People ask me all the time: how do I stay so disciplined on my vegan diet? The thing that helps me stay on track the most is smart goals.  In this article, I will teach you everything you need to know about smart goals.

Queen Afua discusses plate percentages in her book, Heal Thyself for Health and Longevity. I took this knowledge and meshed it with some of my old classroom research…

This method has been very effective for me on my journey.

Smart goals are goals that are:

S- Specific  (You can’t change it all at once!)

M- Measurable  (You have to be able to track your progress.)

A- Attainable  (You have to have a plan.)

R- Results Driven  (You have to have some outcome.)

T- Time  (It is important to give yourself a period. This will help you continue to grow and change.)
An example of a goal: I am going to become a raw foodist. An example of a SMART Goal:  I am going to eat a raw fruit or veggie with every meal, and eat only raw snacks in order to increase my raw intake to 45% from now through September.

This method has helped me improve some many different aspects of my life, and I hope it helps you improve diet. This method doesn’t require you make the right choice 100% of the time, but it will help you make real progress. Whether you want to reduce sugar, meat, or gluten ultimately, it will help you make real improvements to your diet.


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Are you Vegan Curious? If so, please check out my new book Vegan Curious: Answers, Recipes, and Activities to help you Jumpstart Your Vegan Lifestyle. It goes into the art & science of vegansim.  Read my personal story and learn my tips, tricks and some of my favorite recipes. Additionally, please use the contact page to reach out to me about private consultations.