I’m sure there are many ways to transition to a WPN regimen, but I would think this method would be one of the easiest. First, I would eliminate the worse culprits. These would be pigging out at a McDonald’s or other such burger place. Cheeseburgers, French fries, and a shake, the exact food I used to eat, is among the worse things for your body, your ONLY body, for LIFE! Think about that for a moment! If you pour gooey stuff into you car’s gas tank, you may have to replace the engine or even the car. You can’t do that with your only body for life! Obviously no one had told me either! How could I not know? Anyway, cutting out that type of food or at lease eating less of it or less frequently is a start. You may have already been doing this. If so, good work!
I also add to that group of foods pizzas and hotdogs and sausages. These are the obvious culprits. The good news is, the worse you are right now, the faster and bigger the results will be when you stop eating these things!
Going out to get an ice cream has to be “tweaked.” If you must do so, get a sorbet. Even the coconut sorbet I eat on my Sunday brunch has no animal protein which greatly promotes the growth of cancer. And if course, you have to limit your portion size. They serve me only three 1-ounce balls, not a 16-ounce tub! Of course at the all-you-can-eat Sunday vegan buffet, I’m pretty full by the time I get my sorbet!
Much can be done on the home front. Most of the days I start with oatmeal. Now that sound terrible, but it isn’t! I make a “special” oatmeal. It is delicious! It is listed in the Recipes page of this site. Basically, I take a 1-quart glass bowl with a lid and put in 2 cups of organic rolled oats from Whole Foods bulk section for $1.49 per pound. Then I add 4 tablespoons of organic chia seeds and the same for ground organic flax seeds, also from Whole Foods. I grind the flax seeds using a coffee bean grinder. I put in 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon from CostCo and a half cup of organic raisins and another half cup of dried blueberries also from CostCo as well. I stir it all up and then add enough unsweetened almond milk to fill the bowl to within a half inch to the top. I get the milk at Wegman‘s for only $1.99 per half gallon. It has only 30Cals per cup. I then stir it again, cover it and put it in the refrigerator.
The following morning it is ready to go! I eat it cold though my wife likes hers hot, so hers goes into the microwave. I top them with fresh organic berries such as raspberries and blackberries and even more blueberries or strawberries and walnuts. I get the fresh organic berries from Wegman’s at prices consistent with the season whenever CostCo does not carry the organic berries since they are always much cheaper. Using frozen berries from CostCo works as well. Organic walnuts are hard to find even at the ridiculous $13 per pound at Whole Foods so I capitulated and buy the non-organic 4-pound bag at CostCo at $4 per pound! You can also top the oatmeal with sliced bananas, and even less conventional fruit such as cold watermelon and pineapple.
As you can see this is quite a meal and carries me well into the day without feeling hungry! Plus it is very nutritious! It has very little fat, high soluble and insoluble fiber, high protein and high antioxidants and vitamins and minerals and omega-3s and no cholesterol and practically no salt. And it is not too expensive either.
Just this simple, cheap, nutritious start of the day will go a long way in making you feel better and transition to a WPF regimen.
Another simple step you can take at home is replacing all of your cow’s milk with almond or soy or hemp or rice or any of a host of plant milks. Butter should be removed, but if that is too hard to handle, replace it with margarine or another type of vegan substitute. The same goes for yogurts and cheeses.
Rid your kitchen of sodas and juices and alcohol if you can. The latest science shows that there is no amount of alcohol consumption that is good. The old study that said a glass of wine a day is good for the heart failed to consider the negative effects on the brain’s synaptic speed. When that is taken into consideration, the negative effect on the brain negates any “benefit” to the heart.