Are you curious about the benefits of veganism? After you eat a meal, do you feel fueled or fatigued? Can you keep having your favorite foods, simply in a healthier way?
In this podcast episode, Melissa Vogel speaks with Hollan Hawaii about good food gratitude and following a vegan lifestyle.
Meet Hollan Hawaii
Hollan Hawaii is an expert in vegan plant-based food and cleanses. As a LeCordon Bleu-trained chef, health advocate, former restaurant owner, and mom of three, she has worn many hats in this life, but she knows the one that matters most is her relationship with herself and her body. When those two are aligned, everything falls into place, and she can be a better mother and chef.
Hollan has been on her own health journey for 13 years and loves sharing her perspective and experience with food that led her to be in charge of her own health. Good Food Gratitude is Hollan’s plant-based lifestyle cookbook that also encourages people to change the way to perceive healthy food. Hollan knows how much work it is to make sure you and your family are eating healthy foods, so her recipes are fast, affordable, easy, and healthy. True to her family-friendly beach-inspired lifestyle and aesthetics, Hollan lives on the beautiful garden isle of Kauai and enjoys spending time in the kitchen, with family and friends, and in the rejuvenating waters of the Pacific Ocean
In This Podcast
- Health is a personal journey
- Eat better, not less
Health is a personal journey
You have to wake up and choose you, even when you do not feel like it in the morning. It is a daily commitment to yourself and your wellbeing – and by practicing wellness every day as a part of your routine, not as a new fad, you are able to reap the full benefits.
Eat better, not less
You do not have to deprive yourself, or only stick to salads. Food is energy and is supposed to fuel you, not make you feel drained or exhausted after a meal.
Just like I think we’re all learning about relationships and boundaries and different things right now, you are in a relationship with food and most people’s relationships to food are extremely dysfunctional. (Hollan Hawaii)
It takes work, you have to learn what works for you, what you like and what you do not like, and what works best for your body. Do not be afraid of the kitchen – make the time to food prep during small moments you have between daily tasks. You can be very healthy in a short amount of time.
If you’re on a diet or on a cleanse, the best thing you can do is know that it is short-lived … just know that most of them are not sustainable and so my advice is for everyone to look at what they eat now, and to start to learn how to replace the ingredients so they have something that reminds them of the foods they love … but is in a healthier form. (Hollan Hawaii)
This is how it sticks. Keep your favorite recipes and comfort foods and simply find ways to recreate them in healthier ways.
Health is within your reach, your body wants to heal and it needs your help to do that. Shame does not lead to sustainable and sincere change, so work with your body to create sustainable wellness for your body and mind to enjoy.
Books mentioned in this episode
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Meet Melissa Vogel
Melissa Vogel is an energetic keynote speaker, business owner, certified personal trainer, certified group fitness instructor, 1st degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, a mother of three, and a podcaster.
Melissa has been voted as the Best Personal Trainer for 2020 by Inland Empire Magazine, and Built the Busy to Bomb Fit Mom exercise system.
She is quickly becoming recognized for her expertise and influence in her field!
Melissa has contributed to numerous publications and has been featured in the Trail Blazer Magazine, and published in the April 2020 edition of Health Magazine. Her approach incorporates personal experience, energy, humor, and charisma.
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