Have you been wondering how you could start changing your daily habits with regard to food, exercise and general well being? If you have started thinking about different diets, look no further. There are a lot of fad diets out there that promise to help you lose some amount of fat or weight in a specific period of time if you stick to the rules, but in order to really overhaul your life, a complete change in eating habits is one of the best ways to see long term results sustainably.
So What Exactly Is A Plant Based Diet?
It’s exactly what it says on the tin. You eat nothing but plants or plant based foods. While to some people this would be considered being essentially vegan, it isn’t necessarily restrictive in terms of animal products. The goal may be to eventually eliminate all animal products and be vegan in its entirety, however many people who eat a plant based diet still eat things like some proteins from animals including milk, eggs and certain meats in smaller amounts (ie: maybe a certain number of times per week).
Is It Just Vegetables?
No! A plant based diet is actually quite diverse and enjoyable. Planning out a thirty day trial of a plant based diet can help introduce you to the delicious variety that comes with eating this way. Some of the foods you can expect to encounter include quinoa, kale, legumes, beans, lentils, vegetables, fruits, berries, flax and chia seeds, and other seeds as well. Trying it out for 30 days with or without dairy and eggs can be a great way to know whether the change in diet is right for you.
Taking It Further
If you’re considering a plant based diet, consider the benefits and why you’re seeking it out. Not only is it great to increase your intake of healthy, vitamin rich food, it can help fight certain diseases such as cancers and high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke but it’s also great for the environment as well as being compassionate towards the plight of animals, particularly factory farmed. Ultimately if it’s for weight loss, switching to a plant based diet can really help you cut calories, but make sure to cut out things like white/processed breads, fours and sugars and other empty calories where possible to maximise the effect.
So there you have a couple of reasons why trying a plant based diet for 30 days is a great idea. Whether it’s for health benefits, to lose weight or because you are trying to reinvent yourself, there’s no bad reason for a plant based diet. Give it a whirl and see how it can benefit you today!