Welcome in Q4! October has arrived, it is officially World Vegetarian Day & Vegetarian Awareness Month. If you been considering making some serious changes to your diet or are a flexitarian and want to go a little deeper with your lifestyle change by uprooting or cleaning up your diet; going from semi-vegetarian to a complete vegetarian, then this is the perfect month to do so. Take the challenge, live the vegetarian way for 31 days; you will not only do good for your body, but you will also do wonders for the eco-system too; and it won’t be spooky either. Next Month is World Vegan Month where one can go even more deeper in the process of cleaning up their diet, stay tuned for that.
Did you know that the diet you choose to participate in shapes your life? Well, it does, diets can be quite impactful when it comes to longevity as well as living a fulfilling life, one free of pain and filled with continuous movement or flexibility. Vegetarianism is a great place to start for anyone seeking a modification to their current diet that will set them up for improving their health rather quickly.
What is vegetarianism?
Vegetarianism is the ability to abstain from consuming meat. It also includes abstaining from eating all by-products from animals for most people.
The Flexitarian Way
Last month, we discussed the flexitarian diet, and its benefits. This diet consists of eating in a flexible manner; semi-vegetarian. We also developed two recipes guides to help the flexitarian on their health and wellness journey: The 5-Day Clean-up Your Diet Guide (35 Recipe Ideas) and the Fall Flexitarian Recipe Guide which goes deeper into the topic with over 50 pages of knowledge or gems to begin a flexitarian and move forward towards a more vegetarian lifestyle consisting of no meat at all if this suits you.
The vegetarian diet is one of the most popular diets that have ever existed and continues to exist today. People embark on it due to religion, animal welfare, environmental concerns, health and wellbeing, affordability, etc. Some people partake in this way of living because they have to, while others do so because they want to. A vegetarian diet is known to be lower in animal protein, unhealthy fats, like saturated and trans fats, and cholesterol and is noticeably higher in fiber, vitamins, and minerals that are beneficial to the body. When consuming foods high in fiber, like most aspects of the vegetarian diet, total and bad cholesterol (LDL) tends to decrease, while the good cholesterol (HDL) increases. High blood pressure and sugar tend to decline as well. Vegetarian eating helps to remove toxins from the body due to the intake of more nutrient-dense foods that help sustain it. Diseases have a hard time thriving in a clean environment, so they don't form, or if they do, they dissolve quickly and are expelled via waste from the body. Drinking 8 oz of water a minimum of eight times daily; keeps the circulatory system churning at an optimal level.
Things to do this Vegetarian Day/Month
Vegetarians around the world are having all types of things to do from hosting potlucks to trying a meal at a local vegetarian restaurant to
Checkout our previous article on this topic for more ideas here.
No matter which vegetarian diet you choose, start somewhere. The hardest part of any lifestyle change is starting but it is not impossible for you to do. Have faith in yourself and take the first step in the direction you know you need to go. If you want assistance, ask for it. We will guide you in moving forward in a transformation method that can potentially change your life for the better forever. Ready to take charger of your overall health and wellness Contact us here.
In conclusion, there is no one way to eat for anyone, however, studies do show that people that consume more plant-based meals tend have less diseases and lower severity from diseases if they obtain them. It also shows longevity and a more fulfilling life. The thing is when one decided to change their eating habits, they must stick to a plan at first because if they don’t, they will have a harder time maintaining when times get tough. Living a certain way for years and trying to change overnight is darn near impossible unless an uncanny awakening happens, which it can but not likely. A plan must be in place to stick with a healthy lifestyle.
Need help transitioning?
Schedule a clarity call. We can help you or your family transition from whatever diet you are consuming to a vegetarian one or pick up one of our recipe e-guidebooks to start your journey and set-up an appointment with us so we can guide you through a lifestyle change journey; not a one and done excursion.