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In general, finding balance in daily life can continuously be a work in progress. It’s something that in the world that we live in can always seem like a major task especially when we’re talking about food. There are plenty of vegans out there that are primarily “junk food vegans”. As this is 100% a cruelty-free way to go, its not necessarily doing much for health.
Now that we’ve created a solid plan, gone over pantry essentials, did some heavy spring cleaning & started our healing process, it’s time to find the everyday groove with eating plant based. In a world that’s centered around fast food, quick fixes and meat based products everywhere you go, it can be really challenging to stay consistent. With some tips and a solid team around you, your flow is just around the corner!
I know we’re already in week 6, but to be totally real, we are just getting started! Now that we know that we can eat delicious plant based meals, it’s about that time to talk about why we’re doing this for our health in the first place.
Plant based diets are rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains. They're also very high in vitamins, minerals, fiber and are low in saturated fat and cholesterol. Individuals who eat a plant based diet are at a much lower risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes and obesity just to name a few.
We can still eat the foods that we love! With just a bit of tweaking and rethinking recipes, we can transform these foods to helping us HEAL rather than contributing to disease. It’s about changing the idea that comfort foods have to be on your cheat day, or the heaviness you feel after overeating a bowl of homemade mac n’ cheese is here to stay.
The biggest spring cleaning that I love to do is to clean out my gut and cleanse for a few days! Cleansing shoudnt’t be about losing weight, it’s about energetically hitting a reset button on your body. Its about raising your vibration and becoming aware of everything you’re eating. Its about continuing to build a healthy relationship to food, and understanding what your body is really needing instead of craving. You may lose weight, lose puffiness in your face, see clearer skin, sleep better, have more energy and overall feel very clear.
Making time. What a complicated yet so simple concept. This is by far is the #1 reason why most people can’t stick to any meal prep, healthy routine or a plant based diet. Not enough time.
Look at your own excuses this week, and take time to MAKE TIME.
I’m super excited to share this one with you, as we’re mixing some of my absolute favorite recipes into meal prep while highlighting some of my all time favorite plant-based bloggers.
This week is about two of the most important things in staying consistent - having a stocked pantry and having great sources of inspiration.
Download your shopping list, make it all at once or make it throughout the week. The goal here is to have a solid plan to supplement those days when you’re too tired, or too busy to cook. Meal prep shouldn’t be the same thing over and over again, it should be a helping hand to guide you through the week, and to support you in whatever mood you may be in.