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If you have been a long time reader of this blog you know I went paleo a few years ago. When I stopped eating a strict paleo diet, I made the switch 4 good with certain eating habits . Substituting almond milk for cows milk was one of them. When I started doing semi annual whole30 challenges, I learned how to cook with minimal ingredients and started incorporating vegan meals into my meal plans. I now do mainly vegan lunches, with occasional vegan dinners as well.
I am not completely dairy free, because cheese is on this earth. Currently, I am looking for a good vegan substitute but so far I haven’ found one. We only buy almond milk, ans occasionally almond coconut milk. Going mostly dairy free is one way we made the swith 4 good. The ice cream and yogurt we buy is coconut milk based. Since cutting dairy I’ve noticed not only am I less bloated feeling, but I also suffer less constipation. The constipation clearing up could also be from my vegan lunches and snacks.
Doing the whole 30 a few times gave me an appreciation for real, vegan food. Even when I am not doing my whole 30 I keep my lunches vegan. Breakfast is sometimes plant based, as is dinner. I love using fresh seasonal vegetables in new and interesting dishes.
What is the #Switch4Good campaign?
Olympian Dotsie Bausch and her non-profit organization Compassion Champs is leading the switch 4 good campaign with the help of fellow plant based athletes to educate the world about the benefits of following a plant based and dairy free diet. The campaign highlights the testimonials of six Olympic athletes who not only became healthier but also won gold medals and set world records while maintaining a dairy free diet.
Did you know that according to various reports*, 1:4 consumers reported eating less animal meat in the past 12 months and 1:3 consumers prefer plant-based milks? These Olympians hope to encourage others to make the switch and reap in such possible benefits as weight loss, improved digestion, disease prevention, and increased energy.
The highlight of the campaign is a commercial being aired in multiple markets on NBC on Sunday, February 25, 2018, including during the closing ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea.