I am so excited to announce that I am launching my second 14-Day Go Plant-Power! Challenge in efforts to inspire and motivate the public to improve their health by moving towards a more whole foods, plant-based diet. I believe that everyone – ranging from vegans to hard-core meat lovers – can benefit by taking on a more plant-based diet.

Hundreds of studies point to one thing: a plant-based diet – a diet that focuses on plants, not animals – is the healthiest diet on the planet and the healthiest way to lose weight. Most traditional, cultural diets are plant-based – whether you’re in Peru or Asia. In the United States, we have strayed away from our healthy plant-based diets to the typical American diet, which we know is linked with poor health – death, obesity, disease. Plants are not only rich in all of the good stuff, like fiber, vitamins, minerals, phyochemicals; they’re low in all of the bad stuff, like cholesterol, saturated fat, and toxins.

Today, Americans are eating meat at three times the global rate. This is not only impacting our health, it’s impacting our environment. Animals are inefficient “food production machines.” To produce 1 calorie from beef requires 40 calories of fossil fuels, whereas producing 1 calorie from grains requires 2.2 calories of fuel. Even if you ate one less burger per week for a year, it would be the equivalent of driving 320 miles less.

Can you imagine the impact on our health – and the environment and animal welfare – if everyone in the US cut their meat intake by half?

I encourage you to sign up for the Go Plant-Power Challenge today. By the end of the Go Plant-Power! 14 Day Challenge, you will possess the tools you need to change your diet and health for the better. All you have to do is sign up on the Go Plant Power Facebook page to receive the daily alerts and instructions for the challenge. Every day I will guide you to eating more whole plant-based foods by providing education, daily tips, and recipes. You will even become eligible to win from a selection of fabulous plant-powered prizes courtesy of SOY JOY, Bob’s Red Mill, Attune Foods, and the National Peanut Board.

So what are you waiting for?

Dive into my Go Plant-Power! 14 Day Challenge beginning on Monday, August 5th!

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