In October of 2013, I watched the documentaries Forks Over Knives and Vegucated. It was an evening that Greg wasn’t home, and I opened a bottle of wine and sat down with some chocolate.
I suspected that the films would reinforce my desire to eat healthier, have more meatless meals, and perhaps cure my over-enthusiasm for the grilled cheese sandwich. (I explain the health risks of dairy in this blog post.)
I didn’t realize the profoundly positive impact both films would have on my life, by giving me the information and motivation I needed to become a whole foods, plant based eater. I am healthier, I have more energy, I recover more quickly from my workouts, and I am more at peace with the food I eat and its impact on animals and our planet. You can read my blog post Why We’re Vegan and I Love It for more on our decision.
Here are some resources for anyone interested in plant-based eating. It is one of the best changes I have ever made in my life, and I will never go back!
I’m certified in Plant-Based Nutrition through the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, and am available to speak in classrooms about the various benefits of plant-based eating. See my presentation topics and learn more here.