Start Your Journey to Thriving Plantiful Health Here!
Interested in beginning your plant-based journey? We hope you are as excited as we are! Although it can feel both exciting and overwhelming at the same time, know that eating a plant-based diet is actually very simple and does not need to be at all complicated. The overall key goal is to focus more on whole plant foods that are unrefined and minimally processed, rather than animal-based protein and commercially processed vegan alternatives. While some people dive ‘head first’ into plant-based eating and make a complete switch immediately, for others it takes more time to transition completely to a plant-based lifestyle. Feel free to choose the timeline that works best for you. There is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to go about it!
For those who find it initially difficult to stop all intake of meats and animal protein-based foods, the best place to begin is to do a gradual transition to plant-based eating. Start by trying a new plant-based recipe or two every week, and experiment cooking with a new plant food or ingredient that you have not tried before. You might be pleasantly surprised at the result!
Using this approach also allows you to make gradual but lasting changes to your diet. In the beginning, our family found that small successes empowered us to make further changes. For those with families, you may find that this approach also helps your family transition more successfully to a new plant-based eating pattern, especially if you are a busy household and don’t have much time right away to try or create many new recipes and products.
So how should you start? Here is a gradual method you can try to help you and your family transition successfully to a plant-based diet. It involves five basic steps:
Step 1: Halve the Meat & Double the Veggies
Step 2: Switch to Whole-Grain Options
Step 3: Choose Smart Snacks
Step 4: Increase Beans & Other Legumes
Step 5: Try New Plant-Based Foods & Recipes!
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