“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe,
to match your nature with nature.”
Do you understand your body as a designed being?
Do you know the signs your body is sending out to you?
Do you feel good in your own body?
Living in a society getting faster every day, many of us sadly got disconnected to our most precious thing that we have - our own body. It got totally normal to ignore the signs that it is sending out to us, knowing that we’re always in a rush and don’t have time to stop and listen in this extremely fast world. Big companies sell us processed and fast food as an ideal solution, commercials are telling us what is healthy and society shows us what is supposed to be “normal”. People expect their bodies to function every day. They take it for granted that their bodies are carrying them around through their whole life, in the whole world… But some of them know so little about how their body is functioning, which is quite shocking.
We simply lost knowledge of eating, sensitivity and awareness for our food.
Food is the nourishment of life.
I was raised by a woman who knew the importance of health and good quality food. Although Bosnian food can be quite heavy and fatty (and sometimes really unhealthy, too), the Bosnian food culture still doesn’t lose focus on one important thing: staying connected to nature and take advantage from the richness in foods that nature provides us. People there traditionally have a very big knowledge of herbs, teas and plants used for alternative medicine. Giving healthy, self-made foods away as presents for friends and neighbors is a big thing there.
When I moved into my first apartment and started working out at the same time, I got into this topic more in depth. I watched tons of documentaries and videos, read quite a good amount of books and talked to lots of people about it, whether it was friends or strangers I met during traveling, which opened my horizon extremely and brought so much knowledge to me. Learning more about food was the number one thing that changed my life drastically in a very positive way… but not only my life; also my connection to my body and my body feeling overall.
Of course what is good for me doesn’t have to be good for you. This is just my own story and the way I manifested a “new” way of eating. Get experimental with food, try new things and understand where your food is coming from. For me personally, the only naturally right way was to adopt a plant-based diet over the last few years.
“It’s not hard to make decisions once you know what your values are.”
Roy E. Disney
There are plenty of reasons for a plant-based diet and, fortunately, society gets more and more familiar with them. If you are new to a plant-based diet or just interested in learning more about it, here are some sources that I recommend which will help you to understand the complexity of this whole topic (definitely eye-opening!).