Vedge Your Best Through The Holidays

December 18 – “”Saying ‘Money can’t buy happiness,’ is like saying ‘Love can’t buy soup.’ They are supposed to serve different purposes.” Dan Kennedy. There are products we may eat for “‘fun” and there are foods that we eat for nutrition. Let’s not lose track of that during this winter season. There are products that have been created and even if they are “Vegan” that doesn’t necessarily make them food we want to be fueling ourselves with this season.

Vedge Your Best Through The Holidays

December 17 – Michele Olender helps her clients examine what’s going on for her clients through the 5 part coaching model. Today a quick glimpse of the 5 categories of things in our lives: circumstances, thoughts, feelings, actions and results. Find out more with a complimentary coaching session by emailing Michele at info@micheleolendercoaching.com

Vedge Your Best Through The Holidays

December 15 – Vedge Your Best is a podcast too! I include Stoic wisdom in most of my weekly episodes. Today a wonderful quote from Zeno that encapsulates the Vedge Your Best ethos. “Well being is realized by small steps, but that is no small thing.” Progress not Perfection. I believe there is almost nothing that we can do individually every day that would make a bigger impact than moving toward a Whole Food Plant Based / Vegan diet.

Vedge Your Best Through The Holidays

December 14 – If you are interested in losing a little bit of weight during this period, I recommend that we “front-load” our meals with water and low density soups and low oil salads and greens. Get those filling, hydrating and satiating foods in first before the rest of your meal of more densely caloric foods. It also allows you to slow down the meal to really give your body a chance to register as satisfied.

Vedge Your Best Through the Holidays

December 13 – is Santa Lucia day – the longest night of the year in the Northern hemisphere according to the old calendar – the winter solstice. 1 in 5 Swedes under 30 identifies as Vegan or Vegetarian and 50 percent of Swedes overall report the they are more interested in eating Vegan now than even a year ago! We may not think of Sweden is a an innovative Plant Based market but we would be wrong!

Are Mushrooms Vegan?

December 11 – At Vedge Your Best we have neglected to mention that Plant Based Diet staple – the mushroom! They are not animals. Not plants. Fungi! Yes there have been some questions whether because of the “feeding” habits of some varieties of mushrooms they are “vegan.” At Vedge Your Best we are confident in recommending mushrooms as a delicious, umami laden, source of B vitamins and the only non fortified source of Vitamin D in the Plant Based diet.