For some people with dificulty saying 'no' at meal time, prepared meal plans can be a jump start option. Some products are purchased in the supermarket, online or through a medical practice. The pros and cons: meal plans can be costly and limit options to eat out with family or friends. They also do not teach the necessary skills for cooking and choosing healthful foods once the program ends. However, prepared meal plans can provide a balanced weight loss regimen while you stay on the plan.
Set your plate with color and variety.
A 'plant based diet' relies on lots of complex carbohydrates including fruits and vegetables, whole grains such as barley, brown rice, quinoa, whole wheat pasta, and selecting lean proteins such as fish, chicken, eggs, beans and legumes. Choose healthy mono-unsatuarated fats found in olive and canola oils, walnuts and avacados, and limit saturated fats found in red meats, processed foods, and butter. Variety within the day and from day to insures you will have a variety of vitmains, minerals, and phytochemicals, the naturally occurring plant-based chemicals that carry known medicinal properies.
Jay N. Yepuri, MD, MS, Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Yepuri is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and a Member of the Board of Directors of Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT). He also holds several senior leadership positions in organized medicine, healthcare accreditation organizations, hospitals and other healthcare industry organizations.
Shashi Marulappa, DVM, MS, MBA, CEO and Co-founder. Dr. Marulappa is a life-science technology entrepreneur with graduate training in biomedical sciences. Prior to founding NutriForward, Dr. Marulappa worked in clinical stage therapeutic development space. Dr. Marulappa significantly contributed to the development of RiduZone®, a new dietary supplement to support a healthy weight, appetite and body-fat metabolism, through FDA acknowledgement process.
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