3 Tips to Help You Eat Plant-Based
Make the change gradual-
Like many other major life changes, you will have more success when making the change from your current way of eating to plant based. If you are a person more set in your ways with eating, then you may need to start with cooking one plant-based meal a week. Others may do better with having one full day a week where they eat fully plant-based. You may even need to start by cutting out meat from these meals first before dairy if you tend to eat a very animal-based diet. This is a process that cannot happen easily overnight. It is best to let your brain and body adjust to a new way of eating. Give your taste buds a chance to accommodate to new foods!
Surround yourself with support-
Again, like any lifestyle change, you will have more success if you surround yourself with a support system of others who also eat plant-based. This could involve online groups where you can share recipes and tips as well as encourage one another. Eating plant-based has gained a lot of traction in recent years and you will find a lot more people who are also eating this way as well as restaurants that are fully plant based or at least have plant-based options. Encouraging your family and friends to join you on your journey can also be very hopeful since you will have someone to cook and eat the same foods with!
Live to Move offers nutritional counseling centered around a plant-based whole-food diet, which is also a great way to have someone hold you accountable and support you through the change!
Knowledge is power, and gleaning information about what a plant-based diet is and what it can do for you is limitless. Watching documentaries and reading books and current research regarding the physiologic benefits of whole food plant-based eating can be a helpful tool. Learning about the ways in which eating plant-based can benefits the environment can be another strong motivating factor towards eating a more plant-based diet. You can start your knowledge journey by reading our website and scheduling an appointment with our certified nutritionist on eating whole food plant-based!
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