If you haven’t heard about the plant based diet which claims, with good reason, to be the best eating plan for a long healthy life then, well – where have you been?
And, don’t you dare call it “vegan”!
Plant based nutrition is about so much more than not eating meat or dairy. It centers on eating whole foods in their natural state with no added oils, salt or fat. Because who are we kidding? There are plenty of vegan junk foods out there. I’ve taken an interest in this lately due to Rip Esselsyn’s recently published book, Engine 2 Seven Day Rescue. All I can say is try it for yourself. Hearing about someone else’s success may be motivating but experiencing it for yourself is life changing.
Here are 5 Plant Based Diet Bloggers to follow if you’re serious (or think you might be) about this lifestyle.
“Physician and New York Times bestselling author who scours the world’s nutrition research to bring you free daily videos and articles. All proceeds from his books, DVDs, and speaking go to charity.” Source: Website
Dr. Michael Greger is also the author of the best selling book How Not to Die.
What I love about this blog is that his videos are easily digestible (no pun intended). Videos are rarely over 5 minutes in length. His organization takes massive amounts of research data and interprets the findings in a manner that a non-medical professional can understand. I attended a Facebook Live session with him earlier this year and loved his infectious personality. More importantly, this man is passionate about what he does. I wish he was my personal doctor.
Rip Esselstyn is the man behind the Engine 2 Seven Day Rescue. It’s a seven day dive into the deep end of the pool of plant based living. Results can be astounding during these seven days and we are not just talking about weight loss. Be sure to also check out his Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Challenge Facebook group which has over 11,0000 members.
“As president of the Physicians Committee, Dr. Barnard leads programs advocating for preventive medicine, good nutrition, and higher ethical standards in research. He hosts four PBS television programs on nutrition and health and is frequently called on by news programs to discuss issues related to nutrition and research.” Source: Website
Dr. Neal Barnard is also active on Facebook and Twitter. Similar to Dr. Greger, his passion for advocating preventative medicine is extremely refreshing and delivered in a way that’s engaging to the listener. Clearly, both doctors live this lifestyle.
Not only does this blog offer a simple 12 step plan to transition to plant based eating they’ve also created a free 2 week course that includes tips and meal planning.
Ensuring that you always have your basic diet staples on hand is key to sticking to any eating plan. This blogger does a fantastic job of laying out the basics. Her list is invaluable. The recipes look delicious!
Are you new to plant based eating? What benefits have you experienced? We’d love to hear about it in the comments section.