When I first began my plant-based journey, I read lots of books, watched quite a few documentaries and YouTube videos and researched as much information as possible on blogs, social media groups and iTunes.
The more information I found, the more I wanted to consume plant-based eating information in order to arm myself with as much correct data as possible.
A few of the resources I turned to when I first started:
Finding Ultra by Rich Roll https://amzn.to/2NW0HuF
Eat Green, Make Green by Pat McAuley https://amzn.to/2Qq4h1K
Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman https://amzn.to/2Kt2Yvb
How Not to Die by Dr. Michael Greger https://amzn.to/2CPrDpp
The China Study by Dr. Colin Campbell https://amzn.to/2CNNygu
The 7 Day Rescue Plan by Rip Esselstyn https://amzn.to/2Oe0eTm
Forks Over Knives
Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead
What the Health
Check out my recommended resources page with links to documentaries. http://plantbasedeatingforhealth.com/stuff-you-gotta-get/
I also subscribed to ezines, blogs and YouTube channels because it seemed the more research I did, the more intrigued I became.
My Behaviors Changed
While consuming all this information, I dramatically changed my way of eating. I vowed to try a 100% whole food, plant-based eating protocol for one-week void of any animal or dairy products. I was motivated primarily by the desire to reduce inflammation in my hands.
Not only was the improvement almost immediate, I found many other benefits. This led me further down the rabbit hole of information. That was 14 months ago and today, I am more committed than ever to continue to eat this way AND continue to educate myself on this lifestyle.
Back to Basics
As with exercise, recovery, relationships, even business, the longer we do something, the more we might stray from the fundamentals without meaning to. The very basics that helped us to achieve success.
Keeping my eating completely clean of animal and dairy products is clear cut. Yet, knowing a reboot on information might be beneficial, I decided to reread some of the first books I read and watch the documentaries again.
Curious as to what my perspective is today, exactly 14 months to the day of when I first started my plant-based journey, I decided to reread one of the first books I read over a year ago; Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman.
Eyes Wide Open
I started the book this morning at about 6 a.m. All I can say is, “Wow! I’m loving it more this time around than the last.”
There are a few reasons for this. Today, I have a lot of practical knowledge and experience at what it means to live a plant-based lifestyle.
I’ve witnessed what eating this way has done for me on so many levels including a release of over 30 pounds (without dieting), no more inflammation, more energy, better workouts, faster recovery time, mood balance, elimination of anxious feelings that can plague someone who consumes a lot of processed sugar, and overall, healthier.
The bottom line is this; I’m really enjoying the book. The information is the very foundation of my way of eating including the SOS protocol which is no added salt, processed oil (like olive and coconut) and no processed sugar.
Rereading Eat to Live is giving me the desire to recommit 100% to this way of life including growing my knowledge base, sharing what I learn on my blog with posts like this, increasing the size of my Facebook group and some other exciting things coming in the near future to do with the plant-based lifestyle.
Get the Book
If you’re ready for a positive change in the way you eat, live and feel, I highly recommend you get a copy of Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman. It’s one you can read over and over and each time, get more benefit than the time before.
My First 3 Months Documented
I was so amazed at the results I got that I decided to write an eBook for those new to this way of life. It’s called, Beginner’s Guide to Plant Based Eating; Take Control of Your Health Starting Today. In it you’ll read about my experience, find a list of great food choices and be inspired to live fully through your healthy food choices.
Get your own copy here… www.plantbasedeatingforhealth.com/guide