#48 No Oil + Being Clear on Your WHY | A Conversation with Urban Black Vegan

In this episode, I chat with Joshua Black of Urban Black Vegan about how he lost 50 lbs on a 21-day juice cleanse, why he decided to avoid oil as much as possible, what it's like to be a vegan YouTuber and what motivates him to keep going.

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Resources mentioned:

Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead

Forks Over Knives

Engine 2 Engine

 

Contact Urban Black Vegan:

 YouTube (subscribe to his channel!)

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter

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#47 5 Reasons You Failed Going Vegan + What You Should Do About It

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Quick recap of the tips:

  • You weren't clear on your why
  • Was being too restrictive
  • Didn't realize there are so many options for meals. Ain't just salad, bih!
  • Didn't meal plan...or plan for anything else
  • You went into it expecting everything to be perfect

Here's the vegan shrimp from Loving Hut I talked about during the episode....

 

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#45 Where Do I Start?

In the podcast episode, I share 4 basic tips on how to get started on your vegan journey.

  • Be gentle with yourself
  • Crowd out the dairy, eggs & meat
  • Do your research
  • Find a community

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#41 The 6: Lessons Learned From Being Vegan for 6 Years

In April, I celebrated 6 years as a vegan!  In this podcast episode, I share some of my lessons from the last 6 yrs and get candid about this misconception of a "perfect" vegan.

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Quick recap of the 6 lessons:

  • Didn't expect my family to get on board with me -- so grateful!
  • Cooking is required...especially if you have a family. Don't worry, I offered some advice and encouragement for this subject
  • You will get used to reading ingredient labels
  • You will find a vegan cheese that works for you -- so many options these days
  • Why this lifestyle hasn't been "perfect" for me
  • My struggle with losing and gaining weight 

 

Resources mentioned:

PETA

Vegan cheese brands mentioned: Heidi Ho, Field Roast, Miyoko's KitchenKite Hill & Daiya

Sistah Vegan book

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