I’ve done a lot of things in life to excess. If I wanted a scapegoat, I could pin it on the stars (apparently it’s the Pisceans that have quite the addictive personality).
True to the stars (or just because it tasted bloody good), sugar was my first addiction and my longest running at that.
People are ditching traditional cow’s milk in droves – and for very good reasons.
Luckily, there are plant-based milks widely accessible but these come with their own drawbacks too, like added sweeteners, carageenan and low nut-to-water ratios
It’s a wonderful thing to ‘try on’ new foods and take note of how your body responds.
Many people start out eating a ‘Standard American Diet’ before taking an interest in vegetarianism, paleolithic or veganism.
This is the final part of our series where we uncover the last 4 things that you need in life to be happy.
If you haven’t read posts one and two, you can do that now.
As you read through, be sure to score each one out of 5 (5 being excellent) for how that area is for you right now.
According to my American friends, Thanksgiving is the most anticipated meal of the year. It sounds comparable to our Australian Christmas where the event starts mid-afternoon and a feast of food is enjoyed over many hours leading to many popped trouser buttons!
The first step to surviving the holiday is accepting that it’s a day of indulgence.
Last week, I wrote a post that opened the kimono about 4 (of 12) non-food sources of nourishment that need to be in balance in order to feel happiness.
This is part two of a three-part series where we’ll cover the next 4 things that you need in life to be happy. As you read through, be sure to score each one out of 5 (5 being excellent) for how that area is for you right now.
With so many sources of non dairy milks available to us now, it can be hard to compare which one is best for us when considering sensitivities, taste, purpose and nutrition.
Before taking a look at how things stack up across some popular plant milks, it’s important to note that adult humans have no need to consume any kind of milk, cow or plant.
Nutrition is our secondary source of energy. It’s non-food sources of nourishment that really fuels us.
As children, we all lived on these non-food sources. Lovers thrive on the pure bliss and peace they are experiencing, while passionate entrepreneurs are fueled by their work. The excitement and rapture of daily life can feed us more completely than any food.
If you’ve been thinking about switching to a vegan way of eating, now is a great time! You’ll be officially joining the ranks of the fastest growing lifestyle movement in history.
To avoid becoming a ‘Junk Food’ vegan, you’ll want to know how and where to start to get all the essential nutrients your body needs.
As a vegan coach, I hear a lot of people say that they would “go vegan” but the cost of the food really puts them off.
I get it. I’ve experienced it too. The transitional foods aren’t exactly cheap and produce spoils so quickly that you can feel like you’re visiting the supermarket every day.
You’ve just decided to eat less animal foods and most of your friends and family have no idea. Socialising must go on!
But how do you express your food preferences at cafes and restaurants? What if Mum invites you over for dinner? How do you talk to your friends about it in a social setting?
When starting your transition to a healthy way of eating, you’ll want to clean out and re-stock the fridge with the right kind of foods so that you’re set up for success. It also helps to have the space well organised to keep living foods fresher for longer as well as making them more visible so you can quickly and easily grab what you need.
If you’re committed to making better food choices, one of the main causes for falling back onto old eating habits is this … lack of preparation! Being prepared with high quality healthy vegan snacks is what will keep you going when you’re so hungry that a visit to the golden arches seems an easy option.
Wanting to skip the junky, processed convenience foods and eat more cleanly is a great aspiration. It can be harder to achieve in practice because of the time it takes to fix tasty meals from scratch.
Just when you thought a vegan diet would regulate your weight, you realize that the scales are heading in the wrong direction. It’s known as the Fat Vegan Phenomenon and if you’re reading this, you might well be experiencing its impact – weight GAIN.
If you’ve ever failed at reaching a personal goal, the problem could all be in your mind. The way we think and talk to ourselves is critical to any goal achievement but very much misunderstood or overlooked.
It can be difficult to summons excitement at the prospect of clearing and stocking a pantry yet it’s key to the food that is prepared, cooked and eventually used as fuel for the body.