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The Plant-Based Journey: A Step-by-Step Guide for Transitioning to a Healthy Lifestyle and Achieving Your Ideal Weight Paperback – September 15, 2015
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"Lani covers the plant based journey thoroughly, creatively, and with the exceptional knowledge gained from her years of teaching. When you finish The Plant-Based Journey not only will you be inspired to eat plant-based, but you will have the wisdom how to cook the food you enjoy."
Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD, author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease
"This easy-to-follow guide will have everyone enjoying the health benefits from following a whole-foods/plant-based diet.”
Rip Esselstyn, author of The Engine 2 Diet
"You now have in your hands a trustworthy guide for how to take the journey, step to step, to a more fabulous you. You’ll feel better, you’ll look better, and you’ll enjoy life more. If you accept Lani Muelrath’s invitation, your body will thank you for the rest of your life. Highly recommended."
John Robbins, cofounder and president of The Food Revolution Network and author of Diet For A New America
"Let Lani open your eyes with The Plant-Based Journey. She deserves your attention."
John and Mary McDougall, founders of the McDougall Program and authors of The Starch Solution
"The journey to evolution and compassion starts with what we eat every day. Read this book and step through the gateway to a new dimension, a whole new world of guilt-free eating and joyous living."
Jane Velez-Mitchell, editor of JaneUnChained.com and bestselling author
"Micro changes, restaurant tips, plantify your pantry....and so much more. We want the vitality, weight control, and energy that plant based nutrition offers but don't always know how to implement the plan. Lani scores a bullseye in The Plant-Based Journey by making the process so clear cut and reachable. This is a must read manual for life.
Joel Kahn, MD, Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine and author of The Whole Heart Solution
"A fresh, clear, and imminently doable approach to a food-choice upgrade that you can start right now and be in love with by tomorrow. If you're even a bit curious about life on the veg side, Lani Muelrath is the perfect guide for your plant-based journey."
Victoria Moran, director of Main Street Vegan Academy and author of The Good Karma Diet
Lani makes leaning into your healthy transformation so doable. She takes you by the hand, and guides you every step of the (wonderful) way with her clear-headed and science-based rationale! Take this journey with her. You will be profoundly changed for the better.”
Kathy Freston, New York Times bestselling author of Veganist and The Lean
The Plant-Based Journey is a flawless, comprehensive, easy-to-follow template for implementation and maintenance of the plant-based lifestyle....Lani provides the perfect balance of information, validation, and motivational gems.”
Richard Oppenlander, director of Inspire Awareness Now and author of Food Choice and Sustainability and Comfortably Unaware
The Plant-Based Journey is the most productive trip you can ever make.”
Howard F. Lyman, author of Mad Cowboy
"A fantastically thorough, thoughtful, and inspiring guide for creating the healthy and compassionate life you desire."
Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, author of The 30-Day Vegan Challenge
Lani makes research-based information about plant-based living inspiringnot boring! She is a walking testament to health, and I am grateful to have access to her wisdom!”
Susan Levin, MS, RD, CSSD, Director of Nutrition Education for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and Board Certified Sports Dietitian
Lani Muelrath’s manifesto on healthy living should be a must-read for anyone wanting to get healthy, reach their ideal weight, and stop dieting forever....I frequently meet people who want to ditch the meat and take charge of their health, and The Plant-Based Journey is the book I will tell them to read.”
Colleen Holland, cofounder of VegNews
In The Plant-Based Journey, Lani Muelrath delivers sound, practical, and essential advice for improving our livesand the lives of everyone around us. Please get this book and enjoy the adventure of enlivening and awakening your best self.”
Gene Baur, cofounder and president of Farm Sanctuary and bestselling author
About the Author
Lani serves as presenter and celebrity coach for the Physician's Committee and the Complete Health Improvement Project. She is certified in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University and maintains multiple teaching credentials in the State of California,as well as an Advanced Fitness Nutrition Specialist credential with the National Academy of Sport Medicine, along with multiple other certifications. Author of The Plant-Based Journey: A Step-by-Step Guide to Transition to a Healthy Lifestyle and Achieving Your Ideal Weight and Fit Quickies: 5 Minute Targeted Body-Shaping Workouts, Lani counsels a variety of clients throughout the world from her northern California-based private practice emphasizing successful transition strategies to healthy plant-based living.
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September 19 - I'm back to give an update to my review! I've had a chance to test out some of the recipes in the back of the book, and I must say, I'm impressed with how easy, delicious, and family-friendly they are! While I"m fully on the plantbased wagon, so to speak, my family still needs a bit of coaxing to hop on, and stay on, which is where these yummy recipes come in handy! The Pumpkin Muffins are a delight, the Pancakes Pronto have become a favorite Saturday morning staple, and the Speedy Burritos have even achieved my "plant-picky" husband's seal of approval. Oh, and Lani, your Sweet Bean Cream is nothing short of genius! Getting my family to eat beans -- such an important part of a WFPB diet -- has been somewhat of a challenge, so I try to add them "on the sly" wherever I can. But I never would have dreamed of turning them into a sweet, luscious, frosting-like cream! I'm also loving the various dressings and sauces to add a new twist to my staple salads and grain/bean dishes. I also love the helpful plant-based replacement list and metric conversion chart in the appendix. So, although this book is so much more than a cookbook, it's worth the purchase for the recipes and recipe templates alone!
In Muelrath's book, the top areas of particular value to me were (in no particular order):
1) plant based replacements for dairy, eggs and oil (gave specifics; really nice reference table)
2) other people's stories and tips for how they made the transition (again specifics; different ways to transition - really liked)
3) restaurant tips for how to put a meal together if not specific vegan
4) 7-day menu and meal planning (this is big area of re-learning for me - how to put together meals and plan ahead)
The book includes some very simple but delicious recipes, like the Sweet Bean Cream (pictured). Perfect as an oatmeal topping, and an easy way to get more beans into your diet!
As a frequent traveller and a vegan, I particularly enjoyed her insights into plant-based travel and how to take this lifestyle on the road, even in remote locations. You can read my full review of the book and my interview with Lani at (...)