Committing to a whole food, plant-based diet is easier, and more delicious, than ever. A Plant-Based Life guides you each step of the way as you slowly replace animal products and processed food with healthier choices that replenish your energy and boost well-being. Filled with the latest nutritional research--and the motivation and life hacks you need to effortlessly maintain new habits--A Plant-Based Life provides: Strategies for training yourself to prefer plant-based foods--more effective than will-power for sticking with a plan - Guidelines for creating food environments at home, at work, and on the go that guarantee success - Tips for building a community of supporters - Shopping suggestions, menu plans, and more Featuring more than 100 tasty recipes, including contributions by Ann Crile Esselstyn, Cathy Fisher, Chef AJ, Del Sroufe, Kathy Pollard, Kris Carr, Matthew Kenney, Julieanne Hever, R.D., and others, A Plant-Based Life is your companion on the journey to a healthier body and more sustainable lifestyle. Advance Praise for A Plant-Based Life "A Plant-Based Life is a must-read, step-by-step guide for anyone ready to take their diet to the next level of healthy eating. While the science is clear on the benefits of whole, plant foods, the path to change is still challenging for many people. Whether you are starting plant-based eating for the first time, or you've hit a plateau and need a little support, this book provides a roadmap to success and a rock-star lineup of recipes. Micaela Karlsen tackles the obstacles we all face eating well in the modern world one-by-one with powerful and intriguing research on motivation, willpower, and the food environment to make a plant-based lifestyle easy to maintain." -- Dr. Michael Greger, New York Times bestselling author of How Not to Die and founder of NutritionFacts.org "A Plant-Based Life is an excellent guide to make plant-based eating easy and sustainable."-- Brian Wendel, President and Founder of Forks Over Knives "Adopting a plant-based diet is often a journey, and Micaela's book provides an accessible, step-by-step approach that every reader can embrace. In addition to wonderful guidance, A Plant-Based Life offers an array of delicious, healthful recipes. This book is an asset for anyone interested in learning more about the benefits of plant-based eating and how to achieve a lifestyle change that will last."-- Neal Barnard, M.D., President of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine "Micaela Karlsen's A Plant-Based Life offers the crucial next step in maintaining the healthiest lifestyle possible. This is a gorgeously comprehensive approach to overcoming common obstacles to lifelong wellness. Karlsen offers user-friendly, scientifically-demonstrated solutions and strategies to making a wholesome, health-promoting plant-based diet fantastically simple and sustainable. Plus, the recipe collection is creative and filled with deliciousness! I am grateful to have this wonderful and practical resource to offer my clients." -- Julieanna Hever, MS, RD, CPT, author of The Vegiterranean Diet and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition "A Plant-Based Life is a superb guide to your journey toward better health and wellness. Micaela Karlsen beautifully highlights and explains every stepping stone you need for success. Reading this book will give you all the tools you need -- but more importantly, it will also give you the confidence to go out and get the vibrant health and life you deserve." -- Douglas J. Lisle, Ph.D., co-author of The Pleasure Trap Micaela Cook Karlsen, MSPH, is one of the founding employees of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and its former Executive Director. A contributor to the New York Times bestseller Forks Over Knives, she is a member of the advisory board for the Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference and founder of www.PlantBasedResearch.org and SustainableDiet.com.