My first blog series, Cosmetic Withdrawal, didn’t leave me with many positive take-homes. The avocado/honey face mask does not play a regular role in my skin care routine, and all forms of vegetable oils reside in the kitchen. Baking soda and apple cider vinegar are forever banned from my head.
But, Meatless & Meditating hit a middle ground. In fact, there were a few eureka moments.
Here’s the upshot:
- One can get used to dark roast (French or Italian) black coffee.
- Beans = protein = extreme bloating. Eat at your own risk.
- FYI: I was NOT a vegan. I ate a plant-based diet of fruits, vegetables, legumes, grains, nuts and seeds, and zero animal products. Vegans exclude animal products from all lifestyle choices. I wear leather boots and am partial to my silk blouses.
- How does one focus on meditating? Meditating is focusing. It’s a chicken-egg dilemma.
- Nondairy yogurt and cheese should be banned. Yuck.
- Random thoughts and falling asleep = meditating incorrectly.
- Focusing on your breath and not freaking out when your plane hits horrid turbulence = meditating correctly.
- Cooking fish is simpler than you think.
- I sweat more than the average human.
- Finding a plant-based + gluten-free breakfast at a drive-thru = starvation
- Less meat, more fish.
- Less stress, more mindfulness.
- Beef Stew as your first post-plant-based dinner is not a great call.
- Baked apples are a good sugar-free dessert– the first 13 days.
- Coconut-covered date balls aren’t worth the effort.
- If an 8-year-old can find her zen moment, anyone can.
- My son will never get used to the smell of baked salmon.
- Finding the joy in cooking again is worth the recipe research and the mess.
- Hot yoga is oddly addictive.
- Five year olds are invaluable spies.
- Cabbage steaks are as gross as they sound.
- Cutting out refined sugar = weight loss = mad cravings = new jeans =Yay!
- Healthy for you, healthy for the planet.
- Servers adore fussy, gluten-free, plant-based, food-allergy mothers.
- You know what they love more? A customer who loses a chunk of tooth in her food.
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