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You’ve tried quick-fix diets.
Weight loss programs.
And they just did not work. Or maybe they worked in the short-term but not long-term, so now you’re stuck. You may even feel like you’ve failed.
But here’s the truth, my friend: You didn’t fail your plan. Your plan failed you. Diets usually mean deprivation, and they usually mean going from 0 to 100 -- both of which require you to have an amount of discipline that’s not humanly possible when you’re busy, overworked, and have other responsibilities.
But wait...obesity/heart disease/eczema/(fill in your ailment here) runs in the family.Your genes only tell part of the story. Science and research tell us that lifestyle and consumption habits have an uncanny impact on causing -- and therefore overcoming -- so-called predispositions.
But wait...I have a partner and kids.As a wife and mother of three children, I know the flexibility required when cooking for more than just yourself. Remember: It starts with you. The best thing we can do is lead by example.
But wait...I’ve tried before.Very few diets and meal plans set you up for success. Focusing on making incremental changes over time that don’t include dieting (by traditional means) or deprivation.
But wait...I attend a lot of social events.You can be popular and plant based...I promise! Once you learn the foundations of plant based eating, you’ll realize just how many options you have in a whole food lifestyle, making it easy to navigate social situations.
But wait...I love cheese! And meat! And chocolate!Cheese used to be a staple in my shopping cart. But once I dove into the world of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes & beans, and nuts & seeds, I was amazed at the variety available, and how truly delicious natural foods could be.
But wait...I have no willpower.Well, if you would’ve asked me a few years ago, I would’ve told you I don’t, either. (Maybe I still don’t!) When you start eating a predominantly plant based diet, you don’t need discipline or willpower. You’ll discover you’ll enjoy eating more.
Thriving on Plants is an 8-week course that gives you the what, the why, and the how to begin your transition to a healthier, plant based lifestyle...then layers on community and accountability to make it last a lifetime.
What if...you could enjoy the benefits of a plant based, whole food diet without giving up cheese, chocolate, and your other favourite foods?
What if…you could change your lifestyle and still successfully navigate social events without reversing your progress or upsetting your hosts?
What if...you could stop wondering which diet is best (Paleo? Atkins? Mediterranean?) and have a confident plan that doesn’t require massive amounts of self-discipline?
That is the first secret to making lasting change: You have to want it.
You need to believe you have what it takes to make the changes you desire.
It’s not enough to want it and to believe. You need to know HOW, and then you have to DO.
Thriving on Plants is a 8-week course that arms you with everything you need to walk confidently down a path toward superior nutrition that will transform your body, mind, and overall wellbeing no matter your schedule, social calendar, or love of cheese.
We don’t go from 0 to 100. We take incremental steps, week after week, to set you up for sustained success. After these 8 weeks, you’ll have the foundation in place to make at least an 80% plant based, whole food lifestyle your new normal -- and still reap the benefits.
When you join the Self-Guided version of Thriving on Plants, you get:
Lifetime access to a private membership site where new content will be released each week for the first 8 weeks
The 8-Step Action Plan with menus, shopping lists, recipes, and your planning templates
Lifetime access to my online community for ongoing accountability and support
Weekly cheat sheets
It's a step by step phased approach. Not replying on willpower. Aimed at making long term sustainable change.
A plant based diet is key to being the high-functioning, energetic athlete you want to be. Or the fully attentive, active parent taking action to overcome predispositions. Or the confident adult who loves the way they look and feel.
And it's entirely within reach, no matter where you're starting from.
✓ 8 modules you can revisit as often as you’d like
✓ The 8-Step Action Plan with menus, shopping lists, recipes, and your to-do list
✓ Lifetime access to my private Facebook Group community
✓ Weekly cheat sheets
Here are just a few of the results people enjoy when they begin their transition to a whole food, plant based lifestyle:
Healthy and sustainable weight loss
Prevention and reversal of chronic conditions such as heart disease and Type 2 diabetes
Decreased and/or slowed cancer risks and progression
Lower cholesterol and blood pressure
Improved immune function, energy, and sleep
Decreased stress in daily living
...and here’s what it can mean for you:
you hardly notice stress because it’s so infrequent,
you get 7-9 quality hours of sleep each night and wake up rested,
you’re able to give your all to your work, your exercise, your family, and yourself,
your predispositions don’t equal fate,
and your biggest dreams feel achievable.
Saying yes to a plant based diet means saying yes to longevity. When you join Thriving on Plants, you're set up for success with three essential elements that will keep you going well beyond the eight live weeks of the course:
Thriving on Plants is a method focused on making incremental, attainable changes that will transform your wellbeing without entirely disrupting your day-to-day.
You can eat as much as you want of the recommended, nutrient-dense foods. You'll find yourself feeling satisfied for longer in no time.
Videos, articles, and podcasts give you the why behind the what, while step-by-step, comprehensive recipes, meal plans, and shopping lists will never have you wondering what to eat again.
Get the knowledge to guide your entire journey -- and to keep you from reverting back to old eating habits that keep you stuck.
When perfection stunts progress or you’re confused by what’s right from wrong, you need people around you embarking upon the same journey who can assure you you’re not alone.
Use your newfound, lifetime support group (including me!) to get shopping tips, exchange recipes, ask me questions, and so much more.
Build a healthy lifestyle, from the ground up -- you'll be amazed at what follows.
For more than half my life, I didn’t fully understand the connection between my diet and health issues. I thought products, pills, and fad diets were the answer, when in fact, the answer was at the end of my fork.
When I discovered my own misinformation, it kickstarted five years of study in plant based nutritional therapy, iridology, living foods, and herbology -- and hundreds of hours counseling patients through transformations via dietary lifestyle, alone.
Through my own transition to a plant based diet starting with the 80/20 rule, I've dropped two dress sizes for good while relieving lifelong asthma and eczema -- but even more importantly, I’ve experienced what it means to live the fullest life possible while feeling my best.
You need to know: I don’t have any advantages or special skills. I don’t have any secret tool or an abundance of time. I just have a system that worked for me -- and it can work for you, too.
Still not sure if that’s you?
✓ Persistent pain, chronic fatigue, and high stress are normal in your day-to-day
✓ Your metabolism is slow, immunity is lacking, and you crave higher levels of energy
✓ You’re done making excuses and know that taking control of your health is in your hands
✓ You’re ready to adopt a new set of attitudes and mindsets
✓ You care deeply about living your best
✓ You’re looking for a short-term “fix”
✓ You’re unwilling to look at your lifestyle in a completely new light
✓ You think success happens without conscious effort
✓ You know you won’t do the work to see change
✓ You enjoy living at less than your best
A plant based diet is a lifestyle that maximizes the intake of whole, plant foods and minimizes the intake of processed and animal-derived foods.
Plant based eating includes vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes & beans, and nuts & seeds; real food that is grown and consumed as close to its natural form as possible in order to derive maximum nutrients, antioxidants, phytonutrients, fiber, and water.
Plants are low on calories, but are packed with nutrients, meaning you can actually indulge in more of these delicious foods, and reap the higher energy that results. In addition, plants are rich in antioxidants & phytonutrients, fiber, and water, helping you feel full, longer.
You’ll not only feel fuller -- you’ll be receiving more protein, vitamins, calories, and nutrients than you would with animal-based and processed foods. Your body will be happier than ever.
The orientation phase begins October 9th. On that date you will an email with login credentials so you can dive in. Once the course officially begins on 16 October, you’ll be dripped new content each week for 8 weeks.
Just one hour each week is all you need to begin transforming your lifestyle.
This program is designed in a multi-phase approach that gets you to at least an 80% plant based, whole food diet by the end of 8 weeks. The foundation will be set for you to achieve the final 20% (and myself and the community will support you!), but if you wish to remain at 80%, you’ll still reap many of the benefits of a plant based diet.
If you put the work in and make real changes in your diet and lifestyle, I guarantee that you'll see changes in how you look and feel. That said, each person's body is different and I cannot guarantee specific outcomes.
Yes! If you’ve put in the work and aren’t satisfied, you are fully protected by our 100% Money Back Guarantee. Simply request your refund within 21 days of purchase.
As a wife and mother of three children, I know the flexibility required when cooking for more than just yourself. For families willing to transition with you, the recipes I provide are safe for both adults and children.
It starts with you. The best thing we can do, as parents, is to lead by example. When others see you thriving, they won’t be able to wait to get on board. (Especially when they taste some of these recipes!)
Yes -- there’s an expensive way of doing it. But, even better...there’s an affordable way to do it. The recipes I give are all from scratch and don’t require buying fancy, fine foods.
No worries! Luckily, this plan avoids many of the major food allergens, like fish, shellfish, dairy and eggs. And most recipes are gluten free. Alternatives to soy foods, nightshades and nuts can be provided just check in with me when you start the program to personalise your plan. If you have other sensitivities, contact me and we’ll see if it’s a fit for you.
The Standard American & Western Diet is what the majority of the modernized, western world consumes: 63% refined and processed foods; 25% animal-based products: meat, dairy and eggs; 12% plant based foods (6% of this alone being from French fries; the other 6% including things like fruit juice and ketchup)
...also known as: unnatural, nutrient-deficient, empty calories with no health benefit and disease building blocks laden with fat and cholesterol. Our bodies weren’t made to absorb or process what we most often feed them!
The American Dietetic Association states: “Well-planned vegetarian diets are appropriate for individuals during all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, and adolescence, and for athletes.”
I’m happy to consult on any concerns you have and fully encourage you to consult your doctor before many any changes.
The plant based diet is lifestyle, not a diet by traditional means. It does not involve fasting or calorie counting. You'll likely actually be consuming more. The difference? It’s what your body wants -- and what it knows how to process and live best with.
Some of the world’s most elite athletes -- Scott Jurek, Michael Wardian, Novak Djokovic, Venus & Serena Williams -- are fueled by plant based diets.
It’s safe to say you’re in good company!
Nearly all of the ingredients in the plant based, whole food recipes I share can be found in the supermarket where you already shop -- and they’re all easy to prepare, typically only a step or two removed from what you’re used to cooking. You don’t have to be a master chef to live this way.
Thriving on Plants starts from the very beginning, leading you in building a sustainable foundation for long-lasting change. You’ll be duly supported by a strong community (including myself!) to help you get back on track as needed.