For you to be curious about incorporating more plants into your diet is awesome! We have devised a simple plan divided into 4 different levels for you to choose from depending on your personal preference on incorporating the number of plant based meals into your current routine. Baby steps are monster steps towards better health and wellness. There is so much information to share with you as to the benefits of eating more fruits, vegetables, legumes, grains, nuts and seeds. We are thrilled to be on this journey with you and will be here for any questions or concerns that you may have.
For starters, please read these tips… they are here to help you. Then think about which level of Transition Program might work for you and go for it. We are stewards of healthy living and are not a substitute for medical advice from a medical doctor.
Tips for you….
We all know that real change is hard! Especially when you feel pretty good, with no life threatening diseases lurking over you or your loved ones so why would you consider changing your diet because this is the way you and everyone else for that matter, have done things for years. Maybe if you could lose a few pounds and get in a little more exercise would be enough.
So we are here to tell you that while, those are admirable goals, you can do so much better.
We are not talking drastic changes here. But… you have only one body and one life to live. Why not put your health and your family’s health first?
We all know these days that eating less red meat is a no brainer. Now there’s more evidence that eating less meat in general is better for you. Here Dr. Michael Greger even compares meat to cigarettes. ( I know, pretty extreme! ) (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/animal-protein-compared-cigarette-smoking/).
Start with a Meatless Monday. See how that goes. Incorporate some of these recipes into your weekly routine. If dinner is too difficult, start with breakfast.
Do this for as long as you feel like it’s routine for you. Then slowly add another meal or snack.
Celebrate each healthy choice!
Here are some reasons to feel good about consuming more plants…
*Most people experience an increase in energy, weight loss, lowered their cholesterol and possibly added many more years to your life”, as best selling author, Kathy Freston describes people’s reaction when switching to a whole food plant based diet, even after a week!
*Watch Dr. Michael Greger who has scoured countless of the latest research from peer reviewed studies to see what foods are the worst and best foods to eat here: https://nutritionfacts.org/2018/02/15/what-are-the-best-and-worst-foods/
*Plant foods have protein and fiber, but without any cholesterol or saturated fat that’s found in animal foods such as meat and dairy. Yes, even that 3.5 ounce of “lean” chicken breast contains 85 milligrams of cholesterol and 23% of its calories come from fat according to Dr. Neal Barnard, adjunct professor of George Washington School of Medicine and founder of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (www.pcrm.org).
*It is a known fact that rainforests are being destroyed every day to make room for more livestock to the tune of 60 billions animals that are being slaughtered each year.
*Livestock gas emissions are affecting climate changes more than planes, trains and automobiles combined according to the United Nations.
*More and more studies are connecting the dots between hormonal cancers like breast and prostate and dairy. With the release of natural hormones that are secreted in milk that’s intended for a new born calf that eventually end up in our glass of milk. The amount is tiny but doesn’t take much to have an effect on humans.
*The whole way of factory farming is despicable on so many levels. How these animals are treated are worse than one can ever imagine. Then to think that this is our food chain ,with all of the hormones and antibiotics that are put into these animals for them to even survive their living conditions. The slaughtering process isn’t any cleaner for those grass fed or cage free.
* You are making a difference with every food choice you make.
*You are being intentional…