In my previous post on mindful habits, I highlighted the changes I made to my daily practice in order to gain clarity, effectiveness, and mindfulness in my day.
What I neglected to mention is that not all change has come from habits alone.
Diet has been an extremely important component to my state of mind, state of health, and wellness of being. In fact, I maintain that it’s the most important part. All life force comes of energy, and (the majority of) ours is obtained through the fluids and foods we consume.
I’ve been experimenting with a number of different food types in recent years, and I now find myself eating mostly vegetarian. This means I am always looking for interesting, wholesome, cost effective ingredients to add to my meals.
Welcome Chia seeds.
Today I’d like to share with you what Chia seeds are, why I choose to include this superfood into my diet, and also why they are best used in moderation.
What are Chia seeds?
Chia seeds come from a flowering plant of the same family as mint. It’s native to Mexico and Guatemala, and history suggests it was an important crop for the Aztecs.
It’s dark, and you’re woken by an insistent, loud, vibrating alarm on your bedside table.
Drowsy, you pull yourself upright and go about your morning routine. But wait, something is different.
There’s a cloud in front of you. Hold on, you notice a tingle in the back of your nose. Oh no.
“Damn it, I’m getting the flu!”
It’s the time of year again, winter (well, at least in Australia anyway), where it’s almost expected that we get the flu.
It’s annoying, disruptive, and disgusting.
I know all too well.
Got a stubborn waistline that even 1,000 crunches hasn’t moved?
Sick of looking down at your stomach, rather than your feet?
Want to burn fat fast?
I didn’t. In fact, I’m not convinced I lost anything, but I believe there’s nothing stopping you from achieving a body transformation.
I wasn’t chasing fat loss, so that’s not why I’m writing this. 🙂
I came across Shredtea through a friend of mine who tried it and claimed to achieve results.
How I wondered?
Yep, you read right. Cauliflower pizza!
Well, actually it was a cauliflower pizza base 🙂
I absolutely love this substitute for a simple, healthy, wholesome pizza base. It uses no flour either, which is great for those who are aiming to reduce or avoid gluten in their diets. I consciously make an effort to reduce my gluten intake as much as possible for 6 out of my 7 day weeks, as I follow a cyclic carbohydrate eating plan.
This post isn’t all about pizza though.
The greater act of joining another to create this masterpiece in the kitchen, highlighted something even more important in my life that I was oblivious to.
I hope you enjoyed the last posts on why I chose to juice detox, and how I did it. It isn’t scientific (you can find heaps of that all over the web), as much as it is a recount of the personal, physiological, and emotional effects I encountered.
Wow. What an experience.
As I write this, 2 weeks after the completion of the detox experiment, I still find myself influenced by the experience.
I’m more appreciative, thankful, thoughtful, and concious of the wonderful foods I eat.