Very recently someone remarked to me that they couldn’t help thinking my diet was deficient in something. Now usually the stock argument put forward is that I am lacking in protein so I was actually both surprised and delighted that the P word wasn’t mentioned! 🙂 Now don’t get me wrong, I know comments like this are usually from genuine interest or concern (fuelled mainly by years of education about a big wheel with bread, sugar and meat on it) and I appreciate that truly I do. If I think back over the last three years, I’ve only ever experienced negativity about my food choices on a handful of occasions and only once or twice met with real aggression. In my experience people are very defensive about their food, when they see you eating ‘differently’ some will take it as a form of attack against them. Bizarre but true. I’m thankful every day that my friends and family are as supportive as they are.
Where was I? Oh yes. The person that made the comment was at the time biting in to biscuits and sandwiches (white bread) which I thought was ironic and naturally brings me to my first point. I endeavour to take advice from people getting the results I want in whatever area of life we are discussing. Now, the person I’m referring to is overweight and to me, does not look like a picture of health at all. So it always fascinates me that people that are not (in my mind) healthy and living MAGICALLY seek to give advice on what one should or shouldn’t be doing/eating/drinking/thinking/watching/listening etc. If I don’t take someone’s advice it’s usually because I’ve made some kind of evaluation or assesment about what that advice is doing for that person in that particular area of their life and then took action on that basis.
And it works exactly the same the other way – if I’m not getting the results that person wants in that area of their life then I don’t expect them to listen to me. It’s not as if I could give advice on weight lifting cos, I don’t do it so I’d be told to shut up. Maybe people don’t make the connection that they also tend to be spewing out the normal advice fed (pun intended) to us by those apparently in the know without question. Anyways moving on.
My second point is when I’m asked where I get my protein from usually I give a stock answer about the items that I eat that contain protein – bananas, hemp seeds, spirulina etc. but actually what I think I ought to do is turn it straight back round to them and ask about where they get their chlorophyll, vitamin A, potassium, selenium, vitamin B1 and B6 oh and lets not forget B9, vitamin K, linolenic acid, choline…you get my drift.
I’m writing this blog with tongue in cheek really, I just think it’s funny and it’d be nice if people would ask the question “am i really qualified to give this advice?” before giving it. It’s hard sometimes I know, I’m guilty of giving advice when I’m not asked for it and I could punch my own head in for doing it 🙂 Moving on…
Here’s my kitchen sink dinner – had this last night and it was so orgasmic I’m having it again tonight. Sometimes I just feel like throwing EVERYTHING in a bowl (except the kitchen sink) and chomping away.
This food has more nutrition in one bite than I’ve had hot dinners (this year anyway) 🙂
4 cherry toms, 1 cucumber, 1 big handful DULSE, 1/2 teaspoon kelp powder, 1 tsp Sea Greens, 1 tsp Crystal Manna, 2 tbsp Hemp Oil, 1 tbsp hemp seeds (shelled), 1/2 lemon juice, 3 tbsp ground flax seeds, 1/2 avo, 2 tbsp nutritional yeast…I think that was about it
I’ve been on a chia-fest the last couple of days. Breakfast was 4 tbsp chia seeds blended with some pineapple and coconut butter and water oh and almond butter. Bit heavy but I was doing a big cycle which turned in to a not so big cycle cos I somehow lost the West Highland Way. Need to check it out on a map. Prob did about 12 miles.
Came home and did some rebounding and hula hooping. Dug out some old yoga dvds the other day whilst de-cluttering the living room. If I’m feeling saucy later I’ll stick one on – want to get back in to it BIG TIME!
Lovely. Here’s my rebound song of the day – fab for throwing out some 80s moves
This blog was written by Raw Food Scotland's previous owner, Emma Calvert. You can reach her at her new website, https://missmanifestation.com/