I am SOOOOOO happy to announce that soon my book will be released: Feed Your Body, Heal Your Soul, Free Your Mind.
This book is me pretty much pouring my heart out to you all about my journey and battles with allergies, chronic pain, depression, anxiety and nerve damage and how I deal with these everyday and how I have struggled. Though stumbling across the 'plant-based' lifestyle by accident whilst googling 'how to help bloating whilst restoring weight' led me to video's of information about this way of eating and lifestyle. I threw myself into it as it seemed too good to be true. Literally eating AS MUCH AS YOU WANT AND DESIRE FOR, no limits, no restrictions, just good nature foods that give you all the good nutrients and minerals you need. There were so many success stories from people who had taken on this lifestyle that it simply blew me away. People with serious skin conditions, digestive problems like crohns, diabetes,migraines, depression the list seriously goes on - these people were on loads of med's to mellow their symptoms but coming to this diet most of them are no longer on medications, or are on just a few and some lucky people have cured their diseases through this diet completely. So why would we not want to try this way of life?
I had spent months - feeling rough, sick, awful, sluggish just forcing 'bland', 'junk' foods in that I was just eating to 'gain weight quick' my motivation was low, I was losing interest in my fight to get better purely because I was feeling no better if not worse some days and quite frankly not seeing the results I wanted.
When I started on this lifestyle - my mood improved, my energy levels improved, I was ENJOYING the food, the food was making me feel good not ill (something I hadn't felt in a while), I was finding easy nature ways to help nausea and I simply became far more inspired, I gained my motivation back and my progress improved so much more.
So now I want to share this experience - (that is an on going one) with you all and if I can help even just one person I will be so happy, because I know how hard this journey has been to me.
And please, please don't hesitate to reach out to me and ask me questions and for help and advice - I will always give you feedback back and try to help in anyway I can.
So please purchase my book when its released and get on the path to happiness.
Feeling sluggish and rubbish when you have woken up? Get boosting up on bananas the more the better - they will help settle your stomach, boosting digestion, they are a mood enhancer, they will give you the energy you need and keep you full. Buy my book for banana receipe ideas.
Wake up every morning and ATLEAST have one glass of lemon water before doing anything else! Ideally try to drink a litre of water. The lemon wakes up your digestive system ready for the day and has great cleansing properties.
Check your dairy and meat intake - dairy can sit in your system for up to seven days unable to digest properly. Meaning other foods also get neglected and nurtients aren't absorbed properly and you feel extremely bloated. Go and smell your food bin, your stomach will be in that state. Rotting foods in your belly - hmm nice.
DO NOT FEAR CARBS - THEY ARE NOT THE ENEMY! CARB UP!!
Bananas, Rice, Potatoes, Leafy Greens, Corn, Beans, Lentils etc PACK THEM IN GO MAD.
NEVER COUNT CALORIES - NEVER RESTRICT!! These restriction 'starvation' diets who tell you to only eat 500 calories a day then have a treat day - where you binge out and eat WAY too much, is simply messing up your metabolism and on your binge days yours body stores all the fat meaning you gain weight because it knows it is going to go back into starvation mode and needs to hold onto every little thing it can. HELLO WEIGHT GAIN.
Life is too short not to live it to the full, making yourself happy.