6 Reasons Why People Don’t Care About Your Plant Based Diet

By Luke Jones. Connect with him on TwitterFacebook or Instagram. 

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Nice big tagine we wolfed down after fasting for Ramadan for a day in Turkey

So you’ve started making the transition to a plant based diet. Upping your intake of plants and cutting back on processed foods and animal products. And you’re already experiencing the benefits.

You have more energy. You’ve lost a little unwanted weight. Your headaches have miraculously disappeared, and you can run faster and further than ever before. Everything is great, right? But there’s just one small issue…

Some people around you aren’t responding the way you hoped. Instead of congratulating you on doing so well and asking how you do it, they’re acting a bit differently. Things have become a little weird between you.

They may even be starting to act as if your new dietary changes are a personal insult against them. They shut you down, and begin talking about how high and mighty you have become.

It seems like a strange response, and you’re feeling little lost. But I think it happens quite often, and there could be a number of reasons why…

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What I Eat on a Whole Food, Plant Based Diet

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Turkish fruit market

I’m on holiday in Turkey right now, and it’s been pretty sweet so far. I’ve been having a great time clambering over the ruins, chilling in the sun, and trying all the different vegan Turkish food with Michaela.

That food is actually calling my name right now, so instead of sitting here and writing a whole new blog post, this week I’m gonna give you an extract from my eBook: Plant Based Diet 101: The Handbook of FAQ on Whole-Food, Plant Based Nutrition. 

The extract is from chapter 3 of the book: What do you eat on a plant based diet? I hope you find it useful in some shape or form!

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Quinoa Tahini Salad

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  • Serves: 1-3                                                                                          
  • Prep time: 15 – 20 minutes

Time for another lunch recipe, although I can’t take full credit for this one, unfortunately.

It’s based on a recipe from the China Study Cookbook by LeAnne Campbell, wife of the legendary T. Colin Campbell (I’m still not sure what the T stands for…). I played around with it, adjusted it, and made my own version.

It’s quick to make, tastes good, and is really easy to do in big batches for the week. Give it a try, and let me know how it turns out!

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Super Smoothie Recipe & Video

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Super smoothie!

Sup people.

So I took the last week off blogging, partly to have a bit of a break, partly to promote my eBook on plant based nutrition a little. And it’s been nice, thanks! But I’m back now, and I’ve got something a little different for you…

Yeah sure, it may appear to be just another smoothie recipe. But you’d be wrong there my friend…

This is a SUPER smoothie recipe. Yep, that’s super, not supper. As in, really good for you and makes you feel great, as opposed to the last meal of the day. This bad boy goes well any time, even if I say so myself…

Along with the recipe, I made a silly video about how to make it. So feel free to check that out too..

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Benefits of a Plant Based Diet Infographic

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As well as the eBook I released a few days ago (which is doing great thanks to you guys!), I’ve also been working on another project the past few weeks.

I’ve always enjoyed messing around making vector graphic images on the computer. I also really like helping other people learn more about a plant based diet. Put those two things together and what do you get?

Yup, that’s right. A big ol’ infographic: Benefits of a Plant Based Diet.

In the infographic I look at what a plant based diet consists of, and as the title suggests, the main benefits.

Feel free to share with others, re post, or do whatever you want with it. As always, attribution isn’t necessary, but is appreciated!

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Plant Based Diet 101 Ebook

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It’s here! 

Plant-Based Diet 101 – The Handbook of Frequently Asked Questions on Whole-Food, Plant-Based Nutrition

I’ve been eating a plant-based diet for a while now, and it has benefited my life in so many ways.

I wrote this eBook so you could experience the same benefits that I have. I wanted to share with you the way I approach my diet, and give you the tools to start implementing changes into your life.

To help you develop healthy, sustainable eating habits, for weight control, athletic performance, and lasting wellness…

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Coming Soon: Plant-Based Nutrition 101 E-book

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My daily to-do list din't change much over the past few months.

My daily to-do list didn’t change much over the past few months…

So, over the past few months I’ve locked myself away and been writing an e-book. The editing is coming to a close, and it’s just about ready to be released, which is pretty exciting for me.

The book is called: Plant-Based Diet 101 – The Handbook of Frequently Asked Questions on Whole-Food, Plant-Based Nutrition.

A bit of a mouthful, I know. I’m sorry, but it’s the best I could come up with… Anyway, I thought I’d explain a little bit about what the book is about, why I wrote it, when it’s being released, why you might be interested etc…

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Mexican Bean and Rice Wraps

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Mexican bean burrito

  • Serves: 1                                                                                          
  • Prep time: 15 – 20 minutes

Third recipe of the week, and it’s one of my all time favourite meals. So much so, that I have it for lunch almost every day.

I love everything about these Mexican wraps. The spicy beans. The rice. The bread. The salad. The hummus. The guacamole. The combination of it all together…

Tastes amazing, and is so simple to throw together. It’s probably worth cooking the brown rice beforehand, and storing it in the fridge. You can then just heat it up whenever you’re ready.

Hope you enjoy!

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Banana, Berry and Date Porridge

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Breakfast Porridge

Serves – 1                                                                                          

Prep time – 5 minutes

Another breakfast recipe for you to try out.

Smoothies are great and all that, but sometimes it’s good to switch things up a little. Porridge is my go too if I’m running low on fruit, or if I just fancy a change.

I like how the banana caramelises in the bowl when heated. Goes great with the berries, dates, raisins and seeds on top too.

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Raspberry and Pear Smoothie

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Raspberry and pear smoothie Health RoomServes – 1                                                                                          

Prep time – 3 minutes

I’ve been messing around with a few smoothie variations lately, and this is one of my favourites. I think I nabbed the idea from a veggie restaurant somewhere in London, but unfortunately I can’t remember which one…

Anyway, it’s a simple breakfast or snack, and perfect for a hot summer day, so I thought I’d share it with you.

Great for your health, and it tastes like jam. What more could you want?

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