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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 

Healthy Drinks 

Chia Aromatic Bliss and Holly Plums Drink

I try to eat/drink chia seeds and plum as often as I can, every day if I feel happy thinking at having them.

And how not to be happy when I know how good they are for my digestion, blood, bones, skin, hair, you name it?

Here are two simple ways to have them every day – my favorites. Enjoy! Continue reading Healthy Drinks 

Dietary Fat: Good Nuts – Bad Nuts (Decalogue #1)

Decalogue #1. 
Know what you need, and know what you eat. 
Fat: Good nuts – Bad nuts

We need FAT in our food. It is essential.

Our body can build all the fat it needs out of the food that we eat, regardless of whether it is protein, carbohydrate or fatty in nature, with the exception of two kinds of fat. That means that if we don’t have them in our daily diet and in a sufficient amount, after a while we get sick and we might even die if this is for a prolonged period of time. For this reason they are called essential: Linolenic and Linoleic acid, (unsaturated fat), known as the omega 3 and 6.

Essential things to know about fat when you choose your seeds and nuts:
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