12 Tips on How to Start a Plant-Based Diet

by Alena
Sep 10, 2019
woman rolling a collard wrap filled with millet, chickpeas, carrots, red cabbage and radishes with her hands on a white speckled plate next to the ingredients

Chances are you’ve come in touch with one or more benefits of a plant-based diet at this point. Recent media coverage, as well as some major documentaries, have shed light on how shifting towards more wholesome vegan meals not only heals our bodies but also the planet as a whole – while saving countless innocent lives.

If any of these arguments for starting a plant-based diet have intrigued you, one of your next thoughts might probably be:

“wow but this seems so overwhelming, how do I even start?”

At least, that’s what it’s been like for us back 8 years ago.

Make no mistake, we went through all of the yucky plant-based milk and cheese options (they do exist!) to find our favorites… but we were dedicated to making this shift for ourselves and the animals.

And if you find a strong reason to start taking this journey, we’re sure that you can endure some trial and error along the way, too.

From finding some new favorite recipes to accidentally eating something with milk powder (they put this stuff everywhere nowadays!) and having to explain to your friends and family how you can actually survive without cheese – all of these wonderful moments can become reality.

The vegan trend is no secret anymore and we believe that now it’s easier than ever to make the switch. Especially since so many others have carved a path for you to follow and navigate things with ease.

How To Start a Plant-Based Diet

Although we could have written so much more in this article, we decided to just stick to these following 12 tips on how you can start a plant-based diet! Come on board – we promise it’ll be easier and more fun than you might think.

1. What’s Your Motivation?

Since you made your way to our website, you are probably in a stage of your life where you are ready for some major changes.

Now, just take a second and become very clear about the goals you want to achieve by hopping on this plant-based lifestyle. What is important to you? 

Top Reasons To Go Vegan

Maybe you want to get rid of some kind of disease, stay at a healthy weight effortlessly, increase your energy, help save the planet or animal lives – it doesn’t matter. Anything that excites you to take further steps towards a plant-based diet is great.

Keep it close to your heart, write it down, research it regularly to stay in touch with your motivation and learn something new along the way… because the reasons for not eating animal products are endless and you might resonate with more and more over time.

You could watch some documentaries or YouTube videos to keep focused even when things get a little harder.

Best Vegan Documentaries

2. Eat a Lot of Food

This is something that confuses many in the beginning and can be different to everyone. Depending on what you were used to eating, the size of your meals will increase a lot!

Especially if you come from a diet high in animal products and processed foods, you really have to up your quantities when switching over to a plant-based diet.

That’s because fruits, veggies, grains and legumes are less calorically dense compared to butter, cheese, eggs and meat. This is true especially when you focus on whole foods and lower fat plant-based foods.

Vegan Food Pyramid (Free Download)

So, load up on baked potatoes, quinoa, beans, salad and fresh fruit! If you struggle to eat larger portions, replace some of the veggies (especially raw veggies) with things like nut butter, seeds, avocado, pasta, bread or tofu to ensure you get enough calories and nutrients.

If you tend to have an insatiable hunger, then a whole food plant-based diet really is for you! Due to the high fiber and water content, it’ll be hard to gain a lot of weight. Especially for those who come from a restrictive eating background, it’s important to remember to eat to your heart’s content and never deprive yourself.

Eat a Lot & Lose Weight

This isn’t about ‘everything in moderation’, it’s about living abundantly off the good stuff. Over time, your body will get used to these kinds of volumes.

Remember that everyone needs a different amount of calories each day and although we’d love for you to free yourself from tracking your intake, it can be a good idea to do so in the beginning to get a feel for plant-based foods – and to see how much you can actually eat!

Try to get rid of the 1200-1600 calories per day mindset and rely more on your natural hunger and satiety cues.

3. Surround Yourself with Healthy Foods

Guess what, you cannot eat what you don’t buy or have around you! Simple but true. Create a supportive environment by keeping your home as clean as possible.

This means browsing your kitchen in search of any food that isn’t beneficial to you or that you plan on not eating anymore – either give it to someone else who’d like to eat it or simply toss it to not be tempted (we like to use local food sharing groups to donate the food we don’t want to consume).

Don’t keep it just because you’ve already bought it and think it’d be a waste not to use it. Your body is not a garbage bin!

The next step in helping yourself change your ways is to buy heaps of fruits and vegetables, potatoes and rice, beans, or nuts, so you’re always able to prepare healthy meals and easy snacks.

Starches like whole grains, potatoes, pumpkin and legumes are your number one source of energy, so make sure you always have plenty of those within reach.

Produce can also be bought frozen instead of fresh to prevent food waste – plus you always have something in the freezer to whip up a quick and well-rounded meal.

All of these foods, although they are healthy and unprocessed, have a pretty long shelf life which makes them very convenient.

Full Vegan Grocery List (Download)

4. Prepare for Being on the Go

It’s one thing to eat plant-based at home but what if hunger hits and you’re out and about? Instead of ravenously looking for something that you could eat and being tempted to just grab a highly processed or animal-based option, you could make sure to always have some kind of snack with you.

This could mean some fresh fruit, nuts, energy balls or vegan bars – but also homemade wraps, sandwiches, grain-based salads or simply leftovers.

Other tips here would be to eat before you leave the house and know of a few locations you can grab some good plant-based meals or snacks. Here’s an article on many common fast food and restaurant chains and what you can order there!

5. Make Food Swaps

Our advice is generally to take a gentle approach and slowly but steadily add more plant-based foods into your diet. We don’t restrict, we replace!

Swap some of your favorite processed or animal-based food for a healthy alternative. For instance, to veganize your meals you could use avocado instead of butter, tofu instead of chicken and black bean burgers instead of beef.

To make more wholesome plant-based choices, have dates instead of white sugar, use whole grain instead of white flour spaghetti and have fruit as a snack.

Increase the amount of healthy vegan ingredients in your meals until you’ve crowded out the bad stuff.

14 Easy & Tasty Food Swaps

6. Start With a Plant-Based Breakfast

Three vegan main meals per day can seem a bit daunting when you’re just starting out. But how does loaded chocolate oatmeal for breakfast sound? It’s just one delicious, easy and healthy way to start your day.

Usually, breakfasts are the easiest meals to veganize. Think pancakes, chia pudding, peanut butter and jelly sandwich or savory options such as tofu scrambles with potatoes or avocado toast.

And there are a lot more vegan breakfast options out there such as our easy recipes for:

These easy plant-based breakfasts will inspire you to move on to a healthy vegan lunch, which is the next meal you can tackle. Once you feel confident to have a fully plant-based breakfast and lunch, move on to dinner.

Continue until you have all meals and snacks transformed into plant-based ones. Tip: Our favorite lunch is just leftover dinner!

7. Educate Yourself

There is a lot of misinformation out there and you will run into more than just one conversation about how unhealthy, complicated or useless a vegan diet is.

We’ve all been taught that animal products are part of a proper diet and it’s understandable that people around you are opposed to the idea of eating only plants. Whether it’s real concern, curiosity or being offended on their part, having a few facts on hand is always a good idea

Lots of huge organizations like the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics have stated that properly planned vegan diets are healthy for all stages of life, lots of doctors and dietitians recommend eating a plant-based diet for the prevention of chronic diseases – plus there are anecdotes and real-life examples of people thriving on plants.

On top of the aforementioned documentaries and YouTube videos, you can also grab some wonderful books about veganism and plant-based eating. Or just start by browsing our blog for some informational articles!

Top Vegan Books (Full List)

8. Find Like-Minded People

Human beings are social creatures. We’re highly impacted by the people we surround ourselves with and one of the most common reasons for why vegans go back to animal products again is social pressure.

Feeling alone in your quest and having to justify, organize and explain yourself over and over again can become so tiring, and, in the end – not worth it anymore.

As much as we want to inspire not-yet-vegans to try plant-based eating for a while and take a look at the reasons behind veganism, we also want to prevent more ex-vegans.

We often hear from our readers that they don’t have any support at home from their families – which is why we highly recommend reaching out online and joining a virtual vegan group somewhere. 

A good place to start would be Facebook (you’re always welcome in our private group here) where you can search for vegan or plant-based groups – some of which might even be in your local area!

Having someone to talk to about delicious plant-based food and have the opportunity to rant, or ask for help if you’re looking for a specific product, is invaluable. There are many other platforms like Meetup to get in touch with like-minded people in real life.

After a while, you might even influence some friends or family members to try more plant-based meals and get an ally that way – who knows. Let the results speak for themselves and people will become curious at some point. We definitely are a growing movement, so let’s all connect!

9. Equip Your Kitchen

Similar to stocking up on plant-based staple foods, you should also make sure to have some basic kitchen tools at home.

From things like a cutting board, sharp knives, baking sheets, pots and a nonstick pan to a small immersion blender or personal blender, pressure cooker and spiralizer – these tools will open up a huge world of meals you can create.

No need to spend a ton of money, you can ask around if someone has a spare tool or can lend you a specific one to see if you’d become a regular user.

Sometimes, you can also get a good deal over at Amazon or other online stores if you keep an eye on an item you’d love to get. See our article below for more details!

Full List of Kitchen Tools

10. Gently Create New Habits

Be loving and kind to yourself. If you haven’t reached your goals yet or feel like you’re not doing things perfectly, don’t beat yourself up. Keep your dreams and visions in mind and work towards them, but accept where you are right now and take it step by step.

Your thoughts have a bigger impact on your perception and reality as you might think. It all just comes down to creating new habits so eating a plant-based diet feels like second nature to you.

Putting yourself down or under pressure can cause a spiral of negative beliefs and events, so don’t forget about the big scheme of things and adjust your expectations according to your own pace. When you become your biggest fan and supporter, your success is much more likely.

Go back to some of the tips above and take things meal by meal. Find some tips on creating healthy habits here and check our article below!

Stop Junk Food Cravings (Download)

11. Keep Things Fun & Exciting

Once you have dabbled in vegan waters and tried to make plant-based versions of your favorite meals, you can take it one step further. There are probably quite a few dishes you’ve never even heard of or foods you haven’t tried.

During your next visit to the supermarket, pay attention to all the different types of fruits, veggies, beans, lentils, grains, nuts and seeds and choose one or a few that look interesting and which you have never eaten before.

Browse the internet for ideas on how to cook amazing new meals that you can implement as a weekly dinner option.

And if you’re more of a snacky convenient type of person: so many packaged food options these days are plant-based and can be sent to your doorstep, should you not find them at your local store.

The Best Vegan Subscription Boxes & Food Deliveries

12. Make a Solid Commitment

Now that you have created a good foundation for your plant-based lifestyle, it’s time to commit. Choose a few weeks or a month during which you’ll try to put everything into action and really follow through.

Clean out your kitchen or kitchen space, have all kinds of plant-based staples on hand, keep a list with your favorite plant-based meals and snacks around, and enjoy every single bite!

Maybe following some fellow vegans on social media could give you some additional inspiration and help you feel less alone.

It’s only when you decide to make this happen that the transformation will take place and you’ll be able to recognize all of the amazing benefits of living this way.

Bonus: Free Vegan Transition eCourse!

Jumping into a 100% whole food plant-based diet overnight may work for some, but it takes a lot of improvising and willpower to stay on track. The change can be so overwhelming that many fall off the wagon after a couple of days and head back to animal products and junk food.

Of course, this is highly dependent on where you’re coming from! For example, the transition won’t be so bad if you are already on a diet that is rich in fruits, veggies, grains, and legumes.

Both our own experiences and stories from countless other people in the movement have proven time and time again that a gentle approach to changing one’s diet is much more sustainable. Because we want you to succeed and reach your personal goals, we put together a free 6-part course where we give you even more guidance and hands-on advice.

From all things vegan nutrition to the most important reasons for living vegan, a full 3-day meal plan and real-life tips – we’ve got you covered. See you on the inside!

Which of these tips have helped you move forward and include more plant-based meals into your diet? What are the areas you need to work on the most? Share with us in the comments below.

Alena enjoying a bowl of fresh plant-based food and coffe in a restaurant
Alena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. She’s received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.
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58 thoughts on “12 Tips on How to Start a Plant-Based Diet”

  1. I noticed you recommend avoiding ALL OIL including coconut. There is plenty of evidence that coconut oil is very good for you. What is the science behind your recommendation?

    • Hey Michelle,
      we like to base our salad dressings on tahini which we mix with lemon juice, water, salt and pepper.
      Another idea is to mix balsamic vinegar with some agave and mustard. Many of our dressings are based on mustard which can be mixed with soy milk for a creamy dressing :)
      As for the cooking part, we sautée our veggies in a non-stick pan without any added fluid or use a few tbsp of water / veggie broth. Baked veggies in the oven do well without any oil, only spices. Here is more information on cooking techniques without oil: https://nutriciously.com/plant-based-cooking-techniques/
      Hope this helps!

  2. This makes me feel so much more confident in my decision to try a plant based diet, thank you! I slowly want to incorporate more and more whole foods in my diet. the hardest part for me I think will be the lunch and dinner prep for work nights. My boyfriend and I work opposite days too, but he is on board with the change in our food. I work Thursday- Sunday and he Monday – Friday. Any advise?

  3. Love love this! I’ve been a vegan for about 8 months now, initially did it for the animals but after doing so much research about it health wise and reading “Whole” which I totally recommend to anyone interested in nutrition – I find that I’m making all those necessary changes to live a fully whole food plant based diet and I’ve never felt better!

    • Hey Patricia,
      thanks so much for your lovely feedback! Have you joined our free course in transitioning to a whole food plant based diet? We love Campbell’s work, along with other great plant-based experts such as McDougall, Esselstyn, Greger or Barnard. So happy to hear that you’ve been feeling so great since making the switch! Do let us know if you need any further support :)
      Best wishes,

    • Thanks for the lovely comment! Yes, it’s a very inviting community here – most of us have been the only plant eaters around and therefore want to connect & help each other out :)

    • Hi Sabrina,
      there could be several reasons for not losing weight on a plant-based diet.
      1. You don’t really have any weight to lose.
      2. Your body has to adapt to some hormonal or metabolic stuff first or has to heal.
      3. You eat food that’s too high in calorie density or just drink a lot of your calories.
      4. Your portion sizes are somehow too big (but that’s not very easy when eating whole plant-based foods).
      Feel free to email me with some details so we can look at this a little deeper! Here are some infos for now: https://nutriciously.com/eat-lot-still-lose-weight/

  4. I’m curious about not having any oil on plant based diets. What I think I know about vitamins there are very important vitamins that are fat soluble. So, I’ve always believed it’s necessary to have a small amount of a healthy oil daily for that reason. Let me know your thoughts on that . Thank you!

    • Hi Marie,
      thanks for your question! We get that a lot and will be publishing an article on it soon. The reasons why you should consider cutting out oil are:
      – there is nothing in the extracted oil that isn’t in the whole food it came from
      – it is devoid of fiber, vitamins, minerals
      – all whole plant-based foods have fat, you could sprinkle nuts/seeds on your meals instead of pouring oil
      – it impairs your arteries, weakens your immune system
      – it has a whopping 120 calories per tbsp
      I hope this answers some of your questions for now! Be sure to look out for the upcoming article on this topic :)

  5. Starting plant based diet today after finding out last week that I am pre diabetic. My fiance and I did Whole 30 in April, he lost 20 lbs, me 7. My questions are these:
    Do you buy or make any type of bread or pita?
    What do you eat for breakfast besides oats and fruit? I ate eggs every day.
    Do I need to take any supplements or vitamins?

    • Hi Kelly,
      we don’t make bread or pita at home but rather buy whole grain versions of them at the store.
      We usually have oats for breakfast, sometimes smoothie bowls or smoothies, avocado on whole grain bread, scrambled tofu, hash browns, or sweet rice.
      Yes, we do take a vitamin B12 and during winter also vitamin D. These are basically all you need on a vegan diet! Whole plant-based foods are really nutrient dense, so you’ll get everything else you need. We don’t believe in magic green powders or anything, it’s more about the overall diet.
      Hope that helps!
      – Lars

  6. We whatched a show on Netflix called What the Health. Any one who feels like crap, and is taking too many pills needs to watch this.

    • Me too! Am still exploring this plant based diet but love the way I felt last time I went fully vegetarian. I felt like me, so if this is as powerful I can’t wait to fell like me again!

        • I watched the show as well and definitely got me thinking about my health. Something that really caught my eye is that going Vegan can help towards MS or ecrolosis. Is this true?
          Also, do we need to buy organic veggies, regular veggies or grow my own?
          But definitely like this site. So helpful for us who are looking into it.

          • Of course the goal would be to grow your own or buy 100% organic. For various reasons, this is not always possible for every person. Never let a fear of GMO or pesticide residue stop you from eating plant foods. The risks are so slight as to be irrelevant, and the rewards are too numerous to ignore.
            I try to grow what I can, but in the store, I buy the fruits and veges that I like, I don’t much worry about or even care if they are organic or not, gmo or not. If I like them, I’ll eat them instead of processed or animal based foods, and that is where I have to start.

    • My husband and I just watched it. Which is what led me to start researching how to do a lifestyle change. Very eye opening.

  7. I have begun the switch, am 75 and in pretty good health. The last couple of days, on a 1400 calorie plant based plan with the only exception for this week being a nighttime GNC lean protein drink. Anyway I have had shakiness and hand tremors. Is this typical at this age or dehydration?

    • Hi Carole,
      awesome that you’re making this shift at your age! So impressive. Are you full and satisfied on only 1400 calories? Most people eat at least 2000 calories, especially when being on a whole food plant-based diet. This caloric deficit could be the reason for your shakiness. Other than that, we’re not health professionals and urge you to get checked by a doctor! You might find someone here: https://www.plantbaseddoctors.org/
      We’re not a fan of protein shakes at all, especially those with lots of unhealthy ingredients! Please reconsider. It’s much better to eat whole foods for your calories and nutrients.
      Hope this helps!
      Best wishes

  8. Hi Alena,
    what do you recomend for someone who is starting on a plant based diet but is also on a more strict calorie diet? 2000kcal a day is allot for me…I’m trying to loose some weight…

    • Hi there Ana,
      thanks for your comment. For weight loss, you should keep your fats pretty low and only get into a slight caloric deficit. There’s a thing called fat balance which means by reducing your dietary fat and keeping your calories at a reasonable level, your body will get into its own fat for metabolic processes. When I was slightly overweight (170lbs at 5’7) I ate around 1800 calories per day, loading up on non-starchy veggies, potatoes, rice, and some fruit. This helped me lose 50 lbs in less than a year without any additional exercise.
      The beauty of whole plant-based food is that it’s filled with water and fiber and it’s high in carbs which means you’ll be full before you can get enough calories. I ate a HUGE amount of food for these 1800 calories, believe me. You cannot trick your body and eat way too little, that won’t really help your weight loss as you’ll pack on the pounds again. Focus on nourishment and healing! Email me if you’d like further support.
      Best wishes,

  9. Hi! I just signed up for the course and am looking forward to gaining more recipes. My spouse and I have been trying out vegan / vegetarian meals for about a month and are totally planning to continue. Thanks in advance for the course.

    • Hey Liz,
      thanks so much for the comment! We love having you on board :) So awesome that you both want to make the switch together – it’ll be way easier as a team. Let me know if you need any further support and just drop me an email!
      Best wishes,

  10. Good morning, I’m considering starting a vegan diet for many reasons. Here’s my dilemma, I am dealing with kidney failure and have been on dialysis for about 4 years. As a result I have to limit the foods that are high in potassium which includes a lot of fresh veggies and fruit, and legumes. How do I get the protein I need while avoiding these items. Thank you for your time.

  11. Hello Alena,

    I went vegan for health reason one year ago following a ten month course of multiple antibiotics as I had chronic lyme. When I did this was eating probably between 1600-1800 calories but my diet was high in “healthy” fats (30%-35% on average)- nuts, seeds, nut-butter oils for roasting veggies, coconut, etc. I didn’t really research the diet, I just went for it and I didn’t supplement b12 for the first 6 months. I began losing my hair shortly after going vegan and I also lost a ton of collagen, lost weight, had horrible body odor, and turned jaundiced. Fun! Eventually, I decided I needed to change something, so I went HCLF high raw vegan for a month, and I cut out grains and legumes and ate mostly raw. I also made sure to eat at least 2,000 calories. This did help somewhat with my hair, but I was so hungry and cold all the time. I was tested for thyroid and iron, and my levels are all fine. I do have hormonal imbalances.

    All throughout my time as a vegan, I had a lot of fear and anxiety because all of my lyme doctors (at least four) told me that I should eat meat to be healthy. I finally gave up on hclf raw vegan and ate meat at their recommendation, and I felt a bit better. But then some of the symptoms that had improved on my vegan diet slowly returned. Last month I decided to go all in on Weston Price to know for sure, so I tried out a higher fat lower carb meat-heavy diet and lost a ton of hair, my skin turned so yellow and I had horrible body odor. I also had a return of lyme symptoms like joint pain and neck pain, etc. I now believe that much of my struggle on the vegan diet is attributed to the antibiotics and my lack of an understanding of how to eat this way, not because of the plant based diet. I think I was maybe not eating enough carbs/calories and eating far too much fat (spoonfuls of peanut butter and coconut ice cream) at night to compensate for being under-carbed during the day.

    My question is: I would like to return to a plant based diet, but I am scared that I will not be getting enough protein for my hair (even though it continued to fall while eating meat). As a 107 lb. 5’3″ woman, how much protein do I really need? How much fat is a good amount to be eating to balance hormones (so many specialists have recommended copious amounts of fat, but doing this gives me body odor and turns me yellow…).

    I am also scared of grains and legumes, because they are demonized by the raw vegan crowd AND the paleo people. But eating only fruits and vegetables was not sustainable for me especially during the winter in New England. I do have digestive problems and IBS, so I don’t want to damage my body. I want to heal and thrive!

    I guess any advice or resources you could throw my way would be very much appreciated. Thanks so much for all you do! I am loving your blog and I am excited to give veganism another shot and do it right this time! :)

    • Hi there Jaclyn,
      thanks for reaching out! What, you have gone through a lot – so sorry to hear. Honestly, I don’t feel very confident to give you specific advice since I’m not a trained health professional. We usually recommend people eat a balanced plant-based diet, including all food groups from whole grains to veggies, fruit, legumes, nuts, and seeds. All of those have their own nutritional values, are linked to longevity and can prevent chronic disease.

      Regarding hair loss, here is a good source: https://www.vegan-nutritionista.com/hair-loss-with-a-vegan-diet.html
      And another one: http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/hairloss

      Recommendations for protein intake are from about 45 grams for females up to 100 grams for those not being able to digest the plant proteins as well (http://www.theveganrd.com/vegan-nutrition-101/vegan-nutrition-primers/plant-protein-a-vegan-nutrition-primer/). The official recommendation is 0.8 grams of protein per kg of body weight. http://www.vrg.org/nutrition/protein.php

      As for your fat intake, stick to whole food sources and find your own sweet spot – focus on getting your omega 3’s, taking a vegan DHA supplement if you could have problems with the conversion. We’re not about macronutrient ratios very much, just meeting your needs and finding the range you personally thrive. Don’t go below 10 or way above 30 percent of calories from fat is my rough estimate.

      How about getting in touch with a plant-based professional on that? Many offer skype consultations. See if you find someone here: https://www.plantbaseddoctors.org/

      I’d recommend against raw vegan diets, they don’t have any advantage compared to healthy vegan diets that include whole grains and legumes – plus, these complex carbs are awesome for your energy, blood sugar levels and more :) We used to eat a high raw diet as well and it made my digestion and my husband’s hair worse.

      Thanks again for the kind words and sorry I couldn’t be very helpful, I’m afraid!
      I really hope you can find the vegan diet that works for you and helps heal your body <3

      Feel free to check back in anytime!

    • Hi there Priscilla,
      thanks so much for that question! It totally depends on your goals, honestly. One the “grain hierarchy”, unprocessed ones like brown rice are a little healthier compared to flours like brown rice flour. Pasta and bread are a little more calorically dense, which could come in handy if you find yourself hungry a lot of times or don’t get enough calories by eating large portions of unprocessed food. Whole grain pasta or bread isn’t really bad for you, use them as often as you want or need to right now! What stage of transitioning to a whole foods plant-based diet are you in? Feel free to let us know more for better support :)
      Hope this was helpful! We have these flour products at home around 2 times per week and more often when we eat out.
      Best wishes,

  12. Hi. My husband and I are interested in starting a plant based diet for both weight loss and health benefits. He’s 6′ about 235 and I’m 5’4 170. This is so far away from my usual Low carb beliefs that i really could use any advise you can give me for just starring out. We eat supper at home. Lunch to go. Never been breakfast people. Small town with a small town grocery store. (No almond butter. Lol ) help!

    • Thanks so much for reaching out, so awesome that you guys want to try out a plant-based diet! I would suggest you start by gathering information on what kind of meals you might like, which ingredients are easy to get and then start making a few of them throughout the week. Then, challenge yourself to commit to eating a plant-based diet for 3 weeks to see what can change in your bodies during that time – that’s really motivating and 21 days doesn’t seem like too much.
      Feel free to join our e-course that’ll help you transition here: https://nutriciously.com/course/
      You can also email me with further, more specific questions x

  13. Hi Alena, am really excited to start this plant based diet. For health reasons both I and my husband will be trying it out.

    Thank you, Bella

  14. Hello,
    I am interested in plant based diet, I just watched “What the Health” & it freaked me out, I haven’t eaten any dairy or meats since, I didn’t realize we our diets were rich in both. My dilemma is my husband isn’t on board, and when he shared that I suggested I can still eat fish, salmon, halibut, Dungeness crab, & more food that comes from our river & ocean. Would that still be ok?

  15. im Wanting to change to a plant based diet. After learning what they are putting in this meat myself and my children need a change. I’m just kind of lost on where to start like where to get some basic meals and start this process. My kids are used to so many different snacks and I feel like with them I need to slowly change myself I don’t mind diving in. Would love some suggestions.


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