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A Plant-Based Life - by Micaela Karlsen (Paperback)

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  • More people than ever are eating a whole-food, plant-based diet.
  • About the Author: MICAELA COOK KARLSEN, MSPH, is one of the founding employees of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and its former Executive Director.
  • 352 Pages
  • Cooking + Food + Wine, Vegetarian


About the Book

Do you wish to live a healthier, more energized, and more exuberant life? Think whole foods for a whole new you!

Book Synopsis

More people than ever are eating a whole-food, plant-based diet. Studies show that it is better for our bodies and better for the planet, but it isn't always easy.

Whether you're taking your first steps on this path to wellness or recommitting yourself to success, author Micaela Cook Karlsen clearly maps the way. Her program enables you to set your own pace and stay the course--without relying on willpower.

Drawing on personal experience and the latest research, A Plant-Based Life reveals how to:

  • Find and sustain your motivation
  • Gradually add more whole, plant foods into your diet
  • Break old food addictions and establish new habits
  • Translate favorite recipes to create delicious, nourishing meals
  • Reshape your food environment (at home, at work, and on the go) to make healthy eating a no-brainer
  • Cultivate relationships that celebrate and support your new lifestyle

Especially valuable are directions for navigating roadblocks. You'll find strategies for getting family members on board and for allaying friends' concerns about your food choices with evidence-based nutrition information. Take advantage of shopping tips, pantry lists, menu plans, and more than 100 mouth watering recipes, with contributions from plant-based leaders.

If your goal is a healthier, more energized life, make A Plant-Based Life your personal GPS. The journey will be more satisfying than you ever imagined.

From the Back Cover

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

"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 and

Review Quotes

"You'll be fascinated by the benefits of leading a plant-based life...pick up a copy of her new book to learn more." Urban Suburban Mommy

"If you're looking to make healthy changes, let A Plant-Based Life be your guide...with recipes like these the journey will be more satisfying than you ever imagine." --Wander, Travel, Wellness Magazine

..".provides a comprehensive roadmap to that success, including dozens of recipes that cover everything from quick meals to main courses." --Energy Times

..".everything you need for starting - or continuing - a plant-based lifestyle: strategies for changing up the way you eat, shopping and menu suggestions, recipes, and more." --My Raw Blog

"Before completely cutting out or drastically reducing meat intake from your diet, you need to go in with a strategy...We turned to A Plant-Based Life..." --Medical Daily

..".offers you a complete guide to switching your diet. Simple recipes that are full of all of the right nutrition you need and easy to read." --Kelly's Thoughts on Things

"If you want to start and don't know how I strongly recommend A Plant-Based Life. Eating healthy doesn't have to be boring or restrictive." --OnixJ Healthy Living

..".nutritionist Micaela Cook Karlsen shares success strategies and recipes that make plant-based eating delicious and easy." --Closer Weekly

..".packed with fascinating research on the many benefits of eating plants, and peppered with stories of people who have transformed their lives by changing what's on their plates." --Lighter Culture

..".[Karlsen's] practical approach offers equal amounts of motivational coaching and uncomplicated nutritional advice...strategies in this book will appeal to many readers." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"An indispensable resource for any organization concerned with retaining the accumulated wisdom of its most valued employees." --Coaching Tips, The Leadership Blog

"Hungering for change? Then consider a diet of whole foods that are plant based...A Plant-Based Life will take you there, step by step...wealth of information." --Retailing Insight

About the Author

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 and

Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 6.0 Inches (W) x 1.0 Inches (D)
Weight: .8 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 352
Genre: Cooking + Food + Wine
Sub-Genre: Vegetarian
Publisher: Amacom
Format: Paperback
Author: Micaela Karlsen
Language: English
Street Date: July 12, 2016
TCIN: 51156552
UPC: 9780814437070
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-7383
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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