What I’m eating (and why)
If you haven’t already noticed from my posts, I rarely share what I actually eat in a day.
It’s not by accident.
I learned long ago that the exact details of what I eat doesn’t impact my ability or skill in helping you achieve the type of health, healing, body, and relationship with food you want.
At the same time, whether or not I’m cruising through the McDonalds drive-thru for a few double cheeseburgers everyday or contorting myself into a 1,200 calories a day diet might be “interesting” behind-the-scenes information!
So today I’m sharing what I’ve been eating in a typical day over the past couple weeks and most importantly, WHY…
My mornings start with a quart of water with fresh lemon juice or apple cider vinegar, some adaptogenic herbs, and a probiotic
Lately breakfast has been a protein smoothie bowl with frozen organic wild blueberries and a medicinal mushroom blend
Lunch usually consists of a large colorful salad with wild salmon, chicken, or hard-boiled eggs and a delicious walnut balsamic vinegar, nutritional yeast, and everything-but-the-bagel seasoning. I’ve been enjoying Japanese sweet potatoes or pretzels with lunch, too. I always have dark chocolate afterwards. I’ll sometimes take curcurmin with lunch for an extra anti-inflammatory boost.
If I’m hungry for a snack I usually have fresh fruit with peanut or almond butter or a high-quality protein bar
Dinner has been a quick vegetable omelette or an easy tapas-style plate with deviled eggs, guacamole, fresh veggies, crackers, olives, sardines, potatoes, etc. Other times I also roast/grill some broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower, or summer squash, too. (All excellent with a bit of tahini and spices). Sometimes we order take-out Mexican food or seafood from nearby restaurants.
The Method Behind It
At any given time, my diet can be different depending on my priorities, what season it is, my work/travel schedule, what my body is up to, if I have any particular symptom, etc…(note: this goes for you, too).
I’ve been eating this way because I enjoy it. It works for me this summer and satisfies a few things: pleasure and satisfaction, short-prep time and minimum cooking, a focus on functional foods and herbs for immune and adrenal resilience, and a hat tip to seasonal eating.
So now you decide, does what I eat matter to you? Would you prefer I eat differently? Have I inspired you? Bored you?
Our Work Together
Whatever your feelings about the food I’ve been eating the past couple weeks, know that any work we do together is ultimately about helping you feel empowered, healthy, resourceful, confident, and more like yourself. Often this includes working with the exact content of your diet for health and therapeutic reasons. Often this also includes caring for the other variables in your life that influences your eating and well-being. There’s a lot of heart in soul in here, a touch beneath the surface…
I notice, for women especially, that our eating habits & physical health are tightly related to our emotional and psychological well-being.
You need not do it alone.
I hope you’ve found this helpful.
With love & respect,