Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

Here at Balance for Life, which offers all-inclusive health and wellness retreats in Florida, we are big believers in the benefits of eating a plant-based diet.  In fact, we offer vegan retreats that will help you to reboot, recharge and rejuvenate. 

Of course, we aren’t the only ones who believe that vegan and vegetarian weight loss plans are an effective and healthy choice.

Environmental Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet 

According to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, eating more plants can save lives and the planet. Among other benefits, they say that if we all ate more plants, it could: 

  • Lessen the impacts of climate change. “Researchers found that food production is responsible for up to 30 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions, with animal products accounting for the vast majority—about three-quarters—of these effects. The report states that projections for the future show that “vegan and vegetarian diets were associated with the greatest reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions.”
  • Reduce water consumption. “Meat and dairy products lead the way in guzzling up large quantities of water. Producing just a pound of beef requires 1,800 gallons of water.”

 

Health Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet 

The American Heart Association says that eating a plant-forward (plant-based) diet can be good for your health. “Whether you’re considering eating less meat or giving it up entirely, the benefits are clear: less risk of disease and improved health and well-being,” the report.

Eating a plant-based diet, they say, decreases your risk for the following conditions: 

 

Experts at UCLA Sustainability also make the case for plant based eating. “Eating a plant-based diet is not just good for our health; it is good for Earth’s health,” they say.  “In fact, ‘Shifting away from animal-based foods [could not only] add up to 49% to the global food supply without expanding croplands;’ but would also significantly reduce carbon emissions and waste byproducts that end up in our oceans and as seafood byproducts (Jalava et al, 2014).”

People have lots of different reasons for turning to a plant-based diet. Whether you’re concerned about climate change, interested in a heart-healthy diet or are interested in a vegetarian weight loss plan, Florida’s Balance for Life holistic retreats can help you get started with a 1, 5, 7, 14, or 21 day wellness vacation at the Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort.

 diet as a way to lose weight – and end up sticking with it once they discover how good they look and feel. A plant-based diet also has environmental benefits that appeal to many people.  And, of course, animal lovers have embraced plant-based eating.

Find out more by contacting us at 800.663.9292 or [email protected].

A Weight Loss Retreat Can Help You Stick with Your Resolution

A Weight Loss Retreat Can Help You Stick with Your Resolution

Every year, people all around the country make a resolution to lose weight. And every year, most of those resolutions are forgotten by the end of February. If you’re committed to losing weight, a wellness retreat may be just what you need to give your resolution a powerful infusion of information and inspiration.  

You may find that your search for a weight loss retreat opens the door to a whole new way of thinking about food – and about life! Balance Your Life offers a variety of programs and special events designed to help you reboot, recharge, rejuvenate and retreat from the every day.  

A Holistic Retreat 

A holistic approach to health that involves education, delicious food, fitness and therapeutic spa treatments can empower you to not only lose the extra weight you’re carrying about, but to also make the changes in your life that will allow you to keep it off.

Balance Your Life offers a variety of holistic health retreats based on a plant-based food program that include: 

  • Informative and entertaining talks on a variety of health topics designed to help you live your best life.
  • Delicious meals that will convince you that eating a healthy, plant-based diet doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor or satisfaction. 
  • Daily fitness classes and activities that you might actually enjoy! Including offerings like yoga, Mat Pilates, nature walks, low impact aerobics, and aquatic aerobics. 
  • Massage, reflexology and other therapeutic spa treatments offered in your room or on the beach by certified personnel.

 

There are always some people who manage to keep their New Year’s resolutions. You can increase your chances of success when it comes to your goal of weight loss with a retreat in sunny Deerfield Beach, Florida. Whether you want to recharge with a one-day wellness retreat or get away for a three-week Florida wellness vacation, Balance Your Life can help you make this the year you succeed! Call 800.663.9292 or 954.947.5888 to get started or email us at [email protected].

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Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

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  • Water Fasting
  • Plant-Based Food Program
  • Juice Cleanse Program