A recent Nielsen report showed that globally, nearly half of the 30,000 survey respondents considered themselves overweight. Many in this survey report working hard to incorporate dietary changes and when asked to choose among various options including reducing carbohydrates consumption, eating smaller portions of the same meals or adding more fresh fruits and vegetables to meals, the last choice proved to be the most popular among respondents. 60% of North Americans who are trying to lose weight and a whopping 68% of our neighbors in Latin America state that increasing plant-based intake is their primary method of weight loss.
These statistics tell us that indeed we are headed on the right track. Doctors have proven time and time again, that a plant-based diet is one of the best dietary changes that can lead to sustained weight loss. In every corner of the world we are beginning to understand the power of vegetables and fruits, but at the same time it can be a daunting challenge to make such a shift. My ultimate goal at GreenMind/VegHeart is to share with you recipes, tips, tricks, and encouragement that can help you achieve a healthier lifestyle for a happier and greener heart and mind.