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Welcome! If you're looking for plant-based inspiration, you've come to the right place! This podcast is here so you don’t have to feel alone on your plant-based journey. You'll hear from individuals who have taken the leap to go plant-based, why they did it, the struggles they faced, their words of wisdom for you, and how they're thriving now.
 
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"You wouldn't run a marathon without training for it. You shouldn't try to make a radical change to your diet with training for it." Dr. Will Bulsiewicz (or "Dr. B") is an award winning gastroenterologist, internationally recognized gut health expert and the New York Times-bestselling author of Fiber Fueled and The Fiber Fueled Cookbook. He sits on…
 
Chronic diseases are a common thing we see, especially as we age. And even though genetics play a role in your lifespan and susceptibility to various chronic diseases, your lifestyle plays possibly an even greater role. Today, we’re going to discuss pockets in the world called “Blue Zones.” If you haven’t heard of this term or maybe you have and ar…
 
"We’re told things are genetic, but we have also inherited dietary patterns and so things that seem inevitable aren’t always inevitable" If you are thinking about transitioning to plant-based, but haven't been able to take those first steps then this episode is for you! Today I welcome Erin, who has only been plant-based for a month, she is a newbi…
 
We are thrilled to celebrate 1 year of the Plant Centered & Thriving Podcast! In the past year, we have: interviewed 30 amazing guests published 55 episodes been listened to in 86 countries across 6 continents been ranked in Apple's top 50 Nutrition Podcasts in the following countries: the US, Canada, Great Britain, Norway, Ireland, the Netherlands…
 
Welcome to The Summer of Self-Love Series Part 3! We wanted to finish the series out with one of our favorite reminders that food is NOT the enemy. Diet culture teaches us that we must avoid BAD food at all costs! Cupcakes and Oreos and donuts are temptations that we can NEVER enjoy again. Of course this restrictive way of thinking often leads to c…
 
Welcome to The Summer of Self-Love Series Part 2! Are you like so many who start their day with a step on the scale? Diet culture has convinced us that the number on the scale is the sole barometer that we use to measure health. That is simply NOT TRUE! Today's episode will explore 10 other ways to measure your success without the scale: You feel m…
 
Welcome to The Summer of Self-Love Series Part 1! This time of year we are bombarded with the sexiest new diets and the pressure to look perfect in a bathing suit both of are recipes for an absolutely miserable spring. We wanted to give you some different messaging this year. How would it feel to love looking at yourself in the mirror? How would it…
 
My guest today, Nisha Melvani, wears many hats: Registered Dietitian, Instagram Influencer, Blogger, Graduate of the Natural Gourmet Culinary Institute, Cookbook Author, mom of three, just to name a few! Her journey to veganism has helped her create an impressive space online focusing on vegan meals that are practical, hence the name of her new coo…
 
What do Oprah, Joe Rogan and Tim Ferris all have in common? They have all pushed the ketogenic diet. The popularity of this fad diet has skyrocketed over the past few years and makes you think that it is brand new. However, this diet has a long and sordid past. Today, Katie and I trace this diet waaaay back to 500 BC! From there we discuss the dang…
 
"I transitioned slowly, which worked for me" Can you go plant-based as a college student? My guest today says yes. Plant-based living often gets a reputation of being a way of life just for the wealthy or for people with tons of time. Tylene, a busy college student, proves that is not the case. Inspired by her mother, Tylene shares her recent trans…
 
"I truly feel the best when I’m eating plants" Imagine watching your dad survive a heart attack at the age of 47. And then when you turn 20, your doctor tells you that because of genetics, you are headed down that same path. That information might scare you, render you helpless. Well this week's guest, Reanna Kicinski, took matters into her own han…
 
Welcome back to Plant-Based FAQs! Today Katie and I discussing some BIG misconceptions when it comes to defining how we eat. We have several different terms we will discuss: Vegetarian Vegan Plant-Based Whole Food Plant Based Whole Food Plant Based & SOS Free We will be discussing the similarities and differences between all of these labels. How do…
 
"There are least 17 different conditions that we can link to excess stress." This week I am thrilled to welcome Trudy Stone, a certified culinary nutritionist, TV guest wellness expert, author, podcast host and founder of Trudy Stone Nutrition. She specializes in educating people about nutrition solutions for managing stress and anxiety. Trudy is a…
 
It is perfectly normal to not be able to make the transition to plant-based overnight. You may be at the beginning of your journey. You may have limitations based on where you live. You may have cultural influences that you are navigating. Whatever the limitation, doesn't mean you have to let go of the goal of going plant-based all together. Plant …
 
Myth Busters: the New Generation, at your service! Katie and I unpack the top 10 most common myths related to plant-based eating. We focus not only on the evidence based data that help debunk these myths, but also when and how this misinformation starts. Tune into this episode to hear us challenge the following: You need meat to survive. You need t…
 
This phrase is thrown around so much in the wellness industry. I really wanted to devote an episode to discuss what this phrase ACTUALLY means and why it is such an important part of your intuitive eating practice. Katie and I have a great conversation outlining how to start taking steps to get in touch with your body, to slow down, to tune out the…
 
"My doctor called me and said 'you have cured your diabetes'” Stories like J.T.'s are exactly the reason I started this podcast. Just like so many of us, J.T. did not grow up eating for nutrition. A self-proclaimed "starving artist", he would scarf down whatever food was available as he ran to his next acting gig. As he got older, he was diagnosed …
 
A sneaky ingredient that we missed reading on the nutrition label. A restaurant who accidentally forgot to leave the meat out of your salad. A product found in the vegan section of the grocery store that isn't vegan. We have all been there. After spending so much time and energy going plant-based, to accidentally ingest an animal product, can be re…
 
"How we live and what we eat is more impactful in some ways than the genes we get passed down to us" Caitlyn Howarth shares her story that unfortunately begins with multiple family members dying of cancer, including her brother at the young age of 38. Naturally, Caitlyn wanted answers. She took a deep dive into her own research into what could have…
 
Katie and I spend this episode taking a deep dive into the psychology of why some people have such strong negative reactions when others choose to go plant-based. Our goal is to help us all understand one another better, to empathize and to hopefully allow you to choose a plant-based lifestyle without the worry of what everyone will think. Resource…
 
CLICK HERE TO TAKE ACTION TODAY! I wanted to take a few minutes to share exactly what you will be getting if you join my Group Coaching Program that begins January 19th, 2022! In this 12-week program, you’ll get: Weekly, live group coaching calls with your community Option to book two one-on-one coaching calls Weekly educational modules Downloadabl…
 
Happy New Year to this amazing community! This episode starts with some important announcements Plant Centered Nutrition. Welcome my new Nutrition Coach, Katie Selvey! She has been working tirelessly behind the scenes for the past year, but is also now available for one on one coaching! I will include her contact information below. I've also includ…
 
Welcome to the Best of 2021 Series! Katie and I finish out this three part series by guiding you through my top ten favorite Frequently Asked Questions of the year. Featured Questions: 1. Whats the first thing you should do when going plant based? Episode 10 2. How did you handle your partner not going plant-based? Episode 6 3. How do I know if I'm…
 
Welcome to the Best of 2021 Series! Part Two includes my favorite inspirational stories from everyday people just like you. These guests share both the successes and struggles they've experienced throughout their plant-based journeys. Get ready to be inspired! Featured Guests: Jack Conyers III: Episode 1 Instagram: @JackAttack9182 Mary Greenan: Epi…
 
Welcome to the Best of 2021 Series! Part 1 begins with my favorite words of wisdom I've taken from each professional I've had on the podcast over the past year. If you are just finding this podcast, this episode is a great place to start. If you are a long time listener, rediscover the expertise and insight these amazing gurus share with us once ag…
 
I am thrilled to announce that my online course, Positive Plant Based is here to stay! I've taken 10 years of experience and research about plant-based eating and put it all into this self-paced online course that is designed to help you transition, easily and without restriction. The course includes the following: 50+ mini trainings 10+ hours of v…
 
"I became a warrior in every way" Diagnosed with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type II diabetes, Steven Kravetz of Holyoke, Massachusetts, decided enough was enough. He reached out to me to help him on his journey to reverse his disease and to heal his body. The measures we took for Steven is not the route I would take with every client…
 
Limiting beliefs are thoughts or opinions that one believes to be the absolute truth. They tend to have a negative impact on one's life by stopping them from moving forward and growing. They are EXTREMELY powerful. Today, Katie and I examine how to identify our limiting beliefs, how they hold us back and most importantly, how to get rid of them. Re…
 
"A vegan diet is perfectly safe, it's healthy and it supports the growth and development of the child" Registered Dietitian Karla Moreno-Bryce, who specializes in vegan nutrition for kids, joins me today to address some of the questions and concerns facing vegan parents today. She is also a mother to a little girl she is raising her on a vegan life…
 
We have gone into depth recently about intuitive eating, meal planning and meal prepping. I wanted to take this episode to tie the three together. I wanted to give you the 4 ways in which participating in meal planning and meal prepping can actually provide a lot of support to your intuitive eating practice: 1. Provides structure and consistency 2.…
 
The holidays are fast approaching and I remember how difficult they were to navigate as a plant-based beginner. So I decided to put together a list of tips to help you with tough conversations and etiquette as well as how to ensure you actually enjoy the holidays! I also take the time at the end of this episode to answer some common holiday questio…
 
"Oh no, does this mean I’m going to be on a diet forever?" I did a recent deep dive into Noom for a recent podcast episode and it really touched a nerve. I got so many questions that I knew I had to scrutinize other popular diets on the market today. One of my amazing clients was a lifetime member with Weight Watchers and has such a common story. I…
 
*Positively Plant-Based Online Course - TODAY IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO ENROLL! A self paced course designed to help you: -Transition to plant-based -Enjoy your plant-based journey -Build a strong relationship with food -Believe in yourself because you are worth it *A portion of today's sales (11/1/2021) will be donated to Farm Sanctuary in honor of W…
 
*Positively Plant-Based Online Course - Available 10/25/2021 - 11/1/2021 A self paced course designed to help you: -Transition to plant-based -Enjoy your plant-based journey -Build a strong relationship with food -Believe in yourself because you are worth it *Take advantage of Early Bird Pricing - Available for the next 48 hours! *Click here to pur…
 
"Restriction is one of the things that is going to sabotage your relationship with food" Get ready for a fascinating discussion with Lucy Call. Lucy is an anti-diet and Health at Every Size dietitian who teaches the art of Empowered Eating. Her mission is to take guilt and shame out of your eating game and teach you how to trust yourself around foo…
 
"I often chose cigarettes over having a meal" After years of living a self destructive lifestyle, suppressing his emotions, and a negative relationship with food, Koen Vaessen burnt out. And he knew it was time for a change. He went vegetarian, started a course to become a personal trainer and got fit. However, he still wasn't happy. And that's whe…
 
"Weight and size are not indicators of health" I posted a Reel on Instagram several weeks ago and there was mention of the "Noom" program. It sparked a TON of questions from my followers so I thought I would make a podcast explaining the research I've done regarding the program and why I think they are the same old diet dressing up as something new…
 
"Educating yourself can really help with finding your why and sticking to it" I LOVE reconnecting with former clients and Greta Heckmann is no exception. Greta's vegan transition was fueled by learning more and more about factory farming and really struggling with the cruelty of the system. She was also diagnosed with high-cholesterol even as a veg…
 
"It's great to be in a supportive group because there are so many questions that you need the answers to when you start." The popularity of vegan and plant-based lifestyles has EXPLODED in the UK over the last few years. Laura, a colleague of mine, wanted to make the transition, but she didn't have anyone in her social or familial circle to help he…
 
Welcome to my third episode of our special education series! Today we will be concentrating on the 3 most common micronutrient deficiencies amongst plant-based eaters. We will discuss the following: 1. Vitamin B12 2. Vitamin D 3. Iron 4. Supplementation 5. Do I need a multi-vitamin? 6. Which labs should I have checked annually? Resources from this …
 
"Taking your transition at your own pace is totally okay!" Double Trouble! Get ready ya'll because you get two plant-based dietitians this week! I am so excited to welcome, Lauren McNeill, a Registered Dietitian based in Canada who specializes in plant-based nutrition, with a Masters of Public Health in Nutrition and Dietetics and a collaborative s…
 
"Theres more to being a plant-based athlete than I’m going to have salad everyday" Kim Teter is a certified Running and Health coach and lives in Annapolis, MD. Although not plant-based herself, she has helped her husband with his athletic goals over the last 7 years, which include 2 Ironman races. Kim shares with me how she plans and organizes mea…
 
"I think sometimes people want to overcomplicate I’m vegan and I’m pregnant" Holly MacKinnon is the founder of Small Seed, a plant based snack company whose mission is to use food as a way of leaving a positive impact on the world. She lives in Raleigh, NC with her husband (and co-founder), daughter and soon-to-be son. She has successfully had two …
 
"There's a huge misconception that when we look at someone its an automatic indicator of how healthy they are" Welcome, Rachel Jones, one of my former clients who is a stay at home mom of three. Rachel was diagnosed with a Chronic Kidney Disease (IgA Nephropathy) at the age of 26. She has also struggled with being overweight almost her whole life a…
 
Welcome to my second episode of our special education series! Today we are helping to dispel the myths you may have seen, heard, read about surrounding protein and plant-based eating. We will discuss the following: 1. Protein - what is all the hype about? 2. How much protein do I need if I am plant-based? 3. How do I know if I'm getting enough prot…
 
"Do what you feel is realistic for you instead of feeling like you have to copy someone else’s journey. Because that never works." Meet Catherine Perez, a plant-based enthusiast turned registered dietitian with a masters in Human Nutrition. She has been vegan since 2009 and first chose a plant-based lifestyle to improve her overall health. Hear her…
 
"If we can address these stereotypes and gender norms when kids are young maybe we can prevent them from thinking that meat is masculine in the first place." I am thrilled to host my friend, Adam Stranaland, to the podcast where we discuss an age old question, "does meat equal masculinity? Adam is a doctoral student at Duke University, pursuing Duk…
 
"Get clear on why you are doing what you are doing" I am thrilled to welcome Alex Bladek, a nutrition and mindset coach from Charlotte, North Carolina. Alex, the owner of "The Fuel Method", shares her approach for how she helps women step into their next level of confidence & empowerment in their health journey. I am so grateful that you, the liste…
 
Welcome to my new education series! I want this podcast to provide both inspiration and education to help you on your own plant-based journeys. Each episode of this new series will be full of information covering the most commonly asked questions I get regarding a plant-based lifestyle. This first episode in the series is for those of you who may b…
 
“We are a family and we all eat the same things, but we all have our preferences” I am honored to welcome my sister, Katherine, to the podcast! Katherine is a mom of three young children and she has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to raising a family while plant-based. We talk DETAILS! She shares how she structures meal planning and what a trip…
 
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