The Health Benefits of Eating a Plant Based Diet Posted on March 29, 2019 | by Physique 57 Nutritional science is showing some really exciting ways that a plant-based diet can boost your health. Embracing a diet of plant-based foods has a slew of proven health benefits such as weight loss, glowing skin, increased immunity, and chronic disease prevention. Additionally, when you combine a stellar nutritional plan with adequate support via coaching and community, your chances of long-term success increase even more. It’s no secret that the mainstream U.S. diet is pretty problematic. Obesity, mood disorders, and many chronic health issues have all been linked to the standard American diet (SAD). Americans spend about 2.8 trillion dollars per year on chronic disease management, and up to two-thirds of those costs are related to unhealthy food choices. Essentially, the Western pattern diet (WPD) is messed up — and it’s making many people sick. Eating Well For Yourself The thing is, most people have at least some notion of what it means to eat well, but implementing change can be a really challenging process for a number of reasons. What it comes down to is this: What you’re putting on your plate each day can either work for or against your most cherished health goals. That’s why we have partnered with Plantable to help educate our clients on how to incorporate more plant-based foods into their daily lives. Your food choices can stem from a complex set of issues. Affordability, emotional eating, and lack of access to healthy foods can all show up as obstacles at times. Knowing what’s best for you, combined with sound information and adequate support, can make all the difference when it comes to getting exceptional fitness results. And, simply put — your overall health suffers when you don’t eat well. Your Food Coach Has Your Back A coach can help guide you through the process of making major life changes. When you hit a wall or feel stuck, a coach can help you navigate the process. In fact, a good coach knows that you’ll come up against some hurdles as you commit to eating healthier. Tradition, family pressures, travel, and just … life will inevitably throw some curveballs your way as you grow. Consider it grist for the mill — a little resistance can make your commitment that much stronger in the long run. But sometimes, you might need someone to remind you of that when you really just want to ditch your plan and eat a bacon cheeseburger already. A great coach can help you remember that, not only do you make a killer veggie burger, your *why* for making changes really matters. You want fantastic health and payoff for all your hard work in barre class. Not ditching your commitment when you feel most tempted to can really make you stronger when it comes to achieving your goals. And, if you do let things slide sometimes, that’s OK too; your coach can help you get back up and stay on track long-term. Food For Thought… No matter where your starting point is — whether you’re a plant-based pro or a total newbie — making significant changes usually requires some support while you get the hang of things. Once you’re firmly rooted in your new habits, the whole process gets so much easier. But for now, a skilled plant-based nutrition coach can make all the difference between lasting change, and falling back on old patterns that undermine your efforts. The most important thing to remember is, you’ve got this. And a little support here and there can help keep you up when the going gets a little tougher.