Jennifer started the Shortcut to Slim Blueprint and lost the last 10 lbs and dropped below her goal weight! "I was sold. I've been following the meal plans since."
Lindsay S. Nixon interviews people that have successfully adopted a plant-based diet.
Jennifer started the Shortcut to Slim Blueprint and lost the last 10 lbs and dropped below her goal weight! "I was sold. I've been following the meal plans since."
Struggling to keep vegan and create her art, Pam re-connected with her identity as an Artist and Teacher and it completely transformed her life.
After gaining weight on a vegan diet, Bev switched to low carb for 1 year. Her results were moderate but she was miserable and regained half. On the Blueprint, Bev lost 7lbs in 2 weeks. Now 12.5lbs total and loving plant-based (vegan) Most important Bev feels GOOD, is happy, doesn't fear carbs anymore, and knows what to do to stay successful.
Kirsten didn't recognize the person she'd become in pictures so she started the Blueprint and after a few weeks joined Meal Mentor.
Dealing with multiple food allergies Amy's shares how she's learned to use Meal Mentor to make eating more accessible for her and her family. "Focus on one thing. Don't compare yourself to anyone else. And focus on one meal at a time"
Rose 9 years plant-based shares her experience with raising her son plant-based.
New to the Vegan Diet, Anna shares how she infused excitement in her husband and kids about this new way of eating. She made eating health fun with her "Kale Party" to get her daughters excited about living a healthful life.
Aimee's myth-busting, life-changing, 14-month journey on Meal Mentor.
Your eternal quest to better yourself starts with new ideas and new experiences. Listen to this week's interview with 4-year member Natasha as she shares her story of struggles and success.
On this episode of the Meal Mentor Co-Pilot Podcast, Lindsay interviews Dr. Michael Greger, the force behind NutritionFacts.org, and the author of the New York Times Best Seller, How Not to Die. Dr. Greger shares his motivation for uncovering the truth about plant-based nutrition, the tremendous implications of small dietary changes, and the impact of pharmaceutical industries on nutrition research. Dr. Greger also answers listener questions about improving cholesterol, irregular menstrual cycles, and striving toward ideal blood test results.
On this episode of the Meal Mentor Co-Pilot Podcast, member Adrienne describes her experience being an ethical vegan living with an omnivorous family. Adrienne shares how the meal plans fit her family’s needs, plus what she’s learned about self-care from the Meal Mentor forums. Don't miss this episode for more about leading by example and the link between nutrition and mental health!
On this episode of the Meal Mentor Co-Pilot Podcast, Gary shares his experience coping with Multiple Sclerosis and how he’s taking the initiative to be stronger than his diagnosis. Gary explains how the meal plans and exercise have improved his health, what it’s like to be a plant-based man, and he gets honest about how he finally stopped weight cycling.
On this episode of the Meal Mentor Co-Pilot Podcast, member Ali describes her experience managing her eating disorder and how she's learned to handle social situations on a plant-based diet. Don't miss this episode for more on using the Meal Mentor forums for support and finding empowerment in making healthy decisions!
On this episode, Siri returns to the Meal Mentor Co-Pilot Podcast to reflect on her recent trip to India. Siri shares how she planned for successful eating habits on her vacation, including being active in the forums and observing her behavior in simulated conditions. Siri also shares exactly what she ate on vacation, and how the meal plans have helped her learn how to balance her meals and understand appropriate portions.
On this episode of the Meal Mentor Co-Pilot Podcast, member Jill opens up about her eating disorder recovery story. Jill shares her experience completing eating disorder treatment, how she's learning to reconcile veganism with restriction, and the many ways she's had to cultivate inner reflection to find healing and nourishment. Jill also opens up about her autoimmune disease, identifying true hunger, and what "progress not perfection" has taught her about health.
On this episode of the Meal Mentor Co-Pilot Podcast, Amy details her 11 year journey to a plant-based diet, including learning a new way to cook, and how she learned to live without dairy. Amy also sheds light on her experience as a lifelong runner, the most effective way to set health-oriented goals, and why it's so important to be an advocate for your own health!
Member Karen joins Lindsay on this episode of the Meal Mentor Podcast to discuss her journey to a plant-based diet, including finding balance within her community, religion, and self. Karen also shares how the meal plans have simplified her life, and how structure can create a sense of freedom. Don't miss a discussion on fitting treats into a healthy diet, allowing others to experience their own journey, and much more about growing into a plant-based lifestyle.
On this episode of the Meal Mentor Podcast, member Sara shares her experience transitioning to a plant-based diet and gives her best advice on how to make it work while camping! Don't miss this episode for a discussion on how to convince loved ones to research the benefits of a plant-based diet, how to travel with potatoes, plus much more about making a plant-based diet work in any situation, from bachelorette parties to endurance events.
Welcome to the Shortcut to Slim Podcast by Meal Mentor, our new research-based show! Here’s the premise: Lindsay reviews the latest studies in nutrition research, and brings you the information in digestible, easy-to-understand tidbits. We're doing all the homework necessary in order to help you reach your weight loss goals! On this episode, Lindsay elaborates on her blog post, “How the Plant-Based Diet Made Me an Overeater.” She explains the scientific data behind overeating and satiation, the significance of calorie deficits, what has changed since the original publication, and much more!
Meal Mentor member and former Herbie of the Week Stacy shares how a plant-based diet helped her finally improve her cholesterol, reduce inflammation in her joints, and how she uses the meal plans to refuel her body after her workouts. Don't miss this episode of the Meal Mentor Podcast to hear Stacy get honest about her struggle with binge eating, and how she uses her experience on a plant-based diet in her nursing career!
On this episode of the Meal Mentor Podcast, member Patricia explains how her journey to health inspired her to start a plant-based business! Patricia shares how changing her diet transformed her entire life, how she fosters a mindset of growth, and why she feels like she is meant to be plant-based!
In part two of this series, Patricia returns to the Meal Mentor Podcast to share the results of her plant-based office initiative! Patricia gives all the details, including the shocking results her coworkers achieved, as well as what she learned from this experience. Don’t miss this episode to hear how Patricia used Meal Mentor recipes to help her coworkers change their habits surrounding food, and improve their health!
Member Patricia joins Lindsay on the Meal Mentor Podcast to discuss how she's spearheading a plant-based jumpstart program in her office! Patricia shares the details on her plans to supply meals, measure biomarkers, and teach lectures in an effort to share the plant-based message. Patricia brings her background in biology to the podcast to discuss the scientific side of plant-based diets, including advice on how to properly read a study, and basing diet on scientific data. Don't miss part one of this series to hear more about the science behind plant-based diets, and all the details about Patricia's plant-based jumpstart!
On this episode of the Meal Mentor Podcast, Lindsay is joined by Sarah, who was brought to a plant-based diet because of a health crisis. Sarah explains how she is overcoming the symptoms of her early menopause, as well as joint and nerve pain with the help of a plant-based diet. Lindsay and Sarah also discuss sustainable weight loss, the healthcare system, getting kids to eat fruit and vegetables, and the benefits of yoga.
On this episode, Lindsay is joined by new Meal Mentor member Bonnie to discuss her weight loss journey--including her natural progression of becoming plant-based! Bonnie shares her struggles being the only vegan in her circle, how she copes with being married to a dairy farmer, and her plans to continue making healthy choices. Tune in to this episode of the Meal Mentor Podcast to hear more about celebrating small victories, avoiding temptation, and using the meal plans as a tool for success!
Longtime member and firefighter Aaron joins Lindsay to talk about his successes and struggles transitioning to a plant-based diet. Aaron has managed to lose weight, improve his cholesterol and blood pressure, and become more active while eating the meal plans! Lindsay and Aaron discuss different transition approaches, personal responsibility, and share a wealth of plant-based resources on this episode of the Meal Mentor Podcast!
On this episode of the Meal Mentor Podcast, member Rachel explains how a plant-based diet has helped her lose 20 pounds, eliminate migraines, and control her type 1 diabetes! Join Lindsay and Rachel to hear why low carb plant-based programs aren't effective, how a few small changes can make a big difference, and why the meal plans are key for keeping up with a busy lifestyle!
On this episode of the Meal Mentor Podcast, Lindsay chats with Australian member Billy about making it work down under! Billy explains how she follows the meal plans--including making adjustments due to the opposite seasons, and replacing hard-to-find ingredients. Billy also shares how she manages to stay plant-based and healthy regardless of social norms surrounding food.
Lindsay is joined by Meal Mentor member Leah to discuss her experiences following the meal plans in Canada, as well as how she maintained a plant-based pregnancy. Leah shares how the meal plans make her life as a new mama so much more efficient, how she plans to raise a vegan child, and her realization about shifting her mindset surrounding dietary choices.
On the season 2 premiere of the Meal Mentor Podcast, Lindsay chats with musician Chrysanthe Tan about maintaining a healthy plant-based diet from a tour bus! They also discuss crazy fad diets, explaining veganism to other cultures, and challenging the generalizations within the plant-based community. Tune in to hear more about Chrysanthe's adventures--including her plant-based staples, how she manages eating during long work hours, and the accommodations she's discovered across the world.
On the season finale of the Meal Mentor Podcast, Lindsay welcomes back Scott and Carly to discuss maintaining a plant-based diet during the holidays! Tune in for a discussion about staying compliant at parties and family gatherings, how to deflect conversation away from the topic of diet, and planning for success regardless of your plans this holiday season.
Lindsay is joined by Brea to discuss their experiences living with mental illnesses, including coping strategies, the importance of being open and honest, and working to erase the stigma surrounding mental illness. Don't miss this episode of the Meal Mentor Podcast to hear more about the power in admitting weaknesses, why embarrassment and shame should be eliminated, and how to find the silver lining when living with a mental illness!
Lindsay is joined by Preventative Medicine Specialist, Dr. Lindsey Mcilvena to talk about her approach to healthcare! Dr. Mcilvena explains the importance of building relationships with her patients, how she encourages them to adopt a plant-based diet, and how to be empowered to take charge of your health on this episode of the Meal Mentor Podcast!
On this episode, Lindsay welcomes Meal Mentor member Lucia to discuss reaching health goals in the golden years. Lucia shares her experience adopting a plant-based diet and becoming a runner at the age of 60! Tune in to this episode of the Meal Mentor Podcast to hear Lucia's wisdom about why it's never too late to make positive health choices, how to practice self-care, and why Meal Mentor is about much more than just recipes.
On this episode of the Meal Mentor Podcast, Lindsay is joined by Jocelyn, founder of 10-Day Meditation to talk meditation techniques and benefits. Tune in to hear more about misconceptions surrounding meditation, the importance of positive affirmations, and Jocelyn's simple guided meditation for beginners!
Lindsay is joined by Dr. Borders, a neuroradiologist and 9-year vegan! Dr. Borders describes his journey into healthcare and a healthy diet, and emphasizes the importance of finding a balance between lifestyle and medicine. Tune in to this episode of the Meal Mentor Podcast to hear more from a medical professional about the importance of advocating for your own health, and why being plant-based is empowering!
Member Katie returns to the Meal Mentor Podcast to talk with Lindsay about vacationing on a whole foods plant-based diet, explaining a lifestyle change to loved ones, and shopping for new clothes during weight loss! Tune in to this episode to hear Katie’s tips for eating healthy while traveling, why she didn't realize how unhealthy she used to be, plus much more about making the plant-based lifestyle more doable!
On this episode of the Meal Mentor Podcast, Lindsay chats with member Alicia about being plant-based without feeling like you're missing out! Alicia shares the details about her long transition to a plant-based diet, her big wake up call about enjoying vacations, and how make healthy choices on the road.
On this very special episode of the Meal Mentor Podcast, we're celebrating Lindsay's birthday! Lindsay sits down with Scott to answer your questions on topics ranging from pet peeves to pet names. Lindsay shares her secrets about recipes she dislikes, how to stay positive, and how she plans to celebrate her special day. Happy Birthday, Lindsay!
Lindsay chats with member and omnivore Matthew about the immediate changes he experienced when eating a more plant-centered diet, and what it’s like to be on a journey to better health! Matthew shares how his plant-based wife inspires him to eat healthier, how eating plant-based is becoming a natural part of his life, and why he thinks the rewards outweigh the sacrifices on this episode of the Meal Mentor Podcast!
Today on the podcast, Lindsay interviews highly-requested member, Ron! Ron is here to share his unique experience of having an easy transition into the plant-based lifestyle after 70 years of compulsive overeating! Ron discusses his motivations for staying plant-based, how he deals with naysayers, his experience cooking for his omnivorous family, and much more on this episode of the Meal Mentor Podcast!
On this episode, Lindsay gets to know Jennifer, a long-time Meal Mentor member, better! Jennifer is here to share her experience losing 70 pounds on a plant-based diet, navigating office culture when you eat differently than your coworkers, setting rules in order to and meet goals, and so much more on the Meal Mentor Podcast!
On this episode of the Meal Mentor Podcast, host Lindsay talks with Amy about her journey to a more healthy and compassionate lifestyle. Amy reveals how she shed 50 pounds, came off of her diabetes medication, and improved her fitness levels on a plant-based diet! Amy brought her whole family along for the journey, including her husband, children, and dogs! Tune in to hear Amy’s story about changing her lifestyle, and how her veterinarian encouraged her to transition her pooches to a plant-based diet.
Lindsay chats with annual meal plan subscriber Dagney, a mother and a grandmother who admits that she’s not very good at taking care of herself. Although Dagney faces some health challenges, she shares the major strides she has made since adopting a plant-based diet! Tune in to this episode of the Meal Mentor Podcast to hear about Dagney’s experiences in taking charge of her health, discussing nutrition with her family, and the importance of having a supportive, positive community.
On episode 31 of the Meal Mentor Podcast, Lindsay chats with Mike, an omnivore Meal Mentor member! Mike details his part-time plant-based journey! Mike shares his insights on raising children who appreciate plant-based food, how he makes healthy choices in a small town, and how he navigates social situations.
On this episode of the Meal Mentor podcast, Lindsay sits down with Matt to discuss his unique journey to a plant-based diet! Lindsay and Matt discuss how the combination of a plant-based diet, yoga, and meditation can drastically improve your quality of life. Tune in for two different approaches to get started with a daily meditation practice! Matt also shares his tips on sprouting, food as medicine, and changing misconceptions about the word “vegan.” Don't miss this one, it's sure to inspire!
Don’t miss part two of this captivating interview! Lindsay and Nikki discuss why food is fuel, not fun! Nikki elaborates on how she changed her relationship with eating, and refocused her energy into fitness. Tune in to hear about the benefits of yoga, and how we can redefine the connection between our experiences and food.
In this part one of this interview, Lindsay chats with Meal Mentor member Nikki about how switching from paleo to a plant-based diet helped her lose 30 pounds! This mama of four discusses how she raises herbivore children, navigates food intolerances, and the importance of finding support in the Meal Mentor community!
Lindsay sits down with Jenny, who is here to share how her LDS faith brought her to a plant-based diet. Jenny elaborates on the motivations for her family, including wanting better for her children, and the big money savings that convinced her skeptical hubby to get on board. Jenny talks religion, weight loss, raising plant-based kids, and more on this episode of the Meal Mentor Podcast!
Lindsay chats with 12-year-old James about his perspective of the plant-based diet, and his mom Gina joins to talk about raising a plant-based child! Lindsay and Gina discuss minimalism in the kitchen, why the meal plan works for families, and what it's like grocery shopping on an island where produce prices are sky high. Tune in to this episode of the Meal Mentor Podcast for more tips on how to make the plant-based lifestyle more doable!
Beth Ashley returns to the Meal Mentor Podcast with an update on how she pushed through her plateau by identifying her "true hunger" and lost an additional 20 pounds! Beth shares how a few tiny tweaks made all the difference, her experience using MyFitnessPal, how she overcame feeling "hangry," plus more weight loss strategies on this episode of the Meal Mentor Podcast!
Jessica is back to share some fool-proof strategies for dealing with negative emotions and creating a mindset that breeds success! Tune in to this episode of the Meal Mentor Podcast to hear more about the link between psychology and eating!
Lindsay sits down with Marla to talk about body image, the danger of comparing ourselves to others, and how she stays positive despite working in Hollywood. Tune in for tips about loving our imperfections more, and overcoming weight loss plateaus on this episode of the Meal Mentor podcast!
On this episode, annual member Jennifer joins us to explore the relationship between religion and veganism! Jennifer bravely opens up about her own self-sabotage, the importance of being kind to yourself, how the bible inspired her to stop eating animals, plus more about making the plant-based lifestyle more doable on this episode of the Meal Mentor Podcast!
On this episode of the Meal Mentor Podcast, Lindsay talks with Benji about his experience losing over 130 pounds on a plant-based diet! Benji is the founder of the Food = Medicine Conference, who joins us to share the importance of remembering the mantra "progress not perfection."
Mandy is here to give an honest perspective of what it's like to be newly plant-based! Tune in to hear Lindsay and Mandy discuss common struggles such as feeling deprived, and going through withdrawal on this episode of the Meal Mentor Podcast!
Today on the Meal Mentor podcast, Lindsay sits down with member MJ to discuss why skinny doesn't always mean healthy. Tune in to hear the unconventional way that MJ became a vegetarian, what happens when you fall off the wagon, and dealing with cravings.
On this episode, Lindsay sits down with Siri, who is originally from India, for an interesting and thought-provoking perspective on American food culture. Siri is here to share what it's like to be in transition, the challenges of finding lunch in a work environment, and how she is losing weight on this episode of the Meal Mentor Podcast!
On this episode of the Meal Mentor Podcast, Lindsay interview Kaci about her experience growing up vegetarian, then lapsing to peer pressure, and eventually finding her way back to her true self. Kaci is also here to share some tips about raising plant-based children, depression and anxiety on the Standard American Diet, and how cooking ahead makes her life easier.
Lindsay chats with her husband Scott and assistant Carly about the power of words! Don’t miss this discussion on the difference between “want” and “need,” and changing attitudes and habits. Tune in for insights about the importance of having a growth mindset on this episode of the Meal Mentor Podcast!
On this episode of the Meal Mentor Podcast, member Laura shares how the meal plans helped her surpass her weight loss goals! Laura shares how she went from eating tv dinners to healthy, vibrant plant-based food. Lindsay and Laura discuss ideal healthy weight loss, advice for pushing through plateaus, the best way to measure progress, and how massage therapy can be beneficial!
Lindsay chats with meal plan user, and co-host of the Meal Mentor book club, Kim! Kim is the mom of two teens who is here to share how she avoided gallbladder surgery with a plant-based diet, the power of positivity, getting kids involved with healthy meals, coping with OCD, plus more on this episode of the Meal Mentor Podcast.
On this episode of the Meal Mentor Podcast, Lindsay talks with long-time meal plan user Stephanie, who has lost over 100 pounds using the meal plans! Stephanie is here to share how she overcame a few plateaus, why the meal plans work for her family, and how she changed both her tastebuds and her mindset.
Lindsay interviews Gene Baur, animal rights advocate and author of the new book, Living the Farm Sanctuary Life. Gene stops by to share the importance of a positive approach in regards to veganism, how we can live more compassionately, and he also shares the five tenets of the Farm Sanctuary life on this episode of the Meal Mentor Podcast!
On this episode of the Meal Mentor Podcast, Lindsay is chatting with Dr. Tom Campbell about plant-based nutrition! Dr. Tom Campbell is the co-author of The China Study, a practicing medical professional, and author of the new book, The Campbell Plan. Lindsay interviews Dr. Tom Campbell about the content of The Campbell Plan, running marathons, his nutrition training in medical school, and much more! Don't miss this episode to hear Dr. Tom Campbell's wisdom and advice!
Long-time meal plan subscriber Katie shares with Lindsay how she cured her chronic constipation and sinusitis by switching to a plant-based diet. Tune in to this episode of the Meal Mentor Podcast to hear more about Katie's seven-year-long transition, how she lost 12 pounds with diet alone, and how is helping her family make better decisions.
Today on the Meal Mentor Podcast, Lindsay talks to single ladies Jessica and Carly! Jessica and Carly share their stories about dating when you're plant-based, including choosing safe restaurants, date ideas, and when to tell a potential partner you eat only plants!
On this episode of the Meal Mentor podcast, Lindsay chats with longtime member, Rebecca! Rebecca began dieting at the age of ten, and continued to struggle with her weight for many consecutive years. After the birth of her son, she noticed that the pregnancy pounds were not coming off, and she did not feel healthy. Rebecca found the plant-based diet, and she lost 150 pounds effortlessly! Tune in to hear as Rebecca shares her weight loss journey, tips for navigating plant-based parenting, and she provides some of her favorite resources!
Host Lindsay S. Nixon chats with Dr. Allen, a plant-based medical professional! Dr. Allen practices medicine outside of Las Vegas, where he approaches healthcare with a focus on nutrition and prevention. Dr. Allen discusses how a plant-based diet changed his health, and the improvements he has seen in his patients. Whether you are a plant-based newbie or an old pro, you will benefit from Dr. Allen's advice and wisdom on this episode of the Meal Mentor podcast!
On this episode of the Meal Mentor podcast, Lindsay chats with newly plant-based Amy! When Amy made a pact with her husband on New Years, she had to learn new ways of cooking, eating, thinking, and living. Amy describes her experiences being brand-new to the lifestyle, and what she’s learned in her six weeks on the meal plans.
On this episode of the Meal Mentor podcast, host Lindsay S. Nixon sits down with long-time member Nicole! Nicole shares how she became plant-based one step at a time. Don’t miss Nicole’s experience on transitioning from a diet that most people would consider healthy, and how her numbers, health, and mindset have all improved in the process.
Meal Mentor member Jenny stops by to discuss her experiences eating plant-based in China! Lindsay and Jenny elaborate on making it work in a remote location, overseas, a small town—anywhere! Tune into this episode of the Meal Mentor podcast for tips on making substitutions, and the importance of being an advocate for your own health. Jenny also answers questions from fellow Meal Mentor members and shares her number one tip for maintaining a healthy diet.
Meal Mentor enthusiast Kristin shares how the meal plans helped her and her husband cure IBS! Lindsay and Kristin chat about tips for making a plant-based diet work in restaurants, the importance of eating in season, and how couples can make either the individual or family plan fit their lifestyle!
Today on the podcast, Lindsay sits down with dietician Adrienne to discuss strategies for combating overeating! Lindsay and Adrienne discuss sticking to a meal plan, keeping a food journal, and more tips for mindful eating.
On this premiere episode, host Lindsay S. Nixon chats with guest and Meal Mentor member Beth! Beth shares how adopting plant-based diet helped her lose 80+ pounds, reverse her polycystic ovary syndrome, and stop taking her blood pressure medication! Listen in for the link between insulin and PCOS, how this lifestyle affects hair and nails, plus the roundabout way that a plant-based diet is helping both Lindsay and Beth get a better night’s sleep.