During week 3 we went over how to make your meals satiating and satisfying with fiber and healthy plant fats. For the final week of our 4-Weeks to Plant Power Challenge, we’ll be discussing how to continue eating more plant-based as part of your day-to-day life!
One of the reasons for eating a plant-based diet is the health benefits we went over in week 1. Good health is built over time, and depends on what we do MOST of the time. So don’t sweat the small stuff, and focus on the big picture – eating more plant-based sustainably and building those healthy habits that last. How to continue those healthy habits once this challenge is over? We’ve got you covered with these tips for practicing plant power every day.
Once a short-term challenge is completed, the trick is figuring out how to make the skills you learned into habits. What do you think will work best for you to make eating plant-based meals second nature? Here are some guidelines many plant-based eaters use:
Eating at restaurants or getting take-out can be a tasty way to explore different types of plant-based dishes you wouldn’t normally make yourself.
Like any other lifestyle change, having support at home helps smooth the way. Having your family or roommates on board makes it easier for you to stick to your goals.
Way back in week 1, we talked about how plant-based does not mean an all or nothing approach to changing the way you eat. Think about the animal products you eat just because they are there or included in a recipe. If you find them underwhelming, consider just cutting them out completely and finding alternatives. Also be realistic about the foods you love and don’t think you can ever give up – you don’t have to! Plant-based eating is all about finding balance, both on your plate and in your food choices.
on June 3, 2020. Heather is a Certified Diabetes Educator, has been a Registered Dietitian for over 12 years and is Brook's Health Director.