I rented this movie back in August, and now, nearly 8 months later, I am quite a bit lighter and feeling much better. I never thought I could ditch dairy and eggs, especially eggs. I always knew I could go vegetarian, but vegan? No! Not for me, I thought. But this film lays out the facts and makes it abundantly clear for the need to increase all the plant-based foods in your life. Also, I have tried so many methods to lose weight. Low fat in the 80s and 90s, Atkins in the early 2000s, and a few years ago, keto. I lost and regained weight with all of them because the science would get fuzzy on each of them and the food gets boring. This kind of rips you away from the whole mindset, into the world of unprocessed plant-based eating, good for your health, kind to animals and much better for the environment. There is a wonderful Forks Over Knives support group on Facebook, which has helped me understand how to cook this way,
minimizes salt, ditches oil completely (yes! you can do it!) and limits sugar to unprocessed vegan sources, like dates and maple syrup. The benefits, for me, have occured really fast. Most notably, less arthritis pain and wheezing. Fewer headaches and just a feeling of mobility, which had been on a downward trend. Even if you don't plan to eat this way, it's worth watching this film just to learn what the Forks Over Knives movement is all about.