This is the question I get the most as a health coach.
Going full vegan is not for everyone. It’s a strict lifestyle that a lot of people cannot even imagine committing to for the long-term. Eating a plant-based diet where you are simply choosing more plants and less meat is a more sustainable, more accessible way to better health.
There is a reason you are here. There is a reason why you landed on this page. Maybe you are sick of feeling fatigued, bloated, or just meh.
Trust me — I’ve been there. I can personally attest and my clients agree that eating a plant-based diet changes the body in so many positive ways. It has been the single greatest thing I’ve ever done for my health.
Read on to learn why going plant-based is so transformational.
Going plant-based or vegan may be the right choice for you if you experience any of the following…
- Upset Stomach
- Distressed Skin
- Low energy
- Family history of heart disease and cancer
What’s the problem with our current diet?
Meat and cheese are not terrible in small quantities but the Standard American Diet (SAD) unfortunately includes mass quantities of each. Numerous studies have shown that our current farming practices are tarnishing our meat and dairy supply and consequently, we are ingesting more hormones and chemicals than we ever consented to.
These have long-term detrimental effects that cause serious health issues down the road.
In addition, the vast majority of people experience daily effects from meat and dairy. Too much meat can cause us to feel drained, dizzy, fatigued and unmotivated. Dairy, even in small doses, can cause stomach pain, headaches, skin irritations and acne.
“You can’t exercise your way out of a bad diet.”
- Dr. Mark Hyman
the bottom line
When your body can’t digest something easily, it’s puts a lot of strain on your organs. Imagine your body is a premium sports car. If you are filling that car with diesel fuel, you are making that car work so much harder to convert that fuel.
Similarly, if you’re eating things that disagree with your body (and if you eat meat and dairy, you likely are), your digestive system is working in overdrive every single day. That means your immune system can’t be working as hard to fight off germs and infections which is why you may be sick every couple of months.
Long-term, this constant strain can mean liver problems, kidney failure, heart disease, diabetes, or cancer. It has been proven that diet is a larger predictor of cancer and heart disease than even genetics!
By going vegan, you can eliminate many of these side effects and reduce your risks for more serious imbalance down the road. In the short-term, (as soon as 3 weeks in), my clients have experienced more energy, better skin, stomach happiness, and better sleep.
Long-term, you are making an investment in your health and longevity. On average, a vegan diet leads to fewer common colds, influenza and a decreased risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
We don’t have a lot of control over how things in our life play out, especially when it comes to genetics. Instead, we can focus on what we can control and that starts with what we eat.
Ready to take the next step?
If you feel like this is something that you can do to change your life, I’m happy to talk and help you discover what may be the right next step.
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