From Physicians Committee for
Responsible Medicine (PCRM)
Spanish speakers in the United States, Mexico, and throughout the world will soon be able to follow PCRM’s online program that has helped more than 200,000 people switch to a healthful plant-based diet for three weeks. “Vegetariano en 21 dias” will launch on Oct. 1. It is the latest adaptation of the rapidly expanding program, which already has versions for China and India in addition to the original North America-focused version.
The Spanish Kickstart will feature an all-new lineup of recipes and celebrity coaches including award-winning journalist Carlos Anaya and international TV host Marco Regil, who used a vegan diet to conquer a weight problem.
“You name the diet, I tried it,” explains Regil. “Low-fat, low-carb, Atkins, South Beach, Zone: Been there, done that. All to no avail. Instead of causing sustained weight loss, they gave me health problems like gastritis and colitis. All I learned was that diets do not work.”
After trying a 100 percent plant-based meal plan, Regil lost 25 pounds and has increased energy. PCRM has heard an array of inspiring success stories like Regil’s from Kickstart participants. Many Kickstarters have lost weight, reversed type 2 diabetes, eliminated chronic pain, and lowered their levels of “bad” cholesterol.
Physicians, dietitians, and other nutrition experts guide the Kickstart program, providing nutrition tips and answering questions in an online forum. Physicians Ana Negrón, M.D., and Joaquin Carral, M.D., as well as Food for Life instructor Gloria Huerta, will provide guidance and resources for the Spanish-language program.