Take the Plant Pledge with DFN
Wherever you are in your journey to a whole food plant-based diet, commit to take the next step with the DFN Plant Pledge! Be sure to share your experience with us on social media by tagging @doctorsfornutrition and using the hashtag: #PlantPledge
What is the Plant Pledge?
Here is the pledge that we are inviting you to make:
I pledge to take one or more of Doctors For Nutrition’s 10 steps towards a healthy whole food plant-based eating pattern, starting from today.
How does it work?
It’s simple: you review our list of achievable but powerful recommended steps to plant-based eating. Then you pledge to take at least one of those steps consistently for at least the next 2 weeks.
You are warmly encouraged to make your pledge more effective by:
Committing to two or more of the recommended steps; the more the better!
Keeping at it for at least 21 days in a row if possible, to reap the best benefits in terms of setting up new habits, re-setting your palate, and experiencing noticeable improvements.
Agreeing for us to share your 'why' on our platforms via the checkbox in the pledge form below.
Telling your family, friends and colleagues about your pledge.
Posting about your #PlantPledge on social media.
Joining the Whole Food Plant Based Australia Facebook Group as a fantastic source of peer support. And if you are a health professional join the Australasian Plant-Based Health Professionals group too.
Learning more at an upcoming webinar or other event.
Getting baseline measurements such as weight, blood pressure, cholesterol taken by your GP at the start of your pledge and repeating them at the end.
We are convinced that you will notice benefits within a short time, so that you’ll be keen to continue from there!
And, if you’re a health professional yourself, experiencing the lifestyle gives you a huge head start when it comes to counselling patients about how to make these changes.
Making a formal written pledge is a commitment to yourself that works as an effective self-motivator
Joining a pledge makes you part of a community of others from all walks of life who share your aims, which provides a great source of support and encouragement
When you tell others about your pledge, you introduce accountability making it more likely you’ll stick to your stated goal as people will ask you how it’s going
Why make a pledge?
Human psychology studies tell us that making a pledge is likely to mean you see better results for three key reasons:
The 10 steps
Here are the top steps that DFN’s medical and dietetic experts recommend to set you up for success. The more of these you are able to do, the better, but remember: every step towards a WFPB diet counts!