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MOTIVATION MONDAY: Cutting Out Allergens

MOTIVATION MONDAY: Cutting Out Allergens

Happy “Start of the Week!”
You know what’s funny about that to me? Many years ago I was victim to a habit of calling Mondays my start over. Like, okay, This Monday everything will change and I’ll be the person I want to be and I won’t make mistakes. How insane does that sound? The problem is that I fell victim to that every single Monday.
You know what brought me out of that? Not calling every day my “Monday,” but recognizing that mistakes happen to everyone, they don’t make me less of person, and praying. I am so much happier.
Today I’m talking about food allergens. While I believe that we should all eat what we want and crave, I also believe that humans TRULY want and crave whole foods. In other words, it is said that we are NATURALLY allergic to dairy, as humans. Of course, we’re also naturally allergic to man made, non-food products. Therefore I think that these are false cravings: refined grains, GMO soy products, dairy, refined sugar.
Since I started eating primarily whole foods, whole foods are what I crave. When I say whole food, I mean a food that is simply that food, or one ingredient. I don’t care about the calories or fat or carbs or whatever. One food.
This isn’t to say I limit myself to ONLY whole foods. The point is that I don’t feel limited at all. I eat fruits and vegetables and homemade cacao and oats and occasionally meats in abundance, and have created non-boring recipes.
My recommendation is to try eliminating foods that are refined, or common allergens, and see how you feel after a few weeks. Never do so in a way that limits your portions, and if you crave or want the food, eat it. Be happy. Enjoy yourself and your food, and ultimately make these decisions on your own– which shouldn’t feel like “decisions.”
Again, the common allergens are:
GMO Soy.
Refined Sugar. 
Wishing everyone a great day of uni/school/work!

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