I was reading a great article this morning about describing “what” you are with relation to the type of diet you choose to eat.
I was inspired to share this quote with you from the article. The link is below as well.
[Firefighter Rip Esselstyn, founder of the Engine 2 products (Twitter @Engine2diet) keeps his talk objective using the phrase “plant-strong.” “This term is inclusive and it doesn’t alienate people. Plus it means that you are eating healthfully,” he says. He distinguishes between the diet that he promotes and a stricter version promoted by his father, Cleveland Clinic cardiologist, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, MD. “Plant-strong is for those who can have overt fat such as nuts, seeds, avocados, and tofu, and plant-perfect is for those dealing with heart disease or other conditions who have to be more discreet with fat consumption and so eliminate nuts, seeds, avocados, and tofu,” he explains.]
I really like the concept of “Plant Strong” for those eating a whole food plant based diet that includes healthy uncooked fats and the term “Plant Perfect” for those who have health imbalances that need to avoid certain plant food such as oils and tofu until their health imbalance is resolved. It’s a very clear concept and helps someone like me be able to convey a clear message to my clients to help them achieve their health goals.
Here is the article for you to enjoy in full: http://nutritionstudies.org/vegan-plant-based-diet-or-what-label-works/
To Your Health!!
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