Find Your Motivation with Dr. Neal Barnard

Still looking for substitutions and transition foods? Stick our ingredient substitution chart on your fridge for a reminder of which foods can easily be swapped in!

Great Seal of the Navajo Nation
Welcome Vice President Jonathan Nez of the Navajo Nation and the Diné Power Plate Healthy Eating Challenge Participants from Window Rock, Arizona!

Today's Meal Plan:
  • Breakfast: Oatmeal or cereal with plant-based milk of your choice
  • Lunch: Carrot and Red Pepper Soup
  • Snack: Apple or other fruit
  • Dinner: Leftovers from dinner last night

A Message from Dr. Barnard


Here are my favorite nutrition tips: Take advantage of other motivators. New parents, for example, may decide to eat healthy foods not just for themselves, but for the sake of their children.

Use social support. Enlisting the help of friends and family makes changing habits much easier. Start with a good breakfast. Cutting hunger is the first step in cutting cravings.

Choose foods that steady your blood sugar. Beans, green vegetables, fruit, and whole grains help prevent blood sugar dips that can lead to cravings. For a few of my nutrition tips, visit my Kickstart page >

PCRM 21-Day Vegan Kickstart: Substitution and Transition Foods

Susan Says:

Minutes after one high-fat meal, your triglycerides go up, your cholesterol increases, and your blood-clotting factors have been activated. Imagine the damage of years of high-fat meal consumption!