Suggestions for a new comer

A question in the Forks Over Knives Facebook group.

Hi there!
I’m very interested in the plant based diet. I’m not there yet, but very interested.
Any suggestions for a new comer? I was supposed to start this weekend, but I’ve fallen short already.
I feel the best way ( for me) is to ease into it, as I am extremely picky with my fruits and veggies. Suggestions?

My reply:

Watch Forks Over Knives and What the Health. Determine your why. If you don’t want to “fall off” convince yourself why you are doing it. Long term health, lose weight, reverse some disease? With a strong why you’ll keep that in mind each time you eat. My friends say they can’t live without bacon. But I can live without the illnesses bacon causes.
Now as for the transition I personally actually did it slowly. I’ve heard of people going cold turkey. But I didn’t. One reason I didn’t is (as weird as this sounds) I didn’t know what I was doing. My goal was weight loss. Initially I set out to eliminate sugar from my diet. I found sugar in cereal, spaghetti sauce, salad dressing, yogurt, granola bars and almost anything else. So I started replacing sugar filled foods with better choices and the weight just came off. About four months into that I learned about How Not to Die, started watching videos on and then finally when I watched Forks Over Knives it clicked and I gave up all meat and dairy. Coming up on one year since I had any! One of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

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