Lyndsey Gets Rid of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) by Following Our Plant Based Meal Plans + Smoky Collard Greens


Have you ever had an encounter that fills you with so much joy that tears spill out of your eyeballs?

That’s exactly what happened to me when I chatted with Dirty Girl, Lyndsey Hafer-Williams. If you’re in our private Facebook group you know Lyndsey. You see her passionate, energetic and glittery posts about our Plant Fueled Meal Plan meals. And, of course, about pooping!

I love reading Lyndsey’s posts because they showcase beautifully how eating a healthy Whole Food Plant Based diet can uplift someone’s whole life, heal the body, and energize us on the cellular level.

I really wanted to chat with Lyndsey because I knew there had to be a backstory about why she’s so enthusiastic, appreciative and in love with our meal plans. And I was right! After you watch our video chat, you will understand perfectly why Lyndsey is over the moon about being a dirty girl and her WFPB eating ways.

If you have IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), if you’ve been a lifetime dieter, or if you have a fucked up and complicated relationship with food… this is a MUST WATCH. By the end of our talk, tears of joy were squirting out of my baby blues, and I wanted to dive through my computer screen and give Lyndsey a massive hug and a huge high five.

She is beautiful, funny, inspiring and radiant. I am honored that she agreed to chat with me and share her Dirty Girl experience with with all of you.

*Adult language disclaimer. Put on headphones if you have little ones around. If you’re offended by the F word, better to just skip the video.

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LYNDSEY’S UPDATE: Sept 21, 2017.
8 weeks after this video was recorded.

“I’ve lost 25 lbs (HOLY FUCK!!!)

I shit every day like clockwork, no IBS meds, returned to GI doc and she was stunned/pleased and released me from care. She just asked to call if I need her.

Had a little cancer scare with my thyroid, but biopsy was benign. Endocrinologist has taken me off Synthroid since thyroid panel is now perfect and I’m asymptomatic. Just recheck in one year.

Just had my annual physical at my doc last week. Blood work is beautiful and she’s thrilled with my results on WFPB and wants me to continue!”

To get the weekly meal plans that changed Lyndsey’s life, join here for just $20 a month (cancel anytime). Do you suffer from IBS? Talk to me in the comments below.

After you join the meal plans, come back and try the best collard greens you’ve ever had.

Plant Based Smoky Southern Collard Greens

Author: Molly Patrick


  • 1 cup yellow onion, diced (125g)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups vegetable broth (homemade or store-bought / 720ml)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • ½ tablespoon 100% pure maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper (about 10 turns)
  • teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (leave out if you don’t like spicy)
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 1 pound collard greens, thinly sliced (450g / about 14 full cups / discard stem before slicing)


  • Heat a large stock pot over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes, adding a splash of water and stirring if they start to stick. Stir in the garlic and cook for 2 additional minutes.
  • While this is cooking, take a medium-sized mixing bowl and add the broth, apple cider vinegar, smoked paprika, maple syrup, salt, black pepper and crushed red pepper flakes and whisk to combine. 
  • Pour the liquid mixture into the pot, along with the bay leaf and the collard greens.
  • Give it a stir, cover the pot with a lid and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 45 minutes, stirring once about halfway through. Remove and discard the bay leaf before serving.


If you want to use some of your stems for this recipe, just discard the fattest parts and then finely chop the rest and add them in with the rest of the greens.

Wishing you a happy week. May it be filled with beautiful shits on a regular basis!


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  1. Lindsey on October 25, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    I may be being thick here but what the hell are collard greens? Is this just cabbage? I’m in the UK and sometimes you call things different names. Recently diagnosed with Crohn’s so really looking for an alternative to a lifetime of meds’ but worry that some of your recipes may get lost in translation or the ingredients not easy to find!

    • Team Clean Food Dirty Girl on October 26, 2017 at 6:49 am

      Hi Lindsey,

      Hopefully the Global Ingredient Names tab on this list will help you. We have a number of subscribers in the UK doing the meal plans. You might want to join our Facebook Group if you want to try and connect with them for local resources if you decide to give meal plans a try.

      Team Dirty Girl

  2. Tammy Wexler on January 25, 2019 at 10:00 am

    This video was fanTAStic!! (Have yet to try the recipe!) And I’m so excited to see that Lyndsey is now a contributing writer and Meal Plan Ambassador (!) for this incredible team! Just found this group a couple weeks ago and am so inspired and am about to whip up my first Sample Batch Recipes and make some Cauliflower Masala, Veggie Burgers and Fries, Mongolian Tofu and Veggies and other amazing fuckeries!! Thanks so much to both of you for this beautiful video and for showering the world with your Plant-based love! Can’t wait to delve deeper!

  3. Shannon Buckley on March 6, 2019 at 7:47 am

    So glad I took the time to listen to this! I got chills more than once. Thank you for being open and vulnerable. I can’t recommend CFDG to enough people fast enough. It is truly life-changing. So grateful, so humbled, so full of nutrients, and shocked about how many aspects of my life the meal plans have changed for the better in such a short time. I cannot wait to experience this long term. Thank the shit out of you!!!!

  4. Angie on March 27, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    What week of food were Lindsey and Molly talking about when they said they were afraid they were not going to be able to top it? Im so curious!

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