WASHINGTON – Ready to kickstart your health? The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has the tools you need to get started in the relaunched 21-Day Vegan Kickstart online program and mobile app. The free program is available in both English and Spanish and features hundreds of healthy recipes, meal plans, grocery lists, expert nutrition advice, cooking demonstrations, and more.
First launched in 2010, the Kickstart program has helped more than 600,000 people regain control of their health. The redesigned website and new mobile app aim to reach even more people through brand new recipes with step-by-step photos, updated nutrition tips highlighting the latest in scientific research, and a clean design that is easy to navigate. The new program also features leading nutrition experts including Neal Barnard, M.D., Susan Levin, M.S., R.D., and Jill Eckart, C.H.H.C., of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine; Tracye McQuirter, M.P.H., public health nutritionist and author of Ageless Vegan; Aurora Leon, M.D.; and Joaquin Carral, M.D.
The program is based on decades of scientific research demonstrating that a vegan diet can help you reach a healthy weight and lower your risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and other chronic diseases. The Kickstart program features more than 100 low-fat, plant-based recipes that will help you reap these health benefits. Recipes include sweet potato and black bean burritos, pita pizzas, and baked oatmeal cups.
“Whether you want to lose weight, cut your cholesterol or blood pressure, tackle diabetes, or feel more energetic, the 21-Day Vegan Kickstart will give you the tools you need to regain your health,” says Physicians Committee president Neal Barnard, M.D. “Within 21 days, you’ll start to see results, and you won’t look back.”
“I truly enjoyed the program—it was just what I needed to get me going in the right direction of eating a plant-based diet,” says program participant Darlene W. Participants often report that the Kickstart program helped them lose weight and improve their health.
Founded in 1985, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is a nonprofit health organization that promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research and medical training.