03 Jan January focus: Simplicity
This month we will be focusing on simplicity. The key to plant-strong success is making the change to plant-strong as simple as possible.
Often, we see people complicating plant-strong so much that it ends up to be a burden rather than a joyful experience. We want to help you make this transition one that is easy and requires little work on your part. Eating should be something that you enjoy, something that fuels you for the day, it should not be something that brings you stress and aggravation.
Let’s start with the basics. The biggest question we get at Engine 2 is “What can I eat?!”. Let’s simplify that down to the basics, you can eat the following: whole grains, beans, vegetables, fruit salt free spices and occasionally nuts as a condiment. If you simply wanted keep it to those food groups we are certain you would be content in your plant-strong life.
You can make shopping a lot easier this way as well, just ask yourself when you put something in your cart: Is it a whole grain? Is it a bean? Is it a vegetable? Is it a fruit? Is it a salt free spice?
The possibilities are endless with just sticking to those food groups, and we promise you will not get bored.
Let’s brain storm together – using just the food groups listed above, what would a day of meals look like? Remember let’s try to keep things in as whole form as possible, we don’t recommend things like smoothies, protein smoothies or juices. (for more info on why we’d rather people eating their food instead of drinking it, you can check out the FAQ on Dr. Esselstyn’s page)
Leave a comment and we’ll pick a winner for a signed copy of Engine 2!