16: Plant Based Diets for Maximum Focus and Energy with Suzanna McGee

Suzanna McGee once held the title of Miss Natural Olympia, and she is now a performance enhancement coach and helps athletes achieve peak performance through a natural, plant based diet. She lives in Venice Beach, CA and is excited to share her story of switching to a plant-based diet.

 

Being plant based is different than being Vegan. A plant based diet is actually eating whole foods, that are plant based. That means no animal products and no processed foods. 

 

There are different reasons to switch to a plant-based diet and Suzanna actually made the switch as an experiment. She tried it for 90 days and she waited to see how she felt. She felt so good that she kept the plant based diet.

 

Plant protein is easier to digest and it helps your body maintain an alkaline environment in your body.

 

Reasons to be on a plant based diet:

 

  1. Energy - you will have more energy than you ever knew was possible
  2. You feel lighter
  3. It’s cheaper than eating meat
  4. You will sleep better
  5. Your focus will be improved
  6. You don’t feel heavy and sluggish after meals
  7. You will feel more alert, even after eating
  8. Your productivity will increase because of improved focus

 

 

Trying a plant-based diet for one month will allow you to see how you will feel.

 

A Day of eating in the life of Suzanna consists of:

 

Breakfast:

Smoothie or Fresh juice (500 to 600 calories)

 

A workout in the middle of the day

 

Post-Workout meal:

Cold meal:

Berries

Banana milk

Pumpkin seed protein powder

*Tastes like blueberry ice cream 

 

Hot meal:

Oatmeal

Berries

 

 

Dinner:

 

Sprouted lentils

Avocado

Spicy chili sauce

Salad - lots of vegetables and dressing with lemon juice and stevia

 

Suzanna stopped using oil because it’s processed and instead gets her fat from seeds, nuts etc.

 

Countries with the highest consumption of dairy have the highest rate of osteoporosis. Dairy causes our bodies not to absorb calcium properly.

 

 

Sprouted Lentils are more easily digested because they are sprouted. Soak lentils and let them sprout slightly. Then you get more nutrients and enzymes, and this allows you to not have to cook them and kill the enzymes with heat.

 

Healthy Plant-Based Carbohydrates:

 

  • Fruits - fresh and delicious with lots of vitamins and minerals

 

Is it ok to eat wheat?

 

Wheat is tricky. We eat too much of it and our bodies are sensitive to it.

 

 

 

Suzanna's Book: The Athletes Simple Guide to a Plant-Based Lifestyle

Connect with Suzanne:

www.tennissfitnesslove.com

www.facebook.com/tennisfitness

 

Want to become a member of Weight Loss Nation? Join the community at

Weight Loss Nation

If you are enjoying Weight Loss Nation, give us a Rating & Review! When you take the time to give us a R&R, it helps keeps Weight Loss Nation visible for other healthy living wannabe’s to find us!

Have an iPhone? Rate & Review us here:  itunes.apple.com

 

 

 

 

 

Weight Loss Nation

Weight Loss Nation is NOT a Diet! Weight Loss Nation is a LIFESTYLE. It is the one place to find the tools you need to live a long-term healthy lifestyle. The one location for online support, guidance, recipes and video demonstrations to assist you in cooking simple and healthy meals. We eat REAL food. If it grows out of the ground, hangs from a tree, roams the Earth, flies in the sky or swims in the ocean.....we EAT it!. No GMO, We stay away from "boxed" food as much as possible. This has to last a lifetime....so we make it easy and delicious!
We have Mentors from the health & wellness industry ready to guide you on your journey. Go to www.TheWeightLossNation.com for more details.

Health
Health/Fitness & Nutrition
Education
Education/Training
Society & Culture
Society & Culture/Personal Journals