Starting Your Mornings!!

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So lately I have switched up how I have been starting my mornings, I am in my third year of healthy eating and 1 year 8 months into being vegan. So it is about that time to change things and introduce even more new ways to my lifestyle.

First of all I have been starting off first thing before I eat anything with 1 litre of warm water with fresh lemon and ginger. This helps to hydrate my body because after sleeping for 7 hours (which means your body is fasting) your body needs WATER, it also helps with digestion and to get everything working!!

I have been eating a lot more fruit and typically at the start of the day, fruit for breakfast is AMAZING. I have been doing what you call a MONO MEAL (this is when you eat one thing in mass) and it great because it is easy to digest. Eating fruit for breakfast gives you that energy you need to start your day, it also helps you to feel awake and alert. Most people rely on coffee to wake them up which is not good, because it is a stimulant and won’t give you that long lasting energy needed.

I highly recommend drinking water and eating fruit first thing, if you don’t want to take my word for it then why not try it!!

Go get fruity haha ๐Ÿ™‚ !!!

xLBx

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Abs In The Kitchen!!

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So this is my third year of my healthy lifestyle and I am always trying to get those ABS on point and smaller waist, but there are a few complications along the way. So I just wanted to address a little something when it comes to my body.

Lets talk about my waistline!!

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Happy 5th Blog Day!!

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First of all WOW can not believe that Planet Stylisoulstar is 5 years young, I know I will probably say that every time she gets a year older but it is absolute madness!!

I am so happy to be sitting here writing this blog day post, because it proves that I can actually achieve great things and it documents my progress in life on a whole. The transition from five years ago till now is so amazing, my life has changed dramatically and so have I. Not only do I think, feel and LOOK different the things I want in life have also changed. No matter what my blog has always given me the freedom to be myself and share the topics I feel to.

I appreciate the love and support over the years from anyone who follows,reads, asks how it’s going or kicked me to post more..

PLANET STYLISOULSTAR is my world and everything in it so I will continue to spread the positive vibes and of course good food ๐Ÿ™‚

In celebration of this 5 years I will be giving Planet Stylisoulstar the make over she deserves I gave myself a big one so its only right she gets one too.

So keep your eyes open for new page layout and logo ๐Ÿ™‚

Until then I will ย keep doing my THANG!!

“Don’t just live in your world…. own it”

xLBx

The Cinnamon Snail (Vegan food truck)!!

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So a few weeks ago I set off on a big adventure which was a long time dreamt of, worked towards and finally fulfilled. As you may know I am a BIG foodie and of course FOOD is going to be a big part of wherever it is that I may travel. So when I was knew I was going to New York it was definitely a MUST to find some cool, tasty and unique vegan places for you to check out. A fellow vegan foodie and blogger recommended a lil food truck called โ€œThe Cinnamon Snailโ€ after checking them out I wrote down on my list of places to visit whilst in NY!!

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The Cinnamon Snail is an organic vegan food truck that serves sandwiches, sweet stuff and dinner to NYC & NJ. Not only do they pop up on the streets of New York serving food to die for, they also cater for events, pop ups and provide cakes made to order.

 

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If you want to track down The Cinnamon Snail truck they announce where they will be parked on Twitter/Facebook, I personally love this idea as it build suspense and it means that you go and seek them. So Sunday morning it was time for to go and find them as I was dying to try their yummy things on offer. As I was now a pro at finding my way in NYC I found them easy enough so I set my hungry and excited eyes upon the menu.

Just one problem though WHAT DO I HAVE!!!

You see back in England I am so used to having to piece together food whilst out and most of the time only have one or two choices. Any vegan will tell you that choices are limited most of the time, so when faced with a whole menu its BIG decision time.

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Okay so it was still quite early and even though I am a bread lover I try to keep bread/wheat out of my diet. I decided I was going for one of the sarnies (sandwiches) I can’t remember the last time I had a tasty one. So after I asked the audience, phoned a friend and 50/50 I said right I would like the Maple mustard tempeh with kale, tomato, onion and garlic aioli I’m sorry but that sound AMAZING or is it just me. So of course with all the sweet things shouting heyyyy to me it would be rude to not take some, so I had a apple cider doughnut.

Can I just say I would fly back right now for one of those sandwiches they are FABULOUS!!!

The spelt bread was nice and light not too heavy, the tempeh was cooked perfectly and the flavour of the garlic aioli with the kale PERFECTO!!! The apple cider doughnut was something I wouldn’t usually go but it was the besttttt. I literally went round the corner and sat on a step and ate because I knew that if I really enjoyed I would want more, so I didn’t go too far.

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So guess what when I was done I went straight back and ordered another sandwich the Thai BBQ tempeh with argula, roasted peanuts and sriracha mayo. I also had a cinnamon snail and coconut doughnut, these were to take back home and eat for lunch the next day.

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Lets take a moment to appreciate this wedge of deliciousness……

I love spicy food so this Thai BBQ tempeh sarnie was right up my alley I think the picture says it all!!

ย Unfortunately I not long found out that they are shutting off their flavour packed engine, sad to see them go but I know they will transform into something even greater.

So The Cinnamon Snail all I can say is that I love the food,I am inspired by their ideas and I will definitely be recreating with my own twist of there delicious sandwiches ASAP!! But if y’all could just drive to England that would b great haha!!

Explore, live, eat and share!!

xLBx

Body Transformation Update 2014!!

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Okay lets get straight to it this ISH is crazy I am not even going to lie!!!

I don’t even know where to begin this picture above provokes all types of thoughts and feelings.

Being on the bigger side for my teenage years and most of my twenties I wouldn’t say was the worst thing ever but it did cause obstacles for me. I have always had confidence and known how to present myself no problem, but being in a body you’re not 100% happy with isn’t good. Hiding you arms, covering your legs and dreading wearing a bikini in summer is not the way to be living life. Feeling like you can’t wear revealing clothing if you chose to and feel sexy or that your body wouldn’t be appealing to a man.When you live life full of boundaries and limitations you stop yourself from experiencing to your full potential.

When I look at that picture of me on the beach in my bikini in Jamaica I find it very hard to believe what my eyes are seeing. At the time I remember feeling pretty alright in my bikini that day and although I did attract a man lol, point being is that I know I wasn’t 100% happy with what I saw. It is a very emotional thing to look at a picture of yourself firstly not recognize that person and secondly just be in complete shock. I always knew I was a bigger lady but at the time I never saw myself how ย see myself now looking back. Its like someone went and photo shopped all of my pictures!!

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So January 2015 will mark two years since I first started my healthier and fitter lifestyle. I not only decided to change the way I looked at food, treated my body, but also the way I thought mentally a long with my approach to life. ย I wanted to be more open, laid back and inspirational it was my mission to achieve succeed and be able to share my experiences. I am no where near finished or done in my journey but I am damn sure proud of myself for how far I have come.

I am just an example of whatever you want it is yours for the taking, take both hands and grab it just do NOT let go!!!

Till next time keep it moving!!

xLBx