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The Plant Based Diet

Although there is not a certain type of diet that you need to follow to do yoga, it is smart to be conscious of the foods you are putting into your body. I have found that in quarantine, I became way more aware of what I was eating and started to look into new diets. The best option I found was called a Plant Based diet. I find that a lot of people who practice yoga are vegetarian, vegan, or plant based. Plant based is not strictly plants and vegies. This is a common misconception. Plant based is actually a bit of a blend. It is mostly plants with very small portions of meat. A lot of people that follow this diet follow “Meatless Mondays” or other days. It is easier for me than being fully vegetarian because when I have tried that in the past I find myself feeling hungry and not satisfied. The benefits of transitioning to a plant based diet are numerous. It is good for your gut and allows your body to better absorb the nutrients of your food, which helps to strengthen your immune system as well as reduce inflammation in the body.There are a lot of blogs and pinterest posts that make following this diet so easy! Again, every body is different and responds different to diets, so do a little research and see what type of diet is best for you! Below I linked a video that I found to be very helpful when transitioning into this diet! Good luck!

https://pin.it/4jvjCkx

4 Comments

  • Kelsey Preisler

    This was really awe-inspiring! Over quartine, I also tried to be healthier! My family and I have started this thing where one day a week we either try a vegan and or vegetarian meal for dinner. I also try to have a salad at least twice a week. we are always looking for plant-based meals to try! I can not wait to share this with my family!

  • Josie Ewers

    Knowing that this type of diet exists makes me really happy. I have tried going vegetarian several times in my life, but I also struggled with not feeling like I was getting enough to eat and I had really low energy levels. As someone who doesn’t enjoy a lot of meat (I only really eat chicken), I think a plant based diet is really cool and definitely a healthier option for our bodies than eating a ton of fatty meats. Thanks for sharing!

  • Holly Schwaller

    I would love to try this diet out. I could never go fully without meat, but I would try consuming less of it throughout the week. I really enjoyed learning about this diet. I might have to give it a try and let you know how it works out!

  • Ben Yang

    I also being more aware of what I eat during quarantine! I think this plant-based diet is a great way to start eating healthier and to easy into being a vegetarian or vegan if that is what you want to achieve!

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