So my obsession with turtles is no secret. 🙂 And there is nothing quite like seeing the little guys in the wild! There is just something about their dangly legs and lazy eyes that gets me! My turtle tank with my 2 turtles is in my living room where I do a lot of work, and admittedly my favorite procrastination is to look over and watch them swim around the tank. Too cute!!
But what has really made a drastic change in their behavior is their food, as I’ve discussed in some other blogs. They used to eat turtle pellets which were composed of processed fish and wheat, and lots of fillers. They were constantly begging for food, frantically so, and could never sit still!
Now they eat only lettuce and greens, and they swim around the tank calmly, look at me with their big eyes, and chill on their rocks. It is a COMPLETE change in behavior.
Fresh food and a good percentage of living food will calm our minds and make us more adaptable to any environment we are in, and help us deal with stress. Besides looking better, we will really feel better and be able to think more clearly.
How much of your diet is comprised of human “turtle pellets”, ie food that comes from boxes, cans, microwave containers, bags, etc? What percentage is it really, when you take a close look? How can we reduce that percentage and replace some of those foods with fresh foods that are completely unprocessed? By the way, commercial cereal is very much processed food. I never eat that. Do you buy packaged hummus, salsa and other dips? Why don’t you make your own? You can make a batch to last a few days to save on time. For nearly the same time it takes to make a microwaved dinner you could slice up an avocado and throw some sprouts and lemon on it for a fast meal. There really are options, like my taco salad recipe, an awesome dish for any occasion!
Watch your processed foods go down and your calmness and intuition go up.
With love, Kimberly
You’re ingenius, Kim. PLUS I’m digging the experiment you did with your turtles – it’s almost, dare I say it, scientific. LOVE.
Ha! Well I was a science nerd back in the day- I won the Boehinger Ingleheim Science award. 🙂 I was going to be a research scientist then a doctor!
I’m so happy I can just do my own informal experiments with my pet turtles! 🙂 LOL
You should make a turtle cam Kim! That way we ALL can zen out chillin’ to your ultra healthy turtles. 🙂
I’ll try!! 🙂
Hi Kimberly! I just stumbled upon your blog last week (via smartypanties) and I already can’t thank you enough. I’m a 24-year-old female and I have always had trouble with eating balanced and weight fluctuations because of it. I had tried about every healthy eating plan and none of it took. I was at a really low point recently, not even wanting to get out of bed, but as soon as I saw your green smoothie recipe I wanted to try it. I am so amazed! The green smoothie is so delicious and I feel so good after having it! It really does energize me. I was only going to try it for 3 days but it is so refreshing that I am sticking with it. When I wake up in the morning I really only want to start my day with your green drink recipe! Thanks so much for doing what you do and sharing your knowledge!
That is just wonderful! I am so happy to hear that! You are far too young to have low energy or struggle with energy. The Green Smoothie will rejuvenate your mind and spirit. Yay for you!!!!!
Keep it up. Lots of love, Kimberly
I’m still drinking ’em every morning! Its only been a week and I feel so springy! Even a coworker commented that I clearly have so much energy. I have even stopped my coffee habit. I really just can’t thank you enough. I feel rejuvenated. 🙂
Those are cute little turtles. I feel like I am just taking a walk, and you are showing folks the beauty of your find…. I have never been to Atlanta, I have thought of going there. There is a church there, and a pastor, Creflo Dollar, he is truly anointed, that I would like to visit. And who speaks truth from the word of God. Who knows, maybe someday I will….
Anyway, thanks and may your day be blessed.
Just my thoughts….
Thanks Elena, thanks for sharing. You should definitely make the effort to make it down there!
Those turtles are too cute! There are turtles that sun themselves on rocks and branches at a park in my neighborhood. They are beyond adorable.
Good point about the processed foods vs. fresh plant foods. Since cutting the amount of processed stuff from my diet, I’ve noticed a definite shift in energy levels –for the better– and am feeling great. Love it! Have a great weekend. Xoxo!
Thanks love! I melt for my turts. 🙂
I had a turtle too growing up–we tried making him these sort of jello shots–basically green smoothie with gelatin in it, so it could be cut into cubes. But he liked plain cucumber chunks the best!
Really????????? Green smoothie shots!!! That is amazing!!
Thanks, Kimberly, God willing I will go there. Have a blessed week. Elena