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Looking And Feeling My Best

Healing my body – RAW POWER!

After many years of eating predominantly protein and unprocessed foods, I’ve gone raw vegan (just for around 6 months) to alkalize my body (give it a good clean out!). So far it hasn’t been hard to do as I feel strongly this is the next step in my recovery.

It’s day 17 and I can’t say I’m feeling that great or energized but I already look so much better. I’ve lost some weight and my skin is smoother and I look a little younger. I really love looking better and losing some weight. It makes getting dressed and choosing clothes much more exciting!

 Last time I went raw I felt terrible for the first 6 weeks. I’m really glad I pushed through it because after that I felt amazing, positive, energized, l lost weight and was glowing with good health. I really felt radiant.

My expensive blender has broken down :o( so I’m just eating fruit and salads with lots of avocados. Just grazing all day whenever I feel hungry. It’s pretty boring so far, at least with a blender you can add smoothies, frozen banana ice-cream, dips, nut butters etc.. (I miss my blender! Hard to go raw without it!)

 Last night I added some raw nuts and goji berries and I’ll make some chia pudding for breakfast (need a little more variety!!)

As for exercise I’m just strolling along the beach in the evening (more getting fresh air than exercise). When I feel over this detoxing stage  I’ll add some light weights and some brisker walks or maybe buy a cheap second-hand bike and start cycling.

Going raw helps heal your immune system after years of stress, it alkalizes your body, gets rid of inflammatory issues, like arthritis etc.. It energizes you and makes your skin glow with vitality.

I believe it’s only something you should do when you are ready. I’ve spent years healing emotionally, mentally and spiritually and I feel the time is right. Many people go raw when they are highly stressed or still have emotional work to do. It’s fine but I have noticed many tend to get sick rather than healthy or they can’t maintain this way of eating it for long.

I think eating meat (protein) and reducing all processed foods is essential and the best way to eat when really stressed or for the initial process of healing (especially if you have sugar addictions.. or any addictions).

After 6 months, I’ll go vegan and add cooked food (YUM!!)

I believe in living and loving your food, and I don’t believe in being too extreme. This is more a one off super cleanse. The years of stress have taken a toll on my body and physical health and I want to look and feel my best.

Love and baby steps

SG x

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Self Care – Hydrate!

Drink Up – Infused Water

“Water is the driving force in nature.”

― Leonardo da Vinci

Hydrate!

Fill up a couple of Mason Jars with water and add fruit/herb combos.

Place the lidded jars in the fridge overnight to chill & infuse.

Wake up to a refreshing drink, and sip on the other one throughout the day!

Infused Water Combos:

Lemon & Mint

Orange & Basil

Watermelon & Mint

Orange, Lemon & Lime

Apple & Cinnamon stick

Orange & Pineapple

Strawberry & Mint

Lemon & Blueberry

Lime & Mint

Cucumber, Lemon & Mint

Blackberry & Ginger

Lemon & Ginger

Strawberry & Lime

Pineapple & Mango

Try your own combos..

 Benefits of Drinking More Water
 1. Increases Energy & Relieves Fatigue – Since your brain is mostly water, drinking it helps you think, focus and concentrate better and be more alert. As an added bonus, your energy levels are also boosted!
2. Promotes Weight Loss – Removes by-products of fat, reduces eating intake (by filling up your tummy if consumed prior to meals), reduces hunger (hello natural appetite suppressant!), raises your metabolism and has zero calories!
3. Flushes Out Toxins – Gets rid of waste through sweat and urination which reduces the risk of kidney stones and UTI’s (urinary tract infections).
4. Improves Skin Complexion – Moisturises your skin, keeps it fresh, soft, glowing and smooth. Gets rid of wrinkles. It’s the best anti-aging treatment around!
5. Maintains Regularity – Aids in digestion as water is essential to digest your food and prevents constipation.
6. Boosts Immune System – A water guzzler is less likely to get sick. And who wouldn’t rather feel healthy the majority of the time? Drinking plenty of water helps fight against flu, cancer and other ailments like heart attacks.
7. Natural Headache Remedy – Helps relieve and prevent headaches (migraines & back pains too!) which are commonly caused by dehydration.
8. Prevents Cramps & Sprains – Proper hydration helps keep joints lubricated and muscles more elastic so joint pain is less likely.
9. Puts You in a Good Mood – When the body is functioning at its best, you will feel great and be happy!
10. Save Money! – Water is FREE! Even if you choose bottled/filtered water, it’s STILL cheaper than that high sugar and fat-filled latte!