Updated: Jul 17, 2020
I recently listened to a "When Life Gives you Lemons go Vegan" podcast where a 75 year old woman, Esther Loveridge, told her story of avoiding knee surgery after adopting a whole food, plant based diet. The thing I liked most about her story was her approach to interacting with people when they commented on her amazing 116kg weight loss.
Esther has "softened her approach so she can have long term access to people".
I think sometimes when people have such amazing recovery stories they want the whole world to see how amazing eating this way is. All we want to do it help people and share the information. But if someone isn't ready, then they just don't want to hear it. I think that in taking a "soft approach" to sharing information with people allows you to be more approachable when people are ready to hear how to help themselves.
Ester also says in the interview "This is your one life and you get to be your own boss. Only you can put food in your mouth, so be your best boss". I can't agree more. Every meal is an opportunity to nourish and heal your body, so why waste it with rubbish food?