Conscious eating is not a diet, it is a way of life which declares that you are the expert of your own body. Conscious eating is all about paying attention to your body and what you put in it, and you just have to listen to it to know what, when and how much to eat. I choose to follow a plant-based diet consisting of superfoods, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds in search of optimal wellness.
Eating is a natural and pleasurable activity to satisfy hunger. Unfortunately, we live in a society of junk food, where eating healthy and consciously is a joke and meals are often mindless and guilt-inducing. Eating plants has been the best change I’ve made in my diet. A diet of live plant foods supports our bodies and ensures optimal health and longevity, and I have noticed a much higher overall sense of wellbeing since making the change.
But I’m not here to tell you that following a plant-based diet is the choice for you. Every person is different. It’s just a matter of eating more consciously. I became 100 percent vegan about three years ago and I made that choice because I felt like it was the right thing to do for my body. I felt amazing. I really had more energy, my skin got better, I started running marathons, boxing, hiking, yoga and meditation. I couldn’t go back to my old habits because I feel the difference and I see results every day.
So I decided after all of that to share my message on a bigger platform. Along with my business partner Jawher AlFardan, I decided to open the first vegan café in the country, which is opening soon.
I really think that Ramadan is the month to reflect on yourself and ask those questions. What can I do better for my body? How can I nourish my body on a cellular level? Can switching to a plant-based diet really have all of these amazing benefits? Am I conscious of what goes into my body? What am I waiting for? It's never too late to give your body real food. Make a positive change. Be conscious.
Evergreen Organics is opening soon at Qanat Quartier, The Pearl-Qatar, www.evergreenorganics.qa. For updates, follow @evergreen_organics on Instagram.