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How Have Your Eating Habits Changed?

I went from eating this

How Have Your Eating Habits Changed?

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No one goes from being a couch potato to a marathon runner in a day. Nor does someone go from eating junk food for every meal, to embracing healthy eating. It’s a long process and one I’m sure I will be constantly improving and adjusting throughout the rest of my life.

My Journey

I was a vegetarian eating too many carbohydrates and sugar. I stopped eating dairy and eggs completely. I started eating dairy, if it was in cakes or desserts. I started making pea protein smoothies for breakfast. I stopped eating diary and sugar completely, no honey and only low sugar fruits like berries.  I started to eat more salads, vegetables and raw foods. I started juicing. I began to eat a few more fruits…

I went from eating this

To drinking this..Lemon, silver beet, brussel sprouts and pineapple juice

I’m sure my eating habits will continue to change depending on where I am in my life. I stopped eating almost all sugar when I did the Sarah Wilson I Quit Sugar program but recently I have started to include a few more fruits into my diet. This works well for me, for now. Currently I am really into salads (I assure you they’re not boring!) but as winter comes maybe I will want something else? Soups perhaps.

This post was spurred on from listening to Rory Freedman speak at The Food Revolution Summit. She gave up eating meat and chicken and then a year later she gave up fish. 10 years later she stopped eating dairy. I think it’s important to remember that we don’t have to go from zero to hero over night, that we can make a change now and once we have adjusted move on to the next.

Do you drink soft drinks? Start drinking them less with the aim to cut them out completely. Do you eat a lot of meat? Considering doing Meat Free Mondays. Can’t bear the thought of giving up dairy? Find good ice cream, milk and cheese substitutes and when your eating out give yourself some allowances in the beginning.

If you feel like you are being deprived or missing out, your eating habits are not going to work long term. You need to create healthy habits which you find fulfilling. If you are taking something out of your diet, replace it with something better. In the beginning, sure you might miss some of your old foods, but give it a month and I assure you, you will have forgotten all about them.

So over to you…

Questions: How has your eating habits changed? How long did it take you to change? And most importantly, how do you feel now? xox

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  • Ursula | May 8, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    great article jess! My eating habits have changed for the better this year…but am interested in pushing it a little further and seeing how healthy I can be.

    • Jessica Nazarali

      Jessica Nazarali | May 10, 2012 at 11:46 pm

      You are doing SO well! I'm so proud of you and you look AMAZING!!

  • reader | May 9, 2012 at 5:10 am

    great article. It's definitely a process. But one worthwhile commencing on.

  • HotWaterService | May 9, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Very useful article and a reminder to keep control of what you eat. Sometimes hard in a family situation unless you control the shopping but the focus on fruit and vegetable intake as well as on variety and freshness is a key insight.

    I don’t think one needs a phobia about sugar and dairy but it is important to have a balanced intake. Of course output as in exercise and normal activity is also key. We are each little human ecosystems in microcosm. Stay Green!

    • Jessica Nazarali

      Jessica Nazarali | May 10, 2012 at 11:47 pm

      Thanks so much for your comment! I'm glad you found the article interesting :)

  • myintelligentheart | May 11, 2012 at 4:11 am

    Great post, I have a friend who was a vegeterian for 20 years and changed to eating some meat products (just recently). I have been eating healthy most of the past 20 years but as the years go by I find myself eating healthier and healthier and enjoying organic fresh produce more and more. Thanks on facts on Kale (we juice it every morning) as it is very easy and we make Kale chips (very yummmmmmie and healthy ).

    I am passionate about heart health so am eating salmon, freshly grounded flaxseeds, walnuts and other heart healthy foods regularly and feel good.

    Looking forward your future posts. This is the first time I saw your blog, am glad I did :).

    To Your Healthy Intelligent Heart

    • Jessica Nazarali

      Jessica Nazarali | May 11, 2012 at 8:02 am

      Thanks for your comment Marina, it's great to hear that your eating habits are continuing to improve! I hope you find just as much value in my future posts :)

  • Patricia | May 12, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Hi Jessica, I actually found your site because I have also been reading Sarah Wilson's blog and discovered activated nuts. So much kinder to my insides! A search led me to you as you've mentioned them in one of your posts. Looking forward to reading more. Thank you for sharing, I am excited to keep exploring your site!

    • Jessica Nazarali

      Jessica Nazarali | May 12, 2012 at 9:25 am

      Activated nuts are amazing aren't they?! I don't know how I ever ate regular nuts! I'm so glad you are enjoying reading Live Healthy Simply and thank you so much for your comment!

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