Hello, I’m Zoe Worlund Cordeiro!
I am a plant-based wellness coach! If you are wondering what that means (because we all know fancy titles are overrated), it means that I help women transition from eating animal products to eating whole plant-based foods.
I do this in many different ways but I primarily accomplish this through the courses and programs that I created. These programs are full of delicious recipes, easy to follow meal plans, and all of my knowledge from my 6 years of experience as well as my studies of vegan nutrition.
My life is ALL about the plant-based diet but it hasn’t always been. I grew up in the heart of the south – Huntsville, Alabama. Being from the south is one of my favorite things about myself, but it hasn’t made my life easy. You see, where I am from I stand out. Not because of how I look or how I talk (even though I wasn’t blessed with a southern accent.) I stand out simply because of how I eat and what I believe about what I eat.
I went plant-based vegan 6 years ago and haven’t looked back since. This diet has changed my life and though I started it out of simple curiosity I can’t imagine my life without it. Today I want to share the main 3 reasons I went plant-based and why you should consider the plant-based diet, too. Of course everyone has their own opinions and I am not here to disrespect yours. I am simply talking about the diet that I choose and why it is so amazing. If you are interested in going plant-based or removing some animal products from your diet, stick till the end… I have a special offer just for you!
Without farther ado…. Lets get started with why you should go plant-based
1. It’s Healthier for You
The whole foods plant-based diet has been scientifically proven to help with weight loss, diabetes control, support optimal heart health, protect against cancer, and heal arthritis. I personally have used the plant-based diet for weight loss and to maintain a healthy weight. I have also cleared up my acne, reduced pain during mensuration, and even changed my overall mood. Eating plant-based is so healthy for you primarily because you are eating REAL food. Food that comes from the earth, is unprocessed, and unrefined. How could you go wrong with that? From all of my research, I am unable to find a more sustainable and healthy way of eating.
2. It’s better for the Environment
According to Joseph Poore, a researcher at the University of Oxford, who conducted a study into environmental impacts of various food industries that was published in the journal Science, “A [plant-based] vegan diet is probably the single best way to reduce your impact on the planet Earth, not just greenhouse gases, but global acificiation, eutrophication, land use, and water use.”
When I first went plant-based I didn’t fully understand what it truly meant. I made the switch for my health but once I started learning about the lifestyle I couldn’t believe the statistics. A person can cut their carbon footprint by 73% simply by cutting meat and dairy products from their diet. I was amazed! Some times I hear people say they will continue to eat animal products but make sure they buy “sustainably”. However, Poore states “Avoiding the consumption of animal products delivers far better environmental benefits than trying to purchase sustainable meat and dairy.
I think it is clear to see this is the best way to help the environment!
3. It might align better with your morals
The main reason I transitioned into this diet is that taking another living thing life is not something I want to engage in, ever. Killing an animal for food made me sick to my stomach even when I was a child. I grew up in a normal household. We consumed animal products daily because that was normal behavior.
Growing up in the South I never encountered anyone who ate differently from our family. As a child when I watched movies (Babe, Charlotte’s Webb, etc.) I remember thinking how sad it was that those animals that had personalities (even though it was just movies) would be eaten. I would sit down to dinner that night and see that same animal on my plate and I would feel disgusted that I would have to eat this. For several years I didn’t realize there was another option. I am here today to tell you there is another option! You can put an end to the violence you are causing with your actions. The best part about it is that you wouldn’t have to suffer from that choice, you would actually THRIVE! Why wouldn’t you make the switch today?
If you are interested in transitioning into the plant-based diet or consuming less animal products, I’d love to help you on this journey! When I finally made the decision to go plant-based 6 years ago I had no idea where to start. I went all over the internet trying to figure out what to make for dinner and what to order at restaurants.
I know what it’s like to have to go through transitioning and I wanted to make it easier by putting all the information you need to transition into one place. Wouldn’t it give more peace of mind if you could find someone who has already been where you are and done all of the research? This is exactly why I decided to help others in their plant-based journey. I have done all the work for you and give you all of the tools you need to thrive on this diet. I have done research and corrected many of my mistakes so you won’t have to go through this yourself.
Today I’m offering a free resource that can be your one-way ticket to kicking animal products and thriving on plants! This guide includes 4 unique recipes, and my 3 secrets to plant-based success.
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I'll see you on the inside ;)
My name is Zoe Worlund… Cordeiro
If you can’t tell I am a newlywed and I’m still getting use to that 3rd name! But more about that later…
I am from Huntsville, Alabama but I recently moved to Brazil after two years of traveling back and forth between my two homes.
There are so many things to share about who I am and what I do so I guess I’ll just lay them on you…
I am a dog lover.
Unfortunately I left my long time loyal friend Charlie in Alabama but one day I will return for him. Right now I am just trying to hold off from picking up every stray that I pass on the side of the road.
I am a classic Enneagram 9.
People always laugh at me when I share this in my introductions but that just gave you so much insight into my life and now I feel a little too venerable…
I have been a Plant-based Vegan for about 6 years.
For 5 of those 6 years I hid that fact about myself because it always made me stand out like a sore thumb. Thankfully the world is changing and I don’t have to explain to people what those words mean anymore.
I love being Plant-based so much that I even started helping others transition into the lifestyle… Wait! I’m getting ahead of myself.
My husband is Brazilian
Be honest, did your mental image of me just snap from a hippy backpacker traveling through Brazil to a not so whimsical woman scrambling to fill out visa papers without understanding a word of Portuguese?
Though not as glamorous, the second one is much more accurate.
My husband is from here in Brazil and that’s why I moved here.
Though I don’t get to lug a backpack around or sleep in hostels my life is still pretty whimsical.
P.s I did the backpacking thing in Europe, it's not all that it’s cracked up to be.
So, now that you know who’s voice you are reading, I’d like to share a little bit about what I do…
As I mentioned above, I am a long time Plant-based vegan girl!
What does that actually mean though?
You may have heard of the Vegan lifestyle. This word Vegan simply means not consuming any kind of animal product. This means no meat, eggs, dairy, sugar processed through animal bones, no leather, no silk, if it has anything to do with animals it has nothing to do with Veganism.
I am a vegan because I don’t consume animal products but I use the words “plant-based” because I don’t just not eat animals. I focus on eating primarily plants and unprocessed real food!
Most vegans consume fake meats which contain 0% animal yet 100% processed and unnatural chemicals that are just as bad for your health.
The Plant-based vegan lifestyle is healthier, cheaper, more practical, and so very sustainable!
As I so kindly spoiled for you above, I run a business all about this diet. I help women transition into this diet so that they can live healthier, spend less money, have a balanced diet, and live an overall kinder life!
I use my courses to educate women on the lifestyle and lead them through the transition. I also teach them all about making the diet sustainable for them, so they can stick with it for the long run!
In addition to these courses I often do free trainings all about food anxiety, yoyo dieting, how to have a balanced diet and how to eat like you mean it!
My deepest desire is to help these women align their choices (what they eat, what they buy, and what they do day to day) with their core beliefs (how they believe animals should be treated, what they know is healthiest for them, and what is best for the environment).
So I have a question for you…
Which one are you?
This post was a God send and you can’t believe you got so lucky! You are ready to dive head first into this lifestyle today and never turn back!
You love the idea of what I do but are convinced it isn’t for you. You couldn’t give up animal products, they are too much of a comfort!
You are gonna need more convincing because I sound like a crazy woman and you ain’t ready to get mixed up in my mess…
If you are A, congratulations!!!
I am so happy you found me and I am SO excited to get to know you!
If you are as ready as you say you are, I don’t want to keep you waiting a minute longer!
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If you are a B, don’t be scared. I was once a carnivore too.
We can still be friends.
In my opinion a step in the right direction is just as important as going all the way!
This is why I welcome my friends into a little club I call the “Meatless Monday Club”.
The name isn’t original but the community of women are so very unique! The women in this club are world changers and stand together in making a difference one Monday at a time!
Sign up for the club to receive accountability, free exclusive content and the opportunity to be apart of something bigger than yourself!
Now, this leads me to my Cs… I understand you. I mean, who am I really? All you know is that I love dogs and can hardly remember my last name…
That doesn’t seem like someone you’d be able to trust so, here’s how you can get to know me better.
Follow me on IG @zkwellness_
Yep, it’s that simple! All I want you to do is follow me there and maybe send a DM telling me this blog sent you over.
We can chat and you will see I am just like you, human!
I love connecting with women just like you even if you are playing hard to get!
No matter what category you fell into I hope I get to see you again!
Until next time,
Zoe Worlund Cordeiro <3
Zoe Worlund Cordeiro
Zoe grew up in the heart of the South, Huntsville, AL. After spending most of her life avoiding animal products, she became a Vegan six years ago and hasn't looked back! Zoe is passionate about loving people, stewarding the planet's resources well, exploring new places, and pursing a relationship with Jesus. After a two-year cross-cultural & international relationship, Zoe said "Yes!" to her Brazilian-designer husband, Gabriel. After their wedding in March of 2020, Zoe settled in his hometown of Curitiba, Brazil and they hope to travel the world together.