Food Considerations – Raw Vegan, Vegan, Gluten-free, Sugar free, Clean, What?
There are so many options out there, with some good science behind many of them. What do you choose? Do you go Raw Vegan? Do you choose cooked Vegan or Vegetarian? Is Gluten-free important? How about Sugar-free? How is eating clean or plant-based different?
Most important seems to be – what resonates with your body currently? This is often times different from what your mind wants or tells you is okay to eat right now. Your body is often more subtle, unless you ignore it for too long. At first, when something no longer works for your body, you often will get a heavy feeling after eating the meal. If you don’t pay attention to that, then the body often signals you with bloating and indigestion and perhaps either diarrhea or constipation. If you ignore these signs long enough, if can develop into something more serious like IBS or Diabetes, Heart Disease or Cancer. It is so important to listen to your body to determine what works best for you.
All of the possible ways to eat out there work for someone. Your journey to discovery is to determine what your own body needs. My journey may resonate with you, and if so, I’m happy to help you along the way of Vegan, Raw Vegan, Clean Eating, to discover ways to make your journey easier, more direct, and tastier.
Why eat it if it doesn’t taste good, right? It’s just a matter of finding out a few key things that fit your likes and lifestyle. We all have our go-to recipes or food preparation picks. It’s just about adjusting those to also meet your body’s needs. And, your body’s needs change over time, especially as you get older, and if you’re a woman, big hormonal changes occur as you mature into your wise woman years. You might eat one way for a time, and then need to make an adjustment later on and eat either a slightly different or very different way. If you keep listening and following your body’s guidance, the journey will be much smoother.
What do you do if you can’t figure it out? Seek the best help that you can, following that quiet inner guidance we all have. Perhaps all you need is a fast to reset your inner sensors. A guided fast your first go round can be helpful, and someone like me or others who have experience, can help with this. See my article on Juicing for more information.
It’s your body, the one you live in, and there’s no other for you at this point, so it’s best to take care of it the best that you can if you want to stay mobile and be able to think for yourself and take care of yourself, and maybe others too, well into your advanced years. When we lean into the direction of that which we might consider hard, we will often find our freedom. What choice will you make today? And, tomorrow? This is for you. What will you do?
I’m here to help if you’d like. Just reach out and connect with me. I’ll do my best to give you or get you an answer, or at least point you in the best direction that I’m aware of to help you along your way. Blessings! Allie