I’ve been a vegan for 9 years and here is the food pyramid that works the best for everyone’s health:
My tips will improve your life by changing your routine day by day
- Guide your thoughts using wallpapers on your screens and posters on your walls. Pick graphics that remind you of your goals and motivate you. You can even put a sign in front of places where you tend to lounge. A friend of mine has written “Don’t be lazy, get shit done!” on a paper in front of his bed, I find this idea brilliant.
- Make a task list every morning, or every night for the next day. Don’t write more than 3 important tasks. Lists are powerful tools.
- Do your grocery shopping when your belly is full. This way, it’s easier to be smart and buy what is good for your health. If you’re hungry, you’ll be more likely to buy high-calorie fatty junk-food.
- Before dating a potential new boyfriend/girlfriend, release the pressure once, or more times if needed. If you’re too horny, you may end up dating a bad match and then regret it after the honeymoon period ends. Releasing the pressure before a date helps having a clear mind and focusing on who the other person is.
- Listen to joyful/stimulating/motivating music. Avoid listening to sad music. I know there are beautiful depressing musics out there, but a routine listening of sad music will impair your life quality. Be aware that music forces a mood into your brain. You can use that to your own advantage.
- Be around people who give you a boost. In 5 years, chances are you’ll tend to be like the 5 persons you spend most time with. That’s why it’s a bad idea to be routinely around drug addicts, persons in debt, unhealthy people, serial complainers, depressed people, etc. You’d rather be around role models and develop their habits effortlessly.
- Sell your TV/radio and use the internet to choose what you watch and listen to, for instance self-growth content, practical advice, etc. There is an abondance of valuable podcasts, ebooks, conferences, tutorials, etc. online. You can even block ads on your internet browser to avoid mass programming. You don’t want to be programmed to fail like everyone else.
- Motivation does not last. Discipline does. And discipline leads to a productive routine. Changing is not easy, but after force yourself for a given period of transition, then good habits will become easy. I suggest you check Mel Robbins’ 5-second rule to get things done. Don’t hesitate, just do it before your brain switches to energy conservation mode and finds excuses. Count 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0, stand up and do it. Simple as that. Don’t rely on external motivation. You have to find strength within yourself.
- Do the gratitude exercise every day. It is empowering as it will help you get rid of the victim mindset. You can learn new lessons from life every day and keep growing. You can decide to lead your own life and evolve.
- If you go to bed late at night and stand up late in the morning, like most people, you can decide improve your sleeping patterns. Changing is hard initially, but it’s worth it. Start setting an alarm clock at 6:00 or 7:00 a.m. and stand up when the alarm rings. Don’t stay in bed. As a consequence, you’ll be tired at the end of the day. Remember to switch off or dimmer all your lights and screens 1-2 hours before bed time, because blue lights send daylight signals to your brain and prevent you from falling asleep. I suggest you go to bed at 8:00-9:00 p.m. With better sleep patterns, you can even quit stimulants thereafter.
- If you want to eat less unhealthy foods, try my advice. Stuff your stomach with high-carb whole plant foods like bananas, strawberries, peaches, potatoes, sweet potatoes, wild rice, kidney beans, vegetable soup, etc. If you’re truly full, you cannot add any greasy junk-food till the next meal time. Fruits are a great healthy snack. Nuts and seeds aren’t.
- Tell yourself: “If I do not change my habits, my life will always stay the same.” Procrastination is the main barrier preventing you from making your dreams come true.
Becoming a better version of yourself does not involve controlling everything. This is more about picking the right direction and enjoying the journey. You will find plenty of surprises, tests, lessons and challenges when you leave your comfort zone, but this is the place where the fun happens.
Tricking yourself is a good strategy for a positive change. If people try to manipulate you, use your judgment, ask for proof and never take things too personally.
In the popular and widely used Atkins diet, the body burns fat as its main fuel. This process produces ketosis and hence increased levels of beta-hydroxybutyrate (BOB) acetoacetate (AcAc) and its by-products acetone and acetol. These products are potential precursors of the glycotoxin methylglyoxal. Since methylglyoxal and its byproducts are recognized as a significant cause of blood vessel and tissue damage, we measured methylglyoxal, acetone, and acetol in subjects on the Atkins diet. We found that by 14-28 days, methylghyoxal levels rose 1.67-fold (P = 0.039) and acetol and acetone levels increased 2.7- and 6.12-fold, respectively (P = 0.012 and 0.028). Samples from subjects with ketosis showed even greater increases in methylglyoxal (2.12-fold), as well as acetol and acetone, which increased 4.19- and 7.9-fold, respectively; while no changes were seen in samples from noncompliant, nonketotic subjects. The increase in methylglyoxal implies that potential tissue and vascular damage can occur on the Atkins diet and should be considered when choosing a weight-loss program.
Wow, WTG being a radical! makes you feel so cool! look up acetone. Wait, I’ll do it for you. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acetone
Acetone is a good solvent for many plastics and some synthetic fibers. It is used for thinning polyester resin, cleaning tools used with it, and dissolving two-part epoxies and superglue before they harden. It is used as one of the volatile components of some paints and varnishes. As a heavy-duty degreaser, it is useful in the preparation of metal prior to painting.
H336 (97.99%): May cause drowsiness or dizziness [Warning Specific target organ toxicity, single exposure; Narcotic effects]
Effects of Long Term Exposure The substance defats the skin, which may cause dryness or cracking. Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dryness and cracking.
Ingestion Prevention Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Acetone may form explosive mixtures with chromic anhydride, chromyl chloride, hexachloromelamine, hydrogen peroxide, nitric acid and acetic acid, nitric acid and sulfuric acid, nitrosyl chloride, nitrosyl perchlorate, nitryl perchlorate, permonosulfuric acid, potassium tert-butoxide, thiodiglycol and hydrogen peroxide. (maybe this is how people spontaneously combust? j/k, or am I?)
For more reading on the dangers of a high fat diet.
Once again, this is how we screwed up our diet.
So you can go Keto and AT LEAST cut out 34% flours + 7% sugars = 41% reduction off 1970s or go HCLF and AT LEAST cut out the 48% of added fats or you could go Whole Starch Low Fat and cut BOTH OFF and follow a diet recommended by the consensus of over 400 top health professionals in the world.
Take the olive branch here 🙂 take the best of both worlds. Its a sane foundation you can build to your own uniqueness despite the fact we are all the same species.
The DNA of all human beings living today is 99.9% alike
That .1% really all that special? maybe 🙂 LMK!
Today, I’ll show you a few dishes I cooked at home. All of them are absolutely delicious and good for you. Let me introduce them one by one. These recipes are easy and no not require special skills. Feel free to comment which dishes are the most mouth-watering for you. Are you going to cook one of these meals during the next week?
#1 Oil-free “fries”
The recipe is simple. Coat potato sticks with curry powder and aromatic herbs, then bake them in the oven. I posted this picture first because I think everyone should try this recipe. If you haven’t tasted baked oil-free fries, then you’re missing out big time!
This is the same recipe with potato slices instead of potato sticks. Adjust the cooking time depending on your oven and the thickness of your slices.
#2 Guacamole toasts never get old
Preparing fresh guacamole is easy and tastes always better than packaged guacamole. Mash a ripe avocado, add some lime juice, tomato pieces and some spices to your taste, like black pepper, curry or chili powder.
#3 Gnocchi from heaven
This is simply made of standard gnocchi, canned kidney beans and plant-cream. I also added basil leaves and cooked yellow zucchini. You’ll find plant creams like soy cream, oat cream and rice cream in the organic/dietetic section.
#4 Yellow and purple sweet potatoes and pumpkin on rice
Put your rice in a bowl, then unmold it on a wide dish. Now you can spread the cooked pieces of sweet potatoes and pumkin over the dish and serve.
#5 Guess what is the food with multiple weird holes
This is slices of lotus root. I think it looks amazing. I have put many kinds of vegetables in this big bowl, but you can use any vegetables and starches you like instead. Here I cooked rice, lotus root slices, taro root, carrot, corn and pak choy.
#6 Spring rolls as a refreshing appetizer
Get some rice disks at an Asian shop, soak them for 30 seconds, then garnish them with raw vegetables like: cucumber, carrot, red/yellow bell pepper, mint leaves, lettuce, avocado, tofu. You can dip them in diluted soy sauce.
This is the most complicated recipe in this page. Follow a standard lasagna recipe, using vegan cheese and vegan cream instead of animal-origin ingredients. Add layers of lasagna pasta, no-meat bolognese (tomato sauce with mushroom and/or tofu), spinach, vegan cheese. Top it with a plant-based bechamel and bake it.
#8 Glutton pizza
You can’t be wrong with pizza. Feel free adding all the veggies you like, and even starches like potatoes if you like it. I like to have molten vegan cheese or vegan salami, pineapple, potato, black olives, red bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, broccoli and oregano on my pizza.
#9 Buddha bowl
A Buddha bowl consists of a healthy big bowl of legumes, vegetables and starches. The bowl on the picture below includes mashed potatoes, edamame beans (immature soy beans), orange sweet potato, bok choy, cilantro leaves and unknown ball roots.
#10 Lazy purees
I like to blend stuff. The light yellow puree is made of blend cooked potatoes only. The green puree is a blend of cooked spinach and potatoes. You can add a tiny bit of salt and other spices, according to your taste.
#11 Assortment of prepared foods… heated at home
A feast without guilt. Here is what I cooked: Bread topped with molten vegan cheese and Provencal herbs, lettuce, cooked eggplant, fried vegetables spring rolls, fried plant balls and corn grains in tomato sauce.
#12 Rice noodles and pumpkin
This is one one the meals make at least once a week because I think it tastes awesome. I sprinkle it with this mix: 1 tbsp soy sauce, 2-3 tbsp water, ground spices.
#13 Whole plant foods banquet
Homemade cooked vegetables on this pictures: potatoes, chickpeas, broccoli florets, carrots and tomato sauce made by my mom. It fills your stomach, nourishes your body and doesn’t make you fat.
I hope you are hungry now 😀