It is no secret that diets and lifestyles free from animal products have become all the rage over the past couple of years. Of course, meatless diets have been around for thousands of years- important reasons including the lack of access to animal products and religious ideology. As with any trend, these diets, too, come with a lot of misconceptions. Let’s start with some easy definitions:
If eating and knowing when to eat what seem like the easiest of all tasks, you’ll often be considered as one of the ‘lucky few’. To you, eating- and all related activities- might just be as easy as breathing or walking. Yet, for many of us it is not that simple. Just as breathing becomes difficult when we think about it too much, eating does, too.
The one thing I am certain of, after 19 years on this lovely planet, is that there are two kinds of people: people with a sweet tooth and people who would rather have a cheese platter for dessert.
Josie Elles is a qualified Nutrition Coach with a special interest in stress related issues, such as fluctuations in weight and mood, lack of energy and depression. She is publishing articles to The Doctify Journal, which is a Patient-Facing Medical Journal, where Doctors and health specialists write in-depth articles on the latest relevant healthcare topics…
Whether they want to be or not, nearly every food or fitness blogger-myself included- is influenced by their own opinions and preferences. Everyone has their own idea of which foods one should or should not be consuming, how many times a week one should be working out and at what time one should be going to bed.
It is the New Year. I am sure you are aware of this, as it is everything anyone seems to be talking about: #2016 #TheYearIAmGoingToGetFitAndHealthy. We are only six days into the New Year and I have already seen nearly a hundred posts saying everyone should go for a jog right now or stop eating pasta forever before we would be too far into the year.
It seems that most of us are constantly focusing on the diets or foods that will help us feel better, look better or lose weight instead of the way we feel during and after having eaten certain foods.
I have always thought snacking was very personal thing as you need to find exactly what you are in the mood for at a certain moment of the day. Why would you want someone telling you to eat an apple with some nut butter at 4pm just because it keeps your blood sugar levels stable?
Before I start writing this, I want to say that these are the benefits that I, and many others, have experienced by adopting a plant-based diet.
Have you ever noticed how a ‘balanced lifestyle’ is actually such a vague concept?
“I try to live a balanced lifestyle by eating only clean foods and cheating from time to time”