Hello, everyone! I have been making a more conscious effort of eating right. I have been eating to stay healthy and take care of my body. It has been a long while since I have wrote about my healthy living. Last April, I wrote a post about transitioning to a vegetarian lifestyle. I am officially vegetarian. To be honest, I wish I would have done it sooner.
I have been pretty diligent about selecting health options even if I go out eat. I enjoy grocery shopping especially since the weather is warmer. There are a lot of options for fresh produce. I wanted to share what I’ve been buying. I also buy some organic foods as well when I can. Here are some of the foods that I have eating. I also eat veggies burgers and veggie sausage patties.
snack or a light lunch when I’m on the go
I’ll keep you posted about my vegetarian lifestyle! Talk to you soon!
It’s been a while since I have done a post about smoothies. I recently did a hug smoothie using a large blender. I was able to make about 4-5 smoothies out of that batch. I froze them until I got ready to drink them.
Here’s what I used: kale, cantaloupe, pine apples, and blue berries, and 2-3 tablespoons of flaxseeds. I froze all of fruit before blending. I used apple juice to blend everything. This smoothie had a lighter taste because I didn’t add bananas to them. I could really taste the cantaloupe and pineapples. It was very tasty. I had this smoothie right before bed and when I had to stay up late doing school work for added energy and extra nourishment.
I wanted to update those of you have been following my vegetarian journey. I made a post almost two months ago about returning back to eating vegetarian for various reason. Primarily for the discipline and the health benefits. I would definitely have to say that transitioning seemed easier the last time around because I took my time eliminating meat out of my diet and I also ate more gluten and dairy last time.
This time around I have been doing a lot more research about what is beneficial for my specific health needs. I also suffered from severe acne when I finally removed meat out of my diet last time. This actually freaked me out because it was pretty awful. I found out that going vegan and vegetarian can cause serious acne issues. So, I am taking my time in my transition into this lifestyle. So, that my body can adjust to the changes.
Is the meat gone? No, almost. I transitioned last time for about two to three months eliminating meat. I am almost at the two month mark. I don’t buy or prepare meat in my home ever since the last time I went vegetarian. I cook and prepare only vegetarian friendly meals. I may have some fish and lean meat if I go out to eat on occasions. I have found only a few take-out and dine-in dishes that are vegetarian and gluten-free friendly where I live. It has been trial and error. But all in all, I am making great progress.
I haven’t noticed any significant weight loss or anything like that. I have to say that I don’t feel as bloated. I feel better and my cholesterol and blood pressure are excellent. I am shooting to be totally meat-free by May 1. My initial plan was to stop cold turkey, but I am pacing myself and not pressuring myself to become vegetarian. I’m allowing myself to adapt to it so that it becomes my way of living. I have a goal and it’s becoming a reality.
I have been pretty swamped in my research course. This means late nights, a lot research, and a lot of hours in front of the computer. The past two weeks have been challenging. So, I have to make sure I’m fueling my body. I have been guilty of skipping breakfast or lunch because of my schedule. I’m doing a lot better with that.
Here’s a tasty, nutritious smoothie I made with a cantaloupe, blueberries, kale, flaxseeds, and chia seeds. I made sure that my fruit were frozen. I used apple juice for blending.
I also eat a lot of apples because they are easy to prepare and are good for on the go. Here’s how remixed my apples. I sliced them and sprinkled a little sea salt and cinnamon. I also added organic peanut butter. It’s a great mix of sweet, salty, and crunchy with some spice. It’s super delicious and filling.