Oreos are vegan; so are Pop-Tarts, Fritos, Airheads, Kool-Aid, Swedish Fish and Lay’s Potato Chips. Just because a food is vegan, doesn’t make it healthy. Just because you eat a vegan or vegetarian diet doesn’t automatically mean you will be healthy, fit, lean or strong. Vegan doesn’t equal healthy; healthy equals healthy. Hear me out…
Going meatless is growing in popularity. Every day you hear of a new celebrity or celebrity health expert gravitating towards a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle. Making the decision to adopt a meatless way of life is a personal one and based on a variety of convictions. A common misconception is that by getting rid of animal-based products, you will automatically notice a change in weight, more energy and an improved overall sense of well-being. This is where it’s important to understand the distinction between a plant-based whole foods diet and a diet where the sole focus is on getting rid of meat. This is where you need VeganizeMe!
The VeganizeMe Kickstart Plan is designed to show you how to make the transition from meat-eater to healthy vegan. A vegan or a vegetarian diet can be healthy and fabulous when done the right way. And if it’s what you want and what you think your body needs, then I want to use my nutrition expertise to help you do it right.
Here are a few of the benefits of going meatless and eating a whole foods, plant based diet. Here are all the reasons you will love VeganizeMe!
- Lower Body Mass Index
- Stabilized Blood Pressure
- Stabilized Blood Sugar
- Healthy Cholesterol Levels
- Decreased Gall Bladder Disease Risk
- General Decreased Need for Medications
- Decreased Risk for Heart Attack
- Increased Levels of Antioxidants
- Lowered Risk of Cataracts
- Increased Health Related Quality of Life
- Increased Health Related Work Productivity
- Decreased Cancer Risk
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