Resources for a Plant Based Lifestyle

With the release of documentary “What the Health” the plant based community is feeling a rush of momentum. In the past month I’ve received countless inquiries on how to move toward a plant based lifestyle, how to encourage family to eat healthier and questions on how to get vital macronutrients while eating all plants. This post is meant to help others easily be able to plug into a few fun resources and continue to be inspired to move toward a plant based lifestyle for the sake of our planet, the animals and our health!

 

One of the main concerns people have when changing to a vegan diet is “where am I going to get my protein?”. This is a concern I understand being a fitness junkie and a vegan, I want to make sure I’m able to maintain strong muscles! Here are a few links to hopefully give you some insight on protein needs and how to get them with all plants.

 

Another great resource is Breaking Food Chains . Shidaun is a plant-based nutrition specialist who wrote a wonderful book called “Breaking Food Chains” where he shares his own powerful story of healing and equips others to start reversing health conditions through proper nutrition. “Breaking Food Chains” is packed full of great information and even comes with a work book to help others start implementing changes without getting too overwhelmed. Shidaun is a strong voice in the vegan community and I’m excited to continue to follow impactful work.  Be sure to check out his blog!

Recipe Resources:

Forks Over Knives

https://minimalistbaker.com

More Nerdy Nutrition Resources:

Dr.Hyman.com (not 100 percent plant based but there is a lot of great nutrition info and vegan recipes on this site)

Dr.Libby.com <–check out her e-courses, they are amazing!

 

 

 

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How to reverse Hypothalamic Amenorrhea

I definitely have a lot more to say about HA and the process of recovery, but this video was just to give an overview and share a little bit of my personal experience. I only talk about recovery from HA as it relates to being underweight but women also experience amenorrhea from being overweight which means they would need to lose the excess weight to restore menstrual function and fertility. Since fully recovering I have lost the extra pounds that I had to put on to fully heal my reproductive system in spite of being pregnant. If you are in the middle of recovery and are afraid of the weight gain, remember it is the only way to recover and you will most likely naturally shed the extra pounds once your body knows it is healthy and will not be starving again. Below I’ve listed some more resources on the topic.

Youreatopia.com <—- recovery steps and calorie minimums!

“Fertile Thoughts” <–a forum of women who have had or currently have HA