evepostappleOnce upon a time, there was a woman named Eve, who, unable to resist the luring temptation of a fragrant orchard, took a bite of forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge. Perhaps Eve was bored. Perhaps she was ovulating and had a desperate craving for something sweet. Perhaps life in the little garden was becoming stressful or claustrophobic. Perhaps she felt out of control or lacked passion in her life and in order to numb her emotions or soothe herself from Adam's lack of attention or his ambivalence in starting a family, she chose to indulge. Perhaps Eve was an emotional eater. But as Eve soon discovered, neither the bite, nor the whole fruit fulfilled her as she had hoped. Not only did she realize she was naked but that she had contempt for the way she looked. Perhaps Eve suffered with body dismorphia. Eve tried to stop eating the forbidden fruit and eventually avoided eating altogether but that didn't work and she ended up eating until she could no longer breathe. The point of this is that Eve lost her intuitive ability to nourish herself. She no longer had balance in her life and was willing to do any and everything to get that back.

Maybe Eve didn't exist. Maybe the stories that were told are not as important as the stories we tell ourselves.

This blog is dedicated to creating new stories based on the philosophies of whole body nutrition, self-love, intuition, fitness and yoga.

In my journey I have sought to uncover the knowledge and balance which have brought me to a greater awareness of health and this is what I wish to share with you.

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I am a holistic nutritionist, certified yoga instructor, athlete, healthy living chef, and published writer. I have spent the last four years of my life rebuilding all aspects of myself after recovering from an eating disorder. Follow me as I continue to eat clean, train hard, and discover balance mind, body and spirit. zainsaraswatijamal.com

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    Eat Clean Diet Feature!!!

    You may have read a post that I wrote a couple days ago celebrating my friend and teammate Theresa Lopetrone aka The Fame for her recent accomplishments and for and how she has inspired me to live my dreams.

    Theresa has had a phenomenal year with two published photographs in Oxygen Magazine one in the February 2012 issue the Future of Fitness and the second in Oxygen’s Abs Special Issue that just came out yesterday…have you purchased your copy?   In it, Theresa reveals her journey to weight loss and how Tosca Reno and the Eat Clean Diet Books were monumental in her progress to achieve her goal.  She is now shooting for the stars and will be making her first WBFF debut in June.

    As a teammate, Theresa shows constant support, compassion, encouragement and sincerity.  She has set her sights for goals that are very important to her and she is making them happen.  I am so proud of her and I know that our coach and everyone on our team is rooting for her success.

    Our beautiful coach, Fatima (featured above) has been the inspiration behind both mine and Theresa’s success in everything from our training and meal programs.  She is a WBFF pro, has also been featured in Oxygen Magazine and the Abs Special issue, and is a coach who works with each of us based on our own needs and goals.  I am so grateful to her for everything she has done to help me achieve my my dream body, become a better athlete and get me stronger in my recovery.

    You may have heard that Theresa was featured yesterday on Tosca Reno’s blog and she announced last week that she would be a guest blogger for the Eat Clean Diet Vegetarian Cookbook (you may recall my last post on vegetarianism where I mentioned it as well) and she has been a busy bee preparing some of her favourite recipes from the Eat Clean Diet Vegetarian Book ever since, and she has done a fabulous job, might I add (some of those images look like they belong in the book!)

    As you also may have read, I have just received an email only days ago congratulating me for being selected as a guest blogger on Tosca’s site as well as to participate in supporting the promotion of the Eat Clean Diet Vegetarian Cookbook as well!  How incredible!  Out of a small handful of blogs both mine and my amazing teammate’s have been selected!

    Theresa was very excited for me too and she already has a wonderful plan as to how she is going to be sharing the recipes and creating a challenge out of it.  What makes this even more interesting is that Theresa, although skilled at everything she does, is a fitness model and is planning to compete, she is a not a vegetarian but definitely loves vegetarian/pescatarian food whereas my focus lies more in fitness combined with yoga, running and cooking and I am a vegetarian/pescatarian so these variations will be fascinating to see as they unfold.

    Since I received my news, I have been planning on coming up with a creative way that will highlight my specific skills to make it unique and interesting for you, seeing as how Theresa and I both have some people from the same audience thanks to the fact that she introduced me to the tumblr world! 

    Theresa and I have discussed our plans with one another as to how we can make this interesting for you and I will be sharing my plan with you in the next few days…very exciting!

    Above all, this is a wonderful opportunity for you to get to know the Eat Clean Diet Book and especially the Eat Clean Diet Vegetarian Cookbook.  However you choose to participate, let’s get out there and cooks some clean veggies meals!!!

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    1. eatcleanbetch reblogged this from evepostapple
    2. strengthpluslace said: can’t wait! :)
    3. divabikinileslie said: It’s a great time for the team! You and Theresa have the perfect combination of differing perspectives to showcase the benefits of the Eat Clean Diet Vegetarian cookbook! I’m so looking forward to the recipes. xoxo
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