The trailblazing film Forks Over Knives exposed an entirely new generation to the whole-food, plant-based nutrition revolution and inspired thousands to want to transform their diets, and their lives. With so many people looking for change, the outstanding question became, “How can we put these dietary ideas into practice?” That’s what authors Alona Pulde and Matthew Lederman reveal in The Forks Over Knives Plan: How to Transition to the Life-Saving, Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet — a clear, easy-to-follow plan that outlines the steps to take each week to transform your diet by cutting out animal-based and processed foods.
Forks Over Knives is a leading authority in the “food as medicine” movement, showing how simple dietary changes are proven to prevent, and even reverse, chronic disease such as type-2 diabetes and heart disease and improve your overall health. This is no fad diet; the Forks Over Knives program is backed by original research and has received rave reviews from physicians like Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Dr. Mehmet Oz, to athletes like Tony Gonzalez and pro basketball player Steve Nash, to healthy lifestyle pioneers like Alicia Silverstone, to name a few. Whether you’re already a convert and just want a dietary reboot, or you are trying a plant-based diet for the first time, The Forks Over Knives Plan makes it easier than ever to transition into this new way of eating.
Last January we bought the Forks over Knives cook book because my husband was suffering from some digestive issues. We all went vegan and I lost weight and felt fantastic. My husband wasn’t very big to begin with 150 and got down to 130lbs so we had to change our diets some. He felt fantastic but he lost a lot of muscle because he wasn’t working out. His acupuncturist actually told him to eat meat again. We are still eating meals from the cookbook though. **amending review – we found out yesterday that he has cancer and that is why there was weight loss**
It was also very expensive because we were juicing twice a day for four people with all organic foods. We felt wonderful but it was costing as much as my mortgage to feed us. I got off of the plan in April when I went to New Orleans in April and couldn’t find anything to eat. Eating out was horrible unless you wanted a salad and I needed to eat much more than that.
Since getting off of the plan I gained weight and I feel sluggish. So when I got the opportunity to review The Forks over Knives plan – a 4-week mean-by-meal makeover I jumped on it. It shows you how to transition to eating vegan. It had even more recipes for me to try and most of all it gave me motivation. I’m doing things a little differently this time. We have our garden in full force. I’m only buying certain things in organic. It’s more important to me to get whole foods in general. I’m making a meal plan and I am still going to eat seafood because I love it and we catch it fresh. I know this goes against the book but I’m doing it anyway. Also the wine. I like an occasional glass.
My biggest issue is dairy and packaged foods. I used to NEVER eat packaged foods and I can’t even begin to tell you how GOOD I felt and right now I’m looking to buy new jeans – and NOT in a good way. I need to get back at it. I will let you know how it goes.
You can watch their movie on Netflix or Amazon. I haven’t watched it yet but I can tell you how amazing I felt. I do highly recommend this book.
I bought the cookbook on a recommendation from a friend and I received this book for my honest review, no compensation was received.
About Alona Pulde, MD and Matthew Lederman, MD
Alona Pulde, MD, is a family practitioner specializing in nutrition and lifestyle medicine. Alona developed the Lifestyle Change Program used for patients in the film Forks Over Knives and in her clinic, Transition To Health. She is the author of the book Keep It Simple, Keep It Whole: Your Guide to Optimum Health. Alona cc