I now know literally of hundreds of people of all ages taking steps to change their lives like me. But what is more shocking is that of all these people I know, so many of them have friends or family "objecting" to them when they decide to eliminate meat and dairy. Are they really scared for them or don't want to face the truth themselves? I really don't know. Some people say "it's not healthy to quit eating cheese" or "you can't live on just plant food" or "there is nothing wrong with fast food in moderation". Lacking knowledge in nutrition, these people try to educate! One thing I have learned by choosing to eat plant based foods is that people choose to be ignorant.
1. Lacking knowledge or awareness in general; uneducated.
2. A state of being uniformed.
Ignorance is when we don't know something, but we are capable of knowing it if we choose to.
Allow Yourself To Change: The biggest obstacle to learning new truths is our inability to embrace change. It's difficult to learn that what you've always thought was true, isn't actually true. We have to allow ourselves to be open to new ideas. That is how we grow and mature.
Find Your Experts: We need to have access to the experts (people with authority) on the topics we are learning about. We have to let the experts guide us, but we still need to learn as much as we can so we can sort through misinformation. If a CPA tells us that we need a new transmission but a mechanic says we don't, who are we most likely to believe? My experts are doctors, surgeons, researchers, nutritionists, scientists and people I respect and admire that follow a plant based diet.
Trust Yourself and Be The Research: We also have to place importance on our own experiences and create our own experiments. It's one thing for me to tell you that eating plant based foods will make you feel better, lose weight and help you get healthier, but until you put the lifestyle into practice and see for yourself, you won't believe it. You also won't believe you can do it until you choose to do it.
I ate the Standard American Diet for 40 years. I tried tons of new "diets" many times. I knew that eating dairy, refined sugars, pork, etc. were bad for my health. I had read it a thousand times, but I had it in my head that I couldn't live without cheese or cookies or meat and that not eating these things probably wouldn't make a whole lot of difference so I decided to go off them for 10 days to see if I noticed anything. I had every intention of eating those things again or maybe choosing to eat it in "moderation". The results were astounding. I decided to do another 10 which turned to 30. Now obviously because of the incredible results for me and others I am gonna continue this new way of life.
Had I not gone dairy free, meat free, etc. for those 10 days I wouldn't have learned first hand how much better I felt and how clearer my thinking was. I would have never reversed my medical conditions. The weight lifted off my heart, knowing I was no longer contributing to the slow suicide of my body. If you have never tried a plant based way of eating....take some of my 10 day challenges. Try some simple elimination of foods. I'm happy to give you some baby steps if you contact me.