Weight loss program for vegans?
I love the site! It is very informative, I am learning a lot.
My question is... I am mostly vegan now but still struggling with my weight. Is your weight loss plan tailored for people who are trying to be vegan? My concern is that if I decide to start the program, the first several weeks will be eliminating food that I already have.
Red Bank, NJ
Hi there, Shannon! Firstly, congratulations on your desire to take control of your weight and your health. Bravo to you! It's easy to like the "idea" of weight loss, and another to actually do what it takes to lose the weight -- sounds like you're off to a great start as you slowly switch yourself over to a vegan diet.
Now, to your direct question: "Is your weight loss plan tailored for people who are trying to be vegan?"
The short answer? Yes and no. How's that for specific? ;)Get Down With Sass!
has one main goal and that is to help you lose weight in a SANE and HEALTHY way. One of the main reasons the course has worked so well for so many people over the years is because everything is done in digestible, easy little steps; say, 2-3 things each week for 7 weeks. You add these things to your current diet, or you remove them from your current diet, and that's how the course builds upon itself.
The emphasis is on the words "current diet" because the entire time you are working within the parameters of the diet you currently eat. I don't take too awfully much away from you. Those decisions are made by you and you alone. By the end of the course, you know how to create your very own healthy and weight-loss promoting vegan menus, and whether or not you CHOOSE to add the foods currently in your cupboard and fridge is completely up to you.
Of course, I take you by the hand and teach you which foods will actually encourage weight loss, and which will be detrimental to your efforts.
And for those who are still eating animal products, I won't very often ask you to remove them from your current diet, but the more of them you DO remove, the more quickly you will lose the weight.
So even if you DO go full-on vegan, will your weight loss happen overnight? No way. BUT the weight you lose with a vegan diet is lasting.
One of my students from Get Down With Sass!
, Pam Garcia from Atascadero, California, had this to say:"Goodness gracious! It's been two years and I just realized that I have been totally successful in maintaining the weight I lost with Sassy's help. Her program, tips, and the help you find here are absolutely amazing. So wherever you are in your journey, I encourage you to stick with Sassy. She changed my life and I know she can do the same for you!"
(Pam, you're amazing, girlfriend! xo)
Comments like this mean SO MUCH to not only me, but all of you out there who are trying to find a way to lose the weight and feel healthy and most of all STICK WITH IT for the long term
, whether you choose to go 100% vegan, or just learn what a healthy, well-rounded vegan diet looks like.
Hope this helps, Shannon. Giant hugs. :)