When you decide to take on something new, whether it is running your first marathon or adjusting to a whole food, plant-based diet, it is important to have people who have done it and can share their experiences with you along the way. For me, that has come in a couple of forms. I have one friend who made the switch in her eating habits about the same time as I did, and we have been sharing recipes, food, and stories with one another.  This friend is also one of my running partners and shared her experiences and a book with me as I trained for my first marathon, and we are training together for the Goofy.

Another friend of ours has been really studying up, attending conferences, and learning as much as he can about plant-based eating. And instead of keeping that all to himself, he is sharing it with people who are curious about this lifestyle change. One of the ways he is doing this is by hosting a viewing of the documentary, Forks Over Knives, next week. Here is the announcement that was in our church bulletin this past Sunday:

Forks Over Knives: Join us for a viewing of this ground breaking documentary, Thursday, October 11, 6:30 p.m., in the FMY Room. This film has won acclaim for its investigation into the widespread
positive effects that diet can have on health. The evening will also include discussion, delicious healthy snacks and resources for those who want to know more. Please email George Barber
or Sue Groves if you plan to attend.

If you are in the Greenville area, this would be a great time for you to come, learn how a plant-based diet can help various health issues, weight issues, and more. Or, if you have friends and family members who have chosen to eat a plant-based diet and you are curious why, this would be a great opportunity for that as well. Coming to view the film doesn’t say you want to commit to doing this, it is simply a way to find out more.

I will be there and will be bringing one of my favorite dishes, Quinoa, Corn and Black Bean Salad, as will others who have found this dietary change to be a good fit for them. Come. Learn. Ask questions. See what others have learned. And if nothing else, come try some delicious plant-based food.