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My Top Vegan Health & Weigh Loss Tips
√ Daily Goals: Sleep + Water + Sugar
√ Weekly Goals: Sun + Sport
• Eat 3000 calories (males) or 2500 calories (females) per day MINIMUM!
• Eat at least 80% of total calories from carbohydrates
• Keep salt intake less than 1000 mg per day
• Drink at least 3 liters of water per day so your urine is clear
• Sleep 8 to 12 hours per night
• Participate in your favorite sport/activities
• Get plenty of sunshine
• Go Bananas!
The three fundamentals for succeeding & sustaining your weight loss goals and a healthy lifestyle is getting enough sleep, water, sugar DAILY! Once the basic fundamental needs are met, getting some sunshine and sport throughout the week will take you even further. CONSISTENCY IS KEY. You did not get to where you are now overnight! 😉
Sleeping is probably the MOST important aspect of health. If sugar is analogous to gasoline fuel of a car, sleep would be analogous to a battery of a car. Getting enough sleep is ESSENTIAL for having sufficient amount of nerve energy to function properly without the use of stimulants such as coffee, cacao, adderall (amphetamine), etc. Sleep is also important for having an efficient & quick recovery to give the internal body (muscles, nerves, organs, etc.) the rest it needs.
Drinking enough water is essential for meeting any weight loss fitness goals and for longevity health. Staying hydrated is not only important for avoiding negative health impacts such as dehydration, but are also important for having good digestion, a high metabolism, and an alkaline body environment. Start your morning with a liter of water before breakfast & keep a bottle of water with you at all times so your urine is clear consistently.
Eating a high carb low fat plant based (vegan) diet consisting of at least 80% of total calories from carbohydrates will not only give you the fitness & weight loss goals that you desire, but keep you disease free and healthy FOR LIFE! Making sure you are eating enough calories to sustain a sufficient amount of energy for daily activities & sport REGARDLESS OF CURRENT WEIGHT! Eat a diet rich in fresh fruits & vegetables to nourish your body with all the essential nutrients. Complex carbohydrates (starches) such as potatoes, corn, rice (& other grains) work great as well for getting the results you desire, while at the same time providing you with a sufficient amount of satiating carbohydrate calories. Keep your fat & salt intake low to keep the excess weight off & maintain a lean body. THE FAT YOU EAT IS THE FAT YOU WEAR!
Once you start meeting your sleep, water, sugar needs, begin participating in your favorite sports & activities. Weight loss goals are best met with diet & nutrition but fitness goals such as getting toned & fit are met with physical activity. If you want strong muscles (skeletal, organs, etc.) you gotta use them! DON’T go burning yourself out by not getting enough calories; ALWAYS be sure you are eating enough calories so you have the energy to be able to participate in your favorite activities. Make “working out” an adventure by choosing to play ONLY in the things you LOVE to do! Spend plenty of time outdoors getting fresh air and sunshine for those strong bones! 😉
A high carb low fat vegan diet with a combination of enough sleep, water, fresh air, and sunshine will give you the edge you need to reach your potential. Your health is your NUMBER 1 ASSEST & without it you will not be able to participate in the wonderful things in life such as being there for your loved ones when they need you the most. Veganism is much more than a diet; it’s a lifestyle; it’s much more than just reaching your health & fitness goals; it’s about making the world a better place for the people, for the animals, and for the planet. – Bananiac
“Let Food Be Thy Medicine” ~ Hippocrates, Father of Medicine ☤