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Vegetarian or Vegan Transition

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Livin’ on the veg

Making the transition to a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle can get complicated. If you want to make the change for personal health, environmental health, or any other reason, it is best to be informed.

“Vegetarian” and “vegan” are no longer the strange concepts they once were. With the recent popularity of several revealing food industry documentaries — such as Forks Over Knives and Food Inc. — plant-based diets are getting a lot of extra attention.

This is great — but it’s also not as simple as just cutting out meat. A diet of bread, GMO foods, and processed soy junk foods is not going to support you!

That’s where this package really shines: by helping you make the transition properly. My goal is to help you make the best choices possible — based on up-to-date science.

Why go green?

A wise puppet once said, “It’s not easy being green.” So why bother?

  • Vegetarians generally have lower blood pressure than non-vegetarians
  • A diet based on vegetables, legumes, fruits, and whole grains is also low in fat and sugar
  • A vegetarian diet can help blood sugar levels and reduce the need for certain medications
  • Vegetarians have a lower death rate from cancers — from half to three quarters that of the general population (source: Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine)
  • Remember, change is about progress, not perfection. This is a great package if you are looking to make a savvy switch and find your veg edge!

This package includes...

  • 60-minute initial consultation to review your health history and current health status
  • Working together to define your health goals — and your reasons for choosing a plant-based diet
  • Customized 7-day meal plan (with recipes!)
  • 60-minute follow-up session with recommendations specific to your needs
  • Customized information package reviewing topics noted below
  • Email access for questions and concerns for 30 days

You will learn...

  • Which nutrient dense foods would be best — based on YOUR lifestyle and health goals
  • Which supplements will be beneficial to you
  • About soy products and soy “junk foods”
  • When and why to buy organic (or not)
  • How to make your own dairy substitutes (and about the dairy/calcium myth)
  • Which foods are complete proteins and what food combinations make complete proteins
  • How to make vegetarian/vegan versions of your favourite meals
  • About selecting, storing, and using nuts, seeds, and oils
  • The best places to grocery shop
  • Etiquette in a carnivorous world (a.k.a. “How not to be annoying and self-righteous”)
  • Tips and tricks for dining out or when you are on vacation

How it works...

Sessions can be done via telephone, or in person if you live within the Greater Victoria area on Vancouver Island. Additional follow-up consultations can be booked on a hourly basis for ongoing clients.

If you're ready to get started, simply fill out my online intake form (it only takes 15-20 minutes) and I will be in touch. Or learn more about the process on my How It Works page.

Cost... $175

Don’t wait: change your plate!

Is there a better time than now to improve your health?

Contact me today to get started.

Let’s do this!

David says...

“Thank you Tricia! I feel like I’ve gained some control in my cancer battle, armed now with your helpful advice. The meal plan has made it so much easier for my family to know what to cook for me during my recovery.”