So, you are interested in finding out how to incorporate a more healthy diet into your lifestyle. Maybe you watched “Forks over Knives” on Netflix and realized it’s time to make a change. Or maybe you are concerned about the environment and want to support a more sustainable way of producing food. Or maybe you are concerned about the way animals are mistreated by our beef, poultry, and dairy industries. Or maybe you found out that you have a life-threatening disease such as cancer or diabetes or multiple sclerosis, and you realize that your best chance for optimal health is to convert to a whole foods, plant-based diet. Or maybe you are just curious. No matter the reason, the question is, how do you start the journey toward a more healthy diet?
Clearly, it will be a different journey for each of us because we each have unique circumstances – budgetary restrictions, kitchen facilities, job and travel demands, level of support from our companions, motivation, etc. And just as clearly, you want to transform your eating habits in a way that is satisfying, healthy, and sustainable according to your individual needs. It may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, it can be fun and rejuvenating.
In this multi-part post, I will explain how Donna and I transformed our
Standard American Diet (SAD) to a healthy vegan diet. I’ve included tips that we learned along the way, our favorite products and where to get them, our favorite meals, and how we veganize them, how to get balanced nutrition, as well as online and other resources to help you with your own journey.