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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.

The 5 Phases of the Plant-Based Journey

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.

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Get to Plant-Based With These 3 Mindset Secrets

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.

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Change Your Life Forever, One Habit at a Time

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.

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Putting the Power Back Into Willpower

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.

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Changing Habits: Listening to Tony Robbins

Change can be seriously intimidating. In this article, we share a way to make any change you want in your life less frightening by breaking it into 7 manageable steps, based on the Habit Changing process created by Tony Robbins.

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Emotions and Eating

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.

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Changing a Habit? What You Might Be Doing Wrong

Sometimes we try to make changes and—through no fault of our own—we do things wrongly. In t his article we cover the most common mistakes people make when they are trying to change a habit, and what you should do instead.

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Rosane Oliveira, DVM, PhD

President & CEO, Plant-Based Life Foundation | Dr. Rosane Oliveira combines a lifelong passion for nutrition with 25 years of genetics research to create programs that help people develop healthy habits on their journey towards a more plant-based lifestyle. She is a Visiting Clinical Professor in Public Health Sciences and was the founding director of the first Integrative Medicine program at the UC Davis School of Medicine. She completed her postgraduate studies in Brazil and did her postdoctoral training in immunogenetics and functional genomics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.