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I Went Plant-Based Over 10 Years Ago

Plant-based eating, which is all about eating more vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and nuts (and few animal products), has become popular these past few years - and for good reason.

Why More Plants?

At my best, I was attracted to and fascinated by healthy eating. I was a vegetarian in my college days drinking smoothies and juicing. At my worst, you might find me trying an Atkins diet eating more meat like it's no one's business.

As I reached a certain age, my mission was to live a strong, fit, sexy life until I am 80 and beyond. Although I exercised regularly, my diet had left me feeling sluggish. I became intrigued by the flexitarian, vegan, plant-based way of eating.

Studies had shown, that a predominantly plant-based lifestyle can improve your heart health, slow down cognitive decline, lower your risk for diabetes and support optimal gut health. Some would say it is the best diet for the planet. These benefits motivated me.

I decided to commit to the lifestyle over 10 years ago because so many things about my health felt off.

Getting Started

I was always googling the health benefits of the food I was eating. In the beginning it was about adding more servings of vegetables and fruit. Again, I had been a vegetarian in my younger life. This time I was determined it would be a life changing commitment.