There are no rules
There ARE NO RULES when it comes to food.
It IS what you make it to be.
And then there is what it does in you, for you and to you. And then you choose.
Something that came up today to in a conversation led me to understand this idea that you can mess this up, or you can do it wrong with food, or you have to fear getting sick or a disease IF you don’t do it right.
And that is NOT how food works.
It’s not an enemy, or to be feared, it’s simple a resource for you and a friend to help you thrive here and live in your best healthiest body and therefore your healthiest self.
If you can foundationally understand your job is to eat more plants, THAT is a huge deal in your body and for your health.
Wherever you are at right now, can you shift a little bit more towards more plants? Towards more veggies and fruits?
Today in Day 1 of the plant based eating challenge I was talking about Detaching from Dinner. The ideas about what dinner needs to be, or should be, like what you eat, or when or if everyone even eats together. Life is different than 20+ years ago and so is what we know about food.
I want you to think about how you were raised with food, and what THOSE rules were. And rules were really just how your family or culture did things, so you think it’s normal, or the way it is, but that’s only the way it WAS for you tHEN and now you get to decide.
Detach from the idea that dinner has to be hard, anxiety causing, take a long time, everyone has to eat the EXACT same thing, sit down, not spill and be happy about it! yikes!
Let me tell you what it was like for us growing up. Dinner around 6 or 6:30pm. Everyone was there, mom, dad sisters, me. Usually meat, starch, veggies, and dessert. Water or milk to drink.
Things like spaghetti, meatloaf, ghoulash, hamburger casserole (homemade), burgers, chicken, pork, veggies like corn, peas, carrots, green beans, and then potatoes or something like that.
Now, that all seems really protein heavy, REALLY red meat heavy and really lacking in plants and color. But it’s OK, it’s just now you choose something lighter and more energetically a match to health with ease.
Lighten the load, use less red meat, eat more greens, have dinners that are all veggies, more meatless mondays on days that aren’t just mondays - right?
If your job is to just eat more plants at all the meals, try looking at dinners like this:
Can you add leafy greens to your pasta dishes?
Can you swap out your regular noodles for plant noodles (check out video below)
Add a salad to whatever you’re serving
Add peppers, peas, carrots, or broccoli to your pasta dishes
Upgrade from rice or other grains to cauliflower rice, broccoli rice, broccoli slaw or shredded cabbages as a base instead the brown grains
Let dinner look however it needs to - it doesn’t have to be a protein, a starch and a veggie
You CAN eat different things
You CAN simply snack on roasted veggies
You CAN have a smoothie for dinner
You can buy organic soup and add some more fresh greens or veggie broth to make it a little more dense (and add a cooked protein if you want)
You can eat fruit
You can eat at 5:30pm or 7pm (depends how it makes you feel)
Where can you most improve your dinner situation even as soon as tonight?
Watch video 1 from today - it’s in Food Rebels just join the group if you aren’t in it already to watch!
And then I made another video on You Tube with my top swap outs for PLANT pastas and PLANT wraps instead of the ‘regular’ traditional foods that take up space on dinner plates.
This is really simple.
More plants. Less other stuff.
Everyday focus on taking out all the fake foods, and then lightening the load with all the rest of the whole foods. Move towards the colorful ones, the lighter energy ones because THAT’s the diet your body wants and needs.
You’ll get an email with the schedule of the livestreams and bonus videos :) And I have an extra surprise for those of you who officially sign up.
I’d love to know what your typical dinners look like, if you love them or not, and how I can help you make them healthier, lighter and more healing for you!
If you want my 1:1 support to help you figure out your food, health and body situation then I have a new mini 6 week coaching package just for this. If you’re a mom, and you know you aren’t feeding yourself the way you want to, to know that you are making your health a priority and also not seeing your body the way you want to in the physical then this is for YOU!
You need to be the one to embody the energy of ease with food and health and to know what you’re doing with it so that it then becomes an obvious next step to get your whole family there. You know it matters, you know you need to do this. You know you’re tired of feeling blah with your body and health.
Let me show you what your body is asking of you based on your current symptoms, and physical state and how to ease yourself straight into a healthier lifestyle. Where you fully and finally understand what you’re doing and WHY so then it makes such sense that you don’t question it anymore. We’ll work on breaking through any limiting beliefs or mindsets that keep you from fully jumping into taking the actions that will get you the changes you want to see and have for good.
And once you are solid and certain of your daily actions, habits in place and more familiar with making food simple and your friend, then we’ll work on expanding into your family, your kids, your partner, and letting them each be who they are, discovering their unique needs and eating habits and patterns and bringing it all together so everyone gets what they need (real food) and enough of it, they like it, you’re taking away the battles around what you and they ‘should’ be eating or doing and finally understanding how this looks to run a family who knows and understands the commitment to be healthy. WHAT an amazing gift to yourself, to feel good in who you are, and to pass that along to your kids.
6 weeks 1:1
2 private calls/month
Unlimited messenger support
Access to Food Rebels for more plant based eating support, recipes, videos, and group accountability
$5000 or 2 payments of $2700
See you tomorrow for the challenge - we’re talking everything you need to know about PROTEIN!