...so I'm making a few dietary changes. Nothing drastic, mostly just a mix of more mindful choices and less processed snacks. I'm the queen of snack attack and little to no cookie self control, and it's beginning to show in the ol' waistline. It's not so much that I don't like the way I look (OK OK--it's a little about the way I look) but more-so that I'm not loving the way I *feel*. I feel heavy. Weighed down. Burdened. Plus, my body is my temple and deserves to be treated as such. It deserves to be fed things to nourish it and heal it and love it; it doesn't deserve to feel like crap. In no way, shape or form am I "dieting". I'd say mostly I'm looking to deal with my slightly unhealthy relationship with food (i.e. if I eat this cookie, will I feel happier?).
Breakfast this morning was a mango shake, courtesy of the cookbook lent to me by my coworker titled Raw Food Real World. A raw food diet is intriguing to me, mostly because...if I'm honest...it sounds like the most boring and painful way to eat on the planet. What am I, a bunny? But this recipe book has quite a few dishes that look really yummy so I've decided to give a few of them a whirl. I figure if I'm food-adventurous enough to eat a burger within a Krispy Kreme donut (yum), then I can be adventurous enough to test out the complete opposite end of the spectrum.
3 cups diced mango
2 cups coconut water
3 tablespoons agave nectar or 2 packets of stevia
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Squeeze of lime juice
Pinch of sea salt
It was delish! A really great way to start off the day--I feel far less heavy than when I scarf down a bagel or a huge bowl of cereal. I think tomorrow I'll be trying their Enzyme Boost shake (and of course will let you know how it goes!)...