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Quick & Easy Recipe: Nectar of the Gods Smoothie

If you struggle to eat healthy at work, this recipe is for you! Seeing as most people spend 13 or more years of their lives at work, it’s a good idea to figure out how to stick to your healthy diet when you’re at your job. There are a handful of ways to ensure dietary success on the job. My go-to solution for my job in food service is to bring a smoothie to drink throughout the afternoon. Best…

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Addiction, Awareness, Calories, Health, Health Education, Nutrition, Psychology, Self-Care, Special Diet, Weight Loss

My Experience With Extreme Calorie Restriction + What I Do Now Instead

I cannot count the number of times I have tried calorie restricted diets. Sometimes the goal was simply: eat as little as possible, or as few meals as possible. Other times, I had set goals of 1600, 1500, or sometimes even 1200 calories. I tried intermittent fasting. I juice fasted for 30 days. Or even more extreme, I water fasted…

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How I Eat 500g Carbs/Day & Maintain Ideal Weight or Lose Weight

With the low carb, Paleo, and Ketogenic diet crazes taking the health and fitness world by storm, you may be confused about carbs. Carbs are getting a terrible reputation right now as the harbingers of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, candida, and pretty much every other chronic disease process known to humankind. But, they’re not bad. Keep your carbs high,…

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High Fat vs. Low Fat Raw Vegan Diet

A raw food diet can be done many, many ways. Generally-speaking, raw food diets fall into two camps: high fat and low fat. In the high fat camp, some people still enjoy eating raw animal products, like unpasteurized milk, eggs, raw meats and fish. I have no experience eating a raw animal-containing diet, so I will leave that approach to…

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Easy Sweet Treat Recipe: Banana Cinnamon Rolls

The sweetest raw treat in the world is the banana cinnamon roll. Last year at the Woodstock Fruit Festival 2018, I had the absolute pleasure of making thousands of those beauties along with dear friends of mine. I learned the recipe at Woodstock in 2016, and the original version derives from Canadian raw foodie recipe creator, Robert Kornacki. This super…

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Addiction, Awareness, Calories, Exercise, Health, Health Education, Movement, Overexercise, Psychology, Self-Care, Spiritual Journey, Weight Loss, Yoga

Exercising to Eat: My Shift Away From Overexercising

I have made the mistake, time and time again, of adding in way too much exercise way too fast. For example, I start running again after months or years off. A week later, I’m running a 10k everyday. Or, I get back on my road bike after 3 years off, and suddenly, I’m riding 50 miles a day everyday. This…

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Raw Recipe: Snickerdoodle Persimmon Nice Cream

One of my favorite things about the fall and early winter is persimmons. If you have never eaten a persimmon, and you’re reading this sometime between October-December, then go to your nearest grocery store, and get some! The trick with persimmons is to let them ripen. They can take forever. The two main varieties are fuyu or Japanese persimmon and…

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Healthy Holiday Mastery: 5 Steps, Top Tips + Food Porn

I am super proud to say that this holiday season I have stayed 100% low fat raw vegan. Yes! Finally… Trust me, it’s taken some serious trial and error to get this lifestyle right. But I keep trying. I learn from my mistakes each time I make one. This year, it feels pretty effortless. I’ve followed 5 simple steps to…

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Best Ever Fat-Free Raw Vegan Chili: Recipe

So you want some chili? Yeah, I want some chili! I’m singing to myself just thinking about this recipe…it’s that good! My aunt and uncle enjoyed it when I visited them this fall. Loads of regular eating folks at a expo I did a couple months ago all loved it. My plant-based co-workers at LeafSide all loved it too! Inspiration Credit:…

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Chanthaburi, Thailand Fruit and Adventure Retreats

I debated back and forth whether I wanted to go to Grant Campbell’s Thailand Fruit and Adventure retreats. After my spiritual experiences in India, raw vegan retreats seemed trivial. I felt I needed to spend time in Nepal in a Buddhist monastery or at a vipassana meditation retreat. I was in super serious spiritual mode. As chance would have it,…

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