- For a large portion of my life, I denied myself vitality by enforcing strict veganism. I respect vegans immensely, but as unique humans, we must acknowledge that veganism doesn’t work for everybody. Some people need clean, humanely raised animal protein to fuel their bodies, stay focused and reduce cravings. Experiment with protein types and amounts to see what feels best for you. Don’t deny yourself on the basis of trendy “conventions” when your gut is telling you otherwise.
- I once ate an entire jar of Nutella in one day while studying abroad in Italy. Physically, I was naturally thin, but mentally, I felt like an absolute disaster. The good news? There was a tangible reason for this action: I was living in Italy, land of delicious bread and pasta. I quickly forgot about my classic blood type O tendencies, and my need for animal protein. When we don’t eat enough protein, animal or plant-based, we crave chocolate. Eat enough protein and you won’t need a jar of Nutella to sate you. Lesson learned.
- I hate chopping garlic! I’m an avid chef, but I avoid it at all costs. If I can’t get someone else to do it, I’ll crush it with a knife, slice it, or better yet, roast it whole. This produces an entirely different, much sweeter flavor, but is so much easier. Another option is buying pre-chopped garlic. No, it doesn’t taste as good or give you the natural antibiotic, antimicrobial effects fresh garlic does, but it’s worth it! If you hate doing a cooking task, it’s better to make the necessary substitution to cook at home. Home-cooked meals are naturally much healthier, and if you need to make small sacrifices to make them a reality, so be it!
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