In today’s video I show you how to make fresh coconut oil the traditional Indonesian way, this is how my mother-in-law makes it! Even today most households here still make their own coconut oil, and I have to say there is something quite special about having fresh, handmade oil to cook with (and use on your skin too!).
Transitioning off of a diet you have been on for a very long time is never easy. I can definitely admit that!! As most everyone knows, it’s only been in recent years that I started eating meats, fish and animal products again. I was a strict vegetarian for 20 years and on a 100% raw vegan diet for almost 4 years following that, but because of a vitamin B12 deficiency I developed while on the raw vegan diet, I decided to incorporate meats, fish, seafood and animal products back into my diet to reverse the deficiency. That dietary change was massive for me, on all levels, and I can be the first one to admit that during the transition I fumbled and made mistakes. In today’s video I share the three biggest mistakes I made during the first 6 months of transitioning off of the raw vegan diet and what I learned from that experience.
There are so many diets and weight loss systems and tools out there and I am frequently asked what my opinion is on counting calories. I do believe calorie counting can be a great tool, especially short-term calorie counting. Not only can calorie counting help someone lose weight or break a weight loss plateau, but it can also be a good guide for someone who’s starting maintenance mode after they’ve reached their weight loss goal. In today’s video I go over my opinion, plus also give the calorie ranges men and women should aim for to lose weight and also the calorie ranges they should be consuming to maintain their weight.
In today’s video I go over the three main reasons someone would soak nuts and seeds, when it’s most important to soak them, and if I personally soak the nuts & seeds I eat. I also do a video demo showing all the steps in soaking nuts & seeds, including how to store the nuts & seeds, and for how long.
Every once in a while someone will tell me they’ve read such great information about coconut oil and ask if they should start taking it as a supplement, as in a few tablespoons a day? My response is “No, no, no!! (unless you want and need to be gaining weight and nothing else works!!).” Coconut oil is fine to cook and bake with, but I don’t believe in consuming extra quantities of it as a supplement. In today’s video I discuss why!