I love the vegan diet, plant-based and raw food diet. Done right, all of them are amazing and can be so good for you! I am 100% vegan and now I am also getting used to a high raw food diet!
I have experience with detoxing and fasting and used to work at a luxury detox retreat. I can help you go vegan, raw or switch from a SAD to a plant-based diet that fits your body and lifestyle.
The benefits of a vegan diet? Eating this way will give you so much energy and really helps you glow and shine and if you eat a lot of colorful fruits and vegetables and berries, it will even be anti-ageing!
Thriving on the vegan diet can be easier than someone might think.
This website, Nutridivas, was founded by myself with the help of a few other health and nutrition coaches, back in 2014. At the time we mainly wrote about how eating habits and good lifestyle choices are important when wanting to live a long life of high quality.
Nowadays, in 2021, topics mainly revolve around plant-based eating, because this subject is very important right now.
What kind of vegan diet is the best for me?
A raw food diet is for sure a very healthy choice but isn't for everyone. Being vegan or even just eating mainly plant-based is so great too. Don't be too hard on yourself when it comes to labeling exactly what or how you eat - the most important thing is that you always choose healthy options and don't buy any junk or fall for any sugary temptations. I’m proud of you for wanting to eat healthy! It really is a wise choice.
For those of you leaning more towards a raw diet, the good thing about it is that naturally when eating raw you eat so many fruit and vegetables, and that is what we strive for. To make most of your meals and snacks based on fruits and vegetables rather than breads or beans or rice or what have you. Find out more here.
Going vegan and/or eating a plant-based diet has helped so many people start to eat better and stay healthier. As long as your diet is still based on vegetables and you include a lot of greens and fruits you are good to go! The problem some new vegans face is making healthy choices, like anyone else, on almost any diet, really. The questions that come up are, as long as it is vegan, is it healthy? How about sugar? Are veggie burgers okay and how about soy?
On this website I will go more in depth into these topics and after going through some of the information you will feel more confident in your daily food choices.
1. The Vegan Challenge
2. Plant Based Cookbook
I am also working on a raw vegan diet program that will be so amazing and make you feel so good and happy that you almost won't believe it. When it is done I will announce it here and in the Nutridivas newsletter.
A 30 day vegan diet? 1 week vegan diet? It depends on what you want to achieve by doing this. Usually I would recommend a total lifestyle change where you decide to start eating either raw, plant-based or vegan and stick with it. A program of a month or even just a week, with recopies and meal plans can definitely get you started on the right foot and then continue n your own.
If you just want to give your body a little break and if it is just a little weight and bloating you want to get rid of? Then a shorter plan would also work. The more weight you want to lose though, the longer you should keep following your plan.
Juice and smoothies are perfect to incorporate into your raw food diet, plant based diet or vegan diet. I think if we can combine fresh juices, smoothies and fruits and veggies and fresh herbs other ingredients like some spices and nuts, it will make the best diet ever!
To make a really nice healthy drink, use freshly pressed orange juice as the liquid when making a strawberry or banana smoothie, or even fresh apple juice if you have a juicer at home. If you don't have one yet, I recommend you get one. Because a good blender and a good juicer is almost all we need to always have the option to have a healthy snack whenever we want. Imagine being able to make your own apple/carrot/orange juice with a dash of ginger, lemon and turmeric juice. That is a health bomb and a great flu-buster. Celery juice is also great in the morning, will give your body so many nutrients and after a while even your teeth will be happy and strong.
People also come to me with health issues. I am not a doctor but a holistic health coach, so all I can do is guide you through a detox or healthy vegan diet program that will be on-going, until we see that your body is definitely heading towards the right direction.
This is what one client of mine said in his last email to me:
"I am all in - the sooner the better! You and I are going to have a great adventure! Thank you so much for being there Antonia!!"
I know there are people out there saying that the body can do everything it should be doing regardless of what we eat. I'm however sure that those people have never gone on a fast or cleanse or been on a healthy vegan diet long-term.
And those of us who have done cleanses several times, or do it regularly, know there is a great need to detox. We wish that everybody would do one, at least a few days, because we know how much it has helped us and we want the same for others.
Detoxing can be done anytime - if you are older than 18, not pregnant and not breastfeeding. It's a great gift you can give yourself. At times we need a little rest from food so our body can focus on healing and strengthening what has become weak.
I'm a certified holistic health coach and very passionate about food and how it affects out body and mind. I used to work at a luxury health retreat that had a famous juice detox program in the south of Europe. Juice was three times a day and the fourth meal was either a warm detox soup or a raw vegan meal.
I learned a lot while working there and now you can benefit from that knowledge too, because I have put into the online programs I have here.
I really hope everything you find here on the vegan diet, detoxing, raw food, plant based eating and self-care will be helpful to you. Please join me in the quest to make this world a better place by starting to live an amazing life and being an example to others!