My diet fight

I’ve been fighting with my self lately; fighting and looking for a diet. Oh my word there are so many!! I have tried a few crazy things in my life. But I’m at a point now that I can’t just go into what others are doing. Firstly I’m vegetarian. Not all those high protein crazy diets are suitable for vegetarians. Cause when they go high protein it’s all meat, fish and eggs – not legumes, veggies, fruits and nuts.

It’s unbelievable how others around me lose weight like I lose my mind. Quickly! Effortlessly! It’s unbelievable how so many intelligent people still ask me where I get my protein from; when I say I can’t go on one of those high protein diets. I wonder if they have read up on the dangers of all that animal protein….hmm, no they haven’t read it, and they certainly havent seen this —

Protein-in-vegetables

Anyway my point is I’ve been driving myself insane and ‘beating’ myself about it. When the answer is right on my finger tips. It’s been there all the time. I’m not a un healthy bad eater, sure I like to eat chocolate and I grab a packet of chips once in a while. But other than some bad snacking I am a healthy eater. I like my veggies and fruit, I only cook brown rice and whole wheat pasta and only eat brown bread….

So where must I make my changes?

  • More fruit, more veggies, more water
  • More, lots and lots more exercise
  • Delete dairy and eggs and much as possible

I will figure it out and probably add a few more things to my very small list. For now I’m happy with my own self discovery and with my choices.

The best thing is that yesterday in church my dear friend and pastor read this —

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will. _Romans 12:1-2

His sermon was around these two verses. I was emotional, that message was for me, I left with puffy eyes. #Blessed.

Ah even in church I received the answer to my diet fight 🙂 There are few inspirational people, books and web sites I’ve found that are just perfect for me. So for now it’s time to study and to put into practice one day at a time.

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Don’t mess with my food!

As a PA it’s normal to arrange meetings, workshops and other get-togethers where food is involved. I’ve done it a million times. It’s part of my job. So if there is one thing I’ve learned from this, it’s that you never ever mess with people’s food.

I have learned to cater for the Muslims who are strict with their food and where it has been prepared and the ones that will eat any place as long as they don’t see pork. I have learned to cater for Hindus that eat beef when they shouldn’t and are ‘fasting’ on a Tuesday when actually it just means they’re not eating meat or eggs. I have been patient with strange fussy people and taken some abuse from aggressive meat-eating wolves…

So if there is one thing that really, really bugs me it’s when others mess with my food. As a vegetarian, I think I am quite a calm leaf eating, tree hugging person but today I am mad and angry…

I didn’t have my own lunch at work and had to take a walk to the canteen and was hoping to get a simple salad. Ah! What did I find in that grubby underground canteen?? They are now mixing chicken into something that used to be a salad and disguising the mix up with pale pink sauce. The best part is that the steamed broccoli and carrots now have bacon bits in it. There was pig in the vegetables.

That really peed me off, less choice – no choice – no option for vegetarians in the canteen! Fedics never fail to amaze me. That chef is a bloody *pig* and if I see him in the parking lot I might just graze his bacon!! Oink!

Dont forget to hug a vegetarian today!

xoxo