Living Wholly with Wholebeeing
Being a Green Girl means more than eating a diet filled with superfoods. Beth of Wholebeeing is a student at IIN who believes you can only achieve true health through living wholly. Embracing the moment and living positively are just as important as eating a balanced diet. She would know as she backpacked through Europe and Asia to gain a fresh perspective on the world.
Her positive attitude and warm vibes flood her instagram page and luckily I was able to chat to to learn about her journey, tips, and share her antioxidant smoothie recipe with you!
Q: Tell me about yourself?
Corporate America dropout gone entrepreneur, I’m studying at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition to become a certified Health Coach and pursue my true passion for achieving health and wellness the natural way. As we know, most dreams need funding, so I’m a LuLaRoe Consultant while attending IIN, which allows me to make women feel beautiful through simply comfortable, funky, and unique clothing every single day. As I always say, life is too short to be boring, and it’s most definitely too short to wear boring clothes.
Q: What drives your passion?
Helping people and being the best I can be in order to do so. I once read an article that suggested one should ask themselves
"‘What am I willing to struggle for?’ instead of ‘What do I want?’"
When it comes to my passion for health and wellness, I am willing to put all I’ve got, regardless of the struggles it may take to get there, into helping people live a longer, healthier life with the people they care for most.
Q: Have you experimented with a plant based diet?
I most definitely have. I always played sports growing up, but in college, I become deeply interested in nutrition and played around with different lifestyles to see what worked best for my body. Currently, I eat chicken, fish and eggs, but I try to stay away from dairy. I don’t eat red meat or turkey. This lifestyle seems to work best for me!
Q:What tips do you have for someone who is trying to reduce meat in their diet?
My advice is to do an elimination reset so you can remove meat from your diet entirely, replace it with other proteins, and then reintroduce it after 30-days to see how it affects your body. Do you have more energy when consuming meat or less? Do you sleep better or worse? It’s important to listen to your body and develop a balanced lifestyle that works for you.
Q: What's your go-to smoothie?
Q: What makes you a "Green Girl" ie. how do you try to live sustainably?
When it comes to living sustainably, the easiest step is RECYCLE, RECYCLE, RECYCLE. Many people think they don’t have much to recycle throughout the week, so they just don’t do it. This is simply not true!
Recycle for one week straight and you’ll be surprised just how much you accumulate.
In addition to recycling religiously, I eat fresh, organic and mainly local produce and meats and do my best to conserve water and electricity.
Q: What's your favorite plant-based treat?
This is easy. My favorite plant-based treat is almond butter BY FAR. Real talk: I could eat spoonful after spoonful of almond butter and never get sick of it. Justin’s is my favorite brand! I’ve featured it here in my favorite sweet tooth cure consisting of SoDelicious vanilla dairy-free coconut milk yogurt, Purely Elizabeth pumpkin fig ancient grain granola, Justins maple almond butter, fresh raspberries, and cinnamon.
Q: What does women empowerment mean to you?
To me, women empowerment means fighting against the odds; the stereotypes we are faced with every single day. I am in no way an extreme feminist, but I do believe that as women, we are often made to feel as though we have a lot to prove. If you want to be truly empowered as a woman, set goals, work hard to achieve those goals no matter what it takes, and most important of all, do it for YOU.
Q: What's your favorite song?
Crash Into Me by Dave Mathews Band and Let It Be by the Beatles are tied. I could listen to these songs over and over again and they often DJ my morning yoga flow.
Follow wholebeeing on instagram to stay up to date on her journey