How to Help Your VEGAN Teen Succeed

Module 1-7: Expert's Area

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Build your toolkit:

In the Expert's Area, you will find ideas and best practices that will set you apart. Here is where you sharpen your knowledge and skill.

🔧 Use these ideas to start building your Toolkit.

A toolkit is an essential need for you to be successful in anything that you do. A chef wouldn't try to cook without a pan or an oven. A runner can't run without the right shoes. A teacher cannot teach without books. An engineer can't build without formulas. A doctor can't heal without knowledge.

 

What tools do VEGANs need?

Knowledge to maintain their perspective. Nutritional analysis & awareness. Daily/Weekly habits that keep them on track. Quiet time to reflect. Willingness to improve. Communication skills - and more. 

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It's Good to Know... 
The Spectrum of Vegetarian Diets

Have you been told that the VEGAN diet is extreme?  

I assure you that it is not!

Vegetarian diets have many variations:

    Pesco = Fish 🐟

    Lacto = Dairy 🧀

    Ovo = Eggs 🥚

    WFPB = Whole food, plant-based 🌾

    Raw Food = Nothing cooked 🥦

    Fruitarian = Fruit only 🍓

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Meditation 🧘🏾

Why? Meditation helps you stay centered when everything and everyone around you seems to disagree. Most of your role models have one quality - and that is the ability to stay the course when the pressure is on. Meditation is calming and helps you to take a step back and simply breathe.

 

How? Sit in a quiet room and close your eyes. Focus on a sound, or on your breath, and try to just be. Alternatively, some people find that a simple repetitive chore like washing dishes is a way to clear their mind. Others find walking works.  

 

Use it: When stress appears, you will be well practiced at finding inner calm.

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Plate of Antioxidants

     A daily invitation to snack healthy.

Create a beautiful platter - or bowl - filled with nutritious and delicious fruits and vegetables! 

    ❇️ Keep it on the kitchen table. Replenish weekly.

    ❇️ A great grab and go snack!

    ❇️ Keeps your nutrient intake high!

    ❇️ Perfect for a midday snack

    ❇️ Creates a beautiful centerpiece

    🌠 Post a pic of YOUR Plate of Antioxidants!

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Words of Wisdom

Bo would like to share some words of advice which has helped him relate to other dogs. He thinks it will help.

1) The Art of Humor:

     Try not to take yourself too seriously. Life is much              better when you make time for play.

2) The Art of Gratitude:

     Be thankful for every situation both good & bad. You          will learn from all of it. And if you play it right, you            might get a reward.

3) The Art of Zen:

     Observe & Reflect vs. React & Offend

     People generally don't want you to bark at them.

 🥕Nutrition Assessment 🥕

 

In this video we take a deeper dive into how to use your Cronometer data!

Teens are growing rapidly. Targeted nutrition during this time is extremely important. 

  • How to figure out if your meals are providing enough nutrition

  • The 7 Nutrients that need attention

  • Where to get a weekly summary

  • Creating improvements

  • When to take supplements

This video will help you improve your nutritional intake and help you plan better meals.

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