Joined: Sat Feb 28, 2009 3:34 am
Location: Georgia -the Peach State.
|Okay, I cannot stress enough the benefit of yogurt and really good, slow cooked steel-cut oatmeal when your insides need a cleaning out...
**like when you absently grab the wrong bowl
of taco salad Pretty much, I just got distracted putting supper together, grabbed the wrong bowl, and didn't realize until after... and being really hungry that night, I didn't really take my time with it. I just kinda plowed through. I discovered my oops after the fact. Too late. Oww.
But I can't beat myself up over that. Just gotta be more mindful when plating. And while eating. (insert about a thousand facepalm gifs, here, LOL) And that's something I wanted to share, here. Sometimes mistakes do happen. I can be really, ferociously hard on myself, sometimes, but that's no good for me. The mistake was made, my lesson learned, I have to move on. And I just wanted to say, if anyone of you is transitioning to veg, be good to yourself if you slip up one time. or two times. whatever.
These things do happen. Especially easy to slip when you're the only veg in a family of omnivores. And they insist on meat in favorite dishes.
Don't focus on the one mistake coz you got distracted or whatever. Focus instead on the +2 1/2 years (or however long you've gone...) that you've made yummy veg dishes, tasty discoveries, and the choice that works for your body and your life.
Like when you quit smoking. You can't throw it all away because you caved to a craving and lit up. You look at that as one slip, not as a complete and utter failing of yourself. It's so easy to say horrible things about yourself, but you really need to be good to yourself. You're human. Humans make mistakes. It's okay.
All right, so this wasn't a craving, it was distraction, but I still think the same thing holds. It's one slip. You learn from it, you move on. It's okay.
But now, I gotta say... yogurt, steel-cut oatmeal, and chia seeds. All of these are really good at helping to move things through and out. (Else I'd still be in some serious hurt, right now...)
If ever you find yourself in need of a clearing (and it doesn't have to be coz you ate something you shouldn't have or didn't want to...), and you don't have your favourite cleanse system (if you're into that kind of thing,) yogurt is great coz of those active cultures. Those good for you bacteria that live and thrive and party in your gut... they are very good at keeping things moving along as they should.
Steel-cut oats are a fantastic sweeper. It moves through slower than rolled oats. And those steel-cut oats, man they sweep up and scrub out the insides soooo well. Yeah, they take a long time to cook, but make a meditation out of it. Mindful cooking is a good thing.
And chia. Those little miracle seeds that make everything awesome. Chia, like yogurt, keeps things moving.
Sorry if a bit... TMI, but just felt like it was something helpful. I mean, I do have a 7 day cleanse that I do sometimes. And it's awesome. It's also expensive, and I have to get it from the health/herb shop. And I couldn't get there. So I went with yogurt, steel-cut oats (so good with a little honey, btw) and chia. And lots of water.
And I feel a lot better.
**but now my sweetie keeps teasing me about being 'struck down by evil meat-cooties'.
but I can fire back that he didn't notice that he got my veg taco salad,
despite his insistence that he likes meat in his, and would "totally notice".