I spent most of last year exploring a Vegan and Raw Food diet, but now I am slowly integrating meat back into my recipes. I've found that just small portions of meat every once and a while seem to help me feel a little bit more like my true self. Nevertheless, all my work last year has made me a vegetable and fruit lover at heart. More then ever I crave Vegan cooking, so that even when I do eat meat, I long for the next dish that is pure vegetables and fruits.
One of the books I decided to read concerning the Paleo Diet was called Primal Body-Primal Mind: Empower Your Total Health the Way Nature Intended (...And Didn't) by Nora Teresa Gedgaudas. It definitely contained some interesting points on grains, water, and Omega-3 fatty acids, though it was so dense on information that I skimmed most of this book. What I took away from my experience last year and reading this book, is that I'm beginning to listen to my own body and hear what I believe it is wanting for optimal health. Instead of following a prescribed belief system regarding food and health from a book, I've got my own Beth diet guru at work -- my body!
It has been empowering to abandon the directions of others and launch off on my own so as to hear the responses from my body when I ask, "What do you need today to feel vibrant and alive?"
What have you been hearing your body say lately?