Besides returning to my Omnivorous state.
You can read an interview I did with The Perspectives here: http://www.mymythiclife.com/home/former-vegan-finds-happiness-happiness-eating-meat
There are 3 more dietary regimes I brought home from the jungle with me.
Any guesses what they could be?
I DRINK BLACK COFFEE
I left my daily Soy Vanilla Misto / Maple Syrup, Soy Latté / Almond Milk Mocha drinking habit in Peru.
Coffee is mind medicine.
Fancy coffees are treats!
If we (and I could, working as a barista!) drink these creamy, sugary treats, throughout the day, everyday, what would going out for a sundae with your bestie even mean anymore?
Would having dessert with your dinner give you the same, sink into your chair *mmmmmm*?
Would drinking hot chocolate after coming in from a snowball fight, even be a thing?
Since choosing to switch from daily dessert drinks to straight black coffee (or Americanos at work) I drink WAY less coffee! I didn’t “need” a coffee by 2pm, I was CRAVING SUGAR.
This switch seemed impossible but when I make a choice and I stick to it.
How much MORE am I going to enjoy my next 1/2 sweet soy chai latté that I have on a special occasion? I’m going to savour it like it’s my damn birthday!
I QUIT SNACKING
I’ve always loved snacking. It’s of those guilty, fun seeming, mindless things. SUGAR! SALT! CRUNCH!
At one of my lowest points, 2 years ago, I was vegan and “living” off snacks. Handfuls of granola, crackers with hummus, nuts, apples, chips. I thought I was a grazer but I know now I was starving and I was lonely.
What has been the energy behind my snacking? Why was I doing it? What was I trying to feed? Loneliness? Anxiety? Depression? Sadness? Boredom maybe?
I have made the choice to quit snacking between meals. I have made the choice to give myself my power back.
I give my energy to productivity and creativity and I am more focused than ever!
In special situations or if I am truly hungry, of course will eat between meals.
But, if I find myself wanting to stop at the convenience store for a bag of chips for my drive home, I stop and ask myself, what is really going on?
I DRINK JUICE AT LUNCH
I have a big breakfast
I have a juice or smoothie at lunch
I have a big health dinner
I have no more after lunch crash, I have no more stress about packing a lunch and I have tons of energy!
If I am finding myself needing more energy after work, before the gym, I will have a piece of fish or a pickled egg.
I feel powerful.
I feel motivated.
I feel in control of myself and my choices.
I feel clear like a channel.
I feel strong.
I’ve gained self control and without consciously trying, I’ve lost weight.
What has come up for you through reading this blog? What changes are you inspired to make? Yes, we are stronger than our urges, desires, habits and addictions.
Please share this message with the people that need to hear it today.
Love, Phoebe Dykstra