"What would happen if we all stopped eating meat?"
You have no idea.
yummy spinach for improved blood quality and potentially improved performance :)
so its been a while since iv put words on this thing, mainly because i havnt had anything to sook about! which is good! iv been working hard on keeping the fat intake super super low, water intake high -about 3L on a good day, and staying off the cooked carbs like bread and also coffee -which im doing pretty good at :) yay for me…iv havnt been counting calories, but i did mention previously i found it hard to give up things like bread because i wasn’t getting enough fruit calories in (largely due to my dismal student budget! :-/) but iv been using dates and coconut sugar to up my calories an keep me away from the naughties- and its worked well so far - im slightly smaller around my waist and legs and even my cheeks are a little less full!- i feel like when i look in the mirror i look a little bit prettier…naw! so that’s put a nice bounce in my step lately :) :) iv also added some hard intensity exercises to my regular routine - about 1-2x week iv added plyometrics and HIIT resistance/circuit style stuff - its tough but fun and my butt and legs are more toned :) happy faces all round!!
iv been slipping up lately on the fats (avocado, olives, and dark chocolate!) and some cooked food (omg baked beans actually are really good! kill me!) and coffee- i think mainly because i havnt been sleeping enough for the last 2 weeks - my own fault! so its REFOCUS TIME! i find i have these dips every so often - i try not to beat myself up about it - its totally normal-i just have to admit to myself that iv had a dip (dip sounds much nicer than ‘fucking up’ or ‘fallen off the wagon’ -bc its not like that at all- im still on the wagon with flying fucking colours really, im just not stirring as straight as i was before!) so yes admit it to yourself, realise its not the end of the world, and recognise the improvements to be made- your next baby step goals!
I sit myself down, tell me how well im doing and how far iv come, give myself some compliments, you know a little positive warm and fuzzy self talk, and then ask me what i want to improve next:
- continue to drink 3L of water consistently each day working up to 4L
- get back off the fats - keep them to the evening meal only if desired
- get more sleep - earlier to bed 10pm wake at 7am or later
- get back onto keeping off things like baked beans and other cooked items- stop picking so i dont get the craving for it
- get off the coffee - limit to 1 or 2 on the weekend.
* buy a water filter so my water is easier to drink
* continue to have lots of dates, coconut sugar, bananas and greens to fill up on.
i also want this lifestyle to have flexibility - i want to be able to go out on the weekends and have a cooked vegan meal and not die from crippling stomach pain, so i do every so often have a cooked meal while im out just to test the waters so to speak - i do obviously notice a difference in my digestion and also my energy the following day (which helps reinforce how this way of eating is the way for me)- sometimes iv had a bit of pain, sometimes just a bit of bloating…i think as i get further into this lifestyle my digestion will be able to cope better with it. i hope. Im not purist and believe socially its important to be flexible in this way, its very important emotionally to have flexibility in the way you live your life, which includes your eating habits. i have recently acquired a male friend ;) wink wink and have realised its become very important for me personally to follow 80/10/10 very closely during the week so when i do go out for dinner once a week or out for a drink etc it doesnt hault my progress and i don’t feel bad about it.
only kidding- Im not really that upset, im not upset AT ALL! and let me tell you why!
bcoz I know I can go back to not eating it! -iv been off bread, and overt fats (bar a few nuts now & then) for a month and I feel amazing for it! its actually made a big difference to how I look and feel - iv list 1cm of my hips and my stomach is flat and my moods were going into bliss state again =D =D
and then I made a booboo n ate bread-a thick chunky doorstop piece of home made fresh from the cooker grainy slice of mouthwatering bread…. mmmm
but I didnt enjoy it too much once it went past my esophagus, it ruined my digestion for about a week Id say. hopefully that sucker is all pooped out now coz I wasnt pleased about it!
but in a way it good that I did eat it bc now I realize how much it affects me negatively .•*SiLveR LiniNg!*•.
I feel like Im learning lots lately. Im combing food well, staying away from fats (actually so hard!) and getting in 2+L of water - being diligent with these 3 things have made the world of difference!!!!
Im on my way to the 80/10/10 body dream! and health and vitality and an amazing abundant lifestyle where happy (& sexy) all the time!
Working on a new book “The Empowered Life”
here is a snippet:
"Ever since we were toddlers we were given a name from our parents, then told what to do, and taught what was expected of us. As we grew older, we allowed societal constructs to keep us in small boxes, let stereotypes define us, and we have given away most of our power. When we get sick nowadays it is so common to run to the doctor and expect them to understand better than ourselves what’s going on within. We elect government officials hoping they will help serve all of us. We have gotten stuck in security based thinking hoping “they” will solve the problems. Well lets not get stuck in the victim mentality, as that does not serve any of us. The purpose of this book is to help all of us all reclaim our power, as we are amazing beings with so much power. May this serve as an inspiration to step into our creator and live the most fulfilling lives ever. We were not brought to this world to be small and play it safe, we are here to expand, and raise each other up to be our true infinite potential.
There is not a better time to be alive than right now, we as humanity are transitioning into a new paradigm and letting go of the old that no longer serves us. The greed scarcity mentality is no longer working, too many people are suffering and we have had enough. It is time we come together and work together to make this world the best place ever. Our educational systems are failing and outdated. Many students find themselves graduating and have no idea what to do with themselves, because all their lives they have been listening to the outside noises, following rules instead of listening to their inner voice (higher self). We try so hard to “fit in” instead of embracing our individuality, there is no one else like us as we are unique and all here to bear gifts that no one else has. The media is no longer accessed by just a group of private corporations, now people of all backgrounds and classes have access to new media. We now have the ability to create and publish our own content, and in a finger click we can broadcast to the world around us. Information is being shared every second through social media, we are living in amazing times filled with endless possibilities. Many of us do not understand exactly all the details of how the mechanics works, but we can no doubt see how powerful technology is if we use it in a positive and meaningful way.
Many things are changing these days, but one thing will always remain, humans will always long for connection, and community. We as human beings always want to feel like we belong, and feel that we are contributing to something bigger than ourselves. As we see many things fall apart, we are becoming more in tune with what is deep within; our inner calling, intuition, higher self. Many natural disasters are occurring to help bring the people together. We shall not let money separate us, we must remember we are all one regardless of race, gender, or ethnicity…”
Had a vision of Michael Jackson springing from his grave singing “…heal the world, make it a better place….” there are so many things about this world that I just don’t agree with; I think how the heck did we end up like this!? many reasons I suppose, but at the end of the day it’s bc our lives are shit and ppl are unhappy and they don’t even know it. Start with making yourself and your life amazing, teach your children to be amazing and maybe centuries down the line the human race won’t be do fucked up. I look forward to reading this as a part of my own personal fulfillment ^^ and eating lots of fruit.
super yummy sweet tang your face off delicious!!
apple fennel and strawberry salad with raspberry dressing —-> a variation on this recipe http://lowfatveganchef.com/pomegranate-apple-green-salad-with-raspberry-walnut-vinaigrette/
banana, pear, mixed berry and lettuce breakfast smoothy :) <3