By Molly Patrick
Jun 26, 2021,
Susan Lamping is one of our awesome Meal Plan subscribers. She emailed us a while back with a note of gratitude that went straight to my heart. She shared how it took decades to transition to this way of eating and shares the benefits of a whole foods plant based diet. As soon as I read it I knew I wanted to chat with her. I reached out and she was totally down to connect. I hope you enjoy our chat as much as I did!
Here are just a few nuggets you will walk away with after you watch our chat:
- Where to find the most awesome, non-judgemental whole food plant based community on the internet.
- Fun tips for satisfying, delicious, never boring salads.
- How easy it is to cook without oil, without sacrificing flavor.
- Why whole food plant based eating is totally for foodies!
Susan didn’t turn to a whole food plant based diet overnight. Here’s how she did it:
My transition to Whole Food Plant Based eating took several decades of exploration and many modifications. I researched many lifestyles, macrobiotic, vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, raw, and more. I had this idea that there was one magic way of eating that was best, and I was determined to figure it out. I read all the popular books of the industry (How Not to Die, The China Study, Eat to Live, In Defense of Food, and many more). The more I read, the more the solution became clear to me.
Eat plants and whole foods that come from plants. So simple.
I would find recipes online and through various Facebook posts. I love cooking, so making sure we always had healthy, tasty food was easy to do. I noticed that some people in the plant based Facebook groups I was in were not very supportive (to put it mildly). Through one of these groups I heard about the Clean Food Dirty Girl group, and I joined right away. I found the culture of the group perfectly suited to my liking- authentic and kind.
I resisted the Meal Plans for many months. I mean, there are so many free resources out there. Could the CFDG recipes really be as good as everyone was saying?!! After feeling like I was in a food rut, I decided to try the Meal Plans for three months just to see what all the hype was about.
All the comments…. they are true! Every night my boyfriend and I are blown away at the restaurant quality meals we eat, and the plan took my cooking not just to the next level, but 10 levels up!
Thank you, Dirties, for all you have contributed to my life.
I love being part of this tribe!Susan Lamping, Meal Plan Subscriber
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Susan, you were a delight to chat with! Thank you for sharing your story and for connecting with me. I know others will be inspired. Here’s to all the plants and the benefits of eating a whole food plant based diet!
Wishing you a happy week. May it be filled with finding your way. If you want to read what our Meal Plan subscribers say about the benefits of eating a whole food plant based diet, pop over to our reviews page.