December 15, 2018

Note: this post has been updated in Febuary2022.

Start today and make a commitment to get healthy

One of the first things that you need to do as you are thinking about how to get healthy is to determine and  Find Your Why.  If you do not know or understand why you want to get healthy it may be difficult without exploring your why. If you need some help in making a commitment view the Standard American Diet and ways, it may be making you feel sick.

One of the best ways to start your journey is to consider a plant-based diet. It is not an effortless way to go as What is a plant-based diet, and all plant-based diets are not the same some it is helpful to explore the Types of plant-based diets.

A starting place to get healthy is by following a few steps

  1. Eat healthy and lose weight if necessary
  2. Get regular exercise
  3. Think positive
  4. Have good relationships
  5. Drink water
  6. Get a good night's rest

Start now and make a commitment to get healthy

What a fantastic way to begin the New Year with the premise I want to get healthy!
"Of the many ways to lose weight, one stands out as by far the most healthful. When you build your meals from a generous array of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and beans—that is, healthy vegetarian choices—weight loss is remarkably easy. And along with it come major improvements in cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, and many other aspects of health. The message is simple: Cut out the foods that are high in fat and devoid of fiber and increase the foods that are low in fat and full of fiber. This low-fat, vegan diet approach is safe and easy—once you get the hang of it."
"Getting started can seem a bit daunting. It is often hard to imagine doing anything—be it a diet, new exercise regimen, or any other new, healthy habit—forever. Try this: Follow the diet approach outlined here for just three weeks. That will give you enough time to adjust to new flavors and will also allow you to start significant weight loss and see other positive health changes. Participants in the Physicians Committee’s weight loss study who switched to a vegan diet reported improvements in digestion and regularity and many also said they just felt better overall." - via A Guide to Healthy Weight Loss
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Now is the time to act

Science confirms that a diet rich in whole, plant-based foods can help you live to the fullest. In fact, a growing number of physicians advocate a completely plant-based diet for many of their patients who suffer from diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Three great sources:

Plant-Based Nutrition, 2E (Idiot’s Guides) and

Nutrition Facts: The Truth About Food

The Forks Over Knives Plan

The Forks over Knives plan shows you how to put this lifesaving, delicious diet into practice in your own life. This easy-to-follow, meal-by-meal makeover is the approach Doctors Alona Pulde and Matthew Lederman (featured in the documentary) use every day in their nutritional health practice—a simple plan that focuses on hearty comfort foods and does not involve portion control or worrying about obtaining single nutrients like protein and calcium.

Whether you’re already a convert and just want a dietary reboot, or you’re trying a plant-based diet for the first time The Forks Over Knives Plan makes it easier than ever to transition to this healthiest way of eating…and to maintain it for life. Below are other great resources that will help you get on the right track.

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Have you considered giving a plant-based diet a try? Do you get enough real nutrition from your present diet? What about too much protein? Come on—you have nothing to lose except weight!

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