Guys, I’m going to say it loud and proud: I love eating a plant-based diet. I’ve been vegan for years, and at 53, I’ve never felt better!! The health benefits are innumerous, and, really, I just feel better. I encourage everyone to try a diet that’s richer in plants and whole foods (if you’re not willing to take the plunge and go fully plant-based, so here are my 7 tips for trying a whole-foods, vegan diet. If you’ve ever wondered how to go plant-based, I highly recommend watching.
1 Really consider the “whole” as in whole foods plant-based (example: think of an olive, versus olive oil)
2 Don’t try to do this all at once – It’s a marathon, not a sprint!
3 Don’t stress the protein
4 Think about what you CAN eat, instead of what you can’t
5 Gravitate towards “feel good food”
6 When in doubt, go for the foods that fight diseases
7 Always take a B12 Vitamin when you’re on a plant-based diet
Evidence-based science to read (if you can be bothered)!
I highly recommend reading or watching Dr. Greger’s videos and essays. He does a meta-analysis of all the current journal published studies, which makes it super simple, credible, and interesting.