Friends and family have been asking about my key takeaways so here they are. Basically, you want to transition to a Whole Foods Plant Based lifestyle.
I've listed these in the order I recommend people tackle them.
- Eat your vegetables. Like soooooooo many vegetables. Fruits, too. Aim for at least 10 servings a day. A serving in general is 0.5 cups. Of leafy greens a serving is 1 cup. For dried fruit, a serving is 0.25 cups.
- Knock it off with the calorie-free artificial sweeteners. And get your added sugars down to less than 25 grams per day.
- Pare down the processed food that you eat. Cook from scratch as much as possible.
- Treat meat and dairy like condiments and use sparingly. You don't have to go to zero but cut waaaaaaaay back on daily consumption.
*The state of Colorado does not have any regulations about who may call themselves a nutritionist - that is, anyone can claim to be one. However, I pursued a certification through a national organization (AFPA).