So you want more energy, mental clarity, and easy digestion? You want to feel amazing and perform at your highest mental, emotional and physical level daily? Then eating a plant-based diet with more whole plant foods from the Earth is the way to go.
Nature has provided us with everything we will ever need to nourish our bodies to the fullest.
Optimal nutrition is really quite easy. It’s doesn’t need to be complex to be effective.
So, what are the first steps?
Reduce and eliminate processed, toxic, and inflammatory foods, including things like GMO’s, dairy, gluten, and processed sugar.
Eat a rainbow of organic plants. Variety is important to get a vast array of nutrients. Organic is critical. Consuming herbicides and pesticides wreak havoc on your digestion and cells over time.
Eat dark leafy greens, spirulina, chlorella, and seaweeds for incredible nutrient profile and minerals.
When in doubt, eat for nutrient density. The more nutrient-dense each bite is the better. This means not eating junk food that is high in calories, but low in nutrients.
I’ve been on a 100% plant-based diet for 10 years. It’s become a lifestyle, and I’ve helped hundreds of people transition to a plant-based lifestyle.
The two most challenging aspects for most people is…
Learning how to make yummy plant-based meals and finding veg-friendly restaurants in their community.
Maintaining consistency as they transition away from processed foods. It’s easy to fall back into old patterns until your taste buds shift and gut rebalances.
I highly recommend the FORKS OVER KNIVES app and FullyRaw app for delicious and easy plant-based recipes. I also have an awesome ebook where I talk more in-depth about my plant-based diet!
Know that, during your transition away from processed foods, you will go through a detox period where your body needs to clean house.
You may have withdrawal systems from cutting out sugar and dairy. This is normal and to be expected.
It will take a few weeks for your gut to get on board with the shift. Take probiotics to aid the rebalancing of your gut microbiome. Stick with it. Don’t give up. Be patient with your body as it works to fix you up.
P.S – This pic is a collage of what I ate for lunch and dinner. Picnik Austin offers an amazing menu of plant-based dishes.
What do you eat to feel your best every day? Tell me all about it in the comments!
Love & Light!