Vegan Coaching - Cambridge & Online
Making your switch to vegan, fun and easy!
What is Veganism?
"Veganism is a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude—as far as is possible and practicable—all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of animals, humans and the environment. In dietary terms it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals."
The Vegan Society
Does this sound like you?
I love animals but I can't live without cheese!
I'm so busy, I need this to be easy
I'm ready to switch but need my partner on-board
I do the cooking and need to be able to make one meal for everyone
How will I get all my protein/vitamins?
If you need an easy transition to a plant based diet and don't know where to start then vegan coaching is for you. I'll answer all your questions and we'll find easy ways to make it work for your lifestyle.
This is for you if:
*You want an easy way to switch to vegan living
*You've tried a vegan diet before and struggled to stick with it
*You need support and accountability along the way
Hello I'm Tina (and this is Milo!)
I've always felt a deep connection with animals and despite eating meat in early childhood, the morality of eating animals became my motivation to initially switch to a vegetarian diet at a young age.
I grew up with companion animals at home and my love of horses meant that my time was spent at a local riding school. As well as keeping horses and ponies, they kept pigs and turkeys for meat. One Christmas time, aged 9, I witnessed the turkeys being dragged through the yard to be butchered. Seeing their fate first hand was shocking and needless to say I never ate turkey again. Later, aged 11, I met a fellow volunteer at an event who was vegetarian which I found inspirational, I came home and immediately announced to my mum that I was now vegetarian! She found it amusing, as I didn't even like vegetables at the time, but my mind was made up, I cared too much about animals and I've never looked back.
I've spent the past 20+ years studying and working in natural health, nutrition, homeopathy and the environment. The more I learnt about natural health, the more I discovered how much healthier a plant based diet can be on your overall wellbeing as well as; reduced rates of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and many cancers. 65% of the global population also have a lactose intolerance which is often left un-diagnosed.
The benefits a vegan lifestyle can have on wildlife is huge, animal agriculture creates major problems to the environment and our ecosystems, all issues that are very close to my heart.
Veganism was a gradual transition for me so making the decision to go fully vegan in 2017 felt like such a relief, it was the best decision I ever made! Finally I felt like I was living my values completely. Although I no longer ride horses or support this for ethical reasons, I still have a huge connection with animals and their wellbeing, and support vegan run animal charities wherever I can.
Animal free eating has become so much easier with all the amazing plant based products available in stores and online. As a self confessed foodie, whether you want to eat delicious healthy food or prefer the occasional junk food, there's a plant based alternative for everything!
Whether you're looking for a gradual diet transition or ready for a complete switch to veganism, I'm here to support you along the way. You'll feel motivated and empowered to take the first step and keep on going :)
'Vegan is just pure love. Love for animals, love for the planet, and love for yourself' - Mischa Temaul
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM VEGAN COACHING
* Tips to make your transition easy
* Supportive environment for all your questions
* Motivation to keep going
* A philosophy that works for you and the environment
* Menu planning and easy recipe ideas
Vegan Lifestyle Coaching - 3 ways I can help you
VEGAN HOUR - 1 hour Vegan Lifestyle Caoching £60
Are you feeling a bit lost with your vegan journey? Would you like an hour to ask questions, get new ideas or put some fun back into your vegan journey?
A Power Hour is fantastic if you don’t have the time or money to invest in ongoing coaching, but you do have a few questions or a specific area of your diet or lifestyle you’d like to focus on.
This is an hours session where you can bring along any questions regarding vegan health and lifestyle. You may already be mostly vegan but need some support and ideas to stay on track. You may want to use the session to get advice on making your diet more healthy. Following the session you'll also have access to email support from me for 7 days.
* 1 hour session in-person or Online
* Email support for 7 days after your session
* How to go Vegan handbook by Tina
VEGAN VITALITY - 6 weeks Vegan Lifestyle Coaching £230
If you're looking to transition to a plant based diet and don't know where to start this is for you. I'll give you inspiration on how to make it work for you with health and wellbeing at the heart of the sessions. Sessions are scheduled weekly.
We'll meet for weekly sessions where you can bring along any questions, areas where you need extra support and I'll help you to find solutions. You may already be mostly vegan but need some support and ideas to stay on track or it may be completely new to you. Either way I'll help signpost you to everything you need to make an easy transition. You'll also have access to email support from me during and for 7 days following the programme.
* 1 x one hour session in-person or Online
* 5 x 30 minute session online/call
* 6 weeks email support in-between sessions
* Vegan handbook PDF by Tina
VEGAN LIFE - 12 week Vegan coaching £450
If you're looking to transition to a more plant based diet and don't know where to start this is for you. I'll give you inspiration on how to make it work for you with health and wellbeing at the heart of the sessions. recent studies suggest it takes 2.5 months to change a habit, this 12 week programme with support you through that change.
We'll meet for weekly sessions where you can bring along any questions, areas where you need extra support and I'll help you to find solutions. You may already be mostly vegan but need some support and ideas to stay on track or it may be completely new to you. Either way I'll help signpost you to everything you need to make an easy transition. You'll also have access to email support from me for 7 days following the programme.
* 3 x one hour session in-person or Online
* 9 x 30 minute sessions Online/call
* Health and lifestyle audit
* Email support in-between sessions for 12 weeks
* How to go Vegan handbook by Tina
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What's included in the session?
We'll talk through any areas where you are struggling or feeling overwhelmed by the vegan/plant based journey. Discover new ways of making the journey easy with simple swaps and support.
What do we talk about?
The sessions are tailored to your needs, we'll cover a range of topics to support your transition to veganism/plant based eating, shopping advice, recipe tips, health advice and diet and nutrition.
How many sessions will I need?
It's really up to you how much support you would find helpful although a minimum of 6 weeks sessions is generally ideal to keep you on track. For longer term support the 12 week package is ideal.
How often are the sessions?
The package sessions are scheduled weekly.
How long is the session?
The sessions are 30 minutes or one hour.
TOP 4 VEGAN MYTHS
Vegan diets make you weak and low in energy
False :) The idea that vegans are all sickly and weak is thankfully rapidly fading. Many top athletes have praised the health and performance benefits of a plant based diet:
Tennis player - Venus Williams
Formula One driver - Sir Lewis Hamilton
Vegan strongman - Patrik Baboumian
Boxer - David Haye
Olympic Cycling Champion - Victoria Pendleton
Tennis player - Novak Djokovic
Vegans don't get enough protein
False :) Research consistently shows protein intake among vegans is not only more than sufficient but also healthier. In meat-eaters, however, protein levels are often much higher than the recommended levels, potentially increasing the risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and osteoporosis. Studies show that switching to a plant based diet can significantly reduce your risk of disease.
Eating a wholefoods plant based diet will provide you with plenty of the necessary protein.
Vegan diets are bland and boring
False :) Eating a healthy, wholefoods vegan diet gives you the most varied and exciting diet available. The only foods you leave out are animal products which means you're free to eat everything else! All the amazing fresh fruits and vegetables as well as treats and junk food options if that's what you fancy. The exciting range of plant based foods available now means there really is something for everybody's taste.