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Kickstart Your Health
Much of the basis of the Kickstart is about making a qualitative shift in the way we eat as opposed to a quantitative shift. For some people, it’s the first time the idea of not restricting amounts of foods but rather choosing the right foods has been the guiding principle for losing weight and staying healthy. The revelation is bolstered with clinical benefits such as lower cholesterol, better diabetes control, and lower blood pressure, as well as improvements in energy and mood.
Food For Fitness
For centuries, athletes have been following plant-based diets to achieve a competitive advantage. Recently, plant-based diets are gaining popularity in a variety of sports. Perhaps that’s because vegan athletes are leading in endurance sports, weightlifting, and even Formula One racing. However, you don’t have to be a professional athlete to benefit from a plant-based diet. A low-fat vegan diet comprising of whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables provides the ideal fuel for any physical activity. It also demonstrates qualities for enhanced recovery over high-fat and animal-based diets
Many people nowadays are eager to trim their waistlines, tackle diabetes, or improve their health in other ways. This program presents an engaging and effective way to help them reach their goals. It is based on scientific studies and favors vegetables, fruits, legumes, and whole grains.
Power Foods for the Brain
Plant-based foods are beneficial to the brain and may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. A decline in brain health is not an inevitable part of aging. But how we eat and live can help us protect our memory and stay sharp into old age. Research shows saturated and trans fats found in dairy products, meats, pastries, and fried foods can increase the risk for cognitive decline. Instead, eat a plant-based diet, which helps protect brain health. Berries and foods rich in vitamin E, including nuts, seeds, leafy greens, and whole grains are especially beneficial. Take a B12 supplement to preserve nerve function.
How Food For Life Classes Have helped Participants
Food For Life Testimonials
“When I started attending the Food For Life classes, I wasn’t sure that this was going to work for me. After all, my family and I are huge meat lovers. But with a wealth of knowledge, great recipes (that Kara had prepared for each class), and research showing how a plant based diet can improve my well being, I was convinced and ready to change. I still eat meat once a week but I have definitely changed my habits and rely more on a plant based diet. The lessons and recipes I learned in class are now a foundation of my cooking repertoire.”
– Poonam, Software Architect in a FFL Employee Wellness class series
“Since taking these classes, I have successfully transitioned to a complete plant- based Vegan diet for myself… I have noted significant improvements in my digestive system, energy level and general health and quality of life.”
-Alexander, 75 years young and getting younger!
“I began taking the Food for Life classes a year ago. Simply put, these classes have been a life changer for me… Because of information that I was given following my diabetes diagnosis in 2011, I was too focused on carbs and not at all focused on fats… it never occurred to me as a diabetic to be reading the food labels for fat. Now it is second nature to me. Since early February, when I began in earnest to eliminate fat from my diet and increase my fiber, I have lost eight pounds. But more importantly, I feel great!”
– Steve, lowered A1C and reduced medications