Losing weight can feel like a rollercoaster of deprivation, false promises, obsession, and disappointment. That's because we often go for the cheap and easy quick-fix, like a fad diet, instead of assessing the unhealthy habits associated with our lifestyle. And hey - we get it; lifestyle changes are tough (at first). The good news is you can boost your longevity and stabilize your weight, for good with a whole food plant-based diet. And these 5 easy recipes will help you get started.
Studies have shown those who embrace a plant based diet require fewer medications and enjoy a reduced risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and more. And lest we forget, plant-based diets are not only healthier for people, but also healthier for our planet — boosting human lifespans and cutting harmful emissions in the process.
But hey, let’s be honest here: sometimes weight loss is the key motivator to a lifestyle change, and that's OK!
There's nothing wrong with wanting to lose weight if it relates to your healthier lifestyle goals! We all want to look and feel our best, and given that obesity contributes directly to an entire host of health concerns (even life-threatening ones), dropping a few pounds — if you’re overweight — is an all-around good decision for your health.
Unfortunately, losing weight can sometimes be a real hassle. The good news is that with the whole-food plant based diet, it doesn’t have to be.
Whole, plant based foods make losing weight a heckuva lot easier than any fad diet. Whole plant-based foods are naturally low in calories and fat, filled with fiber, and nutrient dense- all of which lead to healthy, natural weight loss.
Ready to get started? We've got 5 easy plant-based recipes for visible weight loss. These recipes are fiber packed, low in fat, and incredibly filling (yep, no deprivation here!).
These are not your mother's pancakes. Instead of butter, refined flour, and sugar, these vegan banana pancakes are loaded with potassium, calcium, fiber, and plant protein! These babies will fill you up first thing in the AM, and keep you going until lunch. (No mid-morning crash!)
This vegan broccoli raisin salad is the REAL DEAL, people! Seriously, broccoli lovers and haters alike dive in for seconds -- not to mention it’s always a huge hit with kids! This easy to make side dish is overflowing with flavor, plus it's a great source of protein, fiber, vitamins A and C.
Pesto pasta is an all-time favorite, but it’s typically loaded with refined four, oil, salt, and cheese. This healthy spin on pasta night is refreshing, zesty, and packed with flavor. Best part? This pesto zoodles recipe promotes healthy and steady weight loss.
This unique all season Lemon Lentil Soup is packed with healthy, healing ingredients like garlic, lemon, and turmeric. Enjoy this anti-inflammatory recipe hot with crushed black pepper, or pour it over a baked sweet potato.
This stuffed sweet potato is one of the healthiest meals on the planet. Not only is this nutrient-dense sweet potato packed with leafy greens, but it’s seasoned with turmeric and black pepper which in combination work as a high powered antioxidant. Full of minerals, vitamin C, beta carotene and fiber, this plant-based recipe will help your body to work hard, heal itself, lose weight, and stay strong!
No calorie counting, no gaining back the weight just a few weeks later. Flood your body with nutrients by eating tasty, comforting, and satisfying whole food plant-based meals - and lose weight easily. Use code CHEF to get 10% off your first bundle.