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Take Heart! Whole-Food, Plant-Based Living Will (Slowly) Reach the Masses

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Masses 570x299 Take Heart! Whole Food, Plant Based Living Will (Slowly) Reach the MassesOnce you know the connection between dietary choices and health, watching other people eat can be a gruesome sight. It can seem like you are watching a train wreck in slow motion. I was once in a restaurant and observed a woman in her 60s on oxygen eating a burger and fries. This can make you shake your head and wonder:  “Are they ever going to get it?”

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Plant-Based Diet Helped Me Become Pregnant

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New Lisa and kids 570x299 Plant Based Diet Helped Me Become PregnantI credit the whole-food, plant-based diet described in Forks Over Knives for helping me overcome infertility. I always believed that I ate a healthy diet with very little processed food and lots of fruits and vegetables, but I still did eat meat and dairy. I hadn’t had monthly cycles in almost ten years, though no doctor could figure out why. It wasn’t really a problem until my husband and I were ready to start a family.

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Fabulous Un-fried Falafel Burgers

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I have made many attempts at a baked falafel and even falafel burgers, but had not hit on the “one” that packed a full-of-flavor punch like a fried falafel ball does—until this.
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My $1.50 a Day Challenge: Eating a Plant-Based Diet on an Austere Budget

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TheChallenge 570x299 My $1.50 a Day Challenge: Eating a Plant Based Diet on an Austere BudgetI recently took on a personal challenge to eat on $1.50 a day for five days. I was apprehensive and didn’t think I could do it. Here’s my story … 

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FOK Helped Me Lose 100 Pounds and Enjoy 85-Mile Hike with My Son

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GW 570x299 FOK Helped Me Lose 100 Pounds and Enjoy 85 Mile Hike with My SonI am a scout leader from the Ft. Worth/Keller area in Texas.

I have been overweight for most of my adult life. A friend posted a link to the Forks Over Knives documentary on my Facebook page back in February of 2012. I watched it one night, then asked my wife to watch it with me the next night. Needless to say, we were both intrigued.

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Curried Tomato Lentil Soup (Shorba Addis)

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Tomato Lentil Soup 570x299 Curried Tomato Lentil Soup (Shorba Addis)This recipe is based on an Ethiopian soup with a rich, deep curry flavor and complex textures. It’s easy to make in a big batch for the week ahead, but it’s so good, don’t expect it to last more than a couple of days.
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Tips for Eating Healthfully While Traveling Abroad

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Travel 570x299 Tips for Eating Healthfully While Traveling AbroadI admit, while I love traveling, I was a little nervous the first time I decided to take a trip abroad after adopting a whole-food, plant-based diet. Sure I was an old pro at navigating the restaurants in my town, but how would I manage in a place where I didn’t speak the language? Could I even find plant-based options in other countries?

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What’s Wrong with Eggs?

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Whats wrong with eggs 570x299 What’s Wrong with Eggs?A common question I hear as a dietitian (second only to “Where do you get your protein?” of course) is “What’s wrong with eggs?”

Where to begin? Let’s start with the obvious egg facts. Eggs have zero dietary fiber, and about 70 percent of their calories are from fat—a big portion of which is saturated. They are also loaded with cholesterol—about 213 milligrams for an average-sized egg. For reference, people with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or high cholesterol should consume fewer than 200 milligrams of cholesterol each day. (Uh oh.) And, humans have no biological need to consume any cholesterol at all; we make more than enough in our own bodies.

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Millet-Stuffed Chard Rolls

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Millet and chard are great alternatives to the usual rice-stuffed cabbage, and the Roasted Red Pepper Sauce is perfect when you want something other than tomato sauce.

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Paying It Forward Is the Greatest Joy!

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Chris 570x299 Paying It Forward Is the Greatest Joy!It’s somewhat hard to believe that just four months ago I was devouring red meat, chicken, and cheese with almost every meal. After hurting my back when I was 17, my weight topped out at 225 lbs., the highest it had ever been. I decided to do whatever it took to change that, so I dieted and trained for a half marathon, losing 35 pounds in the process.

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