About Me & My Lifestyle

Food has always played a huge role in my life. I remember when I was a little girl- maybe 3 years old- and my mother putting me on her counter in India and letting me stir the pot of delicious payasum(milk sweet served during religious observations.) I had never felt so close to my mother than those precious moments where she was sharing her wisdom and made me feel important and loved.

Food has a special meaning to all of us; we celebrate milestones with it, use it as a blanket to comfort ourselves in hard times and even show others how much we care about them by cooking. I am no different.

The international sign for delicious is an empty plate. We have all been there… your sitting in a restaurant and devour something amazing and find yourself wishing that you were home so you could lick the plate clean. I hope I am not the only one who loves food this much! This is my goal and hope for this blog, that I share my recipes and you devour them, look down at your empty plate and say to yourself that it was an amazing meal.

A few years ago, I found out that my body does not play well with carbohydrates which results in a physical reaction that leaves me resembling a brown umpa-lumpa. Not lovely, not lovely at all.

Many can attest to my ability to eat. I have single-handedly put away an entire large deep dish pizza and a carton of ice cream. I refused to give up the quality and quantity of food that I eat and so my journey for THE answer began.

For me, a low-carb/Paleo lifestyle is the way to go. It allows me to eat as much as I want and indulge without the weight or guilt. I share many of my full-carb recipes because my friends would kill me if I fed them what I eat. And, carbs are pretty delicious. I just find that my body can’t handle them and I fine with that.

I have to admit that the results from this lifestyle have been amazing! I have never felt better in my life. I have so much energy and literally jump out of bed in the morning. Here are just a few of the benefits from this lifestyle:

Endless energy-
I no longer require coffee or caffeine to fuel my energy. I feel like I am always wide away and ready to go.

Better skin- I have always had pretty nice skin thanks to great genetics from my parents but I have noticed a glow to my skin and tightness that was never there before.

Sustained weight loss- I was always one that watched my intake and tried to balance it with my crazy workouts. I have tried everything (and successfully failed at it) and like everyone else, sunk hundreds of dollars in so called programs but ate total crap. Isn’t that funny how we will do anything to look good but never give a second thought to our health?

Never count calories- Since I eat a lot of fats (no, I do not live off of bacon, I could, but I don’t) and proteins, I am never hungry. This is a great feat that keeps cities from being ruined Godzilla-style. I have always been the type of person who gets super hungry and then all of a sudden I am hangry and unknowingly taking it out on everyone around me. Since I started this lifestyle, this no longer happens to me. I am once again the happy, go-lucky Ri that everyone knows and loves.

Clarity- I know this sounds really odd but this lifestyle has led to better sleep: I now require less sleep but the quality of the sleep I receive is amazing. I sleep exactly 7-8 hours but I feel amazing when I wake up. When I am awake, I have such clarity and focus. I think this comes from the nutrients in the foods that I eat.

These are just a few of the benefits of the diet, why wouldn’t you choose to eat healthier foods that make you feel amazing? Start a 30-day challenge today to see what results you get!

May your plate end up empty and your belly always be full.
Harini (AKA Ri)

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May your stomach always be full and your plate always emptied.

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