Ask me anything VEGAN

Do you need advice from a vegan perspective? Our "Ask me anything VEGAN" advice column is here to help you with any questions you might have about being vegan, going vegan, eating plant based, coping with friends and family or any other vegan dilemmas or difficulties you might have.

Hosted by vegan lifestyle and health coach Georgia Bamber, this is a safe place for all your vegan queries and quandaries. Please send your questions to Georgia at [email protected] (subject line: Vegan advice) and they will be answered here.

Vegan advice: About zoos

Q: Hi Georgia, I was hoping you might have some advice or resources regarding the ethics behind conservation efforts especially zoos and aquariums. I am a vegan and unsure how to respond to others (especially non-vegans) when the topic is brought up. I don't believe in animal captivity but I would... Read more →

Vegan advice: Sneaky terms

Q: Hi Georgia, My question is whether you can recommend any handy resources that help with all the little sneaky terms they write on the labels to hide animal products? I have always been a label checker and would like to think I have gotten much better at spotting all the... Read more →

Vegan advice: Supplements for junior

Q: My three year old daughter and I are transitioning to a vegan diet. I'm curious about B12 supplements for toddlers - how much is required and how often? A B12 vitamin gummie would be the easiest for her to take, but I can't seem to find them online. Any advice... Read more →

Vegan advice: Can I keep using non-vegan products I already have?

Q: Hello, I am recently vegan and still have a load of VPA whey protein isolate left over and was wondering how bad would it be to still have that? If the only non vegan part of my diet was the WPI. Thank you. - Whey'd down Dear Whey'd down, This... Read more →

Vegan advice: Where to find calcium

Q: I've been recently transitioning to a vegan diet. I think I've got the low-down on B12, but I'm struggling to understand what to do about calcium. I know how important it is, so I would like some advice. I'm an Australian living in Africa and I can't buy any fortified... Read more →

Vegan advice: How to harness the willpower

Q: I am very much interested in the vegan lifestyle and know it is the right thing for me to do, but I am finding it really hard to find the willpower to stick to my new way of eating, especially when I am out with friends or visiting my family.... Read more →

Vegan advice: Having a successful "vegan conversation"

Q: I wanted to ask if you had any tips about having a successful "vegan conversation". People seem to get so worked up when they hear I am vegan and I am finding it tricky to deal with. - Trying to Communicate Dear Trying to Communicate, Thanks for the question. Having... Read more →

Vegan advice: Increasing my vegan food options

Q: I would love to be able to find way more foods in the supermarkets that are vegan and gluten free. The limited lines does make it difficult at times. Having to travel anything up to 100km each way to a vegan supermarket can be deflating. - Searching Dear Searching, Thanks... Read more →

Vegan advice: Finding foods I like

Q: I'm currently transitioning to veganism but I'm finding it difficult to find foods I like. I don't want to waste food if I don't like it and I'm a very picky eater, so I struggle with the idea of trying new foods. Do you have any tips with trying new... Read more →

Vegan advice: Struggling to change

Q:  I want to go vegan, I believe in the ideals that it represents, but still I am finding it so hard. Do you have any tips on getting started? - Struggling Dear Struggling, First off I want you to give yourself full credit for even thinking about starting out on... Read more →

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  • martin naylor
    commented 2019-05-01 15:58:46 +1000
    I live alone and need advice on what to buy& how much like 5 tomatoes 6 carrots 15 bits of fruits for a week, i live in town so i can go too veg/fruit shop and buy enough for my self with out chucking any thing out, i can go and get more if I run out but a basic plan would be good