Our focus for March 2019 will be eating more plant-based, whole foods. Lots of fruits, vegetables, nuts, unrefined whole grain foods, seeds, beans, plant-based meat substitutes, etc.
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Do you have to go completely Vegan or completely cut out meat for this challenge? NO! It’s up to you to decide just how meatless you want to go.
Join us! Goals for this month’s self-guided challenge:
1) Commit to eating Meatless Every Monday. No flesh foods. No chicken, beef, pork, seafood etc. You may also want to cut out eggs, but we know that may be a challenge if you are new to plant-based eating. We also suggest cutting out dairy to get the biggest impact.
2) Tuesday thru Sunday – Eat at least one completely Plant Based, healthy meal each day – Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner.
3) Share photos of your meals and snacks on social media with the challenge hashtag #BWLWMar
We will post a Daily Check-in post every evening on our Facebook page and Instagram account. Leave a comment on these posts and tell us about how you are going Meatless in March. Scroll down for a collection of great resources to help you get your started.
Curious about Vegetarianism or Veganism? Go ALL Out and make all of your meals completely plant-based. Give it a try for one week… or the whole month. The choice is up to you.
How is going meatless beneficial for weight loss and health?
Plant foods are great for weight loss, especially low calorie, high fiber foods, like greens, beans and celery. These foods are full of fiber, nutrients, anti-oxidants, healthy carbs and more. Fiber rich food can be very filling, thus keeping you satisfied for hours. Fruit can be a great substitue for candy and cookies. On a low carb plan or worried about sugar intake due to blood sugar issues? Focus on low glycemic index fruits and veggies.
Want to join us? Are you in? Leave us a comment below and let us know. The fun starts on Monday, March 4th!
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Note: If you have any food allergies, digestion issues related to produce or medical issues* that don’t allow you to eat in this way, this isn’t the challenge for you. For example: If you are on medication that limits your intake of vegetables due to vitamin K or have a digestive disorder, this may not be the challnege for you. If you are a diabetic or have blood pressure issues, discuss the pros and cons of a plant-based diet with your doctor or a nutritionist before trying this challenge. (Medicial Disclaimer Below)
Create wholesome, healthy plant based meals.Here are some suggestions:
Foods to avoid or cut back on: Fried foods, food smothered with butter, fast food, high sodium foods, meat (of course), artificial sweeteners, alcohol and processed/refined sugar. Stay away from Vegetarian and Vegan junk food as much as you can. i.e. If you have a vegan cookie, it’s still a cookie.
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There are tons of plant food focused recipe sites online and recipe books to choose from.
Meal Plans to help you get started:
*Medical Disclaimer: If there is any reason why you should not change your diet and how you normally eat due to an ailment, pregnancy, blood sugar issues, chronic illness, allergies or other medical issue, Do Not participate in this challenge. If you have trouble digesting raw or cooked fruits and veggies, this is not the challenge for you. When in doubt, speak with your doctor before joining any weight loss challenge or before starting ANY eating plan/diet.
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