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.

About Me

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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    You can tell a heck of a lot about a girl when you take a peak inside her handbag.

    Some bags that I have seen are filled with junk, folded papers, random and forgotten makeup tubes while others are perhaps filled with a 2 liter bottle of alkaline water and a couple of tupperwares or baggies jam packed with healthy snacks, ok and maybe some random papers and forgotten makeup tubes…

    When it comes to living and maintain a fit lifestyle, one thing that often gets neglected are HEALTHY SNACKS!

    Snacks are important because they help to fuel the body, fire up the metabolism and in turn, help you to shed unwanted fat whilst preserving lean muscle.  They keep your blood sugar consistant and keep you from binging out on food when you finally have the time to sit down for a meal.

    One of my favourite resources for healthy snacks and information as you all probably know is the Eat Clean Diet.  This month, in honour of Spring, you can download a FREE copy of the Eat Clean Diet Just The Rules book here.

    This is a fantastic resource to keep in your purse and serves as a reminder to keep it clean and lean!

    I wanted to share some of my personal favourite snacks on the go.  I tend to choose snacks that are high in protein with balanced fats and carbs:

    1. 1 Cup Fruit (I like berries a lot)  + 1/4 Cup Raw, Unsalted Nuts or Seeds + a Protein Shake

    2. 2 Cups Raw Veggies + 1/4 Cup Hummus + 70g Non-GMO Tofu

    3. 7 Egg White Scramble with Veggies

    4. Zain’s Granola Bars

    5. Zain’s Balance Bowl

    6. ECD Vegetarian Cookbook’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Backpack Kisses

    7. Zain’s Divine Glow Smoothie

    8. Zain’s Magic Potion Green Smoothie

    9. Zain’s Super Juice

    10. Zain’s Raw Vegan Protein Bars

    11. Zain’s *To Die For* Cookie Dough Dip w/Protein added

    What are some of your favourite snacks?  

    (image of handbag: louis vuitton)

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