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Health My Lifestyle

about us

Health My Lifestyle is all about the practical application of the whole foods plant-based way of eating. We’re about making the change in a sustainable way so that it is no longer a “diet”, it just becomes what you eat. Research has shown that diets are unsustainable and that lifestyle changes are necessary to see a lasting impact on our health.

We created this meal planning application to bridge the gap from diet to lifestyle by providing the tools that make it as easy and sustainable as possible. With collectively over 9 years of eating plant-based, we’ve acquired the knowledge and resources to have successfully helped thousands transition to a plant-based lifestyle. 

Rachel holding smoothie ingredients

The founder

Hi, I’m Rachel Lessenden, the founder of Health My Lifestyle and the Health My Lifestyle Meal Planner.

After switching to the plant-based lifestyle, I saw immediate changes in weight loss, higher energy levels, better skin and better digestion. After experiencing so many positive benefits there was no doubt—I was in it for the long haul.

I knew to continue feeling my best I needed to make sure I had healthy and delicious food prepared weekly so that I could stop depending on convenience foods.

For me, meal planning was really what helped me make plant-based eating sustainable and make it a lifestyle rather than just another diet.

I now have a better relationship with food and am thankful that I found a sustainable lifestyle. My mission is to help others do the same.

I am here to support your transition into the best, healthiest version of yourself through whole plant foods in the easiest way possible.

I hope you’ll join us on this plant-based journey and see what I mean!

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Getting Started Tutorial

Click the hotspots to see how the meal planner works.

meal planner demo

Use the handle to the left of a recipe to drag and drop it where you like.

Toggle the number of servings up or down to fit your needs.

Set servings to zero (0) to represent leftovers. The ingredients won't be added to your shopping list.

Click "Add Item" to add saved recipes, search recipes, add a note, or add a custom recipe.

Tap the recipe name or photo to view the recipe and start cooking.

Below the meal plan you’ll find buttons like these to take various actions. Click on the hotspots to see what each button does.

action button demo

Another way to add items is from this menu. This is better on desktop when you want to add the same note or custom recipe to multiple days.

After clicking this, find the item(s) you want to remove and click the trashcan icon next to them. When done, return to this menu and select "Stop Removing Items"

Edit the number of days and meals you want to plan for. You can Add/Remove and rename as needed.

Toggle nutrition facts on or off to track calories/macros if desired. Leftovers don't count toward nutrition facts at this time so if your numbers seem low, check to see if any meals have a serving set to zero.

Like to cook with a page in front of you? Print it off! This will print all recipes set to the number of servings you have on your meal plan. Recipes with zero servings will not be printed.

Once you have your meal plan how you want it, it's time to generate a shopping list. Click this, select the days you want to shop for, then select "Generate Shopping List"

Find more tutorials on the Welcome page or see the frequently asked questions and answers in the Help Center.

To reference this tutorial later, you can find it under the Account menu item dropdown labelled “Getting Started Tutorial.”