My latest blog post was created this morning after meeting a man at my favorite grocery store who “swore” to me he could never become a vegan! “Meat just tastes to good” he said to me.
After I convinced him to place his meat products back in the meat department he turned and said to me “Andrea, how would I ever stay healthy long term on a vegan diet”?
We took a seat outside and I explained to him that veganism is a complete lifestyle not just what you eat! I then showed him a rather graphic video about how animals are treated at factory farms and a photo of how the pigs are kept in cages where they cannot move for the two years they are kept alive! This may seem extreme to many of you but most people are not aware of this!
I am happy to say he has booked a spot at one of my weekend retreats and is re thinking the way he is eating!!! As he walked away he said maybe if I stick to this lifestyle i’ll look as good as you one day”! ANYTHING is possible when you go vegan I said!
Enjoy my top ten tips for enjoying a healthy lifestyle, long term!
1) HYDRATE WITH FRESH SPRING WATER, COCONUT WATER AND ORGANIC JUICES!
2) MOVE THE BODY DAILY! PREFERABLY IN THE MORNING!
3) LEARN TO MEDITATE!
4) PRACTICE YOGA! EVEN IF ITS ALONE ON YOUR BEDROOM FLOOR!
5) BE KIND TO OTHERS AND TREAT PEOPLE HOW YOU WISH TO BE TREATED!
6) EAT LIVING FOODS AND LIMIT YOUR COOKED FOODS TO NO MORE THAN TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT!
7) GO VEGAN! NOT ONLY WILL YOU BE SAVING THE PLANET, YOU WILL BE REDUCING YOUR RISK OF CANCER, AND YOU WILL NOT BE TAKING THE LIFE OF AN ANIMAL WHO CANNOT SPEAK TO THEMSELVES!
8) GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR SPIRITUALITY WHATEVER THAT MAY BE AND PLACE THAT FIRST AND FOREMOST IN YOUR LIFE!
9) DEVELOP RELATIONSHIPS WITH POSITIVE PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT YOU! NO-ONE NEEDS TO BE ALONE BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY NO ONE NEEDS TO BE AROUND A “NANCY NEGATIVE”!
10) GET YOUR VITAMIN D! I CANNOT STRESS THIS ONE ENOUGH! WHETHER IN THE SUN OR BY SUPPLEMENT, ITS SOMETHING THAT MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE DEFICIENT IN!
BONUS TIP: LOVE YOURSELF!!! IF YOU DONT LOVE YOURSELF, WHO WILL?
REMEMBER THIS…..KEEP THE BODY CLEAN AND THE MIND WILL FOLLOW <3 <3 <3