Are you wondering whether the plant based diet works and whether is is something that you would like to try for yourself?
Are you obese, overweight and have all the associated problems that come with being out of control of your own diet? If so, check out our plant based diet reviews and testimonies from a food addict who changed his life through this amazing and healthful lifestyle.
What Is A Plant Based Diet?
The plant based diet consists of groups of foods derived only from plant sources. It eliminates all animal products including meat, fish, eggs and dairy. Honey is usually avoided also, but some do eat it depending on their beliefs on this subject.
Examples of plant based foods include:-
- Leafy greens
Eating these foods are all fantastic ways to eat a nutritious plant based diet. You can live on plant foods once you understand the basics of food combining and how to put your meals together to keep you satiated and full.
Once you begin to eat lots of whole plant foods you will feel FULLER. Plant based foods in their whole form are high in fibre and are made perfect by Nature as they are. There is no doubt that the plant based diet is one of the healthiest and the longest living nations of people eat a plant rich diet.
Can I Lose Weight On A Plant Based Diet?
The short answer to this question is YES! You can more than lose weight with this amazing lifestyle, you can become the BEST version of yourself than you had ever thought possible when you start to put healthy foods into your body. Healthy foods like plants will not only help detoxify your body, but your mind also. You will feel stronger and more able to hit your weight and health goals, especially if you watch what you eat and only eat healthy snacks between meals.
By eating a whole foods plant based diet in particular (especially with minimal fats) you can lose weight safely and effectively. Moreover, you can also learn to love your food so much that you will never want to go back to eating the foods that were destroying your health in the first place and this is a REVELATION.
The review you are about to read is from self confessed food addict who now goes by the name Marcus-Plant Man. This person not only turned his life around by eating just plants, but is also healthier and happier than ever and he puts it all down to his new lifestyle.
Plant Based Diet Meal Examples
Eating the plant based diet does not have to be hard. It can be a simple as you make it when you don’t confuse yourself by trying to make elaborate or complicated dishes.
You can fill yourself up with these highly nutritious and very simple to prepare meal examples that are so tasty you need never get bored.
- Fruit smoothies, greens smoothies.
- Ice-cream bowls.
- Buddha bowls consisting of any pulses (kidney beans, chickpeas, black beans etc), sweetcorn, brown rice, pastas, tofu, steamed vegetables, roasted vegetables, homemade burgers and a delicious sauce.
- Wholegrain pasta with veggies.
- Easy veggie-coconut curry.
- Stir fry veggies with brown rice and tofu.
- Oatcakes with peanut butter, hummus or avocado.
- Whole foods plant based desserts can be eaten as a breakfast or snack.
- Slow cooker/pressure cooker soups and stews.
Check out this Aldi Grocery List for a full guide of the most inexpensive plant based foods available from a popular supermarket (you will also find recipe examples specifically for this store on this article).
Plant Based Diet Review & Testimony From A Food Addict
My name is Marcus Plant Man and I am a FOOD ADDICT! At age 37 I topped the scale at 444 pounds. I was over 400 pounds for 10 consecutive years, and I was over 215 pounds for over 15 consecutive years. In fact, as a grand total I have been over 350 pounds for over 20 years of my life. In other words, I have a lot of experience being obese, depressed, sick, tired and hopeless.
I used to think I was crazy. I used to think I was a loser. I used to think I was a failure. I used to think I was WEAK MINDED.
I did not think I could ever get to a normal weight again. Now, by the Grace of God, Mother Nature, The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars I was wrong. I currently weigh 232 pounds. I have lost 212 pounds from the highest weight of my life that was 444 pounds! In retrospect I was a FOOD ADDICT!
In hindsight, I was addicted to SALT. I was addicted to FAT. I was addicted to the CHEMICALS hidden in PROCESSESD FOODS. I was a hopeless, out of control, full blow FOOD ADDICT and I simply could not stop eating the foods that would eventually kill me.
I am so grateful that I eventually discovered the Whole Foods Plant Based Diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, greens, wholegrains, beans, peas, barley, corn, lentils, split peas and no salt spices. The biggest key to my success has been cutting out all added fats, all added salts, and all processed chemicals.
Now I spend my days eating giant 64oz RAW fruit smoothies made in my Vitamix blender. I drink 64oz RAW fruit and greens smoothies. I also eat wonderful delicious cooked dishes consisting of lots of tomatoes, vegetables, no salt spices and no salt combinations.
I have beaten the odds and pulled off a plant based miracle and have saved my life.
I would like to leave you with two of my favourite quotes written by Hippocrates:
“Before healing a Man, ask him if he is willing to give up that which makes him sick” – HIPPOCRATES
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” – HIPPOCRATES
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