How to own this lifestyle, Need to know, Tips, Tricks and Hacks

Who is Your Best Friend?

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Most people would answer with a name of a relative or friend. Many of us are fortunate to have at least one person around us who cares about us and for whom we can depend upon for support.

My definition of a best friend is one who is there for you whenever you call upon them; a person who will give you their honest opinion (even when you don’t ask for one), wants you to be happy, to do well and yes, someone who is there for your 24/7 and  would even risk their life to save you! Wait, who do you know that would fit this description? Well guess what, you do know someone exactly like this. It is someone you have known all of your life, you!

If you think about it, you are your best friend. You are the only one in the world who can make your life better. You are available 24/7. You can even get inside of your own head and monitor your every thought and decision.

So, now that you know you have been living with your best friend for your entire life, what changes can you make to improve this friendship?

Self talk – Think about the things you, your best friend, says to you through out the day. If any negative self talk comes about, try to correct each occurrence with a positive statement. Say it out loud, as voices that are actually heard by our ears (even our own voices) are more believable to our brains than our thoughts.

Influence – You have great influence over the things you do to yourself each day. As your best friend, try to help yourself make the better decisions about things like what you eat and how much exercise you get.

So work at being a better, best friend to yourself. After all, you make an effort with your other friendships. You may even have friends with whom you get frustrated because they are making poor decisions.

The friendship with yourself is the most important friendship, because a better you is a better example for, and a better friend to others.

What are some ways you can be a better, best friend to yourself?

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Do Some Thing Each Day

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               Do Some Thing Each Day

When my daughter created this space for me to blog, I was full of uncertainty. I knew there was so much I wanted to say but I was unsure of how to make it interesting to readers.

We spoke this morning about my commitment to daily exercise and eating healthy foods. These are things I do each day, they have become habits.

So today, I will attempt to write something each day.

What habits will you create? Do a little of something each day and before you know it, you will have created a habit which will enable you to move towards achieving your goals.

They say that Rome wasn’t built in a day, but every day they laid down more bricks.

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How to own this lifestyle, Need to know, Tips, Tricks and Hacks

Tip: Easily cut about 400 calories per day

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Don’t eat food cooked with oil.

All oil, even olive oil and coconut oil are about 150 calories per tablespoon.

Eat food sautéed in oil and you could be consuming 400 extra, tasteless calories.

Learn how to easily cook vegetables without oil.

Instead of oil, sauté in vegetable broth, citrus juice or water.

You won’t miss the “taste”. Sorry, but if you are eating in a restaurant, your food most likely has been prepared with oil and / or prepped with things like Italian Dressing which is made with oil.

Isolated plant oils are a cheap, unhealthy version of real food. Don’t buy the propaganda about olive oil, coconut oil or any oil. According to Dr. Fuhrman, “When fats are ingested in the form of extracted oils, they are rapidly and efficiently absorbed by the body and immediately converted into body fat. If these fats were instead ingested from whole foods, such as seeds, nuts and avocado, their absorption would be much slower, over hours, not minutes and these fats would be mostly burned for our energy needs and not stored.”

Olive oil is not a whole food—it is a fattening, low-nutrient, processed food, consisting of 100% fat. Unrefined plant foods, rather than olive oil, provided the bulk of the omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, phytochemicals and minerals “

Hiding In Your Food: Oils and Fats

I have helped many people to navigate this lifestyle, please contact me for a coaching session. I have learned many strategies, tips and hacks while coaching people since 2012. I would love to help you be successful as well.

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Check out my BeGreenWithAmy YouTube Channel for lots of whole food, plant based hacks, recipes and more.

Subscribe to Be Green With Amy YouTube

If you would like to help support my blog, consider shopping on myAmazon Store for Whole Food, Plant Based kitchen gadgets, books, food, home delivered food and more!

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Amy holds a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell