Jun 7, 2023
Eric Lindstrom once ate 68 chicken wings in one sitting. Today, he works full-time in animal advocacy and has written two books on veganism. What changed?
The self-proclaimed carnivore adopted a plant-based diet over a bet with his wife. While he admittedly grumbled the whole time, what was intended to be a 30-day health kick turned into a lifelong passion. Once Eric discovered that he didn’t have to give up his favorite meaty, cheesy foods, he stopped grumbling and embraced the plant-based way of life.
With his relatable personality and relaxed humor, Eric encourages others to adopt a plant-based diet by illustrating its bounty of delicious options and its accessibility.
A father of two young children, Eric also helps parents navigate a family-wide switch to plant-based.
Tune in for some laughs, insight, and practical tips to make the switch.
“The first third of my life, I was eating animals. I was unapologetic about it. It was part of my culture. It was part of my upbringing. It was part of my every day, and Alexandria almost half joking about meat-eating a hippo because I ate a lot of weird and exotic animals and thought nothing of it. And so at, I think, around the age of 43, 42, or 43, I made the switch overnight to 100% plant-based vegan diet and haven't looked back. So yeah, I wouldn't need a hippo tonight. I would love to get a hippo hug, though. Sounds like that's too dangerous, though. You were, but I mean, you're not just you're even your average meat eater because, in one sitting, you ate 68 chicken wings. So you were you're a meat eater and proud of it.” – Eric Lindstrom
What we discuss in this episode:
Eric’s past as an adamant meat-loving omnivore and his “reluctance” to go plant-based.
The bet between him and his wife that triggered his overnight adoption of the plant-based diet—and how he only thought it would be 30 days instead of the rest of his life.
The book that sparked Eric’s curiosity about diet change—Colleen Patrick Goudreau’s The 30-Day Vegan Challenge.
What to eat if you live in a rural area and don’t have access to alternative foods?
Basic kid-friendly family meal ideas.
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