5 tips that help me feel my best: 1. Eating a WHOLE FOODS plant based diet centered around fresh fruits and vegetables. (Sweet tropical papaya- you are my fave.) I’ve been vegan for over 12 years now, had 3 healthy vegan pregnancies, raising 3 healthy vegan kids, and I’m never going back. Not only is a plant based diet better for the environment and our health (a whole foods plant based diet is the only diet clinically proven to reverse America’s number #1 killer-heart disease), it also is kinder to the animals- it’s the least we can do for the animals we share this earth with. Because to first decide if something is humane, we must ask ourselves if we would like it done to ourselves. 2. Avoiding/keeping to a minimum: processed foods/processed sugar. Avoiding these foods helps keep my skin clear. 3. Getting to bed early/sufficient sleep. Scout wakes up a couple times a night still so I am on it to get to bed early so I have my best chance at getting enough sleep. Going to bed late does not do my body good, haha. 😜 4. Exercising/moving my body for even just 20-30 minutes a few times a week does wonders! I I’ll even hold the littles as weights for squats and lunges 😂to just get.it.done. 5. Self care/self love. Surrounding myself with uplifting individuals who are kind and always working towards bettering themselves. Having these types of relationships in my life help keep STRESS levels low and nourish my mind and soul. I feel better now than I did in my teens and just wanted to share the tips that have helped me feel my BEST. I used to have sluggish digestion, acne and low energy. I used to calorie restrict to not gain weight. But eating a whole foods plant based diet makes me feel SO dang good, and I eat in abundance until I’m satisfied-body and mind. Eating *sufficient calories* is so key (for this: fill up on high calorie whole plants foods like sweet fruit, squashes, sweet potatoes, quinoa, beans, lentils, etc) + some healthy fats from avocado, hemp seeds, walnuts, and flax seeds, etc and LOTS of greens keeps me satisfied and loving life. Above all though, I am Vegan for the animals and I’ll tag some awesome vegan activists that inspire me in my stories.