Although the repeated health messages about eating more vegetables are certainly getting through, many people still struggle to fulfil the basic dietary requirements.
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Canberra, Australia (PRWEB) November 01, 2011
GrowingRaw.com, a website that shares how to grow and eat healthy food, announces the release of Veg Up, a healthy eating workbook. Unlike prescriptive diet plans, Veg Up provides guidance from day to day so that readers can learn how to build healthy eating habits into their daily routine.
Most people know that eating vegetables is a good thing, and will help them feel and stay healthy. Yet although the repeated health messages about eating more vegetables are certainly getting through, many people still struggle to fulfil the basic dietary requirements. So what’s stopping people from eating enough vegetables?
Healthy eating guidelines recommend that people eat at least 5 servings (2 ½ cups) of vegetables each day. Yet according to surveys by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 74% of Americans eat less than 3 servings of vegetables a day. The story is similar in Australia, where the last National Nutrition Survey found that only 15.4% of men and 22% of women eat 4 or more vegetable servings each day.
In many cases, people don’t know how to plan and prepare healthy meals based on vegetables. Others cite taste as a reason not to eat vegetables, but they are unfamiliar with techniques and recipes that will produce delicious vegetable dishes. Many are simply in the habit of grabbing convenience foods at the last minute, choosing to save time rather than their health.
“We’re excited to provide people with a healthy eating resource that will finally help them achieve their health goals, lose weight naturally and boost their energy levels,” explains Trina Cleary, author of Veg Up. “It can be very difficult to stay motivated long enough to build good intentions into healthy eating habits that will endure. That’s where the Veg Up workbook really helps people keep on track with simple and easy to follow instructions and recipes.”
Not only is Veg Up a motivational resource, it provides a month long plan that guides people through the process of building healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime. The workbook provides a roadmap that empowers people through goal-setting, self-assessment, affirmation and reflection. People are able to check off daily tasks and recipes so they can clearly see their progress.
“Our strongest feedback is that Veg Up readers love being able to let go of their guilt about unhealthy eating patterns. They’re just so relieved to have discovered ways to eat healthy food regularly, and enjoy it too!”
The Veg Up e-book is now available in PDF format online for the price of $17.00. For more information on Growing Raw website's e-book, visit: http://www.growingraw.com/how-to-build-healthy-eating-habits-for-life.html
GrowingRaw.com is an online healthy eating guide that shares how to grow and eat healthy food. Headquartered in Australia, the website is committed to providing information and inspiration for people who want to build healthy eating habits, but need to do it one step at a time. For additional information, please visit our website at: http://www.growingraw.com