“What can I actually eat on a plant or vegetarian basis?”
It is natural to wonder about your options.
Carrots and broccoli are a given. But are all plant-based foods “okay” to eat?
So often our customers want to know things like:
Is Peanut Butter a Decent Source of Protein?
How Often Should I Eat Soy Products?
How do I get enough omega-3 fats since I don’t eat fish? Are plant-based burgers okay?
Can I eat plant-based pasta? (Please say yes…?)
It can also be difficult to figure out which plant foods fit which macronutrient categories.
Take chickpeas, lentils, and veggie burgers. Are They Mostly Protein? Carbohydrates? Fat? (HELP!)
Questions like these are why we created this handy, visual food list for plant-based and vegetarian eaters.
Fair warning: We are not going to tell you that some foods are “good” and “bad” – or tell you that there is a “right” way to eat.
It’s just not our style. But we will show you how to think about foods on a spectrum from “eat more” to “eat something” to “eat less”.
This approach promotes one of the most important philosophies of our nutritional coaching method: Progress, not perfection.
Use our continuums to make decisions that are “just a little better”, whether you are browsing the aisles of the grocery store, cooking a home cooked meal, or ordering from a menu.
You will also learn how to:
Include a mixture of vegetable proteins, vegetables, carbohydrates, and fats.
Strategically improve your food choices – based on what you are currently eating – to help you feel better, move around, and look better.
Customize your intake to suit your unique lifestyle, goals, and (of course) taste buds.
As a bonus, we’ve made space available to create your personal plant-based food continuum. This way, you can create a delicious menu of healthy foods that suits you – without asking questions.
(And if you want a FREE plant-based eating plan that’s tailored to your body, goals, and lifestyle, read the one Precision Food Calculator.)
Download this infographic for your tablet or printer and decide step by step which foods suit your (or your customers’ goals).
If you are or want to be a trainer …
Learning how to coach clients, patients, friends, or family members through healthy eating and lifestyle changes – in ways that are tailored to their unique bodies, preferences, and circumstances – is both an art and a science.
If you want to learn more about both of them, drag the Precision Nutrition Level 1 certification. The next group will start shortly.