It all starts with your mindset, says Joanna Shira, who’s spent the last 15 years training, working, and eating out at The Bistro, one of the nation’s most successful Korean-style fast food joints.
The restaurant chain specializes in fresh, locally sourced ingredients, and their “flexible” menu is the only meal plan that works on both a budget and a tight schedule.
“I like flexibility,” she says.
“My biggest thing is I don’t want to feel guilty about it, and that’s something that I like about my diet.”
Shira started with a healthy, ketogenic diet.
She started eating meat, vegetables, and whole grains and started adding fruits and fruit juices to her meals.
She even tried a gluten-free diet.
But after three years of experimenting, she says she felt “a bit of a loss” and decided to stick with a more traditional Korean-styled diet.
“You’re going to feel weird and you’re going have this sense of deprivation.
I’m not going to be able to eat that many carbs,” she admits.
She went on to get her GED and now, in the first year of her new lifestyle, she’s cut her caloric intake by 20 percent, lost weight, and started feeling happier.
“It’s definitely changed my perspective on life,” Shira says.
Shira is now a regular at the Bistros Kogi Kogi, a traditional Korean Korean fast food restaurant in San Francisco.
She says she’ll definitely try the new Flexible Diet menu again, and she’s even started a fitness program.
“There are a lot of people that are eating a very restrictive diet that can actually cause all kinds of health issues, but it’s just a really flexible diet, and it’s really a great way to eat healthy.”
Shirkas plan to eat less meat, fruit, and vegetables, as well as a higher proportion of fruit juice, dairy, and lean proteins.
“If you can cut out these things, I feel like you’re just going to get more nutrients,” she adds.
The flexible diet Shira has been following is a little different than the popular one that many people follow.
“The way I think about my life is that I’m trying to have a more flexible lifestyle than other people,” she explains.
“We all have our own personal goals, and there are a whole bunch of things you can do that are really important, but the more flexible you can be, the more healthy you are.”
Shiras flexible diet is a more moderate version of what’s popular.
It includes a higher portion of vegetables, fruit juices, dairy products, and more protein, which she says will make her more “happy.”
“I think it will be really helpful to my health,” she tells Polygon.
“For me, eating the kind of foods that I eat now is really restricting and restrictive, and I don.
So it makes me feel like, well, I don?t want to restrict myself to the type of food that is normal for me.
I want to be flexible.”
And Shira knows what her future looks like.
She’s planning on pursuing her MBA, a degree in Business Administration, and is currently studying for a certification in Personal Finance and Management at the California State University system.
She hopes to eventually get her degree and work for an employer in a finance field.
“Because I’m really passionate about my career, I’m hoping to take the skills I learned from my years of training and apply it to other fields,” she promises.
“As far as where I’ll end up going, I have no idea.
I just have to be patient and be patient about everything.”
Shirea’s flexible diet isn’t the only thing she’s working on.
In addition to her career, Shira also loves her family.
“All of my kids have had a great time and they all like to cook and eat,” she said.
“And I’m super proud to say that they’re all eating at my house.”
Shires family has also been an important part of her success.
“One of my big goals is to be a good mother,” she recalls.
“To me, being a good parent is all about giving everything to your kids.
That’s the most important thing.
My goal is to provide for my family, and then I will do my best to be the best parent.”
Shirin’s flexibility plan is also a huge part of why she likes what she’s doing.
“What really excites me about it is how flexible it is,” she laughs.
“This is the most flexible diet I’ve ever tried.
It makes me happy.
I really like that.”
Shiro says she can see herself living a flexible lifestyle in the future, and has been working on the plan for about two years.
“When I started to put my plan together, I realized, well