When we first met, Nimisha struggled with skin problems, hair, and low energy. She had scoured all the resources on the internet, and it had left her feeling miserable, angry, and hurt, and above all else, confused!
When the information shared has a plan to fill the biz coffers primarily, it is hard to take a stand. There’s no option but to sway to the tunes of your next sponsors and their hype. This is the reality of the world we live in! And every one of us is responsible for how things are today.
Nimisha is a diligent and intelligent lawyer turned educationist. She has other vital roles play as a young mother, wife, and daughter. She needs the energy to be on the run for long stretches at a time. And leading her to treat carbohydrates like her enemy caused her woes. To add to that, pushing more meat, more eggs, more dairy brought more new problems.
This post is for everyone that asks me – “Girija, do you ask people to give up meat?” I’ve written about it here to help you understand how exactly diet professionals work these days. Well, in principle, I do not believe in making decisions for others. Not even for my clients. And talking about meat, the world’s longest-living people in the Blue Zone communities do eat meat. The question then would be how much and how often. Humans as a species are omnivores – there’s no denying this fact.
All this said, in my program Mind Your Gap Master Your Plate does involve abstinence. My clients get amazing results and feel empowered to take their own long term decisions, whether they want to go back to eating meat or not.
I am curious to learn from my clients as much as they do from me. And I asked Nimisha how she was doing, with no meat. In her own words – “I am off dairy, and any kind of meats and I am surprisingly doing good. In fact, I am eating normally without worrying about a thousand things before putting the food in my mouth.”
You may wonder how do people sustain giving up things like dairy and meat? The joy of vibrant skin and lovely hair is sustainable. Boundless energy to do the work that you are passionate about is very sustainable. The lure of addictive foods that do not serve our nutritional needs doesn’t hold up compared to the joy of health. I invite you to try it for yourself!
Nimisha is affectionately called Nims. Nims, I am very, very proud of you. May you be well, may you be healthy – now and always!
Please note that neither Nims nor I have no obligation to share this – her personal story with the world. It is out of genuine intention to inspire other women who may be in a similar situation, that we have let you in on some highlights of our journey together. Questions are welcome, but please be kind. Compliments are even more welcome!