What's Holding You Back?
Maybe you have watched the movie Forks Over Knives or read an article that mentions all of the wonderful outcomes of going plant-based. You have learned that studies have shown that many chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, and obesity can be prevented or reversed using a whole food plant-based diet . So what is holding you back from giving whole food plant-based eating a try?
You may think that you have to jump in 100%, and become plant-based overnight. This can sound like an insurmountable task, especially if you're still learning exactly what is involved in a whole food plant-based lifestyle. While working with those interested in a healthier lifestyle, I've found that the all or nothing approach is often the thing that holds many back. There is one thing that I know for sure: if you do not take that first step you will never arrive at your destination of being the healthiest you.
Start by making small changes; explore transition strategies, cooking techniques, and meal plans; stock your pantry with good foods, and you're off to a healthy start. There is a wealth of information on websites like PBNSG.org that will assist you on your journey to a whole food plant-based lifestyle. Surround yourself with like minded people. If there is not a support group in your area sign up with an online group. Do not wait for the perfect moment to begin.