Before making any decision I wanted to ensure that I could get enough nutrition through a plant-based diet.
The ‘Go Vegan’ website was a great starting point about nutrition but also meal plans with ideas to keep food interesting.
As I mentioned, during this time I was able to speak to somebody training to be a nutritionist that specialises in a plant-based diet.Good intentions are enough, I wanted to make sure that I was going to look after myself and get adequate nutrition.
They were able to talk through my concerns about getting enough nutrition from a plant-based diet. They were able to quote scientific studies and remark on how some studies are misquoted. This changed the conclusions and lifestyle recommendations based on those scientific studies. I found this science-based approach easier to accept.
It was quite a shock to find out about so many scientific studies that went against many assumptions about health and nutrition. The answers were very surprising. I asked questions about:
- Are animal products the only source of calcium and protein?
- Can I eat an unhealthy plant-based diet?
- What junk food is left on a plant-based diet?
- Can too much tofu give you man-boobs?
Since this time, this person has started a business providing nutrition advice for people starting a plant-based diet, expectant mothers, companies that provide light refreshments and meals to staff, and anybody else interested in a plant-based diet.
My personal experience was that Plantae Nutrition helped me transition to a plant-based diet in a healthy way. Unfortunately some people think that a plant-based diet is inherently healthy, which is just not the case. I’m super grateful to Plantae Nutrition for their help. I hope their business continues to benefit many others.
Vegan Fo Life
The nutritionist also recommended the following book. The title sounds a bit like Tupac’s stomach tattoo “Thug Fo Life”. But the book is less “fluffy hippie” and more “hard science”, just like the nutritionist.