frequently asked questions

why plant-based nutrition?

A whole-food, plant-based diet is the only diet that has been demonstrated to reverse heart disease, the US's leading killer. Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, who successfully arrested and reversed heart disease in numerous patients, says in his book, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease:

If you eat to save your heart, you eat to save yourself from other diseases of nutritional extravagance: from strokes, hypertension, obesity, osteoporosis, adult-onset diabetes, and possibly senile mental impairment, as well. You gain protection from a host of other ailments that have been linked to dietary factors, including impotence and cancers of the breast, prostate, colon, rectum, uterus, and ovaries. And if you are eating for good health in this way, here’s a side benefit you might not have expected: for the rest of your life, you will never again have to count calories or worry about your weight.

can we work together?

Thanks for thinking of me! Please see my contact page.

can you give me tips on how to start exercising?

Sure! First, watch my YouTube video, Six Tips For Getting Into Exercise ASAP. For the Cliff's Notes version, pick a lasting reason unrelated to external rewards like reaching a goal weight, fitting into a dress or looking good for an occasion, build a routine and plan it in advance, and have fun + be safe! I highly recommend checking out the video, as I go into more detail.

how can I change x part of my body?

1. You can't spot reduce body fat, and everybody's physical appearances respond differently to diet changes, so what works for my body may not work for yours.
2. This is not a healthy way to approach lifestyle change. If you have underlying insecurities that drive you to change your habits, they won't disappear even if/when you see the changes you want. Try my Body Image Challenge, and look for lasting, positive reasons to lose weight like getting healthier or becoming stronger. This isn't to be preachy, but to try and warn against the genuine risks of having poor body image - like, in the worst case, development of an eating disorder. See my personal Body Image Journey!