I was reflecting today that it's 12 years since i first decided to stop eating animal products and become a plant-based enthusiast. In truth, it was a gradual process and pretty easy as I was never a big meat eater, had stopped eating dairy when I was 21 and so the final leap to veganism was perhaps easier than it could have been. Here are 6 lessons I have learnt over this long period that I wanted to share as I know many people are shifting their food choices to a more plant-based diet, driven by a desire for better personal health and environmental health. Research shows that Australia topped Google’s worldwide searches for the word ‘Vegan’ and we have seen membership of the private ‘Vegans in Australia’ Facebook group grown from 22k member to 53k in 2017. However, the data also shows that it can be hard to stick
I'll be honest, for many people, Dr. Wigmore’s Energy Soup is a bit of an acquired taste. To put it another way, I've had guests who have spat it out with a look of horror on their face. Clearly this isn't the outcome you're looking for, so I'd recommend that you refine the ingredients to get the taste you like. As I've been drinking green smoothies for years now, my taste has adapted and I can tolerate very bitter foods, no problem. For others who are more accustomized to sweeter foods, the bitter version might be too much to bear until your taste buds have adapted too.
Happy new year! It has been so wonderful having a couple of weeks off – exploring Sydney’s Central Coast, spending some amazing times with my family, catching-up on reading and planning 2018 which is always a big focus for me at this time of year. Whereas 2017 was the year of massive change, 2018 for me, is the year of focus, consistency and discipline. These words have kept coming up for me, so I decided to make ‘focus’ my ‘word of 2018’.
The Big Questions: As we approach the end of 2017, it’s a time to reflect and look forward to what’s to come next. The great thing about a new year, is that you get to start afresh and do it all over again, building on the lessons of the past.
I hope you're having a happy day and that Santa brought you everything you could have hoped for. I've just got back from a trip the NSW central coast, it's stunning there. Whilst there, I shot the third episode of my Raw Energy Show which you may have seen on my YouTube Channel. I cover some top tips for navigating your way through all of the Christmas food temptations.