I'm sad to say that my holidays felt excessive. I had a wonderful time with friends and family and enjoyed every minute of that, but, unfortunately, I enjoyed too many goodies and drinks. Come New Years, I was feeling crummy and kicking myself for not behaving better over the holidays. So what did I do next?
I made a plan, asked for help, and made my health and my diet a priority! I invested in what I think is one of the most valuable tools I've ever come across for a nutritarian. It is a straightforward, 100% nutritarian meal prepping plan from Kristen at the Hello Nutritarian blog. About a year ago she came out with her fabulous ebook, The Nutritarian Food Prep Power Plan.
When she published it a year ago I "oohed" and "awwed" at her pictures, but thought, "I don't think I need that. I've been roughly nutritarian for over five years. I should have this all down by now." Well, folks, I did not. This last year I let myself slip up more and more often, compromising my health and my goals for convenience and addictive foods (read: chocolate... all of the chocolate). I based even my healthier meals off of more grains, forgetting that it NEEDS to be all about the veggies.
At the end of December, I swallowed my pride and admitted that this nutritarian needed a big refresher. So, I let
|(Here is the link to Kristen's ebook. Trust me, it's worth it!)|
Some other benefits I've been seeing is that I'm not constantly thinking of food. First, because everything for the week is prepped and I just have to look at the menu and grab the right things out of my fridge. And second, because I'm starting to be not only physically full after meals, but also nutritionally satisfied. Often times I'm not even hungry at normal meal times and delay eating for an hour or two. I'm finally getting in touch with true hunger.
I'm going to plan on updating you guys as I progress through the meal plans, but for now, here are a bunch of food pictures (mostly salads) that I've been eating.
Health and Happiness,