What do we eat? 

we eat a plant-based diet

 [ and yes, we get enough protein* ]

We truly believe that food is medicine and one of the healthiest things we've done for our bodies was cutting out animal products and integrating fasting.

 

Warning: changing to a plant based diet can have many positive benefits on your health such as preventing heart disease/diabetes/cancer/stroke, boosting immune system, and improving gut health. Eating plant based also reduces your carbon footprint and eliminates a great deal of animal suffering. High five to being healthier, kinder, and doing your part to reduce your carbon footprint!

Expand your awareness and learn more about the health and environmental benefits of a plant-based diet from several documentaries that include the evidence-based studies, data, and stats of a whole food plant based diet in our movies & documentaries kit: the game changers, forks over knives, what the health, cowspiracy, seaspiracy, earthlings, and planeat. We can also recommend the book/audio books: how not to die, the pleasure trap, proteinaholic and 72 reasons to be vegan as all of them go into the science and psychology of plant-based eating. You can find them in our favorite books kit.

Zoom through our food & nutrition kit to see the supplements we take and some of the things we eat (in addition to a whole foods plant based diet), as well as recipes from Veganuary, Forks Over Knives, and the aBillion app. A few youtubers that we recommend checking out are: mic the vegan, happy healthy vegan, pick up limes, sweet potato soul, plant based newsearthling ed, make it dairy free, and nikkivegan.

 

Feeling bloated is common when making the switch to a vegan diet (meat, dairy, and eggs contain ZERO fiber so that's not surprising that you're bloated when you start eating more fiber). Set yourself up for success and scope out these videos to reduce bloating as you transition: mic the vegan, nikkivegan, healthy vegan mama and eatmoverest. Another thing to explore if you have general GI issues is to look into Food Combining.

 

If you're still one of those people living in 2013 who says "but bacon though!" or "I'm addicted to cheese and could never be vegan," then it's time to rise above the jokes, learn about the morphine in cheese that keep you addicted (and generally why dairy is dangerous), and also about your general cognitive dissonance on the entire plant-based eating topic.

Vegan during pregnancy?! YES. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutritional professionals, agrees that a well planned vegan diet is healthy for all stages of life, including pregnancy, breastfeeding, childhood and beyond. Learn more about why pregnant woman should be vegan here.

Interested in transitioning to a plant-based diet?

 Start here with Simnett Nutrition and Pick Up Limes

Each day, a person who eats a plant-based diet saves 1,100 gallons of water, 45 pounds of grain, 30 sq ft of forested land, 20 lbs CO2 equivalent, and one animal’s life. Use this plant-based calculator to see how much you can save!!  

*calculate how much protein you actually need; Proteinaholic is an excellent resource on everything protein!

when do we eat? 
we fast for 18-20 hours everyday

which results in a 4-6 hour eating window

Fasting is thousands of years old and one of the most natural ways to cleanse the body. We've been doing it for five years but please research fasting before transitioning to this eating schedule.

Note on Bre's pregnancy: she stopped fasting 3 months before conception and won't fast again until she's done breastfeeding. 

Helpful resources: 

Longevity & Why I now eat Once a Day
5 stages of intermittent fasting
 Autophagy Activate Garbage Recycling and Cellular Remodeling
Fasting vs. Eating Less: What's the Difference? 
World’s largest Fasting Study (2020)
Alcohol and Fasting
What happens when you don't eat for 44 days? (fasting science)


If you're interested in learning more, we recommend scoping out our books kit and reading the book / listening to the audiobook "The Complete Guide to Fasting" which explains everything scientifically. 

Ready to dive into the world of fasting and you need a buddy to help hold yourself accountable? Join Flo's buddy group on Fastic - it's a free app to help track and educate you on fasting!

What's our diet like? 

How do we align what we eat with our yoga practice?
 
We didn't make this video to convince anyone that what we do is perfect and they should do it, too. We explained what we do and encouraged others to think for themselves. If you seek the truth on any topic in life, you can expect that it will never be spoon fed to you.
You need to dig deep and explore yourself.
 
This is what we do and what works for us and is not intended as any advice for you.
We always recommend doing your own research and listening to your body. 
Consider consulting a doctor or nutritionist if you're planning on making changes.