If you are reading this blog, most likely you are:
- considering transitioning to plant based diet
- currently transitioning to a vegan/plant based diet
- wanting to incorporate more whole foods into your diet
So if you are any one of these things, you may find this post, of interest. It’s from a blog that I think is great, a woman who chronicles her journey of taking her health back through dietary and lifestyle changes. It’s of particular interest to me because she addresses gluten, soy, and tree nut, among other allergy concerns. Anyway, I thought she articulates beautifully some of the struggles we encounter as we try to figure out how to best care for and operate the bodies that are ours.
Because there is a fairly large learning curve in transitioning to a whole foods plant-based diet (especially an oil-free diet), many people go through the cycle of excitement and commitment, but then they become overwhelmed because of too much or too little information, lack of support or help, ect. and throw in the towel. This is extremely unfortunate and really not necessary as there are a TON of sites dedicated to healthy vegan education.
One such site that I stumbled upon that may be helpful for you includes a tool that will be of great benefit to you, I’m sure. It’s called Vegan at Heart, and borrows from the philosophy of the Fly Lady (the cleaning/organization lady), and breaks things down into baby steps. Awesome, awesome, awesome. I’m finding all of these things years after I could have really used them, but hey, maybe they can be of great help to you.
To access this go to:
http://www.kindgreenplanet.org/index.php, then click on the Programs & Services tab, and click on the Vegan at Heart option.
As I’ve said before there are oodles and oodles of resources at your fingertips via the web on how to transition and incorporate a vegan diet. It’s almost overwhelming, but it’s just a matter of plugging in and beginning to take action.
Don’t do nothing because you cannot do everything. Just do something, and you’ll be amazed at the results that will follow!