09 August 2012

Two days that could change your life

Have you been wanting to go vegan but just aren't sure how to start? You're not alone. More and more people are discovering that they can feel better, live longer, and stop contributing to environmental devastation and cruelty to animals with a plant-based diet—but that they need a little guidance in making the switch.

Enter the Physicians' Committee for Responsible Medicine's Kickstart Intensive. This two-and-a-half-day program features classes, discussions with nutrition experts, cooking demonstrations, and complimentary meals to get aspiring vegans well on their way. Billed as a "life-changing experience," Kickstart Intensive covers topics such as breaking food addictions, permanent weight control, and power foods for the brain. Attendees will receive a personal year-long support system to help keep them on track, including conference calls and online resources.

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Kickstart Intensive will take place from October 4 to 6 in Washington, D.C. For more information or to register, visit the Kickstart Intensive website. Can't make the event? Request a free copy of PETA's vegetarian/vegan starter kit for helpful information, recipes, and tips to make going vegan as easy as eating asparagus, bananas, and cauliflower.

Source: PETA

Michelle Kretzer is a blog writer for the PETA Foundation. She first learned about the cruelty of factory farming in a college course while pursuing a degree in journalism. She immediately stopped eating meat and decided that she would work to help end animal suffering. When she's not working at the PETA Foundation, Michelle is doting on a very fun dog and a very prissy cat, traveling, and finding fantastic cruelty-free shoes and bags.

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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 3 million members and supporters. PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry.

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