My name is Stefanie and I am a plant based diet advocate after boosting my own health to new heights from this amazing lifestyle. I started this blog to show others how I used exercise, nutrition and the plant based diet to transform my life and health to a level where I feel pretty awesome – better than I ever knew possible in fact.
I believe that this knowledge, plus my own trials and tribulations on the path of becoming a full-time plant eater can be of help to those wishing to begin this planet friendly lifestyle for themselves. And no, I don’t just chomp down on rabbit food all day either; in fact, plant based eating offers such a wide variety and range of foods that you will probably find it more exciting taste wise than any other kind of diet.
My passion for physical fitness and health started over 20 years ago, way back in a time when I was suffering from depression and felt I had nowhere to turn. These things where not spoken of so freely back then, and as there was still a stigma attached to mental illness it meant I suffered in silence for many years. It was about this time that I discovered the power of nutrition, which literally changed everything for me. It had such a profound effect that I decided then and there I was going to study everything I could on the subject in order to help others to feel good about themselves and their bodies too.
As well as reading and studying swathes of information from nutritional articles, studies, and any other relevant information I could source, I have also studied Sports Nutritional therapy, Clinical Weight loss and Nutritional Therapy to further my knowledge, and am also registered with the Health Sciences Academy.
But, most importantly of all, I have lived and breathed health and nutrition for over 20 years, trying and testing what works, what doesn’t, and taking my health to new heights in the process. I am now in a position where I feel I can use my experiences to help others transform their health and live the amazing life they were born to live too.
The Healthful Plant Based Diet
Having practiced as a Sports Nutritional Advisor, I have had great results from working with clients wishing to lose weight or boost their performance with their training and workout sessions. I have also advised clients on how to make the change to a plant based diet easily, safely, and with the knowledge of how to put nutritionally complete plant based meals together.
I have been completely plant based myself for over 2 years, and the difference it has made to my life and health inspired me to create Zestforever as a place for both beginners and veterans alike of the plant based lifestyle. Here you can learn more about the amazing health benefits of plants, and more importantly, learn how to be sure you are doing it correctly and healthily. There is so much ‘junk’ information out there, therefore I always I endeavour to bring you up to date SCIENCE BASED advice that works.
Both plant based eating (and the vegan diet) are becoming hugely popular right now, and are set to explode even more in the coming years as we all become more health and environmentally conscious. This is great news for all of us of course, but receiving the right information to make this change safely is of the upmost importance if you wish to feel its true benefits, and not become sick or lacking in nutrition.
With love, light and zestforever!