First of all, I want to tell you that I am not a nutritionist, I am not an expert who should talk about diets or types of diets. I am an ordinary girl who wants to have a healthy life. I do not exercise very often (I really don’t have time). Sometimes I do not train for a whole month, but sometimes I train 3 times a week… Last year I decided to start a healthy diet. I decided on a plant-based diet.
The plant-based diet in no case include seafood, eggs, dairy products, meat, poultry, and so on. A plant-based diet is well known in that it contains fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, beans, and legumes.
Do you know why people deciding on this type of diet?
People often make decisions to follow a certain diet. But this diet changed my lifestyle. It helped me a lot.
I start to follow a plant-based diet because it helps and prevents heart disease, this type of diet helps to protect against almost all types of cancer, it helps maintain a healthy weight (usually people decide to follow a certain type of diet to be able to lose weight). Protects the environment. Takes care of animal rights. It is effective in preventing, managing, and treating diabetes.
Likewise, I will leave you with a plant-based diet for 7 days. (I practiced the same)
- Day 1:
Breakfast: Tofu scramble
Lunch: Cauliflower rice bowl with black beans, corn, avocado, and salsa
Dinner: Veggie-topped pizza
*Snack: Zucchini chips
- Day 2:
Breakfast: Oatmeal-based breakfast muffins
Lunch: Tomato basil soup with oyster crackers
Dinner: Veggie stir-fry with tofu
*Snack: Hummus wrap
- Day 3:
Breakfast: Homemade oatmeal bars
Lunch: Greek salad with a slice of whole-grain pita bread
Dinner: Kale and tofu curry
*Snack: Cashew yogurt with berries and a scoop of peanut butter
- Day 4:
Breakfast: Breakfast burrito with eggs, peppers, and salsa
Lunch: Veggie burger and a side salad
Dinner: Cauliflower “steak” with roasted sweet potato fries
*Snack: Veggies with hummus
- Day 5:
Breakfast: Dairy-free yogurt with berries and granola
Lunch: Tomato sandwich with pesto and a drizzle of olive oil
Dinner: Whole-wheat pasta with roasted tomatoes
*Snack: Roasted chickpeas
- Day 6:
Breakfast: Chia seed pudding with fresh berries and a spoonful of almond butter
Lunch: Avocado toast
Dinner: Vegan mushroom enchiladas
*Snack: Handful of almonds
- Day 7:
Breakfast: Oatmeal with almond milk
Lunch: Quinoa bowl with roasted carrots and sweet potatoes
Dinner: Vegetarian chili topped with slices of avocado
*Snack: Whole-wheat toast topped with peanut butter
This is the plan I followed when I started this diet. Sometimes I substitute some products, but be careful not to mix them with some products that you should not consume.