Toxicity is not limited to the realm of food and chemicals. There is another kind of toxicity that is just as pervasive and influential on modern health—even though it’s harder to measure and isolate.
Toxic thoughts, toxic relationships, the undercurrent of anxiety that is almost an automatic by-product of making it in the modern world—all these things are pollutants in that they disturb the peace and normal body functioning we were born to have.
How do you stay motivated to be on a diet?
Asketh - soulincognito
I don’t have to stay motivated as I’m not on a diet. Well at least I don’t feel like I am. I love eating healthy. I’m never tempted to eat sweets (except dark chocolate) as I find them too sugary.
One of the main reason that it so, is that I detoxed from unhealthy food. By avoiding processed food and eating almost only organic, my taste got used to healthy eating and I rarely crave something else than good healthy food. Making it easy to avoid putting on weight. Eating gluten free and avoiding dairy and processed foods has hugely helped me in loosing weight. I love fruits and veggies. It wasn’t always that way. I learned to use herbs and spices and to cook them in different way.
Another tip is not to starve yourself. If you starve yourself the body will get in survival mode and store the little food you eat as fat thinking that it is a famine you’re going through. Plus, it is not sustainable, at one point you’ll want to eat a lot to compensate.
I eat slowly. I try to chew well all my food (it helps to feel full faster). Also I eat following food combination rules (essentially I don’t eat animal products like poultry, fish or dairy with starches food like rice, quinoa, sweet potatoes, eating them with veggies only and I eat fruits by themselves outside meals).
Anyway, it is the way of eating that suits me best. Each and everyone is different. Experiment with food and see how it makes you feel (tired or energized), that’s the way to know if it’s the right way to eat for you. Plus, no-one needs to be super skinny. (btw men tend to love curves ;). Your goal should be to reach the weight you feel healthy, empowered, comfortable and full of energy.
I hope this help.
Hello again, I was wondering if you could assist me in my search for a vegan cookbook. I am looking for one that is healthy and won't be to hard to shop for ingredients. As well I need it to have complete proteins and high levels of proteins as I am an athlete who is in training. If you could help me out while I search that would be greatly appreciated as you seem to have many resources. Cheers, Lucas.
Asketh - blogginmyjourney
I’m not strictly vegan but I do cook mostly vegan recipes. My favorite cookbooks in this category are Bio, bon, gourmand (sorry it’s in French) and Ani’s raw food kitchen is fabulous. There are plenty of vegan cookbooks to choose from. I would suggest to favor organic cooking which have gluten and dairy (and dairy substitute) free recipes as well as seasonal foods. You want to avoid vegan foods that merely replaces unhealthy standard food with its vegan countrerpar (or using too much fake meat and vegan butter). You can have a great vegan and satisfying diet using mostly seasonal and local foods.
You can also find lots of recipes online using http://www.gojee.com/ (you can add dietary preferences to get vegan recipes) or blogs such as http://kitchenoperas.com/ or http://g0lubka.blogspot.com/ or http://meghantelpnerblog.com/blog/
I hope this help.