Why I’m Not Going to Recommend a Whole Foods Plant-Based Diet for You

Why I’m Not Going to Recommend a Whole Foods Plant-Based Diet for You

It’s true. I am not in the business of making recommendations. I can’t tell you what to eat and when to eat it. I can’t promise you’ll lose 40 pounds or you’ll be a marathoner in the next six months. So, yep, I’m not going to recommend you give up meat, dairy, eggs and sugar. I’m not going to insist that you give up a glass of wine or four. And I’m sure as hell not going to tell you how easy it is to make those changes, because it’s not.

Are you disappointed?

Don’t be.

If you want to make a change, you already have all the gumption you need, right there in the pit of your soul. You have to trust that intuition, slay the stampede of fears that come with it, and want the change bad enough to execute a plan — sometimes in baby steps.

Knowing My Limitations

It’s best we know our limitations and operate within the scope of what we do best.

For me, that’s telling you about my journey to whole plant living. I can share stories of the recipes that work, the motivations that don’t, and how the hell I struggle to stay on the path of healthy eating. I can tell you about how lonely it is when you’re the only one in the house on board. I can share how to shop, what equipment I use, and where to go to get great information. I can encourage you to make baby-step changes at any age that will likely make you feel better.

But I’m not a doctor, dietician, or health expert. I’m not a yoga instructor, I’ve never done pilates, and I’ve never had acupuncture.

I’ve been a home cook my whole life and I love everything about food. I have hundreds of cookbooks (no exaggeration) and I’d say that food is my hobby.

Rather, eating is my hobby. Everything else about food other than chowing is my second, third and fourth beloved hobby.

What Works for Me Might Not Work for You

I know what I know.

But I don’t know what I don’t know.

The two things I am absolutely sure about are:

  1. We are all very different humans.
  2. The transition to WFPB eating is not easy.

Maybe if we all shared what we know we can learn from each other.

That is my point here at Whole Plant Foodies.


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