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Ever wonder how you can eat whole food plant based and still enjoy the foods you love? Well, you're not alone...we've been there too!
So today, we're shaking it up a bit and challenging the status quo. It's time to stop saying that well-known phrase.: "I can't eat that!" (insert your favorite food.)
There's a super important question that you need to be asking instead of repeating those same old negative words, and we're sharing that question with you today. 🎉
We're also discussing how to fight low energy and clogged arteries, as well as how to build a life you love in a way that will help you to live a longer and richer life too.
What do you do when you don't like healthy foods? We're talking about that too.
Recipes, food formulas, flavor profiles, we're touching on those too.
If you're ready for a mindset shift around getting healthy, this is the perfect episode for you!
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If you're new to smarter, healthy living, we'd want to just do a little bit of what's up. We're glad to have you here. Welcome to the podcast. It's never boring here, I can guarantee that here on the podcast, I think you're gonna learn some fantastic information. Now, of course, as you probably have guessed, we're whole food plant based and you're gonna learn about plants. But we also like to shake it up a little bit, maybe challenge your status quo. And I want to do that today by sharing with you what I believe is probably the single most important question with whole food plant based living. It actually has very practical applications for other things. But without further ado, here's what it is. How can I and here's what I mean by that so many times we get stuck in the whole food plant based living and think I can't have that great example would be pizza. You're used to pizza. pepperoni pizza with cheese on top of cheese. And we get it we were there we used to eat that kind of stuff. TheAnita:
Dairy Queen, you know that if you've been around here any amount of time you know, I was I was pretty much just a cheese a Holic. I mean, there's no other way to put it I cheese on everything with everything and by itself with a knife.Jarrod:
And it was shameless, shameless. You're having no mercy. No, well, I'm not just us. Me too. I enjoyed it. So once we got into this lifestyle, want this way of eating, you would think that, okay, I can't have pizza anymore. So it would be a natural position, just say, boom, I can't have it anymore.Anita:
True, because you think well, it's got oil, it's got. I made a lot of me a lot of cheese,Jarrod:
which is pretty much the foundation of pizza. General, traditionally,Anita:
so naturally, a lot of people just think why can't have it. I can't have that anymore. No. And then you stop.Jarrod:
And then you start hating what you're doing, eventually, maybe not the first thing but after you're changing several of your favorites, then you start thinking God, if I got to live this way, I'm not going to enjoy this. I don't want to do this forever.Anita:
But that comes down to a mindset thing. And that's my mindset is one of our big, big things on our success path. Because we don't just talking about what foods do you eat, you've got to have the right mindset. If you want to accomplish anything in life, much less change the way you're eating, and heal your body and make it stronger so that you can do all the things you want to do.Jarrod:
And I believe one of the very first steps with that mindset change is instead of saying I can't ask yourself the question, How can I? How can I have that pizza? Ah, how can I A great example that just came to mind is Brunswick stew. Anita his parents owned a restaurant when she was young. She practically grew up in a restaurant. And one of the things that they made was Brunswick stew.Anita:
loves it. I do love it and it is by nature full of meat. I mean just meat after meat. I probably had three different kinds of meat in it. Just stick with it. So I could have said well I'll never be able to have Brunswick stew again, and it's a food I have good memories associated with I love the flavor of it. I look forward toJarrod:
go visit your dad that would be one of the things that he would make.Anita:
Yes sir has a lot of memories attached. I mean when you've got memories attached to fades it makes me tastes even better. And then you enter a new way of living and you think I can't have that thing anymore. And it's pretty much done in your mind. I mean, you might be able to push through for a year and hate every minute of it. But then what's gonna happen? You don't have to live that way. That's the wonderful, wonderful thing that we want you to know. So cheered saying, you make this mindset shift, you take the shift, you quit asking, actually, you just need to take it out of your bag when I go, I can'tJarrod:
you go from a statement to a question. So how can I, it starts to activate in your mind, the problem solving centers where you start looking for solutions,Anita:
creativity, it opens up the doors of creativityJarrod:
the other way, you're just slamming those doors shut and saying, boom, while there I can't do it anymore.Anita:
When if I had done that, when we started this journey, and I we desperately needed a solution. I was very, very sick. And just having all kinds of issues, low energy, pain in my joints, I was having carotid artery stenosis every timeJarrod:
she'd lay down at nighttime, she hearAnita:
all kinds of things, she can go back and listen to episode one, if you want to hear my story,Jarrod:
spoiler alert, that's not normal, the sound that she was hearing in her neck. Now, that's not normal.Anita:
No, and I don't have that anymore. I don't have the low energy, I have to force myself to go to bed at night. But the way that you do that is finding a life that you love that actually promotes healthy long term, you have to look at the long term effects of what you're doing. But then you've got to have that right mindset. Because if we had stopped at, I can't have this, then we would have never been doing what we're doing today, not only living and loving this way, but singing its praises and teaching everybody we know who's interested how to do this, because we know it's a game changer. And we still have our pizza, we still have our Brunswick stew, we just eat it a different way. And that's a recipe upgrade, we've just made a made recipe upgrade. So that's what we callJarrod:
a recipe upgrade.Anita:
And so the thing is, it tastes as good or better. But it makes you feel amazing. So I say you know, love the foods that love you back, you've got to find a way to love those foods that are going to love you back. And that's what it's all about. So it's time to make that mindset shift. It's time to go from I can't to how can I that's just such a great question, Jarrod? BecauseJarrod:
at that moment, that's when you start looking for solutions, looking for ways you don't know what you don't know. But if you can ask the question, and you can start searching, and don't get discouraged The first time you try something and it doesn't work. Exactly. We've been there we know. You eat it, you think maybe not so much. Keep trying, right? I mean, that's one of our passions is helping to show people the things that we have learned through this. But we don't know everything, we've not triedAnita:
every single option, exactly tons of things out there to try. And we know a lot of the places to go and how to take any recipe and make it work for you. But you might pick up a recipe when you're starting this and go, Ah, this is terrible. Clearly, I don't like brussel sprouts. But it's not that you don't like brussel sprouts, you just had a crappy recipe. And you've got to have the right recipes, you've got to know the food formulas to make it taste good to get all those flavor profiles in there. And once you know how to do this,Jarrod:
and you understand the principles exactly as what we like to teach,Anita:
then the whole world of possibility opens up for you not only in what you can eat and actually enjoy, but how you feel what you can do what you can accomplish through your life. You can run all out with your children on the playground like you dream of doing, you can go on trips to all these fantastic places you wanted to go but never felt like going before you can finish your job your day's work and still have energy to go out with your friends and family and make the memories she wantedJarrod:
to come home and crashAnita:
now and you can build a business. You know, if you've always dreamed of building a business or doing something that you've just not felt like doing before or going farther in the business you're already in, you know, maybe you haven't had the mental clarity that you need. Maybe you haven't had the ideas flowing like you want them to. Because you don't have the nutrients that you need to be able to do that this is possible. All these things are possible for you. That's why we love this way of living. Because once you can get that mindset shift, the doors of possibility start to blow wide open for you. And there's no stopping you. There's no telling what you're going to do in this world. We're thrilled for you. We are excited for you on this journey. Be sure before you go to leave a review and let us know what you think about this episode. And we look forward to getting to know you more. And until next time, start asking how can I and we will see you on the next episode.