A plant-based diet should be part of an overall healthy lifestyle. And how do you get there? One habit at a time! This collection of articles will give you a foundation on the principles of habit change so you can build healthy habits that will last a lifetime.
A complete transition to a whole food plant-based diet rarely happens overnight. After 10 years of eating plant-based and educating thousands about this topic, I have noticed that there are five stages that people often go through as they move into their plant-based lifestyle. In today’s article, I will define these phases, including what you can expect and how loved ones may react.
The biggest changes in life start with the smallest steps. If you didn’t get where you are overnight, you won’t get where you’re going overnight either. It’s true that making a change – like switching to a whole food, plant-based diet – takes commitment and dedication, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Keep these three ideas in mind to make your transition easier and, in the long run, successful.
The ability to successfully change your habits is the KEY to any successful transition to a plant-based lifestyle. And while a lot of people talk about WHICH habits to change, far fewer talk about HOW to change habits in the first place. And the first principle to successfully change any habit is what is called the Principle of One. Learn more about it in this article.
Many believe that changing a habit is synonymous with willpower. Whether we want to start a new exercise regime, cut down on coffee or embark fully on our plant-based journey, we believe that willpower holds the key to our success-or failure. In this article we discuss the psychological (and physiological) nature of willpower and a few simple things you can do to help yours along.
While many who follow a plant-based diet experience weight loss, others end up felling disappointed or angry because they do not see the same results. Some may end up feeling angry for not succeeding. They may feel helpless because ‘nothing ever seems to work.’ In this article, we discuss the role emotions play in our lives and how they can affect our approach to eating.