Forget the labels like vegan, raw, vegetarian, piscatarien, blah!! It’s about a variety of plant food and fresh, whole ingredients in your diet. This is not extreme, though it may be extremely different than what you’re eating. And it is extremely different than what I was eating a few years ago when I practically only did takeout; latte and muffin for breakfast, burrito for lunch, fancy restaurant for dinner. And while I still love going out to eat, I don’t miss the headaches and ulcers and I certainly don’t long to lay around, feeling bummed out all the time.
I started by choosing to put a few general rules in place for myself. When I’m at home I eat my food, we keep whole ingredients in the house and we make all our own meals and snacks. When I’m out, I do my best to plan but sometimes it just doesn’t happen and I won’t beat myself up. This is a great rule as you quickly see how much better you feel when you’re eating your own real food and naturally you’ll find yourself less inclined to eat junk.
I also make a point of having a blender full of organic green smoothie or green juice daily. They’re easy and I’m guaranteed one low cal, nutrient dense, cleansing, 100% good for me meal. One green smoothie has more nutrients than the average American gets in a week!
It’s about balance, being rigid isn’t any fun and making a few small, but comfortable shifts can do wonders. Who knows you might lose weight, feel great and look even better… sounds good to me.