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Here’s your weekly digest of yummy food pictures + precious lessons we can all learn about clean eating and conscious food choices!
Week 4 of 2018
FIRST PART OF THE DAY
During the week, I wake up super early (5.32 am) and go to school from 7-1pm everyday, so what I do is bring some tea (herbal: ginger, cinnamon & roiboos, dandy), coconut water and some fruit to snack on. Ideally, if I have a slow day, I only start eating at noon, giving my body plenty of time to heal and detox.
SMART CHOICES: liquids, such as tea, coconut water, or cold pressed juices are so good for the body, helping alleviate the lymphatic acidosis and hydrating profoundly, at cell level.
If you have fruit, try make it exciting, by adding shredded coconut on top which makes it so crunchy and yummy and fun!
UNHAPPY CHOICES: I’ve been going out for breakfast a few times and got acai bowls (quite happy with this, just that the vegan yogurt is a bit too processed and heavy) or something called MATCHA BABE=fresh fruit & vegan ice cream. This was an unhappy idea, because the vegan ice cream proved too processed and complicated for my body.
LATER PART OF THE DAY
The avocado toast (with an egg on top!!) was not a happy choice, because it’s our own personal CANDIDA that craves bad carbs such as bread (or substitutes, such as the GF toast in this case). A lot of smelly farts and gas after this meal 🙁
The chilaquiles – a traditional Mexican meal – a confusing combo of nachos+spicy salsa+beans+onions+avocado was another unhappy choice. Too complicated, too difficult, too energy consuming. Generating smelly farts and bad skin, too!
The Namaste Zoodles (zucchini noodles with asparagus, tiny pieces of tofu and sun dried tomatoes) were great; only thing I’d change is the oil element, I do not add any type of oils to the foods I eat.
Lastly, that cute soup (pumpkin and spinach) was vegan, I am being told, and super yummy. I don’t like sprouts in general, but the tiny bit in the centre of this soup was yum!
Let me know how you like this type of posts – or any changes you’d like to see next time 🙂
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They’re tiny and simple – a candid reminder that lasting joy can be found when you least expect it:
1) ME, POTATOES AND A GARDEN: well, one day last spring I was home alone, feeling lonely and forgotten. So I made some mashed potatoes, went outside into the back garden, sat on the grass and ate it. Sky was at dusk, an ant tried crawling up my bowl. Wind was chilly, but I really was at ease.
2) A BENCH, SOME WIND AND A VIEW OF VANCOUVER: this was on my last day of Spring break, which I spent in Vancouver. I’d just finished late lunch, by myself, at a place I really wanted to try before leaving (called cactus club cafe). Went outside, and there was these beautiful waterfront promenade. Found a bench, took a seat, put my feet up, and just existed. It was gusty, but I had my cousin’s warm long coat. My eyes teared (windy!), my heart filled with emotion, and I felt so little in the face on skyscraping beauty 🙂
3) AN ACAI BOWL, UNHAPPY WAITERS, AND A MATURE GUY: not too long ago, I had my first ever acai bowl, somewhere healthy and overpriced in Mexico City. There I was, just me and the acai bowl – all I could feel was bliss. I loved every slurp of it. Why didn’t I try it sooner? Around me, the room was busy with grumpy waiters. Why are they so unhappy, I remember thinking. Would I act the same way, if I were them? All of a sudden, an old guy was sat next to me, at the long communal table. He was by himself, too. And despite his age, he made sure to take a picture of the food before delving in. I thought that was funny. Will I ever do that?
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I have learned a lot throughout the last few years: loving my queer heart, embracing this slender body, healing abandonment trauma…
Yet over and over again, I come across days and times when confusion and pain surge high. The more I look into myself, the greater the abyss becomes. Reality is what it is, no point in arguing against it. So then, how do you take care of an aching soul? I’ll write down a simple list (for my information, too!):
-> Welcome the low feelings. Pain confusion resentment and such are legitimate feelings, and it’s only when we attach a negative value meaning that they start hurting. Everything (pain included) comes to pass, not to stay – it shall be well.
-> Do different. Do something different, don’t jump back into the familiar. If your ways of coping with pain haven’t served well (escaping into food, procrastinating, isolating) in the past, why not try something different now?
-> Find one thing you love, that’s fun, cheap, easy to do and serves you well. I like exploring tiny islands in the middle of no where, on Google Maps 🙂
-> Pet a cat, or play with a dog, or sit in the grass and watch the clouds room around.
-> Brush your hair, cherish your body, paint your nails, do your brows, do something loving for your physical body.
-> Go on a date by yourself, take in the decor, savour the food, observe your thoughts, smile to the guy seated next table, go wild and order dessert!
–> Think of your grandma, or someone else who really, truly loved you unconditionally.
-> Create, so write, sing, paint, dance, workout or somehow express yourself. Let the high energy feelings come up and see where that takes you.
-> Keep a Gratitude List: ‘Dear God, I am so grateful for wearing such a comfortable, cute t-shirt today. I am so grateful for meeting sweet, loving people today. I am so grateful for receiving voice texts from my special boy. I am so grateful for my body and senses and kind heart.’ Change Dear God for Life, Creator, Universe… 🙂
Above all, be good to yourself, eat clean, go to bed early and stay open to love and the possibility of more happening for you!
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