We all want to eat food that tastes good. But, I think most of us would like to eat healthy. Unfortunately, our taste buds are used to eating the wrong food. Animal products, refined and processed foods loaded with salt, sugar and oil do not promote excellent health, even though they taste good.
No one I know of wouldn’t benefit from eating plant-based whole food. For me, what I eat is delicious and there is plenty of variety. You just have to find things you like to eat that are health promoting and keep repeating.
You don’t need to make it complicated. If you eat simply, your meals will be easy to prepare. It’s the only way I know of to actually be certain that your food has the healthiest ingredients.
Eating plant-based whole food is a lifestyle more than a diet. You eat until full and never have skimpy portions leaving the dinner table hungry. What could be better? Actually, for me I have found that the more I ate of certain foods, the more weight I lost and the better I felt.
‘There are significant differences across some generations as to why people choose to live a vegetarian lifestyle. Younger people seem to be motivated by moral and environmental reasons, while those who are middle-aged seem to be motivated by health reasons [1 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3257659/] ‘.
You will be able to go out and buy clothes that fit better. Your confidence will also skyrocket. You will feel as good as you look. I lost about five pounds a month. You might lose even more if you stick with it.
A TV advertised fad diet promising weight loss more than five pounds a month is an absolute ‘sham’ in my opinion. They are strictly in it for the money, not your health. Losing weight slower is healthiest and usually permanent weight loss, unless you slip back into the old unhealthy eating habits.
Cultures who are healthiest living longest eat mainly fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and little to no meat. They don’t have to go to the doctor, rarely get sick and never have to take any medications. We can copy their eating habits and lifestyle as our own guide. Try vegetarian recipes, here.
Source- 1 URL ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3257659/
Website Title Nutrients
Article Title Beliefs and attitudes toward vegetarian lifestyle across generations
Date Accessed March 14, 2019
Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.