Elisabeth – Six Months and Counting . . .
It was six months ago today that I began my journey of a one-hundred percent plant-based diet . . . and I have never looked back. Down 20+ pounds and feeling great, I eat better and eat more food than ever before. Back then, I knew I wasn’t eating right, but like so many people, I couldn’t really pin down what it meant to “eat right.” More salad, maybe? But there is more to it than that, as I have since learned. It’s like trying to navigate across country without a map, but once you have a map of the territory, you know where you are, where you are going and how to get there. The plant-based diet is the road map. You know what to eat, what to avoid and, most importantly, why. And while implementation can be a challenge for some people, the concepts are so incredibly simple: choose from the four food groups, period.
Some of the things I’ve found along the way:
- It’s easy to get your daily servings of grains. You have to consciously work at the others.
- There are things you can do to eat on the go, with just a little planning.
- Social events and eating out with friends is a challenge, but do-able with the four food groups.
We will be addressing these challenges and other over the coming weeks.
Over this six months I have found a few favorite go-to foods, but my mission is to continue discovering new ways to prepare those choice foods so they are both attractive and delicious — to me and to those just considering the journey. That is the purpose of this blog.
And whether you choose to adopt a one-hundred percent plant-based diet or just want to eat healthier, we have something for you. The key is just to incorporate more of the good stuff into your diet and that of your family — we hope to give you more ways to make that possible, interesting and fun.