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Jim Smith
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Getting Back to WFPB Basics
Over the last couple of days, I have noticed a few things that have led me to believe that sometimes we get too much in the weeds and we overthink things relative to eating whole food, plant-based. I have witnessed disagreements over whether or not we shoul...
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The Food Revolution Summit
It's that time of year again when Ocean and John Robbins are doing their free online Food Summit. While lots of different people are doing summits now, I still think this Food Revolution Summit is the best. I look forward to it every year at this time. Unli...
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Planning My Meals with the Blue Zones Meal Planner
I am currently testing a plant-based meal system being developed by a startup company, which I am not free to talk about right now. But in doing so, I have come to realize that I could have more variety and depth to my meals than sometimes just having beans...
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This blog posting is pretty simple, but I wrote it because I get concerned when I hear someone thinking of a WFPB diet as being one with a lot of pasta, breads and whole grain flour products. To me, those foods are inferior to whole plant-based foods and don't offer the nutritional value and fiber that whole plant-based foods offer. If anything, I place fruits and veggies at the top of the chain in importance for their low calorie density and their high nutritional density. And there are plenty of starchy whole foods without resorting to flour products, pastas and breads. Starchy whole foods include beans, legumes, potatoes, corn, squash, sweet potatoes, etc. And each of them come loaded with fiber and nutrients that the processed foods have less of. So, I believe in loading up on lots of fruits and veggies (with smaller helpings of legumes, whole intact grains and nuts and seeds) each day as a way to achieve maximum health.
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The Simplicity of Eating Whole Plant-Based Foods
I eat a ton of fruits and veggies every day. In fact, I believe that you can never eat too many fruits or vegetables. Every meal, including breakfast, begins with a salad. I do my slicing and dicing for salads one or two times a week and then each morning I...
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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly About Olive Oil
After asking where do we get our protein, I think the second most popular question asked of those of us who eat whole food, plant-based is why no olive oil? After all, we hear from just about every dietitian and nutritionist out there that olive oil is a he...
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Let's make 2018 an even better year for understanding the importance of eating more fruits and vegetables, more whole plant-based foods in general, and fewer processed foods and animal products.
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Making Whole Food, Plant-Based a Movement; Not a Cult
I am 100% whole food, plant-based 99% of the time, and I believe that for me and for many, many of my friends and acquaintances, it has literally been the best thing for us since sliced bread. Being WFPB, I have lost 150 pounds and have kept that weight los...
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I'm a believer in the whole food, plant-based way of eating. And I think there are compelling reasons for why I'd like to see more people adapt this way of eating. But approaching people who aren't WFPB needs to be done right. There have been many mistakes made in the past; avoiding those mistakes in the future will be the key to success.
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Not Everybody Wants to be Vegan or Plant-based -- Respecting Their Boundaries
Recently, the Wall Street Journal reported on a study that was done of people with heart disease eating a vegan, plant-based diet versus another group eating the diet recommended by the American Heart Association. As those of us who are whole food, plant-ba...
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