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.
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!
To some people the act of visualization is ‘hokey pokey’ and just too ‘new-age’, but visualization can be an awesome tool! Fitness people do it all the time when they are working out or competing, they visualize their victory and use it to motivate themselves to push harder and go beyond their limits. I do the same things with my food, every time I eat a healthy meal I visualize myself getting one more step closer to my health & wellness goals and tap into just how great the healthy food makes me feel now and into the future. Personally I want to enjoy and be inspired by everything I do, and this is definitely something that helps and works!!
Changing one’s diet and sticking to it is not always easy! In today’s video I go over some suggestions that can help anyone meet their healthy eating goals!!!
I recently received a request to talk about how to have more energy in the morning without coffee. For many people giving up coffee is quite daunting, they can hardly imagine what their morning would be like, let alone their day! One bit of reassurance I can give anyone in this situation is it’s not as bad as you think, in fact after a few days of being caffeine-free you might notice your mood is much better than it was before, energy levels are good, and overall you feel more balanced without the caffeine highs and lows…