Quite possibly - my favourite cookbook so far! If you want to start eating a more plant based diet, there is no need to think of haute cuisine or limit yourself to salad! Plenty of gorgeous ideas here and it ticks all my favourite boxes:
💃🏻 products are easy to find in local supermarkets
💃🏻 cooking is easy and quick, no super skills required
💃🏻 most importantly - DELICIOUS meals! Forget trying to eat more plant based foods - think EATING MORE DELICIOUS FOODS ;-)
The author also keeps a cool blog if you care to try before you buy: www.cookieandkate.com
I had joined a new company recently where it has an unique working culture.
Every weekday morning, we would gather and share our experience or a small story that would spread positive vibes.
This would eventually create a good positive energy in the morning for each of us.
On top of that, I had realised throughout the time what would generally make an employee stay for long term is your superiors or colleague which eventually your working environment.
The founder is a lady in mid 60’s. She is the real life Iron Lady I had ever met. She has the never give up spirit, constantly learning new things and always willing to listen.
Such a humble person that is also willing to teach and share whatever she got.
If each human is a book, she’s definitely the one with rich content and there are more pages to flip on to learn more from her.
I guess that I’m gonna stay a bit longer with her this time.
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78: Clean eating
What is it and how it is related to reason? Yes, this is one of the currently proclaimed "eating disciplines". After a closer look - actually, one of the more sane collections of the rational advice on nutrition.
Clean eating first of all means eating food that has been processed as little as possible (1). Processes means anything of: boiled, fermented, mixed with other substances that modify the taste (including salt, sugar o others), subjected to other chemicals, also when some parts of the product are separated and only remaining parts are used for food (like separating outer shell of the grain).
Not all processing is bad - warming up the food gets rid of some toxins, food becomes tastier. An interesting thought in the same article - all the knowledge that you need to obtain to understand whether food is beneficial or not is actually causing more confusion that brings benefit of making right choices. When you eat clean - it is not necessary to think a lot. The only thing you need to do it do as little as possible to the food. If the food has a label, it should be as short as possible, preferably one item.
Clean food is "whatever nature provides us". If you believe that you lack ideas, here is PLENTY of them (2).
One of the more difficult to grasp components - eating "whole" products. The idea itself is quite simple - eat everything that plant provides (I was about to write "or animal", but there were too many exceptions to follow, and I decided that eating plants is more beneficial anyway, and just deleted it all. So, decide for yourself about eating your animals "whole").
You can rely on seven principles of clean eating: food is not packed (net for holding beans together does not count), it is not refined, always contains proteins, fats and carbohydrates, amounts of fat, salt and sugar are low, food is spread across 5-6 meals per day, drink are not sources of calories - pure water is always a priority. The seventh principle is not food related, but easy to guess - be active (3).
Critical voice is also rational. Not all can get fresh food, and not at all times. Not all have an options to be free of stress and work out. "Clean dessert" is still a dessert, and not a great breakfast. Any kind of vegetable will always be better than other product. Choose the products that do not lie (that says "candy" instead of "energy bar"). Choose food based on it's contents and not on the microscopic parts in it. Do not think that all that is packed is evil (you still need to read labels). Finally, do not take clean food so seriously (remember orthorexia?)(4)
So. Eat clean, as defined, and do not overdo it. Reason did not hurt anyone yet.
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My name is Monika, I am psychologist. I help to deal with daily and difficult questions about behavior, thinking, emotions. I write, counsel and teach.
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