Diana Kelly Levey is a freelance writer who has been covering health and nutrition topics for over 10 years. She loves taking fitness classes, trying new recipes to get her husband to eat more vegetables, and hanging out with her adopted dog, Jackson, in their Long Island home. Follow her on Twitter @dianakelly.
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The Complete Guide to Whole Grains That Are Healthier Than Simple Carbs
You probably know that simple carbs allow blood sugar to spike and insulin to signal that any extra energy should be carted off to storage as fat. But what you may not realize is that a healthy diet of mostly plant-based foods should include minimally processed whole grains to help you feel full and provide fiber, nutrients, and even protein. Aside...
5 Reasons You Aren’t Losing Weight on a Plant-Based Diet
You're eating plant-based for your health, and possibly to shed a few pounds, but the scale isn't budging. As with any diet you have to take in fewer calories than you burn, and carbs can be the culprit. Here's how to eat vegan, lose weight and still get all the delicious food you crave.
How to Workout and Train Effectively on a Plant-Based Diet
One of the groups that hesitate to go plant-based or vegan, due to their usual training routines, are hard-core athletes or those training for a major event like a marathon. Yet with a little strategic diet and exercise plan, it turns out that what they think will be the biggest challenges when they start a plant-based diet — like where to get your protein — is actually not an obstacle at all. The
The Best Plant-Based or Vegan Options at 15 Fast Food Chains
It used to be that if you were a plant-based eater, you had to resort to a lame salad when you found yourself at a fast-food restaurant. You may have paired it with French fries, apple slices, or a drink and hoped you wouldn’t be starving in an hour. But fast-...
What is the Difference Between Vegan, Vegetarian and Plant-Based Diets?
You may have a co-worker who says they’re a "hard-core vegan," while your last date claimed to be a "plant-based eater," or your "classic vegetarian" friend might say to you she’s also now eating fish these days. It can be tough to know the true definitions of what each of these terms means without making your head spin, not to mention how other people are interpretin
Want to Boost Immunity and Lower Your Risk of Disease? Go Plant-Based
One of the main reasons you embarked on a plant-based diet was likely the health benefits of eating this way. In fact, new research has found that eating a plant-based diet can help you boost your immunity and lower your risk of diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. “When you ...
You Eat Vegan or Plant-Based: Here are 15 More Ways to Avoid Chemicals
From kitchen counter cleaners to your beauty bag must-haves, these vegan and plant-based products not only help support your clean-living lifestyle but they also help you feel good about using them around children and pets because you're avoiding choosing harsh chemicals which can be harmful. As a bonus, you're also...
How to Cut Carbs on a Plant-Based Diet: Yes, It’s Possible
Is it possible to go low-carb on a plant-based diet? Eating fewer carbs is indeed harder when you're plant-based since when you first give up animal products, there's a tendency to pile on processed foods and carbs and fill up on pasta, rice, cereal and crackers or chips...
Yes, They Do Exist: 6 Plant-Based Foods to Eat in Moderation
If you hopped on the plant-based eating program because you thought it would help you lose weight (and research suggests that it does), you may be finding yourself struggling to make smart decisions when faced with the variety and types of packaged plant-based foods available...
The Difference Between Vegan, Vegetarian and Plant-Based Diets
You may have a coworker who says they’re a hard-core vegan, while your last date claimed to be a plant-based eater, or your classic vegetarian friend might tell you she’s also now eating fish these days. It can be tough to know the true definitions of each of these terms without making your head spin. We took the guesswork out of it.