I would like to talk about a popular diet today and explain a few variations of this diet.
Vegan, vegetarians, flexitarians, pescatarians have all decided to claim the plant based verbiage so who has the rights to it? Within these diets you have people preaching high fat, low fat, no low carb, high carb no gluten. Crazy right?!?
How it started to come to mainstream was a quote from Micheal Pollan saying basically “eat food not to much and mostly vegetables”. Not a whole lot of fault in this statement it hits portion control and eating nutrient dense food right? Sometimes easier said then done.
It can be over whelming try to figure out what is healthiest and where to start!
Well actually its easy and we would love to guide you through it because we believe in plants at Whole Health Everyday.
My favorite strategy is:
Week 1 the only change you make is adding more VARIETY of vegetable to your plate. Get the full range of vitamins and minerals your body needs.
Week 2- MEATLESS MONDAY you can do it, its only 1 day! And continue to eat same amount of meat but a variety of vegetables.
Week 3- Meatless Mondays but now were removing 4 ounces of meat at dinner (every day) and replacing with ½ cups of cooked leafy green vegetables. A great source of fiber and helps you avoid the hungry feeling!
Week 4- 1 Meatless Monday and 1 day totally vegan (this is to see if you can tolerate incorporating vegan into your diet).
In one month you cut out almost 5 pounds (it may vary) of meat. All by cutting out 4oz of meat for 12 days and 4 days with no meat at all! It doesn’t look so bad this way. After a month we work with you to give your newfound way of eating and creating a custom diet totally for you based on your likes, dislikes, and your health goals. You don’t have to do it on your own do it with the WHOLE HEALTH EVERDAY team.
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