If you're a vegan, you're probably already aware of the health benefits of a plant-based diet. But if you're not a vegan, you might not know that switching to a vegan diet can help you lose weight, lower your blood pressure and cholesterol, and improve your blood sugar levels.
This is a message that Dr. Neal Barnard, President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, has been delivering for many years. He is the author of several books offering advice about why and how to switch to a plant-based diet, and his newest book, 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart: Boost Metabolism, Lower Cholesterol, and Dramatically Improve Your Health (http://amzn.to/mSQKED) challenges people to try a vegan diet for just 21 days.
Why am I blogging about the 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart program today? Because Dr. Barnard will be in Sacramento next Tuesday to talk about the benefits of a plant-based diet and to sign copies of his new book.
If you're already a vegan, why attend? Wouldn't Dr. Barnard basically just be preaching to the choir? Not necessarily. I think even the most dedicated vegan needs a little support and inspiration from time to time, which is why I am planning to attend this event.
And if you're not vegan, all the more reason for you to go and hear what Dr. Barnard has to say. Who knows? Maybe if you decide to try this program for the full three weeks, the health benefits will be so noticeable that you'll willingly give up all the animal-based foods that can lead to obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes.
If you can drop a few pounds and feel better with only a 21-day commitment, why not give it a try?
Dr. Barnard's talk and book-signing event will take place Tuesday, September 13th, at 7:00 p.m. at the Artisan at Uptown, located at 1901 Del Paso Boulevard. Copies of 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart: Boost Metabolism, Lower Cholesterol, and Dramatically Improve Your Health will be available at the event for $25. More information about the program is available by calling 916-929-9900 or 866-416-7276 or at the following website: http://pcrm.org/kickstartHome/.