A plant based coach is a health coach who helps you transition to a plant-based diet and stick to that plan once you have transitioned. This coach can also provide support and motivation, nutritional advice, and lots of hand-holding. Read on for more!
What is a Plant Based Diet?
A plant based diet is a diet that is based on, and consists mostly of, food derived from plants. This includes vegetables, fruit, legumes, nuts, whole grains, and beans. Plant based does not mean plant exclusive. It simply means a diet that encourages a large consumption of foods that are not derived from animals. The Mediterranean Diet, with its emphasis on whole grains, vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts, and legumes is considered a plant based diet.
Why would someone eat this way?
There are so many reasons!
- The health benefits are vast and impressive. From a health perspective, a plant based diet like the Mediterranean Diet can reduce your risk for all kinds of chronic diseases and conditions, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and cognitive decline. (Read more about the benefits of a Mediterranean Diet.)
- The high fiber and water content of all that produce play a key role in reaching and maintaining weight loss goals. Research backs up that people on a plant-based diet tend to lose more weight (this study shows up to twice as much).
- It’s also great for planet earth. People who eat mostly plants tend to have smaller carbon footprints, according to this research.
How do I transition?
By following a Mediterranean Meal Plan (like ours) or by making simple food swaps (check out this article), you can transition from your current diet to a plant based diet. A health coach can also hand-hold you through this process. A coach can make sure that as you make the switch to a plant-based diet, you well-informed on the best way to do so for your individual body and goals. The coach can look at your current diet and make recommendations for ways that would feel painless to you but offer lots of great benefits. Plant-based coaches also act as accountability partners, cheerleaders, and nutritionists to make sure that you are well-supported in your journey to a healthier new you!
Having a plant-based coach ready to answer your questions, alleviate your concerns, and hold you accountable can make the transition into a plant-based lifestyle an easy and rewarding one. What are you waiting for? Hire a plant-based coach today and see the benefits to a healthier and happier you.
Would you like to try plant-based eating, but not interested in hiring a coach? Check out one of our meal plans! We have Standard Mediterranean Diet and Vegetarian meal plans available here. Each provides you with 3 meals for 21 days and a grocery list, so that your transition to a plant based style of eating can be seamless and effective! 21 days from now, you could be healthier, happier, and well on your way to your best self!
More information on plant-based living
We have lots of great resources for you! Check out our pages on how to transition to a Mediterranean Lifestyle. Then head over to our recipe section and find some delicious new recipes!
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