Why consider a vegetarian diet plan?


In years gone by, most of those who have been closest to me know that I have always loved to cook. Get me in a kitchen and I just sort of get lost in my own little world making up something that people love to eat. It’s always been that way. Whether it was a casserole, grilled salmon, my mango thai BAR-B-Q’d chicken, or a tender juicy pineapple marinated steak perfectly seared with all the fixings – I was in my element and happy to be there!

Today, I still love to prepare food for people, but what I prepare for them is far better in taste and health benefits than any steak or other grilled masterpiece that I have ever made. The reason for it is that there has been a huge change in my lifestyle. I have gone from a full-on meat loving maniac to living and thriving from the benefits of a vegetarian diet plan. More accurately stated, I am speaking of a lifestyle of eating live foods over dead foods; life-giving foods over foods that promote chronic illness and premature death. 

I do not imagine that I need to tell you that the benefits of a vegetarian diet plan over a meat lovers diet plan far outweigh any concern over the loss of some idolized taste bud experience that your mouth could ever have. If you will give even the slightest effort towards learning the healthy alternatives to a diet of meats and processed foods, you will understand. I promise. Your mouth has not known, nor taste bud experienced what a live food diet can be like in your life.

Since my ‘conversion’ to a healthier way of life, I am often asked why in the world I would give up meat and all the other ‘delicious’ things that I used to eat, i.e. sugar-laden deserts that I was famous for making, dairy products, and animal meats. The answer was a simple one for me. My life depended on it. And here is a news flash for you. YOUR life also depends on what YOUR daily choices of food are. Do not think that you are immune to a diet that includes industrialized foods and an array of organic and inorganic chemicals, additives, and steroids. You are not.

If you’re curious if there is any reason substantial enough for you to consider changing your lifestyle of eating, here are some of the most obvious reasons to consider the benefits of a vegetarian diet plan and that of making a commitment to transition to one. 

  • A vegetarian diet plan increases your energy level and reduces stress-producing chemical imbalances in your body.
  • A vegetarian diet plan provides important enzymes that your body needs to build, repair, and maintain your healthy cells.
  • A vegetarian diet plan allows your body to fully assimilate the nutrients in the foods you eat so that your body will not store it as fat.
  • A vegetarian diet plan increases your mental alertness as a result of an increase in oxygen and vital nutrients that feed your brain.
  • A vegetarian diet plan strengthens your immune system and its effectiveness to fight off sickness and disease.
  • A vegetarian diet plan reduces the likelihood of chronic illnesses as your body’s vital organs regain their health and your endocrine system is made to function properly as a result of getting the necessary nutrients and enzymes it needs to function properly.
  • A vegetarian diet plan naturally calms you as your body rids itself of the toxins that affect your hormone levels.
  • A vegetarian diet plan naturally reduces your weight because you will not need to eat as much each meal.
  • A vegetarian diet plan reduces environmental stress-related maladies like that of fatigue, headaches, and allergies.
  • A vegetarian diet plan allows your body chemistry to balance and your endocrine system to correct itself which is key to your overall health, vitality and longevity.
  • A vegetarian diet plan of uncooked fruits, nuts, grains, seeds, and vegetables has as much as a 60% greater concentration of live nutrients, thus reducing your need to eat large quantities of food to satisfied your hunger.
  • A vegetarian diet plan slows, stops, and/or can even reverse the aging process. As your vital organs regain their health, you will look, feel, and act younger.

While changing your eating habits can be difficult, if you want a healthier lifestyle in your future – one without chronic illness, obesity, disease, and infirmity – the greatest way to see this happen is to change your diet. Eating healthy is something that you choose to do on a daily basis. A healthy diet does not have to be a boring diet either. Your taste buds will quickly learn the joy of eating fresh vegetables, fruits, legumes, grains, seeds, and nuts. Eating healthy is a lifestyle that is not driven by appetites or cravings or convenience. It is a transitional lifestyle that strengthens one’s conviction that “you are what you eat”.  Simply put, there is no pleasure great enough in life that is worth losing your health and vitality over.

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14 Responses to A Vegetarian Diet Plan?

  1. Cheryl Lisette says:

    Just want to say that everything i have read here makes me want to take better care of my health and the health of my family. your newsletter is really informative and i have been able to apply almost everything that it has taught me since i began receiving it. thank you!

  2. Lori Peyton says:

    I was suggested this website through my cousin. I am not positive whether or not my current health will allow me to drastically change my diet, but am curious if I ease into it if I can have the same results as my cousin did in losing weight and reducing high blood pressure and hyperthyroid. Your site is incredible! Thanks!

  3. Florencia Augustine says:

    While I was searching on Digg for something else,I found a link to your site. Thanks for not being overly commercialized and trying to sell something in every sentence of every article. it is refreshing to know that someone is just not in it for the money in the health business. Your story of overcoming chronic illness is an inspriation. thanks for being so transparent about your life. I look forward to my Veggie Chronicle newsletter arriving so I can begin changing my life for the good. ~ Florencia A.

  4. Latonya Stewart says:

    Hi there! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and tell you I truly enjoy reading your articles. Can you recommend a health forum where I can get questions answered about my progress and problems I am having. I enjoy the Veggie Chronicles Newsletter, but find that I want more information faster than it is coming through your newsletter. Maybe I am being impatient, but I am ready to be HEALTHY and get rid of the extra weight I have been carrying since my baby arrived. Thanks for your time!

  5. Sally White says:

    David, So glad I found this website. It’s been years since we have spoken and still you remain consistent in your passion for helping people. I am looking forward to receiving my first issue of your Veggie Chronicles newsletter. Drop by next time you are in Daytona! Let’s catch up. God bless, Sally White

  6. Neil Poynter says:

    A big thank you for your awesome encouragement and guidance in my health. The best decision I have made all year was to turn my bad eating habits into life health habits. Best Regards, NP

  7. Vicki Simpson says:

    It’s going to be a challenge with my love for chocolate and desserts, but I am going to take the plunge! Green mustaches here I come! LOL

  8. Kristy Michaels says:

    I would just like to say many thanks for the remarkable information you share here. I am applying everything I can learn from your website, and am seeing amazing results in changing my lifestyle to one of health focused instead of schedule focused as you talk about. It has taken effort but it is worth the effort to be seeing the results in the mirror and experiencing the results in how I feel. Thanks again. KM

  9. Hemy Ryland says:

    Such great information here. I don’t want to seem like an article stalker so I won’t keep commenting on all the articles I read here, but I do want to tell you that I am glad you got sick so that you would learn how to get well. All you teach and share here is always such good information and easy to apply. Tanks again.

    • David Ward says:

      And “Tank YOU” for being such a faithful health enthusiast Hemy. I love your comments and your growing passion for health. And, my offer still stands girl! If you want to start writing about all you are learning in your health education, I would be excited to share all your knowledge with my growing community.

  10. Zack says:

    Needing to get rid of this fat! I am not portly, not large boned, not anything but fat, and I have done it to myself and rationalized my diet and lifestyle long enough. With you guys help, I am reclaiming my health, and leaving the fat people world behind!!!! Looking forward to beginning my new lifestyle for my health. No more excuses, no more junk foods or drinks, and no more pretending that it is my genes. It is my lifestyle!!!! UGGGGhhhh!

    • David Ward says:

      Zack, you get it. You have just won 75% of the battle for your health. Diet begins with controlling your will to eat foods that you know are unhealthy for you. Once you rid yourself of the justification to make poor decisions about what you put into your mouth, you will be so amazed at how your life changes for the good – emotionally, physically, and health wise. CONGRATULATIONS!

  11. F. Mosley says:

    I have been hearing a lot about this website from my wife. It looks like it will be inevitable that I will be learning more since she has refused to buy any more meat after what is left in the freezer is gone. Thanks a lot!!! Grrrrrrrr….. ;-) No really, great information here. Keep up the good work.

    • David Ward says:

      Frank, I only recommend radically changing diets when chronic illness is the reason. Look at a 6 months transition period to reduce the amount of meats you have in your diet. Start with just cutting out meat from one meal a day and adding another source of protein like beans or sprouts, then another after a month or so, then to just a few times a week, until you retrain your taste buds to like the new replacement foods that will make you healthier. You are going to love the way you feel my friend!

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