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Health/nutritional condition

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Crohn's disease or Colitis
Sadly, the Challenge is not suited for people with Crohn’s/Colitis, since people who have those diseases require a personal dietary consult when transitioning to veganism. Veganism can be suitable for most people with those diseases (and in some cases even help prolong remission), but the transition is usually best done gradually and carefully.

The Challenge 22+ program cannot serve as a replacement for a personal consult with a dietitian who specializes in this field. You can use the group and the program for recipe ideas and useful tips related to the vegan lifestyle, but do it while being mindful of your digestive system’s symptoms. For example, if legumes such as beans and chickpeas cause you unpleasant symptoms, it’s best not to eat them before your personal consult. In any case, we recommend contacting a dietitian specializing in gastro and veganism, and receive personal guidance.

In order for us to approve your participation in the group, we need your approval on the following text:
I
understand that transitioning to veganism using the Challenge 22+ program by Animals Now is not a replacement for a personal consult by a dietitian specializing in gastro diseases and veganism. I also understand that for most people with digestive system issues such as Crohn’s or Colitis it is best to transition to veganism gradually and with guidance from a professional. I understand that the Challenge’s program can aid in gradually changing to a plant-based diet in terms of recipe ideas and various cooking and lifestyle tips, but it is not the program’s main goal.
Bariatric surgery
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Less than a year ago
Sadly, Challenge 22+ is not suited for people who recently went through bariatric surgery, since those people need personal guidance by a clinical dietitian who specializes in bariatrics as they transition to veganism. This is because the transition is usually best done gradually and carefully in order to avoid intestinal blockage or any nutritional deficiencies.

The Challenge 22+ program cannot serve as a replacement for a personal consult with a dietitian who specializes in this field. You can use the group and the program for recipe ideas and useful tips related to the vegan lifestyle, but do it while being mindful of your digestive system’s symptoms. For example, if legumes such as beans and chickpeas cause you unpleasant symptoms, it’s best not to eat them before your personal consult. In an case, we recommend contacting a dietitian specializing in gastro and veganism, and receive personal guidance.

In order for us to approve your participation in the group, we need your approval on the following text:

I
understand that transitioning to veganism using the Challenge 22+ program by Animals Now is not a replacement for personal consult by a dietitian specializing in gastro diseases and veganism. I also understand that for most people who recently went through bariatric surgery it is best to transition to veganism gradually and with guidance from a professional. I understand that the Challenge’s program can aid in gradually changing to a plant-based diet in terms of recipe ideas and various cooking and lifestyle tips, but it is not the program’s main goal.
Over a year ago (with no special complications)
Usually, transitioning to veganism is not a problem when you’ve had bariatric surgery in the past. However, we do recommend consulting a dietitian who specializes in veganism and bariatrics alongside the program.

Irritable bowel syndrome, bloating or other digestion sensitivity
Veganism can sometimes aid in cases of digestive system discomfort. However, a drastic/fast change in your diet can sometimes actually worsen your symptoms. Usually, for people with digestive system issues it’s best to transition to veganism gradually and with personal guidance from a professional who specializes in veganism and digestive issues.

The Challenge 22+ program cannot serve as a replacement for a personal consult with a dietitian who specializes in this field. You can use the group and the program for recipe ideas and useful tips related to the vegan lifestyle, but do it while being mindful of your digestive system’s symptoms. For example, if legumes such as beans and chickpeas cause unpleasant symptoms, it’s best not to eat them before your personal consult.
Eating disorder - anorexia or bulimia (past or present)
Sadly, anorexia and bulimia are medical conditions that we can not take responsibility for in Challenge 22+. A present eating disorder, but also a past one, is a condition that requires close personal guidance by a professional while going through dietary changes, and the Challenge program cannot supply this kind of guidance.

It’s important for us to make it clear that the reason that the Challenge cannot take responsibility for your condition is out of concern for your health. Transitioning to veganism while having an eating disorder is possible, but requires the help, approval and personal guidance of professionals who know your situation well (dietitian, psychiatrist and/or other physician).
Eating disorder - other type
Sadly, Challenge 22+ is not suitable for people with eating disorders, since they require personal guidance by a clinical dietitian while transitioning to veganism, and it’s usually recommended that they do the transition gradually. The Challenge program is supported by dietitians, but it cannot replace personal consult by a dietitian. The group and program can aid in recipe ideas and tips related to the vegan lifestyle, but it has to be done with great care and while setting an appointment with a dietitian who specializes in eating disorders.

In order for us to approve your participation in the group, we need your approval on the following text:
I
understand that transitioning to veganism using the Challenge 22+ program by Animals Now is not a replacement for a personal consult by a dietitian specializing in eating disorders. I also understand that for most people with eating disorders it’s best to transition to veganism gradually and with guidance from a professional. I understand that the Challenge’s program can aid in gradually changing to a plant-based diet in terms of recipe ideas and various cooking and lifestyle tips, but it is not the program’s main goal.
Other medical condition that may affect your diet (for example, cancer, diabetes, high blood fat, etc.)
Veganism can be healthy in almost every medical condition, and in some cases may even be an advantage. However, if you have a medical issue that affects your diet, it’s important to make your transition to veganism with guidance from a dietitian who specializes in veganism, and, even better, one who also specializes in your specific medical condition.

In order for us to approve your participation in the group, we need your approval on the following text:
I
understand that The Challenge program is supported by dietitians, but it cannot replace personal consult by a dietitian who specializes in veganism.
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Challenge 22+ : Terms of Use

I am hereby informed and aware that my participation in the Challenge22+ group, including all content published in the group, i.e. questions and answers, explanations and tips - is not a substitute for professional counseling (nutritional, medical or other), and that the responsibility to eat a healthy, balanced diet rests exclusively with me, the participant.

Animals Now and the Challenge22+ team will not be held accountable for any health problem or other issue which can occur as a result of bad nutrition or conduct during my participation in the Challenge22+ program. Additionally, I am aware that the medical and nutritional information given in the program is general and cannot take into account specific conditions or personal requirements of each participant.

The Challenge22+ program, in itself, cannot be an exclusive framework for people with diseases or with special health/nutritional/mental conditions, such as eating disorders, gastrointestinal or digestive diseases, bariatric surgery and pregnancy. In these cases, it is highly recommended to get additional personal counseling with an appropriate healthcare professional, in place of or in addition to participation in the Challenge22+ program.

*If you have any special requirements and are in need of personal support, you may consult with one of the program mentors regarding the appropriate professional to reach out to.

* Challenge 22+ was created and is run by Animals Now, an NGO based in Israel.


שמנו לב שאת/ה מישראל, האם תרצי/ה להרשם לאתגר בעברית?
כן, עברית עדיף! לא, אשאר באנגלית


We noticed you're currently in Israel, would you like to participate in the Hebrew Challenge?
Yes, I'd like that! No, I prefer English

Why Challenge 22?

pawFor the animals: the best way to help animals is to vote with our fork. As consumers, we can choose not to use our money to fund products which involve cruelty to animals. It's a matter of supply and demand – when we reduce the demand for meat, we reduce the number of animals who have to suffer.

 

For our health: we all want to be healthier, and the journey towards better health starts at our plate. Animal products contain saturated fat, cholesterol, toxins and fecal bacteria. Challenge 22+ is a great opportunity to enrich your diet with a variety of vegetables, fruit, grains and legumes – and to learn how healthy food can be delicious and satisfying.

 

For the environment: according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, factory farming is the main cause of the ecological crisis, responsible for deforestation, greenhouse gas emission, pollution and water shortages. Challenge 22+ is the perfect opportunity to transition to a sustainable diet, for our own sake and for the sake of future generations.

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How does it work?

1. Sign up through this short form

2. Join a special Challenge 22+ Facebook group (click on "Join Group")

3. Every day, you'll get recipes, tips, videos and lots of motivation!

So far, 55000 people have participated in Challenge 22+

Here are some of them:

Jen Buffy - let's try veganism

Jen Buffy, 38, USA

“I had a great and positive experience and a very supportive network of people to help me along my journey. My questions were answered positively and with honesty.

I did it for health reasons. I started my weight loss journey in August by removing sugar, soda, processed foods, and fast food from my diet. I've managed to lose 40 lbs and my quality of health has greatly improved”

andrew eastwood vegan

Andrew Eastwood, 39, United Kingdom

I have been a chef for the last 10 years but have decided unless it's a vegan eatery I will not do it again, I can not face handling or cooking meat now. I've only been vegan for around 6 months. I was only vegetarian for 2 months beforehand but never ate a huge amount of meat. It was quite amazing how I found this group literally a week after watching cowspiracy.
Without the Love, support and amazing advice I don't know if I would have managed to keep up the good work. Now I am fully committed and love being vegan.

Jwona Nessel let's try veganism

Iwona Nessel, 58, Spain

I love that group and people here. Now I know that there is lots of good people out there. It make me stronger. I love to see they steps and cooking; ideas and sharing.

Kayli Joseph, 54 ,USA

"I enjoyed the challenge immensely! It gave me the support I needed as I started my new path... Each day was planned so that I could easily achieve the daily goal. This gave me a sense that I could do this. The mentors were very compassionate, dedicated and caring. All my questions were welcome... They were truly an inspiration to me."

Our Mentors

More than 400 mentors from all around the globe will be happy to help you in your journey

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Gabi Helfert

53, Netherlands

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Mitchell Barnes

24, United States

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Gabriel Bruer

24, Germany

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Lorna Vianna

34, South Africa

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Vivek Venkatraghvan

22, India

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Gabriela Dhar

42, Mexico

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Shalini Kulkarni

32, Canada

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Darian Chesek

23, United States

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Tom Fowkes

23, United Kingdom

Our Dietitians

Our registered dietitians specialize in vegan nutrition for all stages of life (including pregnant or breastfeeding mothers, children, adults, athletes and more)

Nataly Shemesh Registered vegan Dietitian

Nataly Shemesh

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Lucy Kendrick

Barbara Forrest Ravid - vegan dietitian

Barbara Forrest Ravid

Tzori Brinker Registered vegan Dietitian

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Dana Gilad vegan dietitian

Dana Gilad

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