The Ultimate Guide to Transitioning to a Plant-Based Lifestyle: Part 2

This is the final part of our two-part series on making the switch to a plant-based diet. A comprehensive guide to the basics of adopting a vegan, plant-based lifestyle. In the first episode, which you should definitely listen to before this one, was all about the WHY of plant-based living. The theoretical framework for the three main pillars of veganism: health, ethics, and environment. This episode is all about the HOW. The practical side. What books you should read, documentaries you should watch, gear you should have and foods you should eat. We did our best to cover a broad range of essential topics without going too deep since there simply wasn’t enough time. The goal of this series is to give you the knowledge and tools you need to launch into a successful and sustainable plant-based lifestyle! Definitely look through the show notes below to dig into the resources we discussed, and let us know if we missed anything of note! Share this far and wide with your plant-interested or omnivorous friends and family. We want this to break out of the echochamber to help people brand new to plant-based eating! Thanks for listening.

-Jackson and Aaron

P.S — Join our Facebook group to converse with an awesome group of people all over the plant-based spectrum to learn more and continue the conversation in a social way! 

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Show Notes:


Becoming Vegan by Brenda Davis RD and Vesanto Melina RD

Idiots Guide to PBN by Juliana Hever RD & Ray Cronise

How Not To Die and How Not To Die Cookbook by Michael Greger, MD

Super Immunity and Eat To Live by Joel Fuhrman MD

Proteinaholic by Garth Davis MD

Thrive by Brendan Brazier

Finding Ultra by Rich Roll

Eat and Run by Scott Jurek

Blue Zones & Blue Zones of Happiness by Dan Buettner

Veganomicon and Vegan with a Vengeance by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Thug Kitchen cookbooks

The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon

The Forks Over Knives Plan by Alona Pulde and Matt Lederman, MD

The Whole Foods Diet by John Mackey

The Plant-Based Journey by Lani Muelrath

A Plant-Based Life by Micaela Karlsen

Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows by Dr. Melanie Joy

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell Esselstyn MD

Animal Liberation by Peter Singer

Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer



Forks Over Knives

Fat Sick and Nearly Dead




May I Be Frank

Racing Extinction

What the Health

From the Ground Up

Eating Us Alive


The True Cost





Rich Roll Podcast (inspiring interviews with the movers and shakers of the world)

No Meat Athlete (more athlete focused lifestyles)


Live Planted (practical vegan living)

Our Hen House/Animal Law (more emphasis on ethics)

Plant Power Podcast


YouTube channels:



Simnett Nutrition

Plant Positive Running

Thought For Food TV


PETA guide to apparel:

Vegan Athletic Apparel



B12 – 2,500 mcg a week or 250 mcg a day

Vitamin D3 – 2,000 IU a day

EPA/DHA – 250 mg a day


Helpful Gear:

High powered blender

Instant Pot/Rice cooker

decent set of pots and pans


Helpful episodes of TFF:

What’s the Deal With Protein?

Vegan 101 with Live Planted

Plant Based on a Budget

Connect with TFF:
Thought For Food Club:

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