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EXTREMES ARE EASY, BALANCE IS KEY

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This is one of my favourite quotes as I think it is so important to remind ourselves that we should always aim for balance, no matter what part of life we are trying to change. Extremes always have something negative and at first seem easier to follow but don´t make us happy long term.

I have been eating a healthy diet for many years before going plant based but I was always quite extreme in the way i thought about certain foods. For a long time it had been a circle of eating extremely healthy and working out a lot and then having cheat days and feeling guilty afterwards. I was still modeling at that time and basically based on what I ate I considered myself happy or unhappy.

The change definitely came when I finally decided to eat a 100% vegan. To some people eating a plant based diet seems extreme, however,  to me It´s about abundance, especially being a high carb vegan where most of your food comes from whole plant based foods like fruits, dates, greens, starches etc.. What made me really curious about that lifestyle is that people said you can always eat as much as you want without ever being restrictive again and still get in great shape.

I couldn’t feel happier and more balanced at the moment and am so grateful for that. Eating an abundance of fresh fruits, dates, potatoes and other plant based foods has such a positive impact on your mind and your body that I couldn’t imagine eating differently anymore. I think balance really is the key to happiness and that is what we all should aim for. 🙂

MY TIPS TO FIND MORE BALANCE IN LIFE

  • If you are already on the high carb low fat vegan lifestyle, try not to be over overly obsessed with fat. Low fat doesn´t mean no fat. 🙂 You are already eating so healthy that you shouldn’t be worried about labeling your diet and keeping detailed track about the amount of fat you consume. I truly believe that your body tells you what it needs and its a good thing to listen to that. 🙂
  • If you are not vegan and just trying to eat healthier, focus on the healthy foods you can add to your diet instead of what to cut out. Many people complain about not having the discipline of being 100% healthy all the time and the best you can do is to forget about being perfect. Don’t put that pressure on yourself and start by adding as much fresh fruits into your diet as possible. 🙂 Try to find the ripest best quality fruits available because they just taste so much better and are going to turn you into a fruit lover.  The more fresh goodness you add to your diet the better you are going to feel. 🙂
  • Try to find out where your stress comes from and eliminate these sources.
  • Workout! Go for a run, take the bicycle, try a new workout class and take a walk whenever you are feeling a bit down. It does wonders, trust me! 🙂 Everyone has bad days and it depends on us what we do with them.
  • Love yourself unconditionally. 🙂 The most beautiful people are the ones that are happy with themselves. Surround yourself with happy and balanced people as they bring more balance into your life as well. At the same time, try to be that person to other people. Spread positive energy and be someone people feel happy to be around.
  • Think day by day.  Take every day as a new chance to be a healthier and better version of yourself. Give it your best and don’t think too much about yesterday. If you had a bad day, get up the next day and be ready to kill it again. 🙂
  • Find time to rest. 🙂  Get a massage, do more yoga, meditate, sleep more and stretch.

I hope i could inspire you with these tips 🙂 Have a wonderful Day!

 

 

8 comments

Franca January 22, 2017 Reply

One of my all time favourite blogposts, thank you so much for always reminding me when I need to, specially when I’m traveling I’m sometimes really in a bad mood because I want to try all the beautiful vegan foods and am totally worried bout getting fat eating more fatty foods and not enjoying the holidays as much because of felling guilty. Much love from Sri Lanka

    Caroline Deisler January 29, 2017 Reply

    Hi Franca,
    thank you so much! This lifestyle should be all about abundance and I not about rules. 🙂 I Love the high carb “diet” but i think it is just as important to not be worried about it and to be able to relax and to enjoy whatever food you want to eat (still vegan of course :=)).
    Enjoy your vacation and apologies for the late response!:-)
    xx Caroline

Ewelina June 8, 2018 Reply

I definitely love this post. There is everything I need to read today. Thank you so much! <3

    Caroline Deisler June 21, 2018 Reply

    Thank you so much for the sweet comment. So glad to hear that!! :):)
    xx Caroline

Francesca June 12, 2018 Reply

Hi Caroline,
I’m a big Italian fan of you and your account, I feel so lucky and happy to have found someone as you which who share my ideas and opinions about food and,if I’m not disturbing you, I’d want make you some questions…the 90% of my diet is composed by rwa food as fruit and vegetables but,however, I cannot lose weight and I feel so depressed and disperate every day…I’m a 17 years girl, my mother is a doctor and she always remind to me that I’m still growing, but for me this is something really important and I’d really wish to get – if I don’t embarrass you – a body shape like yours.
I hope I’ve not been too much stressing and sorry again for the disturb, I adore your account and please don’t stop to update it. Wish you a great day, thanks in advance if you’ll answer me.❤

    Caroline Deisler June 21, 2018 Reply

    Hi Francesca

    Thank you so so much!! So glad to hear that☺️ I wouldn’t recommend you to do any sort of diet as your mom is right, you are still growing and you don’t want to mess up your metabolism. If you are already eating a plant based diet, you are far ahead of so many other girls and are giving your body everything it needs:):) Focus on fresh whole foods and leave out processed foods, refined sugar and oils if you want to tone down a bit but don’t cut calories oder undereat :):)

    xx Caroline

Catherine August 9, 2018 Reply

Hi Caroline! I love you so much! You’re such an inspiration! Before I lately discovered your blog, I had this vision of health that we needed a lot of protein, fat but low carb. I was afraid of bananas, potatoes and most of all dates;)
I love so much fruits and I’m so happy to eat that much of it every day! Now I got a few questions: Do you eat fruit at supper sometimes (exept tomatoes and cucumber)? What is the best meal to have green smoothie? What are the benefits of monomeals? Is there fruits that should be eaten skinless? Is there fruits and vegetables that you don’t eat so often and why? What are the best and the worse digested fruits and vegetables? I’m so sorry for this interrogation but you seem to know a lot about this lifestyle and I’m so excited to learn more. Thank you for your time!

    Caroline Deisler September 12, 2018 Reply

    Hi Chatherine 🙂

    I´m soooo happy to hear that!! Thank you. 🙂

    I am soon going to share a healthy lifestyle guide with all that information. 🙂

    xx Caroline

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