Quote Of The Day #72

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What’s Up With Pooja:

Hmm, what is up with me? Well, a couple of things. I spent like two hours chatting with DentMistry so I am very happy about that. It’s always nice to catch up after a long time.

Other than that, my mum and I have decided to go on a diet. Not to lose weight or anything like that. I am happy with my current weight. And it took me a long time to see food as nourishment and not calories. I’m just switching up my diet to be more healthy. I feel like I haven’t eaten as healthy as I should. I want to eat more raw veggies and try to cut out most refined foods from my diet. I’m hoping that will help bring up my immunity and as well as help me be healthier in general. As I mentioned in an earlier post, my main goal with my diet is to be healthier and not care too much about weight. Hopefully, I can achieve that.

And I also don’t plan on being crazy strict about what I eat either. I’ll try my best to eat healthier but it’s also okay to treat myself once in a while. Small amounts of unhealthy food are not that bad.

What has been going on with you? What are your plans for the week? Do you have anything fun planned for this week? Let me know in the comments below because I would love to hear from you or simply stop by and say hi!

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93 thoughts on “Quote Of The Day #72

  1. Lovely quote! I’ve been growing my own sprouts and reading up on the nutrition benefits – they are awesome and so easy. Just had some of my first crop of sprouted lentils for lunch today and they tasted so much better than supermarket bought – two days is all it took for them to sprout their little tails.

  2. So true. A loving heart for oneself and others. Lack of love is a horrible thing and can cause huge issue like loneliness etc. Yes, food is part of that love, but often food has become … I don’t know. I just feel that sometimes I have this craving that I can’t get rid of. I mean it must be something else in life that triggers and it reflects on food…

  3. For my week, it hasn’t started out very productive but hopefully I’ll get back on track. Feeling a bit low again so I have to pull myself out of my slump. Maybe I need to eat better too.

  4. That’s great. A diet with permitted moments of indulgence is the best kind of diet. You’re more likely to stick with it and it’s not essentially an end to living to actually live. Any other diet is survival.

  5. 😅 I think you’ve already decided not to diet … with “I’ll try”. I’ve done that. That way when I fail I can say at least I tried. I hope you prove me wrong though. I dream of healthy eating, but then I wake up. 😁

    1. That’s wonderful. Adding more plants and especially raw plants to your diet is really great for health. I don’t think cutting anything out is really necessary just try to limit certain things.

  6. Fantastic way to look at dieting: diet to eat healthy to build health and not for only losing weight. Hope you have a good start to it! I also like you how started with the header “what’s up with Pooja.” Interesting and fun. Would you mind if I used that header too in my blog, like “what’s up with Esther?”

  7.     Congratulations on deciding to begin a healthy diet. I hope it’s delicious and satisfying. Hooray and good luck.
        I don’t understand the quote. It can’t be “all” knowledge. The knowledge needed to make a nuclear bomb starts with curiosity not love. Maybe something along the lines of “A loving heart is the beginning of all compassionate knowledge.” Actually that’s not it either. Maybe more along the lines of : All loving consciousness begins with a loving heart?
        I can’t diet because quotes make me hungry. Being awake makes me hungry.
    When there’s ‘an elephant in the room’* I eat it. Cutting it into bite-size pieces takes a few months, and it can be difficult to stir up a hundred gallons of broth made with a ton of fresh vegetables. The smell of cooking it for a month usually chases away other elephants and snakes. And as the five blind men said, a loving elephant has a big heart, an angry elephant big tusks like swords, and a curious one has a nose bigger than Cyrano de Bergerac.

    * ‘an elephant in the room’ — “a major problem or controversial issue that is obviously present but avoided as a subject for discussion because it is more comfortable to do so.” — Google: Oxford Languages

  8. The first thing people think when we see they word “diet” is “hey he/she must be losing weight”. But, well a diet could means focusing on healthy eating.
    It’s good that you are eating healthy, it will be good for you overall.
    This post is very encouraging and it tells people to eat more healthy and eat the things we really enjoy. 😁
    .
    The major problem with me is, I cannot eat many things that I desire. My diet, doesn’t allow me, because my goal is actually weight loss. And right now, I’m on the toughest position and need to focus harder.
    .
    Like you I need to increase my immunity as well, interesting I got sick for the 3rd time this month 👏🏻👏🏻, and I’ve been told that my immunity is weak 🤷🏻‍♂️. I’m like how? As I’m eating healthy, but I’m lacking somewhere.
    .
    About your friend, I’m happy that you got the chance to talk to her. With good friends we don’t realise the time.
    .
    This blog looks like a health blog. You made me nervous when you started writing health blogs. 😱
    .
    What was the quote again? 😛

    1. True, not all diets are about losing weight. Thanks so much.
      Yes, it’s tough when you’re trying to lose weight. You have to cut out a lot of food. You should definitely be eating foods that help with your immunity. Like ginger and turmeric.
      Haha don’t worry I will most definitely not be posting health posts anytime soon. 😂

      1. Well yes I will do the needful. After few weeks I will get tested and that will give me give me a better picture about where I’m lacking. I’m still in shock when I’ve been told that my immunity is weak. All the exercise and diet was not helping me much. Need to improve further.
        Take care.

        1. Yes, it’s good to get tests done regularly and see what needs to be done. Your immunity may be weak because you lack certain vitamins. I take vitamin C pills for immunity and they help a lot.

  9. I enjoyed reading your quote and updates, Pooja.
    At the same time, I have run out of words, for the moment, as I have been busy writing stuff all morning.
    Still, I wanted to say ‘Hi’. That’s not such a big word and it’s easy to make space for it, yet, it can mean a lot.

    So:

    Hi Pooja! 🙂

    Also, I hope you feel better regarding that flu.

  10. To blend the concept of the quote you provided with the new goal you have set with your mum: Having a loving heart and loving ourselves is also a vital part of being healthy, for when we struggle with speaking kindly to ourselves we create more cortisol and stress chemicals in our bodies that affect our immune systems, likewise speaking kindly to ourselves helps to ease the inner stress and this in turn has a fortifying effect on our systems!

  11. Well this is great that you are changing your diet not just to lose weight but to live a healthy lifestyle.
    I like the quote!

    Well my exams are coming so I’m kinda worried so, nothing going much in my life.

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