Published on March 19th, 2013 | by Liz Thompson2
Would You? Switch to a Plant Based Diet
How is your spring going so far? Admittedly, it doesn’t seem much like spring yet, but feels like it is just around the corner.
Every year when March hits, I get the urge to get my bod beach-ready. This is not an urge like “Oh I just can’t wait to up my workouts!”, but more of a “Omg, summer is right around the corner and my stomach looks like this!” sense of urgency.
We were on spring break last week, which meant lots of eating out and not exercising. It was a great time but I sure can feel it, a lot of sitting around and one big ol’ headache later. They (they being those who practice a holistic lifestyle) say that whenever you feel pain or less-than-great it is the chance to become aware of what is causing the pain and fix it. Awareness can do powerful things. My awareness told me that the junk food, sugar, and excessive caffeine must go.
I love the phrase in Food, Inc. about voting with your dollars, what you purchase says you want more of that item. Buy healthy organic foods, that is a vote for organic. Buying processed junk food is a vote for more junk. I’m the first to admit, we buy and eat some junk, but try to eat heathfully as much as possible. And I get a wake up call occasionally (usually in the form of a headache) that reminds me to knock off the junk.
My latest read on the subject of healthy eating is The Food Revolution by John Robins. Have you read it?
What is your stance on plant based diet? Do you eat a vegetarian diet now? Sometimes? Would you never consider it? Let us know!
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