help you embrace a vegan life.

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