I’ve been listening to my own advice these days. I have been actively working on cultivating my qi – meditating, practicing qigong, getting acupuncture, and eating really, really healthfully. I usually do eat pretty well with the exception of an occasional french fry or two. But boy, am I impressing myself these days.
Every morning for the past week after my spiritual practice and a warm cup of lemon water, I start my day with a yummy “Glowing Green Smoothie.” Created by nutritionist and raw food expert, Kimberly Snyder, this smoothie is pretty intense. Filled with loads of greens and fruit, I feel great that I have had almost all my servings of fruits and veggies before 8am. Talk about uplifting qi!
Now on to the rest of my day. I’m not a vegetarian but I tend to eat much less meat these days because I just feel better. I feel lighter and I’m not as tired. I’m not preaching vegetarianism but I love trying everything just once while adhering to the adage, “everything in moderation.”
Last night, I tried a recipe for a “Lentil Walnut Apple Loaf.” It was created, tweaked and retweaked by Angela Liddon, a savvy and resourceful blogger and food expert. Let me tell you, that loaf was really goooood. So good that I had a second serving as did my meat-loving husband. It takes a while to make (took my about an hour and half) but it was so worth it. I was really enjoying being in the moment, grateful for the food I was preparing and the time I had to prepare – a rarity in NYC. Gratitude!
Needless to say, I’ve been feeling great. Not to say that I won’t have a Shake Shack burger any time soon but it will definitely be more a splurge than a regular occurence.