Whether you're currently overweight, living with a debilitating disease or find yourself feeling less energized as the days go on, now might be a good time to reevaluate your current lifestyle habits. Do you eat whatever you want, neglect to exercise and sleep only a few hours each night? The choices you make on a daily basis impact the way your body works, which can ultimately influence how you age.
If you're ready to make a big change in your life, it starts with taking small steps. You can't just flip your lifestyle around in a day; it's going to take lots of discipline and learning to create the new, healthy life you want to live.
Choosing to follow the Hallelujah Diet is one of the most important decisions you can make, giving your body the ultimate fuel provided by God. Eating an abundance of primarily raw, plant-based options can detox your system, boost your immunity, enhance weight loss and reduce your risk for developing chronic conditions and illness later in life. But before you follow us on the path to better health, you have to take small steps in your personal journey.
Here are a few tips for transitioning to the Hallelujah Diet lifestyle:
Reprogram your Mindset
Starting your journey on the Hallelujah Diet is all about mind over matter. You've been eating whatever you wanted for years, and now you need to train your brain to accept your new diet. Constantly remind yourself that the difference in eating patterns is for the good, and be willing to open your eyes to new information about transforming to a plant-based lifestyle. There are many life-changing books out there that will convince you that you made the right decision.
Make Use of Available Resources
If you know you want to make the dietary changes, but you're really not sure where to get started, just refer to all of our free resources. First, subscribe to our daily blog articles for insight on plant-based eating and lifestyle changes. Then, look through our database of past blog articles and other informational resources that can guide you on your path to better living. You can also refer to our Get Started Guide, the perfect tool for all Hallelujah Diet beginners. It's a predetermined meal plan that helps you fit the diet into your life with ease, providing examples of replacements to recreate some of your favorite foods in healthier versions.
Juicing is another simple step you can take on your wellness journey, especially if you're not used to eating raw fruits and vegetables every day. Juicing your produce is the greatest way to absorb its maximum vitamins and nutrients, and it's so easy to do! You can blend a mixture of your favorite fruits and vegetables to create a unique concoction, or you can refer to some of our favorite juice recipes for reference.
Test Our Recipes
Beyond our juice and smoothie concoctions, we have an abundance of breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack and dessert recipes to look through! The idea of making all of your meals from plant-based sources can seem difficult at first, but you'll be surprised by how much versatility this lifestyle offers in the kitchen. You can browse through our database of delicious recipes or purchase some of the cookbooks written by our health experts and followers! Once you get a better grasp on the fundamental elements of the diet, you can experiment in the kitchen. Soon enough, you'll have an abundance of plant-based recipes of your own that you can prepare on a whim.
Try Meal Planning
Remember: There will be days of weakness, when you want to go back to your old ways of eating, and you can't beat yourself up for it. It's inevitable. To ensure you don't feel tempted to head to the drive-thru window one last time, prepare your meals in advance. Take one day to get a week's worth of lunches and dinners ready, and seal them in the refrigerator. With a fridge full of delicious, fresh and plant-based options ready to eat, you won't have the heart to let the foods go to waste.
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