To Eat Plant-Based or Not? (eating plant-based series final verdict)

After weeks of interviewing experts from various fields, it’s time to wrap up my month-long series about the plant-based diet. Ready to hear my verdict?

In this episode of the Live Your Personal Best podcast, I talk about my decision if I’ll continue to pursue my plans of fully committing to a plant-based diet and the factors that I take into consideration in my decision.

Listen to this podcast, and look for ways that could help our environment for us the future generations.

Episode Timeline

[1:24] Emily shared her realization about her plant-based journey after interviewing experts from various fields.

[2:32] Emily tells the first change in her lifestyle.

[5:36] Emily talks about the second change in her lifestyle.

[6:51] Emily describes the third change in her lifestyle.

[10:08] Emily leaves a challenge to her listeners.

Key Takeaways

  • Going plant-based is not always about preferences and choices.
  • Small switches in your diet could lead to big impactful changes in your well-being.
  • Trying new vegan restaurants could help you make the small switches, especially when you’re afraid to commit long-term.
  • Being aware of your food waste could help you show your love for the environment.
  • Think about how you can eliminate food waste as best as you can.
  • Look for other ways to consume food that could help the environment.


Just because you can’t do the number one thing that will impact [the environment], you can still do number two, number three, or a combination of things. – Emily [7:39]

It seems like you can only do much on a personal level, but there’s can still be [done to help the environment] even if you don’t want dramatic changes to your diet.. – Emily [9:59]

About the Host, Emily Coffman
About the Host, Emily Coffman

Emily Coffman is the fastest-growing advocate for athlete wellness in life after sport. She is a former NCAA Division I Athlete at the University of Oklahoma in rowing.

Now, she is the creator of the top 1% health and fitness podcast, Live Your Personal Best which has over a quarter of a million downloads and best-selling author of Elite to Everyday Athlete.

Her research and focus on the health of athletes after they leave the field, has led her to become one of the leading experts for athletes to learn how to live a healthy life, enjoy working out, and find their new love of sport.