When was the last time you found yourself munching on a block of cheese or chocolate even though you swore to yourself you’d stick to your diet from now on? Feeling unable to control yourself around certain foods and falling off your dietary wagon can often end up in uncontrollable binge eating – and it’s most likely a result of restriction in some way.
No matter where you stand on the food choice continuum - from omnivore to healthy vegan - we can all agree on one thing: everyone needs to simply get more vegetables, fruits, and whole plant foods on our plates. We need the fiber, and we fare far better against disease with the increase in antioxidants. We create more resilient bodies and brains with the phytonutrition - nutrients abundant in plants - that a diet richer in plant foods provides.Read More
I did not embark on my plant based eating journey until a few years ago. At that time, my boys were 10 and 13. I didn’t have the luxury of being able to mold them from very young ages into perfect little plant eaters. It was instead a process that we still work at, but I have to admit that it is going better than I could have ever expected and we're getting closer to being a plant based family each day.Read More
People love their milk and dairy! Americans guzzle up about 64.9 million gallons a year. The mere mention of taking cheese away from some people gives them serious anxiety. I drank milk by the gallon as a little kid. Good old fashioned whole milk.
Why wouldn’t I? We were told that we needed it to grow and thrive. Everyone craved a milk mustache because it was sexy and strong. We saw pictures of cows grazing in meadows and happily walking over to be gently milked by a nice farmer. Milk was wholesome and necessary.
If making better choices was as easy as knowing what to do and then just doing it… we’d all be at our goals by now. But what keeps us stuck in the same old place over and over again? Why do we lose our motivation to eat healthy, work out, get up, or go out?
We have all heard that positive motivation always works better than threats, so therefore we need to get excited about something instead of scared. We cannot motivate ourselves for a very long time to do something we really don’t want to do, so knowing what we truly long for is crucial for getting motivated over and over again.
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