13 Mar

Kristie’s 11-Day Body Boost! {day six}

Here’s a fun and important topic I want to share with you. I’m always asked, “Where do you get your protein on a raw vegan diet?” 

Answer: The same place elephants, bulls, and buffalos get their protein — from eating plants. See, we have been misguided and programmed to believe that the only source of protein is from meat — aka, animal tissue. But in reality, plant-based foods contain plenty of extremely high-quality protein that is actually easier for your body to digest and assimilate. The reason they are higher quality is simple: Plant proteins are found inside plant cells, the walls of which are made of the rigid material we call fiber. Fiber passes through our system in a nice, orderly fashion, giving us healthy, regular bowel movements. In contrast, animal proteins are inside of animal cells, the walls of which are made of cholesterol, which our bodies aren’t well-equipped to break down. It coats our gut with grease, making absorption difficult. It constipates us. And when absorbed into our blood, cholesterol makes our blood thick, clogs our arteries, and kills more Americans than anything else. By eating a variety of plants in your diet, including plenty of greens, it is very easy to get 100% “complete” protein, meaning all 8 essential amino acids are present in abundance. Read More……

There are no daily recommended movements today! Yet aim to get at least 10,000 steps and do 2 stretches. 🙂

Kristies Favorite Salad

Tomato Basil Soup

Sunshine Spread

RAW TIP!

Know your reasons for going raw.

If you’re diving into the world of raw foods, you most likely have at least one reason for making the change. Is it for weight loss? Is it for longevity? Is it for energy? Maybe it’s for glowing skin? Whatever the reason is, be willing to learn as you go. You may find that the more dedicated you become and the better your begin to feel, your reasons may change. And that’s okay. Our understanding of the world evolves and changes as we grow and transform. You also might find that to feel your very best, you will need to be more diligent about getting enough calories per day, to avoid tanking your metabolism, or relying on roughage. Be willing to educate yourself around an entirely new way of seeing food and the world. If you’re doing this for one reason, be it skin, weight, etc. such one-minded thinking can not only be a discouraging distraction, it can also be stressful on the mind and body. Here at The Belly Fit Club we always want to encourage everyone to become intimately aware of their own body wisdom, and to listen closely to the messages that come up. For instance, eating raw might result in weight loss, but it is not a weight loss diet, this is not its ultimate goal. Vibrant health, and longevity are the selling points, which is a good place to start because a longer, healthier life means more time with family member and loved ones.

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