How did this get to my plate? A simple Google search on meat processing factories can easily change anyone’s life in a few key strokes. Back in university, one of our profs had us memorize the 47 steps of correctly slaughtering an animal for a test. Needless to say, most of the class turned vegetarian after that day. Education is your super power.
Know you are already half way there: No matter how much you love your steak, chicken or salmon, look at everything else on your plate. You are probably over half way there already. You are just working on increasing that percentage bit by bit.
Find what you love: From killer guacamole and chips to epic blueberry oat pancakes, from your essential trail mix to your town’s best black bean burger with sweet potato fries, find your plant-based favourites, and enjoy every delicious mouthful.
Get inspired: There are some amazingly inspirational folks out there who are taking the plant-based switch to a new level. Their stories and tips are as hilarious as they are moving, as mouth-watering as they are motivating. Check out NYC chef Max La Manna (on Instagram @eatingwithmax), Aussie podcaster Simon Hill (pod on iTunes at Plant Proof), or Amanda, NoCal’s eco-foodie phenom (on Instagram @mamaeatsplants).
Find a friend: At this point, everyone knows someone that is vegetarian or vegan. Get together with them. Eat with them. Get their tips.
In the end, know that you can totally rock the plant-based lifestyle. It is easier – and way more delish – than you think.
With gratitude, Marla
Marla Barr (AKA the Detox Yogi), is the owner of Bliss Body Wellness, a food scientist, yoga teacher, and one happy plant-based Canadian. Marla leads monthly 7-Day wellness cleanses, hosts yoga & wellness retreats, has a weekly podcast on Apple/iTunes called Your Wellness Journey, and is working on her first wellness detox book and cookbook. Find her at www.blissbodywellness.ca or on Instagram at @blissbodywellness.