We all fall into the vacation trap, you are having a great time, enjoying friends, family, food and drink and sometimes even our best laid plans fall to the waste side. When we allow ourselves those moments of indulgence the important part is to stay kind. No one can be on 100% of the time, and vacation is definitely a time to allow yourself to let your hair down, so instead of beating yourself up I invite you to use a kind voice with yourself and start to pick yourself up instead.
I am not a vegan by any means, really if I were to prescribe to a style of eating I would consider myself a plant based paleo eater, but reality I just do my best every day to make good choices when it comes to food for my body and my activity levels. But I digress, I have recently been working with a lot of individuals who are interested in transitioning to a more plant based life and some wanting to shift as far as to cut out all animal and animal by-products from their lives.
While assisting them making this shift there always seems to be a few road blocks. The road blocks are typically not what you would think, they aren’t center around food specifically, it isn’t that they are having difficulty finding ingredients, or finding it difficult to say get enough protein in their diet, the blockages end up originating in their kitchens. Which has lead me to develop this post help individuals who are getting more serious about upping their plant food game or are just looking to round out their kitchen items.
It’s not all about taking control. It’s about finding a balance between what you want and what your body actually needs. Food spiraling happens to the best and most seasoned “healthy” eaters, we all have our vices and there is not a single person out there who is 100% all the time, nor should there be. Learning to feed your body what it needs is a process, it isn’t something most of us can do over night and because it is a learning experience it takes practice, patience and kindness.
Navigating this thing people call intuitive eating or eating in moderation comes naturally to some of us, but for the rest of us it is a constant factor in how we navigate the grocery store, restaurant menus, the XL popcorn at the movies, among other things. Hopefully I haven’t discouraged you away from continuing to learn and try, because it DOES get so much easier!
We all see it all over the internet "meal prep sunday", everyone is laying out their containers filled with beautifully seperated and protioned out meals, heck I even do it...
Yes sure this definitely looks great and it for sure makes my life and the lives of my clients exponentially easier throughout the week, but do you need to lay it all out on your countertop, buy a million new tupperware containers and pre-portion everything out to make a meal prep day work for you? In short the answer is NO.
My name is Brittany, I am a Holistic Nutritionist, Yoga Teacher and Certified Personal trainer. My hope is to help inspire, encourage and motivate others to live their happiest and healthiest lives.