Delicious and Healthy: Challenge Yourself with a New Vegan Diet

Licensed by Creative Commons Gluten free Coconut Chicken Salad is a great Vegan meal to include in a 22 Day Vegan Challenge.

By Angela Pender

Staff Writer

As summer approaches, everyone’s first instinct is to hit the gym to get that perfect beach body, but sometimes people forget that it’s also about getting healthier too.

Making healthier eating choices is not always easy, and it can be even more difficult without the right meal plan and self-motivation, which is why Beyoncé invites her fans to do the 22 Day Vegan Challenge with her with her as she prepares for Coachella in April.

The 22 Day Vegan Challenge was founded by nutritionist Macro Borges and he wanted to bring a plant-based diet program that will help with weight loss and the environment.

The 22-day plan is based on the thinking that it takes 21 days to break a habit. According to HuffPost style editor Michelle Persad, who did the 22-day challenge on Borges website 22daysnutrition.com.

“There are a few different meal plans to choose from, ranging from one to three meals per day and lasting anywhere from a couple of days to the full 22”, Persad said.

However, you don’t have to buy his meal plan to gain a great body just his concepts. Also, before doing the 22- day vegan challenge, you should know what you’re getting yourself into.

A vegan is someone who doesn’t eat anything that comes from an animal which includes dairy or eggs. A vegetarian is someone who just doesn’t eat animals and pescatarians eat fish and shellfish, but no other meat products.

People choose to go vegan because of animal-rights, environmental concerns and other health benefits.

According to glamour.com, “Research has suggested that vegans tend to be at healthier weights, with lower cholesterol and lower blood pressure than meat eaters—and some studies show that vegan diets may reduce the risk of diabetes and certain types of cancer.”

It is also important to know that women who cut animal foods from their diet end up tired, hungry and sometimes experience low protein and iron.

Before deciding to accept the challenge, make sure that you have a steady and effective meal plan. Pay extra attention to what you’re eating to make sure you’re getting enough nutrients and have that motivation to get that bootylicious Beyoncé body.

Email Angela at:

apender1@live.esu.edu

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