I’d been a Dietitian for over 20 years and I was the healthiest person I knew, so how the heck did I get breast cancer?
While any diagnosis is a shock, I felt mine was a double whammy.
Getting cancer meant that I needed to focus on my needs, which was something I’d been numbing with busyness and alcohol (in moderation) until then.
I stopped drinking, and as I began to recover I also began to wake up.
18 months after diagnosis, I left my 20-year toxic marriage.
I struggled for the next few years grieving the dream of living happily ever after and keeping myself busy researching…
’How not to get cancer again’.
And thus began my quest to promote eating more plants.
While there are some anecdotal stories about eating raw or in some cases paleo or keto, the overwhelming clinical trials and double-blind placebo-controlled human studies proved that plants win hands down.
And not just for reducing your risk of cancer: it seemed that plant-based diets had reversed atherosclerosis (build-up of plaque that contributes to heart disease), and nearly all of our lifestyle diseases.
The Blue Zones study showed that the happiest, healthiest, and longest-living cultures on the planet today eat about 95% plants.
Even newer research shows that it’s ONLY fiber that feeds your good gut bacteria, where 80% of your immunity lives. Fiber is ONLY found in plants.
And the surprising part for many is that maintaining my weight eating more plants has been easier than I ever expected!
Here’s the thing:
YES – I spend my days sharing the benefits of eating plants.
But I don’t push a 100% plant-based lifestyle on others.
I just want people to eat MORE plants.
I am 100% plant-based because that works for me.
But if I went to a friend’s house and they had caught some fish, I would eat the fish. Why?
Because that relationship, the experience, and my values allow me that flexibility in the moment.
The LAST THING I would want to do is push you into ANOTHER eating plan that triggered all-or-nothing thinking.
All-or-nothing thinking is what means that the average time we stick to a diet is just six weeks. And when we break it, BOY DO WE BREAK IT.
All-or-nothing thinking is what stops most people from choosing a healthy option now, and instead, decide to ‘start again on Monday’.
All-or-nothing thinking is the reason most diets fail.
So it would be silly of me to adopt that approach. In fact, it would be counter-productive. My clients have SUCCESS because I don’t require perfection, and I do not trigger all-or-nothing thinking.
Women who work with me are able to release weight while they learn how to make eating plant-strong a lifestyle…no more dieting!
In fact, they end up feeling relieved that their health is back on track and even happier that it wasn’t as hard as they thought it was going to be!
If this feels like where you’re at and you’d like to know more about how we can work together, my 90-Day VIP brings together increased plant intake and sustainable weight loss through easy, supported, tiny changes.
If you feel ready to ditch dieting without giving up on your health and weight loss goals – let’s chat.
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