Knowledge Is Power, Get Ready To Start!
First off, never start any health changing venture, without being under a doctors supervision. But know, most doctors, won't understand how to support a plant based diet, so you may need to seek a doctor who practices plant based nutrition or insist your doctor support your decision to convert to a plant based lifestyle.
Next, read Kaiser Permanente "The Plant-Based Diet. For those of you who don't know, Kaiser Permanente is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health plans, serving more than 10.6 million members, with headquarters in Oakland, California. It comprises: Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and their subsidiaries, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., and The Permanente Medical Groups. At Kaiser Permanente, physicians are responsible for medical decisions.
Also read the Vegetarian Start Kit by clinical researcher and author Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C.. Dr. Barnard is one of America's leading advocates for health, nutrition, and higher standards in research. As the principal investigator of several human clinical research trials, whose results are published in peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals, Dr. Barnard continues to examine key issues in health and nutrition.
21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart
Lastly, read the 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart to learn how to detox, while losing weight to more successfully start a new eating lifestyle. If you do not fully prepare yourself before starting, you have a much higher risk at failing because you won't end up eating enough, then will feel starved, and ultimately abandon the journey.