We want to share a few reasons why we decided to adopt a vegetarian diet and talk about all of the benefits we have seen from doing so.
Our hope is giving some insights and deeper knowledge on the subject if you happen to be contemplating on making the switch!
Vegetarian Weight-Loss Plan
We are both health coaches who help people reach their health goals by providing support and accountability on proper eating and nutrition.
If you are thinking about becoming a vegetarian in hopes of losing weight or becoming healthier, learn more about how we can help you make this transition on our coaching page!
Why We Became Vegetarian
To begin with, if you haven’t heard or read some of the bullet-points from the World Health Organization’s findings on the cancer causing effects of certain types of meat, click here to learn more.
Although Kelli and I both had been eating a vegetarian diet for 2 years prior to that report, it all but clarified our beliefs and decisions on why we made the switch.
By all means the negative effects of eating meat were not the only considerations in our change, but had a significant amount of effect on our decisions.
We Feel Much Better
Ever since we changed our dietary patters 4 years ago I have to say personally I feel more energy, my digestion has thoroughly improved and become more regular and I rarely, if ever, have the feeling of being stuffed or overly full.
Really overall cooking and preparing food has become much more easier and simpler as well as we never have to worry about buying and storing any meat and keeping it fresh, never have to struggle with cross contamination and don’t ever worry about food poisoning from under-cooked meats.
We Still Eat Enough Protein
One of the main deterrents or concerns from some people who are wanting to make the change to become vegetarian is, ‘will I eat enough protein?’
Now from a few years of experience, I can tell you that if you make the decision to be a healthy vegetarian, you can easily eat more than enough protein!
Our favorite sources of vegetarian protein:
- Beans (Black, Pinto, etc)
- Chickpeas (Garbonzo Beans)
There are many more but these are the majority that we focus our diet around when it comes to protein!
Vitamins And Supplements For Vegetarians
As for vitamins and supplements, we use Herbalife products. They help us support our nutritional needs as vegetarians and also provide us with great nutrition!
From the Formula 1 Meal Replacement Shake to the multivitamins and protein snacks, we stay healthy and energized using these products.
Additional Resources For Vegetarians
Other helpful tools we have used for staying healthy and fueling our body with the correct amount of nutrition is using a couple cookbooks and a very informative book that helped us understand the benefits of a vegetarian diet more completely.