When I began my journey into the Whole Food Plant Based lifestyle, I was doing it to help my wife stick to a healthy lifestyle that could help her Crohn’s Disease. What I didn’t expect was that going WFPB would help me with my own stomach issues. Within two months I felt my stomach pains slowly fade away; I found my excess weight melting away without any conscious effort (70 pounds in the past five months); my life changed for the better and I didn’t have to sacrifice things to be healthy. As someone who is completely WFPB I would recommend the following steps along your journey: Don’t pressure yourself, only you can control what you consume; no food is bad food, but some food doesn’t provide the nutrients your body needs to move forward; food is fuel, remember to refuel regularly so you can keep going throughout the day; and finally, squirrel away some snacks for you to have throughout the day, easiest way to combat midafternoon munchies is to be prepared.
It was difficult in the beginning to cut out certain foods, but once I did I found that the meals thick in dairy and meat did nothing but upset my stomach. The pains of consuming non-WFPB weren’t worth the pleasure that it provided. I’m so lucky to have moved towards a WFPB lifestyle, because I feel like I can finally live.