It’s easy to impress me. I don’t need a fancy party to be happy. Just good friends, good food, and good laughs. I’m happy. I’m satisfied. I’m content.
Since my week in the hospital last June, I have been experimenting and discovering what food I can and cannot eat.
Of the many changes in my diet and metabolism, one of the things I have noticed, are my protein choices. I am finding that red meat like beef and pork are very hard for my body to metabolize. Not only digestion, but the affect overall; I was having to take digestive supplements just to help my body tolerate it.
I decided to take a step back and observe what was actually going on; did some research and found more plant-based sources. Also with some trial and error, I found, that I respond much better to alternative protein choices and I have an overall feeling of wellness and a sense of lightness.
This also works budget wise as well. The price of meat in the grocery store has become astronomical. It doesn’t matter if I am buying ground beef or some center cut pork chops. I have noticed, the meat section is pretty close to the same price per pound.
Speaking of being budget-friendly, it can be so easy to jump on the band wagon of all organic or non-GMO, which I will save for another topic, but today let’s just stick with options and budget.
One thing nice about living in this day and age, we do have a lot of variety of choices and information on those choices. We just need to look at packaging, additives, price and where it’s coming from. With all the informative blogs out there that talks about all the different ways to incorporate protein into our diet that fit the individual needs of our bodies; this one- http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/vegan-sources-of-protein has a wonderful informative list of a variety of tasty alternatives.
With all the protein food choices, we can shop our local grocer ads and as long as we stick to the original source of food, we can also save on our grocery budget.
We are killing 2 birds with 1 stone here. Eating better for our bodies AND eating better for our budget!
Being mindful is also very important for our overall health. With the process of livestock that is legally allowed, has to affect us energetically as a whole. This I will also save for another topic.
Just ‘Food for Thought’
Waking up every day, spending a few moments quieting the mind and going within, our bodies can tell us so much about ourselves.
With Hugs and Hope