Welcome to Plant-Based Cooking with me, Diane Smith. I've been promoting a plant-based lifestyle since 2011 and I'm so glad you've found your way here!!
Are you looking for ways to prevent or reverse disease so you worry less, lose weight, stop cravings, heal, have control, and live a long and healthy life?
If you’re already prepping, cooking, and eating that way, good for you! You’re ready to check out my plant-based recipes.
However, if you're struggling and need help figuring out how to proceed, read on...
Eating a plant-based diet is one of the best ways to gain optimum health, so let's get started.
The Villain: The Standard American Diet (SAD)
We know our years are finite, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start at any age to give ourselves the foundation for reaching a healthy, long, and satisfying life.
However, there’s temptation everywhere. Every day we're confronted with unhealthy images and tempting food encouraging us to eat the wrong things.
From an early age, we're exposed to the Standard American Diet (SAD), which includes high intakes of red meat, processed meat, pre-packaged foods, butter, fried foods, high-fat dairy products, eggs, refined grains, high-fructose corn syrup, and sugary drinks.
The SAD diet kills 11 million people around the world, in part, from bad food choices and lack of access to good ones... even more than cigarette smoking!
Not only that, there are also confusing messages about what constitutes a healthy diet. No wonder you're frustrated!
I’m 68 years old and attribute eating a plant-based diet to my good health, lack of medication, and clear mind.
If you choose to take care of yourself by eating a plant-based diet, exercising, practicing mindfulness, and surrounding yourself with friends and loved ones, the odds are in your favor that you’ll reach your goal of a long and happy life.
YOUR EXTERNAL PROBLEM
After years of overindulgence or neglect, you may have gained weight, have heart problems, diabetes, or an inflammatory condition. Or you don’t have the vim and vigor you once had and don’t know how to change. No wonder you’re scared and uncertain about the future.
I feel your struggle because I’ve been there, too.
YOUR INTERNAL PROBLEM
Also, you may feel like it’s too hard to figure out how to change your diet. Maybe you're frustrated and want to give up and return to your old ways. You might feel out of control or just plain ol’ discouraged after many attempts to do it right. Or, perhaps, you feel like a loser with no willpower.
It’s not your fault!
IT SHOULDN'T BE THIS WAY
Unfortunately, our modern environment, misguided upbringings, and even our genes can make it very difficult to eat the right way. It shouldn't be this way!
Instead, you should feel satisfied with the plant-based foods that nature provides and what science says is the optimal way to eat for health and longevity.
I'LL BE YOUR GUIDE
I do care. I feel passionate and hopeful that you find the path to your health and life goals. With me as your guide, you can take control right now and increase years of living with health and vitality. You'll be contributing to the well-being of the planet and animals, as well.
If you want to email me, I always answer every email, diane [at] plantbasedcooking [dot] com. Or check out my READER QUESTIONS posts, as perhaps your questions are already answered.
Keep reading to discover how to start your journey today. Please join my email list where, weekly, I’ll send motivational and informative articles and recipes for living a plant-based life.
Here are some of the things you'll discover:
- what the right foods are to eat, and how to get the right nutrition
- how to plan a meal and shop
- delicious plant-based recipes
- most of all, why it's hard to resist temptation and how to resist
If you let me guide you, you’ll be on the way to optimum health before you know it. We've got some ground to cover, so read on for helpful links to starting a plant-based diet.
You’ve got this.
But first, here's a little bit about me.
You may want to read a little bit about how I started eating a plant-based diet or my struggle with health, and how I healed myself. Read my article, “My Personal Healthy Journey.” I know that living a long and healthy life is probably important to you, and that's why I believe in eating smarter to live longer. I'd love to hear your story about why you want to eat a plant-based diet or how it's helped heal you. If you'd like to share your story with my readers, drop me a line at email@example.com.
BEGINNER’S GUIDE: How to start a Plant-Based diet
The following articles will give you guidance for implementing a plant-based lifestyle and will include some of the first steps you should take to be successful.
- The Basics: Your Guide to a Whole Food Plant-Based Diet
- What to Expect When Eating a Plant-Based Diet
- 15 Myths or Mindsets About Eating a Plant-Based Diet
- Stocking Your Pantry with Plant-Based Foods
- Meal Planning Guidance
- Questions About Eating a Plant-Based Diet
FOOD: What to Eat
All of the plant-based doctors recommend eating an abundance of FRESH FRUITS and VEGETABLES, LEGUMES, and WHOLE GRAINS, but NO DAIRY or EGGS and VERY LITTLE or NO MEAT or PROCESSED OIL.
What each doctor recommends, however, does vary a bit. Some, notably Dr. John McDougall and Dr. Caldwell Eselystyn, recommend eating no added oil, nuts, or avocados while Dr. Joel Fuhrman recommends eating 1-2 ounces of nuts and seeds per day, and the addition of avocado and a higher amount of non-starchy vegetables.
I most closely follow Dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian diet, and you'll find that reflected in the recipes. I don't recommend adding oil, fat, or sugar. Some of the recipes have maple syrup or date sugar.
Here's my in-depth guide about what to eat on a whole food plant-based diet.
To discover more about plant-based foods and how to eat a plant-based diet, follow these links.
- 12 Tips for Getting Started
- Uncommon Ingredients
- Cooking without Oil
- How to Cook with Tofu
- Cooking with Tempeh
- Oil-Free Salad Dressing Formula
- Hummus Formula
And, don’t forget to check out my FREE GIFTS for making your journey even easier.
Recipes & Articles
Now hop on over to read my 12 tips for getting started on a plant-based diet. You'll also want to peruse through all of the recipes, add your weekly meal planner (free giveaway) as well as look at the other articles to help you start living a plant-based lifestyle today.
Welcome! And, please let me know in the comments below what's motivated you to eat a plant-based article or how it's helped you live a healthy life. Or drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.