plant-based diet

10 Inspiring Books & Documentaries to Jumpstart a Plant-based Diet

If you’ve been curious about eating a more plant-based diet or struggling to make the transition than my #1 best recommendation is to GET EDUCATED.

I don’t know about you, but I love learning. Like, I’m kind of obsessed. If I could get paid to go to school forever I probably would have!

Maybe you’re not that into learning (that’s totally fine!) but perhaps, you are really interested in this whole plant-based eating lifestyle and would just like to get inspired or become more informed and that’s great too.

I also love reading and continuing to learn more about the plant-based diet because it reminds me why I am choosing to eat this way and makes me that much more passionate and confident about it.

If you’re not really sure what I mean by a plant-based diet or why you should care, then you can click here and learn more.

Now if you’re super excited to read or listen to some books and watch some shocking documentaries then here are my absolute favorites!

What exactly is a plant-based diet & Why You May Want to Consider It

I’ve been changing my diet over the past few years to be mostly plant-based and I’ve notice that a lot of people don’t exactly understand what a plant-based diet is or why it’s important to me. So I’m writing this post to hopefully inform you, clarify a few things, and maybe even inspire you to choose a more plant-based lifestyle.

So - What is a plant-based diet?

In simple terms and how I define a plant-based diet is a diet that is highly focused on eating whole plant foods and limiting processed foods.

100 Days Of A Whole Foods, Plant-Based Diet

Have you ever thought about trying a whole foods, plant-based diet?

I want to invite you to join me as I share my experience and transition to a whole foods, plant-based diet over the next 100 days.

Now, let’s rewind and start from the beginning so you can understand why I am doing this and why you may want to give it a try too!


My Journey Towards a Plant-Based Diet

About ten years ago, I read a book called Skinny Bitch. At the time, the only reason I was reading this book was to lose weight. It was right after having my first child and I desperately wanted to get back to my pre-baby weight. Now, if you’re familiar with Skinny Bitch at all then you know that they heavily promote a vegan diet. The book emphasizes all of the reasons you should eliminate processed food and animal products. I remember being totally convinced after reading this book and ready to completely overhaul my diet. I think the inspiration and excitement lasted for about a day after finishing the book and then I continued on with my “ normal”eating habits. Back then, it truly seemed impossible and only for “extreme”  people. I was definitely not ready for the information or a transformation at that time.

A few years later, I came across another book, The Beauty Detox Solution. Once again, I was faced with a lot of scientific research and evidence showing that a whole foods, plant-based diet was beneficial for weight loss, beauty, and overall health. Since this information wasn’t completely new and it was more of a reminder, I was definitely more open to it and ready to implement some of the tips. I never went completely plant-based or vegan, but I started eating a lot less meat and started incorporating more greens and vegetables into my diet.

Fast forward a few more years, which brings us to about 2013, my sister went completely plant-based vegan. She had been vegetarian her whole life, but she didn’t exactly like vegetables or most healthy foods. Prior to becoming vegan, her diet had been primarily based on pizza, mac and cheese, and french fries. It was shocking to me that she was suddenly eating beans, salad, quinoa, and... lentils?! The fact that my sister was able to completely change the way she ate was definitely fascinating and encouraging to me.