Whenever we see a celebrity following a certain diet or exercise routine, we automatically want to copy them, hoping that it will bring us the same health or physical benefits.
But more often than not, these diets aren’t approved by nutritionists and they could cause your health some serious damage. After all, there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution when it comes to health. But what about Oprah’s new favorite diet called the OMD plan?
What’s the Plan?
Oprah’s weight loss journey has been impressive, to say the least, and for years we’ve been fascinated with how the renowned television host takes care of her health and nutrition. Surprisingly, the plan she follows is quite simple and takes a fresh spin on the traditional plant-based diet!
OMD, which is also known as one-meal-a-day, is a diet that Oprah recommends, but it is not the same dietary plan that limits your meals to one per day. Instead, it’s a conscious effort to eat one plant-based meal per day. This commitment doesn’t just have a positive impact on your health but also on the planet.
The initiative was first started by an environmentalist named Suzy Amis Cameron who also owns a school in California where the kitchen only serves meals that are plant-based. Oprah was so impressed by Cameron’s work that she even invited her to her show to share some of her favorite plant-based recipes as well as promote her 30-day OMD challenge.
Of course, Oprah was sold on Cameron pitch where she explained how just one plant-based meal per day could reduce our carbon footprint and save endangered animals. What’s more, a diet rich in vegetables and fruits is known to reduce various health risks such as diabetes, heart diseases, and other chronic illnesses.
Change for the Better
Cameron is also releasing her own OMD guide in which she shares several plant-based recipes to help those who want to make a shift towards an environmentally conscious lifestyle.
The author also shares several other useful tips on how to make store-bought condiments, plant-based milk, and delicious desserts at home. Nutritionists are also a fan of the OMD diet, calling it more approachable than a fully vegan lifestyle.
The plan is more straightforward and easier to implement, especially for those who don’t know how to make the transition from an animal-dependent diet to that consisting wholly of plants. But more importantly, it’s a diet that could actually secure a future for the subsequent generations on Earth.