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  Happy Vegan Journal

This is a vegan lent sample – all the food I ate for 7 consecutive days.

It tastes better than it looks. And it feels great.

The less you eat, the more you appreciate the food…the more you appreciate everything.

Body changes? Few. My skin looks better. My body feels lighter, I lost about 1 kg. My intestinal transit is excellent, no matter if I am stressed or not.

I did not experience any brain fog, extreme hunger or energy drops during the day. So far, so good: this can be very enjoyable 42 days. Even one vegan day makes a difference. It is a change, an experience, and it can be a good one.

Though this is a very down to Earth, simple, easy, and made-to-nourish-not-to-impress menu and exactly what I ate 7 consecutive days (that means a lot of leftovers, I avoid throwing food), I hope you will get some inspiration from it and will help you in your own discovery journey.

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A Word on Veganism 

(Veganism – No Meat and Fish, No Animal Products of any kind like Eggs and Dairy)

WHY do I eat vegan on certain days?

1. I want to eat vegan sometimes, why not?

2. I respect and try to honor in this way my culture’s tradition. Veganism is one traditional way of becoming more self-aware in many world cultures. Anybody can use that, me, too.

Beyond the spiritual effects of this diet, people who practice INTERMITTENT veganism testify that it is also a healthy habit. Those who followed the suggested 6 weeks of proper veganism, the magic 42 days of reset and purification, felt their health status improving. Moreover, the intermittent veganism in this particular form was tested for thousands of years in the culture I grew up in, it passed the test of time, it is perfectly safe. That puts down my doctor’s arguments and fear for nutrients imbalance.

On a personal note I also witnessed this practice in my family throughout the years. It is working. Those who practiced intermittent veganism in my family lived longer and enjoyed a better life quality, against the odds.

3. Some of the medical research I came across revealed that it may have health benefits. “Can lifestyle changes reverse coronary heart disease? The Lifestyle Heart Trial”.

4. I get to eat yummy things that I wouldn’t eat otherwise and makes me appreciate better the food, the days, all things in my life. It is the perfect way to learn and practice gratitude and is one of the paths to self-awareness.

Then WHY NOT eat Intermittently Vegan? Continue reading A Word on Veganism 

Essential Food – Essential Recipe 

Pork – Organ Meat

(If you don’t eat PORK, I will soon share this recipe’s equivalent made with FISH )

 

In Romanian culture it has the fame to be the best food choice from all pork dishes, most nutritious and precious – TOBA.

I deeply disliked it when I was a child. I used to hate the fatty meat and removed all fat from my plate with surgical precision.  But with this particular dish it was difficult because the fat was mixed all over and hard to separate. It was one of my food big challenges because, luckily for me, I liked the non-fatty pieces and tried to eat it.

I had to learn in the medical school that fat is essential, and which fat is the best, to consciously come to better terms with fat and make the effort to eat it.

Now we are good, old friends.

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How to Digest Fat Better

We want Yummy Food – Our body wants Enough Nutrients

Is it possible to have both things at once?

Have you ever wondered how the nutrients in food get to your precious cells? How hard or easy do you make it for your body to extract them? Hundreds of the calories you eat every day are used in this process. Now that might sound good to you, but the fact is that you might also wear out your organs, by doing too much unnecessary work, and that is not good at all.

Wouldn’t you want to eat in such way that after your meal, instead of feeling drowsy and like you need another break, you feel fresh and energized? Continue reading How to Digest Fat Better