Ever wonder what the heck plant based means? Googled it and found 4 different definitions? Wonder no more…
Simply put: Eating plant based is to eat mostly plants and plant derived foods.
Mostly? That’s vague. Yup, it is. Some people believe that in order to be eating plant based you must consume all of your calories from plant sources, such as fruits and vegetables, legumes, lentils, beans, nuts, seeds, and whole grains (wheat, oat, barley, and rye) THIS IS CALLED VEGAN. I am not vegan, been there, tried that, doesn’t work for me, too restrictive, it drives me mad. Others, like me! believe that if you eat mostly, or say 70-80+% of your food from plant sources the remainder can be non plant sourced (cheese, eggs, fish, meat) technically if you must label me I am a plant based vegetarian, I don’t and never have cared for meat, yeah i’m weird.
I look at it like this: If most of your plate or most of your meal is plant based (aka fruits, veggies, nuts, beans and foods in their natural and unprocessed state) you are doing it right. (Right for eating plant based, eat however you want I don’t care I’m not one ofthose people, I just want everyone to be happy no matter what they eat or do) If you are eating predominantly fresh fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grains for breakfast, lunch and dinner and suddenly you have a slice of pizza or piece of cake is it the end of the world? Are you a plant based fraud? Will the plant based police come looking for you? No! Not in my book.