We hear it everywhere I’m not on a diet I’m just changing my lifestyle. These comments used to make me laugh in my opinion I always thought this was a cop-out due to living in the generation of everyone needing to prove how happy they are and the superiority of their lives by not wanting to admit defeat or lose face by being on a diet. I know.. I know so sceptical when I read that back I think who the hell do you think you are. You are hardly floating about with your abs, fresh-faced and fabulous. In reality, it was jealousy… How come everyone else can change their lifestyles but I can’t?
Before I started on my Green Mission I was moody hibernating indoors flicking through Instagram angry at the world and my wardrobe. I began feeling low I was annoyed with myself. Who was I and how had this happened. Anyone that knows me knows I’m not one to usually hide inside and put off events or to be that person we all hate that cancels last minute. I was really down on myself and everything I did. These moods began affecting things around me, I couldn’t concentrate, I was constantly tired, my mood swings were up and down, I was upset that I was lying to my friends. But most of all I was upset that I was lying to myself. I wasn’t truly happy with who I was. It’s all well and good pretending you are great and smiling away to those around you but if you really don’t feel it on the inside it really doesn’t show on the outside. I had to change my mentality and in order to do so it was time for a lifestyle change.
Welcome, Green Smoothies.
It’s a common saying “You are what you eat” What we put into our bodies determines how we feel. did you know A 2009 Cambridge University study found that high-fat diets made laboratory rats not just slower but dumber? I felt like one of these rats. It was time to ditch the Chinese meals, on the run sandwiches and drive-thru McDonalds. I began my smoothies, working it on the basis of 5 fruits and veg a day mixed with coconut water I was adding back into my body all those nutrients & vitamins I had been missing. The more smoothies I made and drank the better I felt. I’d even happy dance if I had them on a Saturday and Sunday. This is when I really started to notice the change in myself. I was dedicated, in a routine, felt great and possibly a little addicted.
Once I started feeling like myself the world around me seemed to change. The people I surrounded myself with changed and most importantly I changed. After a few weeks of juices, I subconsciously began making different choices my romance with naughty foods was changing and I was getting the will power to start saying NO! My perspective changed I went from a diet mentality to a lifestyle mentality. Not only did I feel lighter but I was a better person. I was happier a lot happier. I had more energy, my concentration was back I felt invigorated and ready to take the world on. My relationships changed with those around and my relationship with myself too. I’d changed my lifestyle and I want to change it even more. I know that In order to be the best I can be I need a ‘Healthy Body, Healthy Mind and In return I will have a Healthy Happy Me’!