Everyone’s goal is to lose weight. My goal for you is to gain health. It’s time to stop juggling all the balls in the air and hoping for the best. Losing weight is a by-product of gaining health. In my experience these two go hand-in-hand just like clouds and sky. You really can be healthy…and as added bonus lose weight. Adapting a plant-based lifestyle is not about a diet or a fad. With this lifestyle choice, you gain health and improvements in all areas from stress management to physical activity. It’s whole body wellness.
In comparing traditional American diet and plant-centered nutrition take a look at the online documentaries such as Forks Over Knives or The China Study. Each documentary shares much data about the benefits and long-range impacts you can anticipate. I really feel people understand on some level what they are eating and what it is doing to them. If you are middle-aged chances are you are already feeling the symptoms of a lifetime of consuming a traditional American diet. Decreased energy, weight gain, gut issues, or aches and pains in areas that hadn’t bothered you a couple years earlier to name a few things.
Making the shift to adapting a plant-centered nutritional plan can be motivated or inspired by one of these worthy reasons:
- A goal to reduce or get off your medications.
- To live longer so you can witness your child graduate high or college, get married, become a parent, and realize their career milestones. You want to experience this as a parent, a grandparent, or as an aunt/uncle.
- To lose weight. Remember it is a valid by-product to gaining health.
- Rediscover your passion and purpose for all you want out of life.
- For vitality. Feeling energetic and less depleted allows you to embrace life in a way that had been a distance memory.
- To feel better from the inside-out, it will show in your face, your actions, and your whole body and mind.
- For more youthful skin. Gaining health brings a more youthful glow to middle-aged women and men. Eating healthy shows in the way your skin looks.
Our culture is results driven. Seeing and experiencing results from eating plant-based – which can happen after a few weeks – is motivating to keep practicing this way of improving your health. Having others notice the changes in you and ask what you’re doing differently becomes an inspiration to others. It’s a day-by-day journey.
As you make strides to gain better health you may realize much centers around what you’re eating and whether or not it is mindful eating. In my blog post, Why Mindful Eating Matters, I share 5 steps to mindful eating that will help you stay on track with your eating. In my own walk towards gaining health I was really burdening myself with guilt about what I was eating plus maintaining a rigid exercise schedule. Once I transformed and became more mindful and aware of my food choices so many things shifted for me. This was the tipping point to gaining improved health and I want that for you. I want you to be your healthiest you, you can be.
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