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Conscious Eating

Conscious Eating

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Conscious Eating brings more Light into the Body!

What is Conscious Eating?

Instead of eating mindlessly, putting food into your mouth almost unconsciously, not really tasting the food you’re eating, sitting in front of the tv or computer or the phone … you notice your thoughts, feelings, and sensations. You learn to pay attention to: Why you feel like eating, and what emotions or needs might be triggering the eating if it’s truly not hunger!

In todays world of over 200 ‘diets’, many products, processed foods,  fast foods, entertainment, advertising there is so much emphasis on food and body and yet health problems, obesity and eating disorders keep rising.

If you are a Vegetarian, that’s not good enough for the Vegans, if you’re a Vegan that is not good enough for the Raw Foodies and if you’re Raw then that is not good enough for the Breathatarian.

What if you’re an Emotional eater?

Food Addiction is prevalent these days – just look around.

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Selling Coconuts in Cuba

Addiction is something that every one of us has experienced at one point or another to something!! We’re quick to point to the “big” addictions as being the obvious saboteurs in our lives, like drugs, alcohol,  smoking but what about the gradual and socially acceptable drug of choice—food?

It’s the number one killer of our bodies and thief of our joy, that causes heart attacks, obesity, diabetes, certain cancers, dementia, depression, eating disorders and so many other diseases.

Through my cycles of an eating disorder, emotional eating / not eating, becoming a Raw For Chef then letting all points of view go to come to a balance that truly works for me – I’ve learned a lot!! 🙂

This is some of what I feel I know since I cleaned up many of my emotional triggers I didn’t need to use food to fill the hole in myself that I was feeling or stuff down (over eating or binge eating) the emotions I didn’t want to feel.

That I need to eat what is right for me and my body – it’s easier to listen to it when the food is clean.  My body does well eating mostly fresh or real foods yet it goes through stages of wanting more protein and sometimes cooked foods depending on where I am – big difference between living in Mexico and Vancouver for weather!!  I enjoy what I put in my mouth – if I don’t or my body doesn’t like it I don’t eat it – I don’t care how good it is for me!!  I have cleaned up my body and taste buds so that I know the difference – not like eating highly processed foods then having a wheat grass drink and hating it – no not that way!! 🙂

Once we get rid of the highly processed foods we can actually tune into our bodies better and what they truly desire  and when not what we think we should eat.  The SAD pyramid way of eating has done a lot of damage in many ways!  As with many other diets – we need to learn to trust ourselves and what OUR body is telling us NOT diets or measurements or times!  There is nothing better than conscious eating – being conscious and doing anything  really – compare it to like sex – are you on your phone or watching tv while having sex? If so maybe it’s not the right relationship!! 🙂

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Be Present in the Moment

When I eat I am present – no tv (I never watch the Tel LIE Vision anyways), no computer or on my phone – I have no idea then what I ate or how it tasted!

I slow down when I eat and I also try to pay attention to my conversations – if I’m upset or angry I don’t eat then.  Why? If everything is energy why take on more of that??

I try to bless my food, ask that it provide the most nutrition it can to my body and give thanks – again if everything is energy – Dr Emoto proved it with the water – Gratitude and Love – highest vibes!!  (still working on this one as I don’t always remember yet I do while creating the food in the kitchen).

Not to push my beliefs or my ways onto others – I am not in their body and I have no idea truly what is for  their highest good – I can only make suggestions to possibly wake up someone to a better or different way, a more natural or cleaner way yet with no attachment.

I’ve learned to love myself just the way I am and my body – my only regret with this one is why I didn’t do it sooner – it’s so much easier and freeing.

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ALL Shapes, Sizes & Colors!!!

Being back on the beach here in Mexico I so love people watching – so many bodies – so many sizes, shapes and colors – many in very small bathing suits  🙂 – they obviously love themselves no matter what.  Beautiful to see!!

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A guy dancing in the streets of Havana

Pay attention today to when you are eating, if you are truly hungry and how it all tastes – being fully present in each moment raises our consciousness big time.  When you eat it should be like a party in your mouth – live in joy, health and bliss!

Jodi

xo

PS If you are struggling with food issues or emotional eating my new 21 Days Food & You – Stop the Insanity is well worth the time and small investment on YOU!!!

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A man in a local coffee shop in Cuba

 

$50 FREE Gift Card for Superfoods

$50 FREE Gift Card for Superfoods

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Superfoods!!!

$50 FREE Gift Card for Superfoods at Purium – code is eatinghealthy (all one word)

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Gift Card code is eatinghealthy

I normally don’t advertise like that but with all what is going on in North America with our food and eating healthy has become a make work project that should be easy and it’s not!

Here’s a few reasons why adding in Greens, Superfoods, Non-Gmo’s and why Purium

  • so much mis leading marketing

  • so much mis leading labels

  • GMO’s are effecting our health in a serious way – watch the FREE documentary on GMO’s and how they are affecting our health starting tomorrow.

  • BIG difference between eating food and feeding the body – so much of our fresh food these days is void of real nutrition in the form of nutrients and minerals – we need to add things to our way of eating that bring much value (shop local at the farmers market)

  • google superfoods and see what comes up – what a joke!! No wonder people are so confused these days

  • people may think eating healthy is expensive BUT so is sick care – truth is when one truly feeds the body at a cellular level you actually eat and need less food – so much of our food these days especially packaged foods is ‘chemical concoctions’ labelled as foods.

  • when we let go of much processed foods and eat more accordingly to nature and adding in ‘real’ superfoods – it’s incredible how good one can feel and health issues can clear up easier, weight re-adjusts itself, skin and eyes look clearer and other things

  • you can think, feel and act so much better – it truly does make a BIG difference

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    This is Real Food!!

Why Purium?

Once you meet David Sandoval or read his book and therefore get a sense of his vast knowledge and training (only with the best that truly knew and understood the body and real health from the past) and his dedication to never using cheap fillers or by-products, working first hand with farmers so developing a real relationship and giving people a choice so we don’t have to stand or fight against the big corporations who truly don’t give a rats ass about your health it’s about profits – therefore we vote by how we spend our dollars – we either keep supporting things that literally are slowly killing us or spend our dollars that improves our health with companies that truly do care and make a difference – we always have choice.

Purium  – show for Pure and Premium was under another name for more than 20 years as a buying club and private labelling company – they are not new.  Approximately 4 years ago David was approached to take it into the network marketing area to help spread the word faster and bigger for his amazing products. After much thought and learning about the industry he decided to jump in.  There are other companies out there that make some similar claims – all you have to do is read the labels to truly know the difference!!

Part of that choice is becoming educated.

That is one of the great things happening with Purium – new website coming out early Sept with short videos on all their products – what they do and how they can help – taking away some of the internet confusion!!

Many people when they are first introduced to Purium start with the 10 Day Transformation – first question many people ask is ‘Will I lose weight?’ – the answer is probably yes but more importantly you will be cleaning out, re-balancing much inside AND feeding the body at a deep cellular level and getting rid of parasites – plus learning more about ‘real foods.

Cleanses and transformations are good to do – unfortunately many of them are harsh, misleading and we lose muscle with them.

Some of my favourite products are the L.O.V. for my morning smoothies – just read the ingredients – you will NOT find fillers, binders, recipients, sugar or crap – ALL foods and Superfoods.

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Look at the deep Green of Spirulina – truly feeding our cells!

Spirulina has been amazing for me being a women!! 🙂

My other 2 favs that I use daily are the Green Spectrum – daily greens and Chlorella tabs.

Higher Vibe Living is truly raising our Vibrations in ALL areas of our lives!!  We cannot be eating mostly dead or processed foods and expect to have high vibrations – it just can’t happen as the body needs real foods, green foods and even superfoods – I learned first hand when I got adrenal burn out – when your health is compromised then one wakes up – I certainly did!!

Please feel free to share this as I would love to offer the $50 Gift Card for Purium to as many people as possible – no catch – except cleaner, healthier foods!!

To Your Health

Jodi

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Have Green drink will travel – Red Rock, CO

Why Do You Eat?

Why Do You Eat?

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Picking Real Fresh Avocados

 

Have you ever really stopped and asked yourself ‘why do I eat?’

Is it for fun, entertainment or nourishment?

What do you eat?

By that I mean have you been programmed to eat according to what the Standard American Diet is – S.A.D………….hmmmmm and I wonder who is behind that one (as in marketing it), cause once you know or understand real health, real food, optimum nutrition its nothing but a lie.

Do you buy and eat what is advertised on tv or anywhere else?

Have you ever stopped and asked yourself who is behind that as well?? I mean do you feel, think or believe it’s for real health or profit?

Consider this – if it’s made in a plant don’t eat it or if it has a commercial don’t eat it?

What do you do when you eat? Do you sit down and limit your conversation so you can focus on chewing and what you are eating or do you gobble it up, talking intensively, are on your phone either talking, texting or surfing, watching tv or on your computer?

How do you even know what you’ve eaten, what it tastes like or when you are full?

Does it make a difference?

Try it for a few days even  a week and you decide…………….it’s called Conscious Eating – or being fully present!!

Did you know that our made man foods these days (as in packaged foods) have over 10 000 chemicals in them, many which are addictive ones to keep you wanting more and coming back eating more – hence you are eating and get full but your body wants more, your body is hungry………ever experience that?

It’s because you are eating empty foods and your body is literally starving.

That is why eating real food is important to add in to your way of eating.

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Eating a Delicious Raw Dish

 

We need to fuel and honour our bodies like we do the tv, computer, our nails, our clothes, our phones, our hair, our trucks or cars………they may be pretty or flashy or even expensive but if we don’t have our health or our bodies what good are they?

Some Food for Thought and yes pun intended!! 🙂

 

Eat Healthy

Live Well

Create a Life YOU Love

and that includes Loving YOU too!!

 

Jodi

xo

Ps – While travelling around Florida we were in St Petersburg yesterday and found a quaint little Raw Vegan Restaurant – we don’t eat out often as we are picky and only want healthy, clean, vibrant, real food so we make our own almost always.  But we decided to see what was in the area and take a chance – Oh my!!! Probably some of the best raw foods I have ever eaten so if you are in the area go to Leafy Greens Cafe – you will NOT be disappointed!!

This is the Marinated Portabella Mushroom with Brushetta Topping!

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Raw Food – Leafy Greens Cafe

 

Mediterranean Dolmades

Mediterranean Dolmades

Kind of like the Greek ones, still tasty and totally raw!!!

Recipe

1/4 cup Macademia nuts

Put into processor and process until crumbly but not fine, still quite coarse.

In a bowl mix together –

1/4 cup finely chopped Dill

1 red Pepper finely chopped

1/2 cup Sundried Tomatoes  – if it’s in oil add in some oil approx 2 tbsp if not in oil add 2 tbsp cold pressed Olive oil

1 tsp finely chopped (or dried) Mint

pinch Sea salt

juice 1/2 Lemon

Mix together well, add in processed Macadamia nuts

Mix well

Collard Green leaves – need to cut them off from the stem (as seen below) to make the ‘wine leaf’ wrapper.

Once you have cut away a leaf, flip it over so the back is up (you can do it the other way as well, but I found doing it this way it rolls easier), add a good heaping tbsp of the mixture in the middle and fold over and roll up.

I find the ends hard to tuck in, you can try  it though!!

This is good on it’s own as a snack, side dish or with Tzatziki dip!!!

Enjoy

JB