Would you like your life to change for the better with our amazing vegan and vegetarian packages? Would you like to have more energy, be a healthy weight and NEVER have to diet again; have radiant and glowing skin, be free of digestion issues, and just generally look and feel as good as you know you can – ALL the time?
Welcome to our vegan/ vegetarian packages! We create vegan and vegetarian plans to suit your specific needs and can help you transition to a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle as well.
What is veganism and being a vegetarian all about?
Plant-based eating is the elimination of meat and/or animal-based products. This alternative lifestyle is growing in popularity as more and more people choose to make plants their prime fuel substance for whichever reasons they choose to do so.Allow us to help you understand the specific needs of your vegan and vegetarian nutrition plan and create a lifestyle plan that is easy to follow and helps you to reach your goals. We will provide you with everything you need to know on your journey.
Is the vegetarian/ vegan diet the healthiest way to eat?
Yes and no. Yes, a vegetarian/vegan diet is excellent for good health when you follow the general rules of a nutritionally-balanced diet and be sure you get the nutrients from vegetables that you miss by giving up animal foods. On the other hand, avoiding meat won’t keep you healthy if instead you consume a lot of high- fat, nutrient-empty, junk foods. Vegetarians must also have an otherwise healthy lifestyle to harvest the full benefits of their plant eating.
Will I consume enough good fats on a plant based diet?
If you eat eggs, dairy products, and/or fish, you get enough fat. Plant-based food is thought to be deficient in fats, but actually the richest sources of the fats that are good for you – unsaturated fats and essential fatty acids – are plant foods, such as nuts, seeds, and oils. There is no essential fatty acid that can only be found in animal-based foods. Yet, strict vegans must guard against deficiency of some fatty acids, especially DHA. Because vegetables provide no pre-formed DHA, some vegans take supplements of DHA, since some people are not able to convert the essential fatty acid ALA in food to DHA in their bodies.
Is it safe to feed children a vegetarian diet?
Yes, you can raise a healthy vegetarian. It’s relatively easy if your child’s diet includes eggs, fish, and dairy products. Raising a little vegan requires more planning and nutritional know-how to insure that the child gets enough calcium, vitamin D, iron, vitamin B-12, and some of the other B-vitamins. Yes, children can grow normally on a diet of grains, legumes, and greens, yet it’s a bit risky.
I have medical issues eg diabetes, underactive thyroid, insulin resistance, gluten intolerance etc will I still be able to do the diet?
Yes of course you can as long as you have received consent from your doctor and undertake to test yourself regularly. Our meal plans are safe, effective and sustainable to the best of our ability, but are followed by you at your own risk.
Where will I get my protein from on a plant based diet?
We will make sure that you get it from all kinds of plant based sources eg: Beans, tempeh, soy, nut butters, veggies etc
What types of food do you eat on a plant based diet?
Depending on which type of plant based diet you have chosen to follow, foods would include fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, pulses.
- STRICT VEGETARIAN: Honey, grains, fruit, veggies, nuts and pulses
- LACTO-VEGETARIAN: Dairy, honey, grains, fruit, veggies, nuts and pulses
- OVO-VEGETARIAN: Eggs, honey, grains, fruit, veggies, nuts and pulses
- LACTO-OVO-VEG: Dairy, eggs, honey, grains, fruit, veggies, nuts and pulses
- PESCETARIAN: Fish, eggs, dairy, honey, grains, fruit, veggies, nuts and pulses
- POLLOTARIAN: Chicken, eggs, dairy, honey, grains, fruit, veggies, nuts and pulses
- VEGAN: Grains, fruit, veggies, nuts and pulses
- RAW FOODER: Fruit, veggies and nuts
Is the diet very strict on vegan/vegetarian?
For best results you need to stick within the guidelines that you are given with regards quantities of food and the types of food. Depending on which plant based nutrition plan you are on will determine the foods you are allowed
How many meals do I eat per day on a plant based diet?
Ideally we work on eating every 3-4 hours. This keeps blood sugar levels stable and prevents cravings and binge eating as well as keeps your metabolism going. 3 main meals with 2 snack meals in between – this may vary according to your plan.
Do we count calories on a vegan/ vegetarian plan?
If you follow your plan the quantities you have been allocated will be correct for you – depending on weather your goal is to lose weight, gain weight, build muscle etc
How much weight can I expect to lose?
This is entirely dependent on each individual. Factors such as amount of weight to be lost plays a part, the individuals metabolism etc Remember if you are building muscle, the scale is not going to be a true reflection of fat loss. Your weight on the scale may increase but the changes will be seen in your progress pictures as well as felt in the way your clothes fit.
Do I need to exercise to lose weight?
Additional exercise would play a part in speeding up the process, although fat loss is possible without having to go to the gym. Increasing daily exercise with a 20-30 min home exercise routine will give you all the added benefits you need.
Speak to your coach about an exercise program based on your requirements – programs are available for gym or home use Couch Potato to 5km run is a nice goal – ask your coach how to implement this in your training
Weight bearing exercises are important – even body weight – it is not all about cardio
Will I need to prepare all my meals in advance?
Yes, failing to prepare is preparing to fail. Meal Prep can be done every couple of days or the night before.
This depends on your plan and the type of food you are consuming.
Certain meals can be frozen and made in bulk but some are fresh and need to be prepared the night before or will only last a day or two.
What are the benefits of following this lifestyle?
Most importantly are the ethical reasons behind following this type of lifestyle, however there are numerous health benefits:
- Increased energy
- reduced bloating
- improved digestion
- decrease in headaches
- mental clarity
- better sleep
- reduced cravings
- lactose intolerance is reduced
- lower cholesterol levels
- reduced risk of heart disease
- reduced obesity
- reduced food allergies
- reduced risk of cancer – but up to 40% less in vegetarians
Can I build muscle on a plant based diet?
YES! With the correct nutrition and weight bearing exercises muscle mass can be increased with great success and is no harder than the effort and dedication required by meat eaters.
COUPLES SILVER Vegan/Vegetarian Plan – Diet + Training + Manual + closed facebook IFOC access (12 week program) (Copy)R3,200.00 Packages can be paid off in 2,3,4 instalments via debit order, (add 15% interest) email firstname.lastname@example.org
PLATINUM – One on One Ultimate vegan/veg Plan : Diet + Training + Weigh ins + VIP Coaching and constant adjustments (6 months)R6,670.00 Packages can be paid off in 2,3,4 instalments via debit order, (add 15% interest) email email@example.com
SILVER Vegan/Vegetarian Plan – Diet + Training + Manual + closed facebook IFOC access (12 week program)R1,989.00 Packages can be paid off in 2,3,4 instalments via debit order, (add 15% interest) email firstname.lastname@example.org