As time goes by, more and more people are coming up to me and asking how to make the transition to a more conscious or vegetarian diet? I am thrilled that this movement is taking off and I wanted to post about it in case you are one of those folk looking to dive in.
For the record, we support a conscious diet, which means; eat whole foods, organic vegetables, fruits, nuts, grains and legumes. If you do choose to eat meat, eat organic, free range. Conventional and factory produced meats are full of antibiotics, chemicals and hormones that can greatly harm you.
That being said, there is no better or quicker road to mindfulness eating than a vegan/vegetarian diet. Eliminating animal foods from your diet puts you on the road to conscious evolution as it is a grand and compassionate gesture. Add to that the fact that your body and your health will thank you as well. As you transition to a vegetarian diet, your awareness spirituality will take off and you will feel like a different person.
You may have heard that vegetarians don’t get enough protein. Well that could not be further from the truth. Jody Kriss states that if you eat a balanced diet with lots of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, etc, you will be absolutely fine and get more than enough protein. Also, eating leafy greens gets you all of the calcium you need as well.
Be sure to get some vitamin B-12 in your body as well either through fortified foods or via supplementation. This is the only nutrient that a vegetarian cant produce naturally. I highly recommend buying a sub-lingual vitamin B-12 supplement. This will alleviate your diet as you add this with your crossfit workout. That is all you need. You will lose weight, live healthier and feel more conscious, aware about the beautiful world around you.
Remember, this is all about how to set goals and plan correctly. There are plenty of resources/recipes on the web to help you in your transition.