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Convincing Your Family to Follow a Plant-Based Diet


By making the decision to start following a plant-based lifestyle, you’re taking total control of your health and well-being. A diet that’s rich in plant-sourced foods can increase your energy, boost your immune system, reduce your risk for developing chronic conditions and much more. Ultimately, shaping up your eating habits promotes longevity, allowing you to live the fulfilling life God intended for you all along.

While a lifestyle adjustment like switching to a plant-based diet can be incredibly beneficial, it can be difficult if you’re surrounded by individuals who still follow the Standard American Diet. Encouraging your family to change their ways and honor these new-and-improved eating habits can not only help you stick to your goals, but it’ll also enhance their health. Here are a few ways you can convince the ones you love to take total control of their wellness and follow a plant-based lifestyle like the Hallelujah Diet:

Lead by Example
Start by sharing the wealth of knowledge you’ve acquired about how harmful the SAD is. We have written many articles in the past about how unhealthy eating can lead to diabetes, heart disease, obesity and more. Plus, we provide an abundance of books that can attest to how hazardous a diet loaded with refined sugars and saturated fats can be. Your family members might be shocked and uncertain about these facts, but it’s important that they understand what they’re doing to their bodies when they fill themselves with bad choices like fast food burgers and French fries.

Show them our Get Started Guide. It’s a meal plan that teaches Hallelujah Diet beginners how easy it is to replace some of those unhealthy foods with nutritious options.

Teach your family members everything you know about the Standard American Diet.Teach your family everything you know about the Standard American Diet.

Introduce Them to Your Favorite Supplements
While plant-based living starts with making adjustments to your eating habits, we highly recommend Hallelujah Diet followers incorporate beneficial supplements into their lifestyle, too. Talk to your family about some of your favorite vitamins and how these supplements complement the diet so well.

Then, show them our Get Started Kit. Along with two of our best-selling supplements, BarleyMax and Fiber Cleanse, this package contains the Get Started Guide, a meal plan recipe book and a DVD set created by our own Paul and Ann Malkmus, who provide tips and tricks for incorporating plant-based eating into a busy schedule.

Provide Delicious Meals
When you first introduce the idea of eating only plant-based products, your family might be turned off by the thought. This is especially difficult for those who have based the majority of their meals around meat and dairy products for most of their lives. Instead of simply talking about how delicious and beneficial plant-based eating it, prepare some of your favorite dishes for them to see how they react. It’s surprising how many people underestimate the rich, bold flavors of fresh fruits and vegetables.

After dishing out a few of your favorite plant-based meals, show your family members our database of recipes. The variety of breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, dessert and beverage recipes prove just how versatile – not bland and unsatisfying – the Hallelujah Diet can be.

The road to convincing your family to follow the Hallelujah Diet won’t necessarily be smooth and steady. Continue introducing them to new delicious plant-based recipes and encourage them to subscribe to our daily blogs. We provide an abundance of tips and tricks for healthy eating, plus plenty of vital information about how harmful the Standard American Diet and other unhealthy eating habits can be.


  1. Jennifer January 10, 2018

    This is great advice on helping family change their diet. I definitely think setting the good example in front of them and making the delicious plant based meals for them are very helpful.

  2. Connie Gesser January 12, 2018

    Who can resist food when it looks pretty and tastes delicious. Last night I went to a social gathering. I took humus surrounded by colorful vegetables of all kinds on a circular tray. I had light green celery, orange carrots, white mushrooms, red and orange bell peppers, dark green broccoli and red cherry tomatoes. Everyone enjoyed the vegetables dipped in hummus.

    One of the secretes to success on the Hallelujah diet is to have a variety of healthy food at home and with you when you are away from home.

  3. Martha Durango December 11, 2019

    Thanks for this important advice. I am trying to convince my husband to switch to this kind of diet, and it is true. Had been very difficult but step by step he started to enjoy the great taste of green juices and salads.

  4. I like the statement lead by example. No matter how much we want our friends and family members to make healthy positive changes in their lives, we cannot change them. The only person we can control is ourselves. So start with yourself so you can be the best that you can be and others will often follow.

  5. Annette Whitworth December 18, 2019

    This was a good blog. I like where the statement said lead bye example. That is so true, not only for our family but our friends we lead and teach them about the lifestyle change. I think everyone wants to eat better and they have such good choices now. I love it when my grand kids see me trying to eat healthier and then they listen and do it. Thanks

  6. When family members and friends taste the delicious foods that you make and feel the health benefits, it will be easy to get them on board with the Hallelujah Diet and lifestyle.
    I enjoy seeing the recipes pictured on

    • Melody Hord September 7, 2021

      I have found that most people are going to eat what they want. As delicious as plant foods can be prepared, they do no taste like animal products. A person must have a willingness to adapt to new tastes to succeed on the Hallelujah Diet, if they have been using animal products as a foundation in most of their meals.

  7. Thanks for the advice, it is always harder to follow and do something by yourself than it is to have help and a support system around you. Lead by example to your family.

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