Personal development

5 tips for transitioning to a plant-based diet

I used to eat meat. Lots of it. I love food, and my motto used to be “meat with every meal”

But now I’ve gone vegan, cut down on oily and sugary foods, and stopped eating biscuits and cake for 14 days. Woohoo!!

How did I do it?

Have a powerful ‘WHY’ and constantly remind yourself of it 

In order to do anything successfully in the long term, we have to start with why we want it. Anything new will be difficult. Lets not kid ourselves. I gave in some times and ate a cookie or a handful of sugar coated nuts here and there (perhaps once every other day), but remind myself that going vegan is my commitment to eating for vitality and improving how I feel about myself. That way I managed to quickly forgive myself and immediately get back on track.

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Food and nutrition, Personal development

How to reduce temptation and stay on track

In life, we want to win to feel good.We set goals, we strive for excellence, we achieve our goals, we feel good. We have big goals and little goals, and tools to monitor our progress in the process of getting to where we want to be. But what happens when we don’t get there?

We become angry, frustrated and often resentful. We blame. Everyone and everything. Including ourselves. We begin to doubt the goal. We begin to doubt ourselves.

But you are competent and you can do what you set out to do. You see, it is all in the mind. The process of manifestation says that our thoughts leads to feelings, which then leads to actions and finally all those produces results. So with that in mind, everything begins with a thought. Henry Ford said and I quote, “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you are right.”

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Food and nutrition, Workouts

My blood cholesterol results are what ?! But I’m only young…

2 weekends ago I finally decided to acknowledge that I ate pretty unhealthy. On good days I avoided as much ‘bad’ foods as I could, but I was still eating cakes and sweets, , cheese and ice cream, biscuits and snacks, white bread, buns and pastry, fish and rarely some meat.

I thought I could get away with it. I’m only young.

Then I went for a blood test upon reading “The China Study” and watching “Forks over Knives” and was MORTIFIED at the results.

My LDL (bad cholesterol) levels were through the roof! Mine is 4.8, that’s almost double the optimal reading! Continue reading

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