We recommend viewing one or more video presentations and reading a book or two as you begin this transition. Learning the background research and real world experience of others will give you a real leg up in this process. Some of the best resources are shown below:
Movies/DVDs available on Amazon or Netflix
Forks Over Knives (2011)
Food, Inc (2008)
Michael Greger,M.D. of NutritionFacts.org and his most recent review of Food as Medicine. Food as Medicine: Preventing and Treating the Most Dreaded Diseases with Diet.
The Starch Solution: Eat the Foods You Love, Regain Your Health, and Lose the Weight for Good.John McDougall M.D. and Mary McDougall
Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure.Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD
The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health T. Colin Campbell, PhD, and Thomas M. Campbell II, MD
TRANSITION YOUR DIET IN STAGES
It is easiest to take meals one at a time. Try changing to a plant based breakfast menu for a time, then lunch and then dinner. Several of the books we recommend take this approach including the following books: The Starch SolutionJohn McDougall M.D. and Mary McDougall The Forks Over Knives Plan. A 4-Week Meal-By-Meal MakeoverAlona Pulde M.D. and Matthew Lederman, M.D.