One of the questions I am most frequently asked is, “what do YOU eat?”
When it comes to my meals, the most important focus for me is simplicity – if it’s not easy and simple, I won’t do it, and implementation is the key to success.
I focus on 3 solid meals throughout the day, and 2 snacks if needed. Preparation is key! I always, always have some snacks with me so I never feel stuck.
- Almond butter with an apple
- Carrots & hummus
- 1/4 cup Trail mix
- Kombucha (Synergy/Triology flavor – this one has the least sugar)
- Hardboiled eggs
- Green juice/Green smoothie
- Kale chips
Upon waking: Morning Tonic: 16 oz. warm water, 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar, 1 squeeze lemon.
Why: Starting every morning with a glass of warm lemon water is actually a ritual in Ayurveda or Yogic traditions, used to stimulate digestion for the day and clear the body of any toxins that may have settled in the digestive tract overnight.
Breakfast (8am – 9am): 2 scrambled eggs, ½ cup steamed broccoli, 2 tbsp. salsa, ½ avocado
Why: If a diet requires that you semi-starve yourself, it will fail, because: Your body adjusts to the caloric deficit by expending less energy, you get hungry and stay hungry, as a product of each of these, you get depressed, irritable, and chronically tired. Protein will allow you to start your day in a powerful and satiated way.
Lunch: (12:30pm – 1:30pm) Quinoa & greens salad with tomatoes, red onion, and all the veggies I can find in my fridge with liberal amounts olive oil, garlic, sea salt, and pepper.
Why: Green vegetables are the foods most commonly missing in modern diets. Learning to incorporate dark, leafy greens into the diet is essential to establishing a healthy body and immune system. When you nourish yourself with greens, you may naturally crowd out the foods that make you sick. Greens help build your internal rainforest and strengthen the blood and respiratory system.
Greens are very high in calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, phosphorous, zinc, and Vitamins A, C, E and K. They are loaded with fiber, folic acid, chlorophyll and may other micronutrients and phytochemicals.
Dinner (6pm – 7pm): I always focus on protein & greens. Chicken, turkey, beef, or salmon with a choice of roasted or sauteed vegetables, both served with butter and/or coconut oil.
Why: Grass-fed and free-range meats offer many fatty acids that are missing in the standard American diet (SAD), like – arachidonic acid, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), and the proper ratio of omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids.
Dessert: Chia seed pudding or nuts, seeds, and berries, or a square of 70% + dark chocolate.
Why: The easiest, most delicious dessert there is. Chia is an edible seed grown primarily in southern Mexico rich in omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. While they look similar to poppy seeds, they have a more robust, nutty flavor and take on a gel like texture when mixed in water or liquid.
Chia Seed Pudding Recipe: (this makes a large batch to last the week)
- 4 cups vanilla almond or coconut milk
- 1 cup chia seeds
- 1 tbsp. local, raw honey
- 1 tsp. of cinnamon
Stir together and leave in fridge for 12 hours. Serve with fresh berries or a drizzle of honey on top.
** When in doubt, opt for one-ingredient foods. Fresh vegetables, Grass-fed, pasture-raised, organic meat. Fruit, Nuts, Seeds of all shape & size. Embrace the abundance of nature!
Hope that helps you in your culinary adventures!
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