The Forks Over Knives Plan: How to Transition to the Life-Saving, Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet by Alona PuldeFrom the creators of the groundbreaking documentary (and bestselling book) Forks Over Knives comes a four-week plan, showing anyone how to transition to a delicious whole-food, plant-based diet.
The trailblazing film Forks Over Knives exposed an entirely new generation to the whole-food, plant-based nutrition revolution and inspired thousands to want to transform their diets, and their lives. With so many people looking for change, the outstanding question became, “How can we put these dietary ideas into practice?” That’s what authors Alona Pulde and Matthew Lederman reveal in The Forks Over Knives Plan: The 4-Week Guide to Whole-Food, Plant-Based Health—a clear, easy-to-follow plan that outlines the steps to take each week to transform your diet by cutting out animal-based and processed foods.
Forks Over Knives is a leading authority in the “food as medicine” movement, showing how simple dietary changes are proven to prevent, and even reverse, chronic disease such as type-2 diabetes and heart disease and improve your overall health. This is no fad diet; the Forks Over Knives program is backed by original research and has received rave reviews from physicians like Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Dr. Mehmet Oz, to athletes like pro football star Arian Foster and pro basketball player Steve Nash, to healthy lifestyle pioneers like Alicia Silverstone, to name a few. Whether you’re already a convert and just want a dietary reboot, or you are trying a plant-based diet for the first time, The Forks Over Knives Plan makes it easier than ever to transition into this new way of eating.
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Note: This is a guest post by Brigitte Gemme, a busy mom of two who tries to feed her family as many home-cooked, made-from-scratch vegan meals as possible. To save time and the planet without losing her mind, she created many templates and resources that have helped her and hundreds of others. She welcomes other parents on her website, Vegan Family Kitchen. Like so many other vegans, the only regret I have about veganism is not embracing it earlier. Going vegan in my mids would have been so much easier.
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I get a lot of questions about how to transition to a plant-based diet. Find a reason that inspires and excites you and get really clear on it. Write down your why and stick it on your fridge or bathroom mirror. Keep that reason front and center to help you stay focused. A wfpb diet means eating whole, unrefined or minimally processed plant foods. Being plant-based, it excludes meat, dairy products, eggs and refined grains, sugars and oil.
I understand it can be intimidating transitioning to a vegan diet after being an omnivore your entire life. I grew up in South Carolina, where regular meals included pork, chicken, eggs, dairy, or beef at every single meal if not more than one of those options. Yes, I know. Sad to say, but true. Curious about how to do it yourself? Take it from the girl who grew up eating fried chicken for years and now never goes a day without a green smoothie — if I can do it, so can you!