More people than ever are eating a whole-food, plant-based diet.Studies show that it is better for our bodies and better for the planet--but it isn't always easy.Let A Plant-Based Life be your guide. Whether you're taking your first steps on this path to wellness or recommitting yourself to success, author Micaela Cook Karlsen clearly maps the way. Her program enables you to set your own pace and stay the course--without relying on willpower. Drawing on personal experience and the latest research, she reveals how to:Find and sustain your motivationGradually add more whole, plant foods into your diet, crowding out less nutritious fareBreak old food addictions and establish new habitsTranslate favorite recipes to create delicious, nourishing mealsReshape your food environment (at home, at work, and on the go) to make healthy eating a no-brainerCultivate relationships that celebrate and support your new lifestyle Especially valuable are directions for navigating roadblocks. Here you'll find strategies for getting family members on board and for allaying friends' concerns about your food choices with evidence-based nutrition information. Take advantage of shopping tips, pantry lists, menu plans, and more than 100 mouth watering recipes, with contributions from plant-based leaders including AnnCrile Esselstyn, Cathy Fisher, Chef AJ, Craig Cochran, Chef DelSroufe, Jeff Novick RD, Julieanna Hever MS RD CPT, Kathy Pollard MS,Kris Carr, Matthew Kenney, Matthew Lederman, MD, Micah Risk,Priscilla Timberlake and Lewis Freedman RD, Robby Barbaro, and SusanBenigas.If your goal is a healthier, more energized--exuberant--life,make this book your personal GPS. The journey will be more satisfying than you ever imagined.