In my practice I've been noted to quote the well known philosopher, Yoda, from time to time.
If a patient has a broken foot and I ask them if they have been following instructions and staying off of it the answer is usually "I'm trying to." To me that's the same as, "No. I walk on it."
My experience with a plant-based diet was all in from day 1. But that's the day I chose to go all in. It's not the day I first started to learn about a vegan diet. The learning part took me months. I went through many steps before I decided to just go ahead and do it.
I like that the character on the top is green! Every step is one that I had to take to get to where I am now. The only one I skipped was "I'll try to do it." Since I am of the Yoda axiom, the words "try to" were replaced with "have to." That makes a big difference. There is no room for failure when your own health is at stake.
This site is an excellent resource to help your transition to a healthy life. There are stories of success that will encourage you to get past the beginning and make it all the way to the top and stay there! Once you recognize the huge difference between CAN'T DO IT and WON'T DO IT, you become empowered.
Start reading some of our stories. They are compelling. Take the time to watch "Forks Over Knives," available on Netflix. Make the commitment to make healthy choices regarding what's on your fork before you're forced to have a surgeon do something with a knife. Ask questions. We're here to help. It won't cost you a thing and may save you everything!
I'm all in. Which step are YOU on?