A Plant-Based Life

A Plant-Based Life: Your Complete Guide to Great Food, Radiant Health, Boundless Energy, and a Better Body
by Micaela Cook Karlsen (Author), with Foreword by T. Colin Campbell

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Available Now – July, 2016

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. Let A Plant-Based Life be your guide. Whether you’re taking your first steps on this path to wellness or recommitting yourself to success, this easy, 5-step program enables you to set your own pace and stay the course–without relying on willpower. Drawing on the latest research in behavior change, readers learn how to:

  • Find and sustain your motivation
  • Gradually add more whole, plant foods into your diet, crowding out less nutritious fare
  • 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

Here you’ll find strategies for getting family members on board and for allaying friends’ concerns about your food choices with evidence-based nutrition information. Shopping tips, pantry lists, menu plans, and more than 100 mouth watering recipes are all included. If your goal is a healthier, more energized–exuberant–life, make this book your personal GPS. The journey will be more satisfying than you ever imagined.


Praise for A Plant-Based Life


drgregerA 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

 

Headshot_4-2012“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, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition

 

NealBarnardMD-e1348251362604“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

 

lisle“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

 

“An excellent guide to make plant-based eating easy and sustainable” – Brian Wendel, President and Founder of Forks Over Knives

 


Press for A Plant-Based Life


“Micaela Cook Karlsen’s new book ‘A Plant-Based Life’ provides a 5-step guide whether you’re taking your first steps on this path to wellness or recommitting yourself to success.” — Interview in Style & Society Magazine

 

“[Karlsen’s] practical approach offers equal amounts of motivational coaching and uncomplicated nutritional advice … the strategies in this book will appeal to many readers.” — Starred review in Publishers’ Weekly

 

Micaela Karlsen’s June 29, 2016 interview on the Just Jenny Show on Sirius XM. Currently, Jenny is the host of Just Jenny, a daily call-in show airing Monday through Friday from 6pm-8pmET/3pmPT-5pmPT on SiriusXM Stars channel 109. On the show, Jennifer tackles daily current events plus subjects you would only think to discuss with your best friends. Jenny invites listeners to engage in honest, humorous conversations on a variety of topics and issues – from the news to grieving the loss of a parent, to transforming the body and spirit through healthy eating and exercise. She also interviews celebrities and influencers in all aspects of life!

 

“Whether you’re taking your first steps on this path to wellness or recommitting yourself to success, let A Plant-Based Life (AMACOM Books, 2016) by author Micaela Cook Karlsen be your guide. 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, she reveals how to: find and sustain your motivation; gradually add more whole, plant foods into your diet, crowding out less nutritious fare; break old food addictions and establish new habits and translate favorite recipes to create delicious, nourishing meals. Especially valuable are directions for navigating roadblocks. Here you’ll find strategies for getting family members on board and for allaying friends’ concerns about your food choices with evidence-based nutrition information.” — Excerpt from Mother Earth Living

“Most diets fail, as research shows, due to the rigid rules people impose upon themselves. Vowing to never eat a favorite “forbidden” food again fuels feelings of deprivation. Too often when dieters surrender to temptation, the guilt drives them to go on a binge eating spree and, eventually, just give up. The good news is there is a more sensible and satisfying recipe for adopting a healthy plant-based diet. Rather than concentrating initially on what NOT to eat, simply add in more whole plant food than you’ve been eating.” — Excerpt from Amaze Magazine