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Power of Plant-Based Eating

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Many people think that eating whole, healthy foods is both expensive and incredibly time-consuming. Rich Roll and his wife, Julie Platt, dispute those myths.
Air Date: 5/13/15
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Rich Roll & Julie Platt
Julie Platt: Born in Colorado and raised in Alaska, Julie Platt has spent decades traveling many paths and studying many traditions. She is a true renaissance artist who expresses her creative voice as a plant-based chef, singer-songwriter, yogi, sculptor, painter, spiritual guide, and homeschooling parent to four children.

Rich Roll: After finding himself sedentary and overweight in middle age, Rich overhauled his life at age 40, adopted a Plant-powered whole foods diet and reinvented himself as an ultra-distance endurance athlete. He went on to clock top finishes at the Ultraman World Championships and cemented his place in the pantheon of endurance greats when he was the first of two people to complete EPIC5: 5 Ironmans on 5 Hawaiian Islands in under a week. His inspirational memoir FINDING ULTRA: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself was an Amazon #1 best-seller and has inspired thousands across the world to embrace a Plantpower diet. Rich is a frequent guest on CNN, was named one of the "25 Fittest Men in the World" by Men's Fitness and is the host of The Rich Roll Podcast topping charts on iTunes. A graduate of Stanford University and Cornell Law School, Rich is an inspiration to people worldwide as a transformative example of healthy living.
  • Book Title: The Plantpower Way: Whole Food Plant-Based Recipes and Guidance for The Whole Family
  • Guest Twitter Account: @richroll and @srimati
Power of Plant-Based Eating
Many people think that eating whole, healthy foods is both expensive and incredibly time-consuming.

Guests Rich Roll and his wife, Julie Platt, dispute those myths. 

After finding himself sedentary and overweight in middle age, Rich overhauled his life at age 40 (with the help of Julie), adopted a "plant-powered" whole foods diet and reinvented himself as an ultra-distance endurance athlete.

While Julie was always sort of in that frame of mind, Rich needed a little help. But, since making that transition, they've both been advocating this very basic way of eating. Rather than a "diet," it's become a lifestyle; seasonal eating of whole, plant-based foods in their natural state.

The couple is working to empower people to understand that health and wellness is completely within your grasp, and there is not a socioeconomic or time constraint factor in achieving optimal health.

If you're on board, how can you also get your kids to be open to this way of eating?

According to Rich and Julie, it's important to educate and empower them to make the better choice. It's certainly not guaranteed to be a linear process; it might be one step forward, two steps back. But that's OK.

Use food as an educational tool. Include your kids in shopping, preparation, and even setting the table. And remember, it should be less about wondering if they're going to eat cake at their friend's birthday party, and more about instilling lifelong habits. 

Listen in as Julie and Rich join Andrea and Lisa to share more about their plant-based healthy lifestyle, as well as tips for getting your kids involved. The duo also discusses whether you should "blend or juice."
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