Wherever you are behind this screen take in a deep breath! SMILE! Release! We are so excited to open you to the Mexico portal where we have spent the past few days studying the culture, lifestyle and people! It has truly been a memorable experience as we learned the difference between happiness and ignorance, taught kids how to meditate, understood the power of one decision and the secret to happiness! In today’s portal we explore the belly game and why it is so hard for Latinos to go vegan!
We have grown up under the traditional Latino culture being exposed to the food, mentality and lifestyle. We INNERSTAND you and the difficulties of shifting your lifestyle and views and the backlash it can bring. If you are currently overweight, having a hard time going plant based or just want to eat healthier this portal will help you gain clarity.
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Realize the Latino diet is heavily revolved around meat considering the main dishes are tacos, burritos, fajitas, enchiladas, etc. all made with some type of meat in it. Culturally speaking this is what most of us grew up on and what is common to many families and households. Being in Mexico we noticed a majority of the people developing what we call belly fat and as we tuned in we realized it is actually culturally accepted. Looking back at ancient times when peasant where the skinny ones and the wealthy where the “bigger” ones we recognize how the mentality of ancient civilization would consider an overweight person wealthy and of high class while looking at a thinner person as poor and of a lower class. Over time this mentality has not fully shifted and the lack of nutrition awareness has created the overweight epidemic to be culturally accepted as “being healthy.” You can recall how our grandmas are always wanting to feed us more and more so we can be “well nourished” without really realizing how our weight can play a role in our self-image, energy and vibrational output.
Making the shift.
When we began to go plant based and make the shift to healthier eating we received heavy feedback from family and it became hard to stay consistent. We received comments of “being too skinny” “not getting enough nutrients” “Not getting enough protein” and many worries and concerns of malnutrion and confusion about why we where even making this shift. What was also effected was the “safety and belonging” aspect to our being since now we where becoming the “odd one out” when it came to family parties, eating out and just eating in general. Since our beliefs and perspective started to shift we can realize how this was a difficult change that the people around us had to adapt to. Many moments we came in and out of veganism due to the challenges on an emotional level and the lack of full support. This is part of the process. You will experience this as with any change you bring to your life. It is a gradual transition. The key is to stay consistent and know that a breakthrough is coming your way.
Making the transition easier.
Now what has helped us along our path and eventually become fully plant based is a combination of a few things. The first is proper support. We watched a lot of Infinite waters, Raw Christina, and Leo Gura videos to keep us inspired to keep going. We also began to follow a lot of plant based inspiration on our social media to have our daily digest of motivation. This was essential.
The second thing was proper planning. So many times I simply failed to plan my meals or even think ahead about what I was going to eat that I put myself in situations that made it extremely difficult to manage a healthy diet. By creating a simple meal plan and schedule I gained clarity and reduced my anxiety so much. Need some help with this? Tune into a strategy call with RIZEN here.
The third major thing that helped me on my transition was avoiding arguments. Yes I know it can be very tempting to want to convert everyone to going vegan because we have realized the benefits of it but recognize that it is not a religion but a lifestyle. You also must recognize that you can’t force anyone to realize the insights you have gained through your own unique experience, it is quite paradoxal actually. They must realize it on their own. You can only act as a resource and guide when needed. We learned this the hard way and created a lot of tension with family and friends through this. As we matured and continued our path we recognized how to share our insights when asked and needed and not force anything upon anybody.
YOU can do this!
With all the resources available today there really are no excuses! If you truly want to make a change and live a healthier lifestyle all it takes Is the right support, structure, and accountability.
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