How Long To See Results On A Plant Based Diet?

Written by Sheri Goodman Graham

On September 27, 2023
Results - Plant Based Diet
How long does it take to see results from a plant-based diet? 2 Week Results: You’ll get slimmer, especially if you avoid sugar. After years of coaching others to a plant-based diet, I can easily say the average weight loss after switching to a whole-food, plant-based diet is about a pound a week. Some people may lose more, like two or three pounds a week, if they also stay off simple carbs like white breads, pastas, sweets, dry cereals, protein bars, almond yogurts, too many nuts and nut butters. Plant-based does not mean eating fake vegan foods and sugary drinks, but focusing on whole high-fiber foods. If you stick to the whole plant foods and balanced nutritional meals, you can jump-start your weight loss and ramp up metabolism, by increasing the “afterburn” of meals by keeping blood sugars stable. Along with eating a diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes, make sure you’re avoiding added sugar, vegetable oils, and too much salt. They can cause you to have cravings and then find yourself overeating. I recommend filling up on lots of fresh raw veggies and salads, starchy veggies, fruits, unrefined complex carbohydrates, potatoes, whole grains, and legumes. Plant foods probably won’t taste as good at first, especially if you have a cheese habit. But by week three you won’t miss your favorite Jarlsburg or brie. When you consider that most foods in the American diet are laden with sugar, salt, and fat, these additives cover up your tastebuds. As a result, foods without these ingredients aren’t that appealing –at first. Just give it a couple of weeks and your tastebuds will adjust to the delicious flavors of whole natural foods. 3-4 Week Results: Feel more energized When you stop fueling yourself with quick-burning, simple carbohydrates, and fat-laden animal products and start nourishing yourself with plants, your body will have the nutrients to fuel you properly, giving you lasting energy. 1 Month Results: Clearer skin and better heart health. By one month, all systems in your body will be feeling different, less inflamed, and less achy. Less inflammation can help everything from boosting clear skin health to lowering markers for heart disease. For one thing, eating red meat and egg yolks or foods high in saturated fat and cholesterol can lead to a spike in unhealthy gut biome. Just imagine how much better you will feel months from now and year after once you commit to eating a whole food plant based diet! If you need support, nutritional guidance or accountability, I offer a free 30 minute clarity call to see if coaching is for you. Click the link to schedule a time for you. With love, Sheri ❤️

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