This episode of the Vedge Your Best podcast features an interview with author Rachael Brown about her 2022 book, For Fork’s Sake!. This simple yet comprehensive guide takes readers on a 10-day journey from the Standard American Diet (SAD) to the HAPPY diet–“Healthy and Plant-Powered, YAY!”
Rachael shares her own family’s experience of shifting away from meat and dairy to embrace a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes. She defines a whole food, plant-based diet and outlines its many health benefits, and offers tips for making this transition smooth, including:
- strategies for bringing reluctant family members on board
- responding to questions and skepticism from friends and family
- avoiding common pitfalls like expecting perfection and nutrient deficiencies
- appealing to even the pickiest eaters
Rachael helps us see that the shift doesn’t have to be drastic to be beneficial. Bite-sized daily challenges are a delicious way to ease all of us into the transition. Throughout the book, Rachael reassures readers that this journey is about progress, not perfection.
While changing your diet can feel daunting, she breaks it down into approachable steps anyone can take. Rachael’s gentle guidance and practical tips make adopting a plant-based diet seem happily achievable, even if not everyone around your table is on board. For Fork’s Sake! offers a powerful assertion that you don’t need to overhaul your life to reap the benefits of more vegetables and plant-based foods.