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A Step-by-Step Guide for Transitioning to a Healthy Lifestyle and Achieving Your Ideal Weight
Award-winning teacher, author, presenter, plant-based lifestylist and fitness specialist Lani Muelrath has been on her own plant-based journey for more than 40 years and has helped thousands of clients find their naturally healthy weight and live more healthy, plant-filled lives.
Here, she brings that experience to you with the five universal steps to sustainable transition to plant-base living – backed by scientific evidence.
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5 Minute Targeted Body-Shaping Workouts
Fit Quickies: 5 Minute Targeted Body-Shaping Workouts is an effective, research-driven collection of exercises for functional fitness and body shaping that cuts through the confusion of trends and complicated weight loss routines. It minimizes the time investment needed to see results, yet is honest about what is needed to achieve fitness and body-shaping goals.
Fit Quickies. For the person who doesn’t have time yet secretly craves feeling and looking like they do.
The perfect companion to the Fit Quickies book
This video and audio download collection of ten of the popular Fit Quickies 5 minute workouts are your perfect companion to the book. Over three decades of expert experience and research wrapped up in an easy, fun solution – download to computer, tablet, or ipad for convenient use anywhere, any time. Now you can have the videos to go with the book.
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Lani’s Dessert is a guided, progressive deep relaxation experience that puts the frosting on a good bout with exercise.
After moving, breathing, flexing, stretching, and spending time building the connection between body and mind, the body is especially receptive to the suggestion of relaxation.
Top 10 Motivational Tools for Health, Weight Loss, & Fitness Success
Habits, temptation & stress may be hijacking your self-control. But I believe in challenging the status quo and thinking differently.
With Boot Camp Mind™, I’ve created a 10 part course of study for you. These simple tools will move you from self-sabotage to one health, weight loss, & fitness win after another.
Cheers for The Plant Based Journey
“If you’re wanting to eat more plants and fewer animals, congratulations! You now have in your hands a trustworthy guide for how to take the journey, step to step, to a more fabulous you. You’ll feel better, you’ll look better, and you’ll enjoy life more. If you accept Lani Muelrath’s invitation, your body will thank you for the rest of your life. Highly recommended.”
Author – Diet For A New America, and 9 other best-sellers; Co-founder and President of The Food Revolution Network
“Let Lani open your eyes with The Plant-Based Journey. She deserves your attention.”
John and Mary McDougall
Founders of the McDougall Program and Authors of The Starch Solution
“Micro changes, restaurant tips, plantify your pantry….and so much more. We want the vitality, weight control, and energy that plant based nutrition offers but don’t always know how to implement the plan. Lani scores a bullseye in The Plant Based Journey by making the process so clear cut and reachable. This is a must read manual for life.”
Joel Kahn MD
Professor of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Author – The Whole Heart Solution _______________ “Way to go, Lani! You’ve provided a terrific road map for anyone interested in creating a plant-strong® lifestyle. This easy-to-follow guide will have everyone enjoying the health benefits from following a whole-foods/plant-based diet.”
Author – The Engine 2 Diet _______________ “I love this book. A fresh, clear, and imminently doable approach to a food-choice upgrade that you can start right now and be in love with by tomorrow. If you’re even a bit curious about life on the veg side, Lani Muelrath is the perfect guide for your plant-based journey.”
Author – The Good Karma Diet, director, Main Street Vegan Academy _______________ “Lani covers the plant based journey thoroughly, creatively and with the exceptional knowledge gained from her years of teaching. When you finish The Plant Based Journey not only will you be inspired to eat plant based, but you will have the wisdom how to cook the food you enjoy.”
Caldwell B. Esselstyn
Jr., M.D., Author – Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease _______________ “The journey to evolution and compassion starts with what we eat every day. Read this book and step through the gateway to a new dimension, a whole new world of guilt-free eating and joyous living. As they say, peace begins on your plate.”
Editor JaneUnChained.com, best-selling author
“… Take this journey with her. You will be profoundly changed for the better….”
Kathy Freston, New York Times Bestselling Author of Veganist and The Lean
“…Let Lani open your eyes with The Plant-Based Journey….”
John and Mary McDougall, Founders of the McDougall Program and Authors of the Starch Solution
“… Lani has created a great ‘HOW TO’ book for every stage of your plant-based journey…”
Suzy Amis Cameron and James Cameron
“…You’ll feel better, you’ll look better, and you’ll enjoy life more…”
John Robbins, Co-founder of The Food Revolution Network
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“…Lani Muelrath delivers sound, practical, and essential advice for improving our lives…”
Gene Baur, Co-founder and President of Farm Sanctuary
“…Lani scores a bullseye in The Plant Based Journey by making the process so clear cut and reachable…”
Joel Kahn MD, Professor of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine
“…this book is the companion volume to Whole that needed to be written….”
T. Colin Campbell, PhD, and Howard Jacobson, PhD, Co-Authors of Whole – Rethinking the Science of NutritionRead More >>
“…a flawless, comprehensive, easy-to-follow template for the plant-based lifestyle…”
Richard Oppenlander Author – Food Choice and Sustainability and Comfortably Unaware, Director of Inspire Awareness Now
Suzy Amis Cameron, James Cameron
_______________ “Lani makes leaning into your healthy transformation so do-able. She takes you by the hand, and guides you every step of the (wonderful) way with her clear-headed and science-based rationale! Take this journey with her. You will be profoundly changed for the better.”
New York Times Bestselling Author – Veganist and The Lean _______________ “In The Plant-Based Journey, Lani Muelrath delivers sound, practical, and essential advice for improving our lives —and the lives of everyone around us. Please get this book and enjoy the adventure of enlivening and awakening your best self.”
Cofounder and President of Farm Sanctuary, Bestselling Author _______________ “Lani Muelrath’s manifesto on healthy living should be a must-read for anyone wanting to get healthy, reach their ideal weight, and stop dieting forever. In her signature accessible style, Lani offers real-life advice for adopting a plant-based diet with ease—complete with stocking your kitchen, dining out tips and tricks, and cooking delicious food the entire family will love. I frequently meet people who want to ditch the meat and take charge of their health, and The Plant-Based Journey is the book I will tell them to read.”
Co-Founder of VegNews Magazine _______________ “The Plant-Based Journey is a flawless, comprehensive, easy-to-follow template for implementation and maintenance of the plant-based lifestyle. Whether for weight loss, concern for human or planetary health, ethics, or simple curiosity, Lani provides the perfect balance of information, validation, and motivational gems. Lani’s thoughtful and approachable manner of construction with seamlessly woven strategies is impressive to say the least – of particular significance to educators and organizations at all levels. For the immediate benefit of your own health, and that of our planet, this is the book for you.”
Author – Food Choice and Sustainability and Comfortably Unaware, Director of Inspire Awareness Now _______________ “Lani makes research-based information about plant-based living inspiring — not boring! She is a walking testament to health, and I am grateful to have access to her wisdom!”
Susan Levin, MS, RD, CSSD
Director of Nutrition Education, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and Board Certified Sports Dietitian _______________ “The Plant-Based Journey is the most productive trip you can ever make.”
Howard F. Lyman
Author – Mad Cowboy
5 Minute Targeted Body-Shaping Workouts
|Lani Muelrath’s wonderful book is filled with heart and joy. Presenting “food, fitness and frame of mind” as the three pillars of health, she shows you how to be full without being fat, while having an environmentally kind and compassionate kitchen. This is one exercise book that understands that you don’t have to exercise like a maniac once you get the food right. Highly recommended.John Robbins, author The Food Revolution, Diet For A New America, and many other best-sellers|
|Fit Quickies: 5 Minute Targeted Body-Shaping Workouts is everything you ever wanted in a fitness and health program all in one place! You’ll find practical exercise suggestions as well as great, easy tips for changing your diet.Lani Muelrath shows you how to power up your menu in exactly the right way. In our studies at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, we find that these lifestyle changes help our participants lose weight, reverse diabetes, boost heart health, and really change their lives. With Lani’s book you too can easily get on the path to great health.Neal Barnard, M.D.President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine|
|Lani Muelrath’s Fit Quickies has the diet right.With simple, effective exercises, the powerful message to be less sedentary, and steps for positive change, Lani takes you forward on the path to a better body – and a healthier life.John McDougall, MD, Author and Founder of the McDougall Program|
|With honesty, expertise, and inspiration, Lani Muelrath offers the perfect prescription for a healthier, happier you. Fit Quickies is comprehensive, easy, and sure to change your life.Rory Freedman, coauthor of #1 NY Times best seller Skinny Bitch.|
|As a dietitian, a runner, and someone who has followed a vegan diet for nearly two decades, I’m thrilled to finally see a one-stop resource that empowers people to meet their highest health potential though diet and exercise. While never losing sight of everyone’s capability to achieve a healthy lifestyle, Lani captivates the reader with her own personal and insightful story toward this goal. She brings us along for the ride and prepares us to take the wheel for the long haul.Susan Levin, M.S., R.D.Director of Nutrition Education,
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
|Fitness is a critical component to a healthy lifestyle. In Fit Quickies, Lani Muelrath delivers skillful, superb exercise instruction with a fun and effective approach to reshaping your body. She compellingly offers a toolbox to help you succeed at fulfilling your goals for optimal health, fitness, and wellness.Julieanna Hever, MS, RD, CPT, host of What Would Julieanna Do?
and author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition.
|Lani Muelrath’s talent and expertise have come together in the freshest health and fitness book available today. She covers brilliantly the pillars of lifestyle medicine that mean so much to more than 50,000 graduates of our “Complete Health Improvement Program” (CHIP): targeted fitness, sensible eating and a winning attitude. Empowered and consistently practiced, these same lifestyle principles have helped our graduates shed excess weight, disarm diabetes, lower high blood pressure and cholesterol and facilitate heart disease reversal.Looking for living life at its best–with resilience, vitality, and joy? Then dig in, embrace, and flourish! You are on your way to radiant health with Lani’s easy-to-read and rock-solid book!Hans Diehl, DrHSc, MPHFounder of CHIP and Lifestyle Medicine Institute|
|Lani Muelrath is a whirlwind of enthusiasm and encouragement, and in Fit Quickiesshe offers you a special invitation to look better, feel better, and a sure path to the life you deserve.Douglas J. Lisle, Ph.D., Psychologist and co-author of The Pleasure Trap|
|I believe that a properly put together plant-based whole food nutrition plan is the greatest performance advantage an athlete can have. With this book, Lani Muelrath will get you on track – get ready to reap the many benefits!Brendan Brazier, former pro Ironman triathlete, bestselling author of Thrive, and formulator of Vega.|
|Most people have struggled at some time to make a full commitment to achieving and maintaining optimal health. Lani Muelrath’s honesty about her own challenges and successes with weight and fitness make her uniquely qualified to motivate others. Her book offers the best of plant-based nutrition and a fresh approach to exercise, delivered with passion and sincerity. Readers will be convinced that it really is possible to feel great inside and out!Pam Popper, Ph.D., N.D.
The Wellness Forum
|Losing weight — and more importantly true wellness — cannot be achieved and sustained by virtue of fad diets. It requires a comprehensive approach that contemplates the optimum health and harmony of mind, body and spirit. Lani Muelrath’s Fit Quickies beautifully embraces this perspective, deftly providing the reader with expert advice to change not just your waistline, but your life – the plant-based way.Rich Roll, plant-based ultra-althlete and bestselling author of FINDING ULTRA, Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself.|
|Lani Muelrath’s new book is all about positive change: change your mind, change your body, change your life. ‘Fit Quickies: 5-Minute Targeted Body-Shaping Workouts’ is filled with targeted workouts that are effective, fun, and easy to weave into your everyday activities. Acknowledging that the best exercise plan is the one you will actually do, Lani’s tips keep you motivated and excited to follow through and to achieve your goals. I love this book!’-Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, bestselling author and creator of The 30-Day Vegan Challenge|
|As an exercise physiologist I am adamant about posture and identifying mobility and stability limitations before initiating exercise training. Lani builds a brilliant and attractive model from the ground up, addressing importance of correct body position before and maintaining throughout each exercise. Beautifully detailed, comprehensive, an excellent and friendly recipe on your journey to improved health and fitness, Fit Quickies inspires you to get serious about changing your body – and gives you the tools to do it.Steve Henderson, PhD, Department of Biology and Kinesiology California State University, Chico and owner, SportFit Performance Training|