Are you veg?
You (Julie Ray) make it sound so hard: research this, research that, check with nutritionist, doctor or professional. Unless you have a health condition already that requires some special nutirional support there is nothing about going vegan that requires professional assistance. The only research involved is to read food labels to make sure they don’t contain animal products — and if you’re eating whole foods — you don’t even have to do that. Just do it.