Hello everyone, my name is Pamela and thank you so very much for taking the time to read this.
First of all, CONGRATULATIONS! One, for stumbling upon my awesome recipes, and two, for meeting me at my prime! My prime? Yes! What I mean by that is that I am finally at a place in my life where I legitimately enjoy eating healthy food. For many reasons, however they all tie into research. I have researched the health benefits and draw backs of many different foods, and then proceeded to create easy, delicious recipes with only the BEST ingredients or alternatives, while staying realistic. I don’t expect everyone to immediately ditch every bad ingredient in their pantry; I’m just trying to make it impossible not to want to! With that being said, everyone’s body is different, and so I encourage you to listen to your own body and conduct some of your own research. What may cooperate with me, might not do the same for you, so on and so forth.
Anyways, let me share my passion with you and tell you a little bit about my story…
A few years ago I was taken to the emergency room because I couldn’t eat. Everything that I ate made me feel horribly ill and I felt beyond terrible. I had barely eaten for a week and I was in immense pain. I was terrified, and I didn’t know what was happening to me. To make a long story short, the doctors at the hospital essentially told me and my mother (who was nice enough to take me there) that I was faking it, solely because the blood tests didn’t show anything conclusive. I asked for more information with regards to the blood tests and they were extremely vague, leaving me utterly confused, hurt and scared.
Yes, that’s actually what happened. My entire life, I had CONSTANTLY gotten sick. It was just normal for me, and the doctors would only ever prescribe more pills and provide me with less and less real answers. I was always missing school, missing days at work and it was always very legitimate. However, no one really ever understood… And even worse, I just accepted it as a normal occurrence. I told myself that I had a low immune system and that my mood swings, headaches and lack of energy all fell into the same category. So, after being taken to the hospital the last time, I did some very extensive research. I vowed that I would find answers on my own and I decided to take matters into my own hands. So, instead of taking medication, I decided to become a raw vegan just to test it out and see if anything changed… And boy, did things change; they changed drastically! During this time, I felt amazing! I had never felt better! Who knew that I hadn’t even been eating real food for all of those years! I certainly didn’t!
You mean bagels and pizza aren’t really food? But, I had read in a magazine article that if you HAD to eat out, that a vegetarian pizza would be the best option. Plus, the girl who wrote the article was so very beautiful and healthy looking, so she had to be right! RIGHT?Wrong!
Anyways, flash forward to the present. I am here, in California, and I have decided to start this blog in order to help you, and I would love for you to follow me on my journey. I am no longer a raw vegan, however being one made it very easy for me to incorporate whole, REAL foods into my diet, because I became so used to eating them. What we are raised to think is healthy is really really skewed, and everyone falls victim to that. (Basically, the produce aisle is where the real foods exist; with a few exceptions of course).
Whenever you talk about health, I find that the fanatics (from every side) come out to tell you what you’re eating is wrong and to judge when they think they are being great examples etc., etc.. They forget that they TOO used to eat a variety of different foods, and maybe they will once again?! Anyways, I am NOT here to do that. I am not a doctor, I am not a nutritionist, I am just an educated person who has done a lot of research and wants to help you live longer and quite possibly save your life. Does this sound dramatic? Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t. I truly mean it though; and I am FOREVER thankful for the day that I woke up and realized how to properly love my body before it was too late.
Okay, so maybe your story isn’t like mine. Maybe your story is more intense than mine. Whatever it is, the bottom line remains; every moment that we breathe is precious, and we must love our bodies to the best of our abilities because we can. More importantly, we can enjoy and indulge in the process.
Eating healthy is DELICIOUS, EASY and so very REWARDING! Don’t you want to give yourself the best? I am here to share some extremely easy, healthy alternatives.
I sometimes joke around and say that I eat so well now “because I’m lazy and I lack self control.” In other words, I constantly surround myself with healthy foods so that “giving in” isn’t really giving in at all. Anyone that knows me knows that I am always eating, in fact, I live for food sometimes! I just make sure it’s the good stuff!
So please, stop feeling guilty and start eating; the right way! Start filling your body with love and goodness, because you deserve it, I promise! We all have our moments, and that’s fine. We all eat things every once in a while that aren’t the best things to be eating. It is what it is. Just be one with it, and surround yourself with healthy alternatives the majority of the time. Correction; DELICIOUS, healthy alternatives! Lots of love and thank you so very much again for taking the time out of your beautiful day to read these words. I can only hope that I have helped and continue to help you in some way.