21-Day Vegan Kickstart

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DAY 9: Marilu Henner’s Life Lessons

Visit NutritionMD.org to find healthy treats that will wow your friends and family. Try today's dairy-free Pita Pizza to avoid the health consequences of consuming dairy products.

Today’s Meal Plan and Recipes

  • Breakfast: Cereal, plant milk, and sliced strawberries
  • Lunch: Kickstart Dining Out: Salad bar gone wild! Here's a suggestion for making salad at salad bar: Choose a green, top with a bean, add a grain and tons of veggies, and choose a low-fat vegan dressing or keep it simple with balsamic vinegar. (Or make your own salad at home with romaine lettuce, garbanzo beans, cucumber, tomato, and balsamic vinegar.)
  • Snack: Oranges and raisins
  • Dinner: Pita Pizzas (Save some for tomorrow’s lunch.) with mixed green salad (If you are making your own side salad, think greens, such as romaine or red leaf lettuce topped with tomato, cucumber, onion, broccoli, and your favorite low-fat vegan dressing; an easy pick is balsamic vinegar, which is very easy and a little goes a long way.)
  • Dessert: Gingered Melon
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A Message from Marilu Henner

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Every day, remember these important lessons:

1. Nothing tastes as good as healthy feels.

2. Learn to love the food that loves you.

3. Set up your environment to win.

4. Life is all about progress, not perfection.

5. There’s no such thing as cheating. It’s all about gathering data. Every day is an experiment. But you’re not just in a laboratory; you’re in the laboratory of your life.

6. When you improve the quality of your food, the quantity takes care of itself.

7. Be supplied, not denied.

8. If you can’t hide it, decorate it.

9. Don’t wait for your life to begin.

10. Don’t throw a pity party. Do something nice for someone else.

11. Be resilient. The key to your life is how well you deal with Plan B.

12. The problem is the solution disguised.

13. Listen to what you say, you may mean it.

14. Getting healthy is NOT about measuring, weighing, or counting the fats, grams, calories, carbs, or points of the same old crappy food!

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For a few of my nutrition tips, visit my Kickstart page >

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