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Thinking About Changing Up Your Health Game?

Have you seen the documentary The Game Changer yet? If yes, what did you think of it? If no, go watch it on Netflix and then tell us what you thought of it!

Films like this are really what sealed the deal in our decision to go plant based so today we would like to share other films or books that also influenced to us. Then, we would like give a handful of ‘starter tips’ to those who recently watched The Game Changers and have made the decision to pursue a plant based diet themselves. We’ve seen a lot of you on Reddit so we know you are out there!

Documentaries that we recommend for inspiration and information include Cowspiracy, What The Health, Earthlings, Food Inc., Vegucated and Forks Over Knives. By watching these we were given a bigger picture of what our previous lifestyle was doing to not only to the animals, our own bodies, and precious Mother Earth, but also how it negatively impacted the economy. Curious? All of these with the exception of Earthlings are available on either Netflix or Amazon. Check them out and decide for yourself.

Even though we have watched many documentaries. We believe it is important to alway continue learning. We hope to continue adding to that list of inspiration. Next on our to watch list is Sustainable on Netflix. Has anyone else seen it? Got any other recommendations for us?

Next up, we both feel strongly that EVERYONE needs to read the book How Not to Die by Michael Greger. We’ve already reviewed his book in a previous blog, so we won’t go into great detail here, but this book was not just our “game changer” it was our life changer. Plant are powerful, folks!

Thinking about going plant based? A few tipS we have are:

  1. Start small. Add more veggies, have fruit more easily accessible to snack on, try meatless Mondays or even one vegan meal a day!
  2. Make simple swaps. Cows milk for nut milk one week, then swap out cheese for non dairy cheese the next!
  3. Experiment! You won’t love everything you try. That’s okay. Don’t tell me you don’t already experience recipe fails or that you don’t have brand preferences already! There is a learning curve to everything you do.
  4. Use the wonderful World Wide Web! Social media can be a powerful tool. Find bloggers and instagrammers who inspire you. There are so many resources out there especially on Pinterest and YouTube and it’s FREE!

As you learn more don’t be afraid to do what is or right for you. There is no one way or “right” path. Have compassion and your best life.

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    November 17, 2019 at 2:44 am

    Hey Jenna! I have recently been introduced to your blog! Very informative and educational. I am always watching documentaries on health and fitness and came across game changer in my recommended videos…so, I finally finished it this morning and was telling Ryan about the documentary and he said you were working on a blog for that very same piece! I was so excited to hear about your blog and couldn’t wait to read about your take on not only the documentary but also your vegan lifestyle!! How exciting!! I am so impressed with all of your information and super pleased with your blog! I cannot wait to read more:) oh!! And you asked for recommendations on other documentaries…”fat sick and nearly dead” was a documentary that I watched about 7 years ago that really inspired my love for juicing. On occasion, I do these 3 to 7 day cleanses where all I consume is juice from organic fruits and veggies. I am currently on day 5 of 7 today and by the 5th day woo!! I have so much energy!! Any how, just wanted to pop in and say bravo!! Excellent work!! I am inspired. And can’t wait too read some of your blogs ❤

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      November 17, 2019 at 4:49 am

      Fat Sick and Nearly Dead is a great one! Thanks for the reminder. I highly suggest The book How Not yo Die. If you aren’t a reader dr. Greger has podcast to listen to as well. If you are interested, the book or audiobook would make a great Christmas present. Just let me know.

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