Are you ready to lose weight? Harvest time is a great season to make the transition to a whole foods plant based life. All the fresh fruits and vegetables are really beautiful, sweet and juicy! Many of them are locally sourced, picked ripe and at their peak flavor. Here in Michigan we are celebrating with fresh peaches, tomatoes, plums, melons, blueberries, blackberries, apples and of course cherries! Everything is in season; plentiful with low prices and huge varieties.
It’s way easier than you may think to give up animal products like meat, poultry, eggs, fish, milk and cheese. All the nutrition you need is readily available at every local grocery store without visiting the meat department. You can eat all the fruits and vegetables as frequently as you want so you won’t feel hungry. Limit the nuts and seeds due to their high oil content and thereby high calorie count.
To cover your daily needs for protein, vitamins and minerals all you have to do is have a few servings of a combination from these food groups:
Whole grains like oatmeal, brown rice, whole wheat, sweet corn, millet.
A handful of some nuts or seeds like walnuts, almonds, peanuts, pistachios, cashews, milled flaxseed, sunflower seeds, quinoa or chia seeds.
Some fresh fruit including but not limited to apples, bananas, cherries, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, plums, peaches, nectarines, oranges, watermelon, cantaloupe, pears, pineapple, grapes, raisins, apricots, dates, figs, grapefruit.
Some vegetables including lettuce, cabbage, carrots, celery, cucumber, zucchini, asparagus, spinach, kale, brussel sprouts, parsley, peas, green beans, black beans, chickpeas, lima beans, kidney beans, navy beans, soy beans, bean sprouts, onions, garlic, potatoes, sweet potatoes, green peppers, bell peppers, squash, eggplant.
Pick something to eat from each group. Your amazing body will break it down into amino acids (protein building blocks), carbohydrates for energy and Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids to support your nervous system and cell walls. All this will be absorbed along with vitamins and minerals with no cholesterol in any of it. Take a vitamin B 12 supplement and you have fulfilled all of your body’s nutritional needs.
Each of the above food groups contains choices that you already eat. Notice that oil, processed sugar, white flour and white rice are not in any of the lists. They are nutritionally empty calories with no fiber and do not belong in your diet.
Lots of simple recipes along with testimonials and other educational materials are right here on this website. Take advantage of it and get started to lose weight and improve your health!
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I was reluctantly vegan but now I am enthusiastically whole foods, plant based, no oil!