Considering a Plant Based Diet? What You Need To Know

Fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and grains on a cutting board
September 27, 2017

You’ve heard the term “plant based diet” before, but how much do you really know about the latest trend? Plant based diets are more than just eating leafy greens; they emphasize the consumption of fruits and vegetables, lots of whole grains, and minimal animal products and processed foods.

“Plant based diets are a great way to cleanse the system and reduce body fat in a quick, sustainable way,” says 23rd Street Personal Trainer, Elysia Cronheim. Additionally, plant based diets help you:

  • Avoid added hormones and antibiotics that are typically found in in meats.
  • Properly regulate your digestive system.
  • Curb cravings and feel full longer, due to the high water content of vegetables and leafy greens.

But Elysia cautions that when considering a plant based diet it’s important to remember, “protein ratios are hard to hit without processed foods like protein shakes or tofu. It’s important to know that the carb to protein ratio in vegan diets are imbalanced, so getting in the proteins you need through fish or eggs a few times a week is ideal.”
Looking for a nutrition plan that’s right for you? Book a consultation with NYHRC nutritionist Alanna Cabrero:

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