Ep. 6 – How to Transition to a Whole Food Plant Based Diet with Paula Hoile

May 15, 2020Podcast

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Wow. This was an amazing episode. Paula is so knowledgable on a whole-food plant-based diet!

I was super pumped to interview her because I am a big advocate for the whole-food plant-based lifestyle because it changed my whole health, which ultimately changed my whole life! 


So if you’re wondering what a whole-food plant-based diet actually IS and how it can help you then this is the episode for you! 


Paula Hoile is a wife, a mother of two beautiful girls, and a full-time blogger. She is the creator of Mental for Lentils, an online resource for all things whole-food plant-based. On Mental for Lentils Paula covers everything you’d want to know about adopting the lifestyle, she shows you how to do it, the science behind it, and she has tons of recipes! She even has a really cool meal planner that helps you figure out how to plan your plant-based meals – you can get that here. Paula also has her Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from E-Cornell. She lives in Ontario, Canada where her whole family lives out their plant-based life! Isn’t that awesome? I can’t wait to have plant-based kiddies! 


 In this episode we cover:

-what exactly is a whole-food plant-based diet vs. vegan diet

-how to transition yourself to a whole-food plant-based diet 

-why plant-based people choose to avoid eating oil

-what to do if you don’t like the taste of plant-based food and how to fix it 

-how to transition your kids to a whole-food plant-based diet

-how to keep the budget low when shopping plant-based for a family

-how to batch cook to make feeding a family easier

-Paula gives us a walkthrough of what to keep in your kitchen for whole-food plant-based success! 

-And some other great goodies tooo!!!

Now go make yourself a smoothie bowl and get ready to listen! Don’t know how to make an epic one? Check out my free guide!

Show Notes:

We covered a lot in this one!





Forks Over Knives – Documentary on Plant-Based Foods for Health

The Pleasure Trap– Youtube Describing What Processed Foods Does to Your Taste Buds

Pleasure Trap Mental For Lentils – Paula Explaining How Your Tastebuds Adjust

The Game Changers – Documentary on Plant-Based Eating for Athletic Performance

NutritionFacts  – Great Resource for Evidence on Plant-Based Foods

How Not to Die – Dr. Gregor’s Book

How Not to Diet – Dr. Gregor’s Book


If you consider yourself plant-based or vegan and would love to share your story on the podcast please send me an email at hello@newnormco.com .



I am not a doctor or dietitian. The information on here is based on what worked for me. There is a lot of research out there on plant-based diets and the positive impact this diet has on health which really made me comfortable with my plant- based lifestyle choice! If you want to dive more into the science/evidence side of things check out our resources section.  Any statements made on these platforms are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease or illness. Please consult with your medical practitioner before making any changes to your current diet and lifestyle.

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