Registration for this event will close Monday, September 6th. This class will be live streamed through Zoom.
Join plant-based chef Nancy Travis as she guides you through a 21-day plant-based challenge which is perfect for someone who is interested in losing weight, maintaining a healthy weight or those curious about the numerous health benefits of a whole food plant based diet and would like to “test drive” this diet for themselves.
This is weight loss without restricting “carbs” or counting calories. The key to healthy weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight is learning to choose the right foods that are satisfying and health promoting. This program based on clinical research and created by The Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine, will help you lose weight and stay healthy, all while bolstering clinical benefits such as lowering cholesterol, blood pressure, gaining better diabetes control as well as improving energy and mood.
Each class in the series will include an educational video, class discussion and support as well as a cooking demonstration of 3 recipes. Lots of tips and tricks, recipe handouts, as well as additional resources will be shared. You will also have access to Nancy via email to answer any questions between sessions.
Session 1: The Power of Your Plate - September 12
We will focus on getting ready to start a low-fat, plant-based diet. We will guide you through what the diet entails, what groceries to purchase and what a healthy menu will look like.
Session 2: Let’s Go! - September 19th
After a week of preparations and today’s lesson, you will have all the tools you need to start a low-fat, plant-based diet for the next three weeks. We will go around the "zoom room" and see how everyone did in their preparatory week of food shopping and meal planning.
Session 3: Getting into Gear - September 26th
After the first week of the challenge we will discuss how things went; share successes and get support for things that were challenging. You will gain some new insights from other class participants and may choose to share some of your own.
Session 4: Breaking the Food Seduction - October 3th
This class will go over why specific foods high fat foods like cheese seem addictive and why foods like broccoli are not. Today’s lesson will address what we can do to break those addictions.
Session 5: Keys for Natural Appetite Control - October 10th
This final class you will have been following a plant-based diet for 21 days! We will discuss next steps to creating a permanent diet change as we learn the secrets to appetite control.
Bonus Session 6: Kitchen coaching and questions answered- October 17th
This is an optional one hour class session to help you put your new diet into action with more kitchen tips and tricks along with answering any last minute questions.
This class was developed by Food for Life, an award-winning nutrition education and cooking program created by a team of physicians, nurses and dietitians for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
As a health educator and personal chef, Nancy Travis supports people on their journey towards health and wellness through cooking, teaching and promoting a whole-foods, plant-based diet. She cooks for families in their homes and teaches people how to prepare easy, delicious plant-based recipes in private, public and corporate settings. She brings more than 25 years of experience in cooking plant-based meals and is honored to be a licensed instructor with the Food for Life program. She has taught cooking at BARN for the past three years. She can be reached through her website, Sukhikitchen.com.