It is interesting how the body will come to crave healthy food over fatty processed food after being exposed to a healthy diet for six months or so. The thought of eating a greasy burger or a hot pastrami sandwich disgusts me now and I used to love those foods at one point. Now when I have food cravings it is for fruit, a rich salad or fresh baked bread.


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How a national food policy could save millions of American lives

How we make food and eat food has a bigger impact on American’s well-being than almost any other activity. The food industry is the largest sector of our economy and has a huge impact on everything from our health to the environment, inequality and the federal budget. 

NY Times writer Mark Bittman (along with his coauthors) recently wrote an article explaining how a national food policy could save millions of American lives

Because we don’t have a food policy, Bittman explains that many government policies currently conflict with one another:

The contradictions of our government’s policies around food become clear as soon as you compare the federal recommendations for the American diet, known as MyPlate, with the administration’s agricultural policies. While MyPlate recommends a diet of 50 percent vegetables and fruits, the administration devotes less than 1 percent of farm subsidies to support the research, production and marketing of those foods. More than 60 percent of that funding subsidizes the production of corn and other grains — food that is mostly fed to animals, converted to fuel for cars or processed into precisely the sort of junk the first lady is urging us to avoid.

How could one government be advancing two such diametrically opposed goals? By failing to recognize that an agricultural policy is not the same as a food policy — and that the former does not necessarily contribute to public health.

The government now finds itself in the absurd position of financing both sides in the war on Type 2 diabetes, a disease that, along with its associated effects, now costs $245 billion, or 23 percent of the national deficit in 2012, to treat each year. The government subsidizes soda with one hand, while the other writes checks to pay for insulin pumps. This is not policy; this is insanity.

Bittman recently embarked on a series of interviews with scientists, farmers, policy experts and food researchers for his series California Matters to explore how our food system works and see what researchers are doing to make it better.

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This is me. On the left I am overweight (180lbs but my heaviest was 209!), depressed, self harming, and addicted to drugs. I’ve always been self conscious about my body, but never had the motivation to change. I told myself daily I was fat and ugly. I would avoid looking at myself naked in the mirror and when I would catch a glimpse I would stare and sigh. I would pinch and squeeze my fat telling myself I’m disgusting. Now when I look in the mirror I stare in awe. I still have body fat I’d like to get rid of (down to 134lbs), but I’m getting stronger dammit! I look in the mirror now and smile. I feel my curves and flex my muscles and I’m amazed at how far I’ve come. If I can do it then so can you.

lonelylifesuckers asked:

Im 178 cm & 75kgs. My diet: Morn 3 boiled eggs 2 scoops oats 5 litres of water Lunch 1cup rice Lentils/potato Pre:1 scoop whey Post 1 spoon honey 1 scoop whey 2 scoops oats Dinner Rice lentils/potato 3 boiled eggs What changes do you suggest?

What’s your goal? What’s your activity level?

Your nutrition plan looks good but I can’t give any you advice if I don’t know these info. Check this out:

http://www.gymaholic.co/articles/nutrition/beginner-nutrition-plan-guide

“Forbidden Fruit”

Last night I had a portion of chips with curry, and before that I was out for a meeting and had a slice of pizza.

 I woke up this morning feeling guilty, and made a list of things I should eat today and told myself “You better stick to it!” ….It’s been a week since I felt this way (Last week I had a slice of pizza) and I thought… Every single time I forbid myself to eat something.. I want it even more. I’m not sure if that makes me an “Emotional eater” “Too busy to make a meal plan” “Eating ‘cause of stress” and all other “labels” out there I keep reading about.

But you know what? There is time in your life when you can’t look at one meal as a set back… Actually, you should never see anything as a set back. It’s a long journey we all learn from. It’s messy, it’s hard, there’s guilt and anger… But then..it just goes away. 

I was talking to a dear friend of mine, and she told me about this diet that really works! “So, you just eat every 5 hours, you don’t have any snacks, there’s a lot of meat in this diet, of course no junk food and etc. oh! And fruit is forbidden” 

I instantly felt this little twitch in my shoulders.. What do you mean fruit is forbidden?  FRUIT MAKES YOU FAT? WHAT?

“Yeah, apparently you are not suppose to eat it in this particular diet” 

Well, that is absolutely ridiculous! That is why I don’t count my calories anymore, I don’t follow my “macros” or any diet. That’s why eating clean in general is just the right way to learn to listen to your body and it’s needs. 

Clean eating is a deceptively simple concept. Rather than revolving around the idea of ingesting more or less of specific things (for instance, fewer calories or more protein), the idea is more about being mindful of the food’s pathway between its origin and your plate. At its simplest, clean eating is about eating whole foods, or “real” foods — those that are un- or minimally processed, refined, and handled, making them as close to their natural form as possible. However, modern food production has become so sophisticated that simply eating whole foods can be a challenging proposition these days.“ - fitnessmagazine.com

Let me know if you guys feel the same way! xoxo D

How to stop overeating

Hello beautiful people!

I’m gonna leave you here some tips to stop overeating/binge eating.

1) Before you start putting food like crazy on your mouth think if you are truly hungry or is it just boredom or emotional eating. Ask yourself if you would eat an apple; if the answer is yes then you are hungry and should have a little snack, if the answer is no then you are not hungry and just craving junk food.

2) DRINK WATER OR GREEN TEA. Maybe you are thirsty and not hungry. Drink two cups of water or a cup of tea and wait 20 minutes, if you still feel like eating after this then grab a small snack.

3) Distract yourself. Paint your nails, read a book, talk yo a friend, wash your hair, experiment with your makee-up, write your feelings down, go for a walk, go to the gym, have a dance party in your room… just stay away from the kitchen.

4) Go on the internet and motivate yourself. Search for fitness motivation and your goal body. Do not look at recipes even if they are healthy or you will make yourself hungry.

5) Meditate and relax for 10 minutes. Think about why you started this journey, what you want to acomplish and how far you’ve already come. Don’t throw away all your hard work!

Hope this helped you. Much love xx

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It’s the courage to continue that counts” - Winston Churchill
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6/05/2015- 

Today hasn’t been a great day so far. My mood has been terrible but I know i’ll be fine :) I had my cleansing tea in the morning with vitamin D, B & C supplements to keep my immune system running smoothly. Being sick recently has also given me a chance to focus on getting the vitamins I need into my body to help me recover and get back to 100% health. 

For lunch I made a 2 egg omelette with turmeric and a side of veggies & avocado. It was superr yummy and yet so filling! To spice up the omelette I’d recommend adding some veggies or ham into the omelette but my fridge is looking very empty today so I decided to just had a little kick of turmeric. 

N x