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Plant-based Diets for Weight Loss & Chronic Disease Management

Plant-based diets have been associated with potential benefits for weight loss as well as chronic disease prevention and management. Our plant-based and vegan dietitian can help you with personalised nutritional support to meet your goals. 


I'm Monica, Vegan & Plant-Based Dietitian 

With more than 8 years of clinical experience as an Accredited Practicing Dietitian, I am proud to be the founder of Plant Based Family Nutrition. From infancy to adulthood, I am dedicated to helping individuals incorporate more plant-based foods into their diets. My true passion lies in motivating clients to embrace a wholesome and well-rounded approach to nutrition.

As an online vegan dietitian, I extend my services across Australia via Telehealth, making professional guidance easily accessible to individuals nationwide.

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How can plant-based diets help with weight loss & chronic disease?

Plant-based diets have gained attention for their potential benefits in weight loss & prevention & management of chronic diseases. Here’s an overview of the potential benefits.

WEIGHT LOSS: Both plant-based and vegan diets, focused on whole plant foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds, tend to be naturally lower in energy and high in fibre. This can lead to improved satiety, making it easier for some individuals to manage weight or lose weight effectively.


REDUCED RISK OF CHRONIC DISEASE: Plant-based diets have been associated with a decreased risk of various chronic diseases. They're linked to lower rates of heart disease, high blood pressure, certain cancers, and type 2 diabetes. These diets are rich in antioxidants, fibre, vitamins, and minerals, which contribute to overall health and reduced disease risk.


HEART HEALTH: Both plant-based and vegan diets typically contain lower levels of saturated fats and cholesterol found in animal products. This can lead to improved heart health by lowering cholesterol levels, reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke.

BLOOD PRESSURE & BLOOD SUGAR MANAGEMENT: Plant-based diets may positively impact blood pressure and blood sugar levels. The high fibre content and reduced processed foods contribute to better blood pressure regulation and improved insulin sensitivity, potentially benefiting individuals with hypertension or diabetes.

However, as with any diet, the effectiveness and health benefits of plant-based or vegan diets depend on various factors, including overall food choices, portion sizes, and individual health conditions.

It's crucial to plan these diets mindfully to ensure adequate intake of essential nutrients that might be lacking, Consulting a specialised plant-based dietitian is advisable before transitioning to a plant-based or vegan diet. 

A Plant-Based Dietitian can help with weight loss & chronic disease by 


Meal preparation & planning


Culinary skills 


Label reading 


Intuitive eating  


Motivation & accountability

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