Thursday, March 9, 2017
Hiring a Vegan Lifestyle Consultant
Most of us learned how to eat from our parents. They may have been well meaning but if you were raised on the Standard American Diet (SAD) then their best intentions boiled down to poor dietary choices. The body takes whatever 'food/fuel' you provide it and does its level best. But most Americans are calorie dense and nutrient bereft, leaving the body always hungry and chronically dehydrated.
If you want to lose unnecessary weight (or gain healthy weight such as body building) you want to minimize your risks of heart disease and diabetes or reverse these issues, then a PBL (Plant Based Lifestyle) is for you!
Now comes the freak out, if you are like me. I had been vegetarian years ago but I sort of panicked. Now what do I do for food, what do I fix and how do I get creative with it (because I am married to an executive chef)? I had the great benefit of training at Hippocrates Health Institute who stepped me through everything from enemas to juicing to the importance of organic clothing. I had been a project manager with long hours before my Hipp training. I knew that most Americans were over worked and short on time. And this creates a very negative cycle. Rather than fix our own food, even growing a lot of it, as our grandparents did, we have allowed ourselves to become dependent upon big business to provide fast foods.
Not one thing you buy fast, a pre-made and bottled green juice, or a mas produced sandwich, is ever going to be as quality controlled and fresh as it would be if YOU shopped all ingredients and put it together yourself. Sometimes, we want to just buy a pre-made vegan mayonnaise rather than making it from scratch and I totally get that and yes, I sometimes do that too. But what I am calling you to take note of here, is when you make that choice, you are trading convenience for some nutrition loss and loss of ingredient and freshness control. This may be ok if you are very familiar with the brand you are buying or are temporarily out of time.
Straight up, this lifestyle takes planning and it may make sense for you to hire someone like me to help you get started and stay the course.
With busy-ness in mind, during this year long study, I took a lot of time to ramp up on researching the best tools, from juicers to cook books to best ways to sprout, in order to offer help to others going down my same path who are short on time but really want to take control of their health, weight and happiness.
I either physically or virtually take folks down the shopping aisles at grocery stores, helping them with re-learning how to shop, what to look for, how to read labels. I help folks get started growing their own sprouts! Sunflower sprouts are delightful! And, if you are lucky enough to have them where you live, I am jealous because until I grew my own, I had never ever even heard of them!
This lifestyle is about planning ahead a bit, soaking your seeds over night, and planning ahead for meals so that you are truly taking care of you and not putting yourself in a compromising position of being hungry and not having something nutritious on hand.
From growing your own garden or mini garden to natural home cleaners to organic skincare and air purification, I can help with my knowledge share and support.