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We previously published an article about Wim Hof , holder of 20 Guinness World Records for withstanding extreme temperatures. He has climbed Everest and Kilimanjaro in only shorts and shoes, stayed comfortably in ice baths for hours, and run a marathon in the desert with no water.
I’m sure you’ve heard it many times before, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s the the first source of fuel we put in our body, and it can be a step towards rocking our day with high energy and a great mood, or one towards feeling tired and dragging ourselves all day. The choice is ours. Personally, I used to have a “normal” breakfast, say a bowl of healthy cereal, or a few pieces of toast with peanut butter and a banana.. I thought it was pretty good. But then I started researching and realized that what’s considered as a normal North American breakfast is very far from optimal.
Post written by Leo Babauta . If I could make a single dietary recommendation to people looking to get healthier, it would be to move to a plant-based diet. Eating plants has been the best change I’ve made in my diet — and I’ve made a bunch of them, from intermittent fasting to low-carb experiments to eating 6 meals a day to eating almost all protein to eliminating sugar (all at various times). Plants have made me slimmer, healthier, stronger, more energetic — and have increased my life expectancy (more on all this below). Of course, the diet is simple, but moving away from the Standard American Diet to a plant-based one isn’t always so simple for most people. Changing your diet can be difficult, but in this guide I’ll share a bit about how to change, talk a bit about why, and what you might eat.
Probably the most important component to demanding your joy is learning to take excellent care of yourself – mind, body, and spirit. Think of caring for yourself as if you were your own child – giving to yourself at least as much as you give to others. You are worth it!
Psysiological Needs: Eat breakfast Take a nap
1.Keep a daily journal. 2.Write down your dreams and nightmares. 3.Meditate and/or pray. 4.Take naps. 5.Give yourself rest breaks.
In previous essays I have explained the need to nurture oneself. Rather than explaining the rationale for this once again, I would like to concentrate on explaining the practical nuts and bolts of this. In self-nurturing we are addressing the most vulnerable, open, and deeply feeling parts of ourselves.
I’ll admit it—my workday lunches can get pretty boring. I always think I’m going to finally make use of all those delicious recipes I’ve been pinning away , but then nighttime rolls around and I’m too busy watching really important things like The Bachelorette and Vampire Diaries . And then morning comes, and I’m running around like a headless chicken and I’m lucky if I remember my keys and bus pass on the way out the door, let alone find time to throw a tasty lunch together.
Remember in the movie Runaway Bride when Julia Roberts’ character could never decide how she liked her eggs? We say, don’t worry about it Ms. Roberts, with so many health benefits associated with the consumption of eggs, you should eat ‘em however you can get ‘em! On the most superficial level, eggs are an excellent source of protein , providing 5.5 grams per 68 calorie serving and all 9 essential amino acids (all for less than 0.5 grams of carbs!) Digging deeper, eggs are perhaps best known for supplying choline , an “unofficial” B vitamin that our bodies can only produce in limited quantities (often too limited for optimal health, with one study indicating that 90% of Americans are currently choline deficient .
According to the old school nursery rhyme, Mary had a little lamb, but chances are, after reading the post, you’ll want one too (although, admittedly, you’ll probably not be using your lamb for the soul purpose of causing a brouhaha on the playground)! Although lamb has many redeeming qualities (which we’ll touch on below), if you only had one reason to rationalize serving this oft-overlooked meat at your next meal, let it be this: It isn’t chicken, beef or fish. Think we’re kidding? Consider this: If you do a Google search for chicken recipes, you’ll receive approximately 2,430,000 search options. A search for beef or fish?
Also know as lycium barbarum, lyceum fruit, fructus lycii, wolfberry and gou qi zi, type Goji berries into a search engine and your computer screen will quickly fill with warnings about how not to be scammed by this fruit. A fruit con artist? We were intrigued… But before we dig into the sordid world of Goji berries, let’s first learn a little more about them:
Looking to add a little spice to your life? Then look no further than hot peppers! A favorite food of Hillary Clinton as she moves along the campaign trail (if an article in the New York Times is to be believed!) hot peppers are easy to find, relatively cheap, and can be teamed with just about anything!
We’ve known for quite some time that a peanut isn’t really a nut (it’s a legume), but turns out almonds have long been sneaking in to the mixed nuts too! In fact, almonds are nothing more than a seed for an almond tree , a medium sized tree that produces flowers and almond fruit. But that’s not where the trickery ends: Although similar in that they have an oval shape, off-white flesh, thin, brown-hued skin, there are in fact two kinds of almonds : Sweet, which are the ones we eat, and bitter, which are used to make almond oil or Amaretto but are otherwise inedible.