What I Eat

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If you haven't read my last post, click here! It's the background story to why I eat the way I eat! Let's jump right in. My sister was diagnosed with Celiac Disease about a year ago, and has been telling me ever since that my health struggles (ex: bad body acne, bad digestion, fatigue, constant migraines...) are probably because I am also Celiac. I didn't believe her for almost a whole year. I was fine! Those health problems were due to stress, I'm sure of it!

A few weeks ago I was struggling with more migraines than usual. About 4-5 per week. It was truly crippling and I pas popping migraine medication like candy, which made me feel even more awful. I hate taking pills, I always have, but migraines are no joke. I finally decided to cut wheat, gluten, barley, etc. from my diet and my world changed in a week.

I was sad that it was working. Because I love bagels. But I was almost instantly relieved from my migraines, my digestion problems were almost completely gone, and my fatigue slowly drifted away. It was too good to be true! But this gave me some more food restrictions while dining out with family, while preparing food at home, and while grabbing something on the go.

I began eating significantly more vegetables and fruit, to the point where my meals were mostly a bunch of fruit, smoothies, and sautéed veggies. Oh and potatoes. Girl loves potatoes.

I began binge watching Ellen Fisher's YouTube videos over and over again, until I decided that I needed to give it a shot.

I didn't think I'd be able to commit to a 100% raw vegan diet straight off the hop, especially it being winter time in Canada and produce is up the booty expensive, so I decided I would try the Raw Till 4 diet.

My digestive system has never felt more wonderful. I kid you not, I am living in a dream.

I'm still learning so much on enjoying enough calories from my raw foods, and I will definitely do a post on that later on once I'm feeling confident in my routine! But I truly have never felt better. Everyone says it, but I never believed that it was worth it. I thought I would miss the flavour of cooked foods throughout the day, that I wouldn't feel satisfied and full, that I would miss out on so many different foods.

I was wrong. This feeling is so much better. I feel so alive.

Take good care, lovelies!

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Thrive

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To thrive: to grow or to develop well, vigorously. To flourish. To flourish like a beautiful flower. To live well. To be well.

What a beautiful thought, that in this world, life has the ability to thrive. We have the ability to thrive. Yet, every day, we choose destruction. We choose struggle. We choose to be ignorant, because they say that ignorance is where you find bliss, pure happiness, pure joy.

I cannot be ignorant, no matter how appealing this bliss they promise is. It is why the world is turning like it is. This idea of ignorant bliss is the reason why our world is collapsing around us.

Though the majority choose to remain ignorant, the same majority is still searching for happiness. This seems conflicting to me, because how can one become happy while contributing to a world of hate and sorrow? How can ignorance be bliss, when ignorance is the one thing standing in the way of pure happiness?

Ignorance fuels hate and sorrow, my friends. Happiness and ignorance just simply cannot hold hands. They do not fit together, they push each other away like magnets, refusing to touch, refusing to become one.

How can we be happy, how can we be fulfilled, when on a daily basis, we contribute to slaughter, environment depletion, and the destruction of lives? Human lives, animal lives, the Earth's life.

Happiness starts with every day decisions. Friends, I beg of you. If you are on a search for happiness, please take a look at what you contribute to in your every day decisions. You are making change in the world every single day.

For me, happiness starts and ends with eating only plants. I choose to thrive.

Live and let live.

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Namaste, and take good care, lovelies.

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