What is a plant-based diet?
I've been learning that "dieting" is always a short-term solution to a long-term problem. For me, I know that I require the long-term solution of not giving up all my favorite foods entirely, but focusing on eating things that grow out of the ground, commonly known as a "plant-based diet". A plant based-diet is not necessarily vegetarian, but is a diet consisting mostly or entirely of foods derived from plants, including vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds, legumes and fruits, and with few or no animal products. What I have discovered is that most plant foods are not only rich in nutrients, but they are not as calorie dense as meats, dairy, and grains. So you can get fuller, faster, just by eating plants as opposed to other edibles.
Created with images by Chantal Garnier - "Mix of vegetables at the Flower Show in Chantilly" • Nadine Primeau - "These pictures are part of a set of photos that were taken towards the end of the summer to realize one of my projects that was close to my heart: making a calendar for the coming year. Because I like to admire the colour and textures, vegetables are an excellent choice because they can offer a whole show for the eyes all year round!" • Lindsay Moe - "Moody Cheeseboard" • Eiliv-Sonas Aceron - "Mediterranean Salad" • Brooke Lark - "Donuts halo’ed with fruits and flowers. Whatever could be better?" • Bruna Branco - "Oranges" • Cayla1 - "Autumn Soup"