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Plant-Based Eating: The Essentials

Understand the different types of plant-based eating. Know the benefits of eating more plants and understand the challenges. Learn how to balance out a vegetarian and vegan diet practically, ensuring all your essential nutrient needs are met.

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Aims and objectives of course:

  • Understand what the different types of plant-based diets are, including vegetarian and veganism.
  • Examine the research into the links between plant-based eating and body composition and chronic diseases.
  • Gain an understanding of the benefits of plant-based eating and the challenges.
  • Dispel myths on plant-based eating.
  • Understand what a well-balanced vegetarian and vegan diet looks like and how to practically ensure all your essential nutrient needs are met.

Author Bio

  •  Dr Linia Patel

    As a self-confessed “total foodie”, being an award-winning dietitian and sports nutritionist comes naturally to our resident dietitian and long-time Fitpro magazine contributor, Dr Linia Patel. She likes to take a block of science and slice it up into easy-to-digest and practical advice. With a PhD in Public Health and over 100 published articles on diet and health, she is a British Dietetic Association Spokesperson and is regularly seen appearing on national TV and being quoted in the press. She’s the science expert for Tess Daly’s best-selling book 4 Steps to a Happier & Healthier You, is a qualified fitness instructor and has worked extensively in high performance sport. She is particularly passionate about women’s health, helping women to be the best version of themselves.