Whole food plant based nutrition is nutrient dense, low in fat, high in vitamins & minerals, high in antioxidants, high fiber, and supports overall health. In addition, whole plant foods do not contain cholesterol or high levels of saturated fats which are linked to disease and obesity. A plant based diet is a powerful part of lifestyle medicine. Current research conducted by T. Colin Campbell, Dr. John McDougall, and Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., supports that consuming a diet rich in whole plant foods has been shown to lower your risk of disease and is endorsed by the American Dietetic Association. Learn more about the American Dietetic Association’s stand on Vegan diets here.
Research also indicates that exercise alone is fairly ineffective for weight loss. Adopting a whole food plant based diet will help you lose weight safely and naturally, while consuming delicious, healthy foods. You will feel wonderful and the quality of your life will be enhanced because you will no longer be driven by unhealthy food cravings.
When shopping for whole plant foods, try to buy organic when possible to avoid pesticides. The list below names the fruits and vegetables that contain the highest pesticides, therefore buy these foods organic.
Buy organic to avoid pesticides in the following foods: Apples, Celery, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Grapes, Hot Peppers, Nectarines, Peaches, Spinach, Strawberries, Sweet Bell Peppers, Kale/Collard Greens, and Summer Squash.
Total Body Detox Program:
Calm and Connected: 21 Day Plan to Detox the Body and Mind:
Get ready to feel great, have more energy, and detox your body and your mind! My 21 day intensive will get you started on the path to health and wellness. The program will help eliminate stress, food cravings, stabilize blood sugar, and aid in establishing a healthy metabolism. Students will learn lifestyle techniques to establish health promoting habits to calm the mind and connect to their inner power. This program can be taken individually or in a group setting.
- 21 Day Plant Based Diet
- Simple Yoga and Fitness Routines
- Meditation & Stress Reduction
- Cooking & Meal Planning
- Weight Loss
- 21 Days of Ongoing Support & Coaching
- Half Day Workshop & 30 Minute Private Coaching Session
For one day Plant Based Nutrition workshops please check the schedule at our studio, Soma Samadhi Yoga & Dance