STEP 1: KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GETTING INTO
Becoming vegan is not easily done overnight. You are journeying into something new. It is a process, so allow yourself time to adjust and make mistakes. However, the transition is much easier if you are well informed and prepared for the changes you must make to your lifestyle. Simply making the choice to lead a more vegan-friendly life is a huge step.
You're here reading this, so you're on your way.
Going vegan is a good way for one to reduce their carbon footprint and play our part in climate change, but making the decision to completely cut off animal products is a big step, your body is going to need some time to transition and adjust to the changes so you are at a lower risk of developing deficiencies or illnesses. Transitioning slowly will also help you learn and implement new habits of this new form of eating. As recommended by a dietitian, there are multiple forms of plant-based eating that can act as stepping stones to becoming full vegan.
Start off with a semi-vegetarian or flexitarian diet which includes eggs, dairy, and occasionally meat, poultry, fish, and seafood.
You would start to remove meat and poultry from your diet. A pescatarian diet includes eggs, dairy foods, fish, and seafood.
If you are not currently a vegetarian, and starting from the very beginning, the third step would be to eat a vegetarian/lacto-ovo diet which includes eggs and dairy, but no meat, poultry, fish, or seafood.
The final step would be going vegan, which includes no animal foods including honey.