As we at MamaSezz well know, changing to a plant-based diet can change your life in ways you never expected. In this series, we talk with some of the world’s most soulful, dedicated (and often funny) individuals. We get to hear their stories of suffering, transformation, and service — and we learn how food is an essential part of their journey.
In this edition of Transformation Tuesday, we talked with Dr. Neil Kathuria, who went plant-based in 2015. He decided to make the change after seeing patient after patient struggle from lifestyle diseases like heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. Today, he feels amazing and helps others live their best life by eating more fruits and veggies.
1:00 What inspired Dr. Neil Kathuria to go plant based
"I felt like we were just putting bandaids on peoples health, as opposed to really treating the deep root of the issues, which is diet."
2:08 The changes in this doctor's health after going plant-based
"I don't need to do calorie counting!"
2:50 Why Dr. Kathuria feels good about eating plant-based from an ethical standpoint
3:20 The slow transition to a plant-based lifestyle
"It took a long time to form habits, and in the same way it takes a long time to change habits, too."
5:10 How Dr. Kathuria got over his biggest hurtle: Cheese!
7:40 Why you should spend more time in the produce section
8:45 Advice for those first starting out with their plant-based diet
"Be compassionate with yourself... start small"