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Top 5 Reasons to Try a Plant-Based "Diet"

There are so many reasons to try a plant-based "diet" (it is really a lifestyle–not a diet). Most plants have lower calories, so you can eat more! Whole grains, fruits, and vegetables are natural sources of fiber, helping your stomach feel full longer. Your gut needs plant nutrients to help build your body's innate immunity and defense systems. When we farm plants instead of animals, we lower our carbon footprint enormously, benefitting not only ourselves but the world. As a holistic health coach, I could go on and on about the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle. But for now, here are my top 5 reasons…

1. Know Your Reason(s)

The number 1 reason to start a plant-based eating plan is YOU! As I've mentioned before, the biggest motivator in your life should be yourself and your wellbeing. Whether you are trying to lower your blood pressure, lose weight, improve athletic performance, lower sugar levels, prevent diabetes, or do better things for the environment. Your reason(s) for going plant-based are the ones that will keep you going when you face challenges.