Are you interested in trying a vegan diet, but not sure how to start? We’ve got you covered.

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is launching a 21-day Vegan Kickstart on September 5, and they want you to participate! The kickstart is a three-week program designed to introduce participants to the joys of a vegan diet. Whether your goal is to lose weight, lower your cholesterol, increase energy or reduce animal suffering, this program aims to show you how.

The free plan will offer menu suggestions, nutrition webcasts, a vegan restaurant guide and daily tips from vegan celebs such as Alicia Silverstone, Rory Freedman, John Salley and Kris Carr. The plan promises to “feel great, taste delicious and offer all sorts of medical benefits.”

Everyone who signs up will receive daily messages starting September 5. Expect delicious recipes such as Speedy Black Bean Burritos, as well as tips on how many recipes to make each week, and how to adjust the meals according to your family’s size. The nutrition tips will spell out exactly what foods are and aren’t allowed on a vegan diet and the plan also recommends cookbooks and other resources. For the vegan on the go, there’s even a free iPhone app. Other bonuses include a healthy food quiz and info on the Flavors of India.

And if you’re already livin’ the veg lifestyle, no sweat. You can still sign up. Who knows, you might learn something new! Or at least pick up a couple of new recipes to add to your repertoire.

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  • Lucy

    Awesome challenge! It’s great to see this collaboration with some dedicated vegans out there.

    If anyone else is interested in checking out more about nutrition and recipes for their challenge, check out http://www.chooseveg.com

  • Heidi

    This is a great way to start living a vegan lifestyle! You will feel so good, you will never want to go back. Plus you will know you are no longer contributing to the death of 56 billion animals per year – completely unnecessary deaths when living vegan is healthier for you and the planet! But most importantly, being vegan is the morally right thing to do. Why not give it a try?