Since I’m constantly trying to figure out how to live the happiest and healthiest life possible, I keep my eyes and ears open and up for new things to try. Recently I’ve learnt not to be too hard on myself, not to make up too many rules that I have to stick to, and just letting go of a few of them, or most of them, has taken me to a whole new level of contentness. Stress reducing is just a beginning to describe that process. I feel like I walk around all day waving my arms like a bird. I have time to do that. I have time to relax. I can relax in my brain.
One new, major change I’ve made the last week is my diet. My diet has, for the past 10 years consisted mainly of protein. From chicken, eggs and tuna. To that I’ve eaten a lot of vegetables, mainly those with low calories and minimum amount of carbs. I’ve been super afraid of carbs. Eating carbs have equalled guilt and the feelings of being fat and ugly. That’s the truth. I only ate carbs on rare occasions, on which I always felt guilty. Always. For 10 years.
I feel like I’m doing my body such a favour
I’ve now done a lot of research, watched many documentaries, forks over knifes for example, and been listening to many doctors etc, who has convinced me that a plant based diet with minimum amount of meet, sugar, wheat and gluten is the most beneficial diet, for everyone. For so long I thought that white meet you can eat as much as you like, and gluten is just bad for you if you have gluten intolerance or eat non-whole grain gluten. Well, I’m so convinced that that’s not the case anymore that I’ve basically have stopped eating any of that. Mind you, that is, for me, a person with quite a past when it comes to eating, like doing a 360 in my diet. Eating more carb based protein like beans and vegetables feels hundred precent right. I feel fresh, energetic, happy, light. I feel like I’m doing my body such a favour. I never thought that I could give up my high protein, low carb diet, because I would be too afraid to get fat. But I understand now that it is what type of carbs you eat that will decide if you’ll gain weight from them or not. Eating plant based, raw and fresh food is never going to make you unhealthy, ever. That is if you’re not eating 5kg of carrots every day obviously. That’s not cool either. Apparently.
I think I’m one step closer to being even happier
I’m not going to go into any details about why I’m so convinced in this post, because there are better sources of information about this than my words. But I do advice everyone with Netflix to watch Knives over forks, and do some reading. It seriously blew my mind. I’m not for putting labels on things and restrict myself, and therefor I’ll be open to all foods on certain occasions. I don’t want to feel like I can’t do things that I might want at one point just because I’ve announced myself as a vegetarian/vegan. That doesn’t work for me, and I try to avoid any limitations like that in life. But I do feel, that right now, I feel like this diet is clearing my brain. I feel like my hormones are in balance. I don’t feel sluggish in my body. I think I’m one step closer to being even happier.