I am not a qualified nutritionist or qualified anything (editor’s note: a few years later I did become a qualified holistic health coach), this is just how I currently do it and have come to these decisions by taking the time to learn what works for me and what good nutrition means. You might also find my How To Be Skinny post worth reading. (I am so excited for this opportunity to share the pics of my home cooked meals that I always take haha!)
Breakfast: Green smoothie containing; banana, big handful of spinach or kale or chard, frozen berries, ground flaxseed, hemp protein, water
Snacks: Organic apples, plums, pears (whatever I have that week), celery and almond butter.
Lunch and Dinner: Either a vegetable stir-fry with noodles or a salad with noodles.
My salad’s always have a combination of: rocket (arugula), pine nuts, avocado, grated zuccini and carrot, tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt (Himalayan or crystal salt is much healthier – and yes your body does need salt!), celery, tomatoes.
Next week I could be eating differently but this is what my body wants now, I and I do as she says!
When I eat out, its usually a vegetarian option of a bean chilli or veggie burger.
Sometimes I just scramble 2-3 eggs (no milk or butter added, just add to a pan with smoking hot oil and scramble in 30secs!), chop up half an avocado and a tomato, sprinkle with soy sauce and olive oil.
You have to have good fats in your diet, avocados and olive oil are so so so good for you!
I know I should probably eat more. I also go to bed hungry, and take 1000mg of Vit. C a day as well as Milk Thistle to help my liver digest because I like a pint (or three) of cider a couple nights a week.
I also eat chocolate about once a week, I try not to, but at least I only eat one or two bars per week as opposed to per day when I was younger!
I sometimes eat chicken but I find I dont feel good after I eat meat any more. Recently Ive been trying to eat as much raw food as I can to experience the boundless energy raw foodies talk about!
Oh and I keep a bowl of soaked almonds in the fridge to grab a handful of when Im pekish or running out the door (usually with an apple in my pocket). I like to eat little and often.
Most importantly, I dont sweat it. Im 32, Ive accepted my body, I just try to do my best by it by putting clean, chemical free food and products in and on it as well as keeping it moving. I rarely weigh myself and when I do, Im usually the same weight: around 65kgs. I guess I have a lot of muscle weight as Ive enjoyed being active my whole life in various forms from horse riding to dancing to swimming to walking and surfing as well as working out and pole dancing.
I dont buy bread any more because I love it too much and its full of chemicals and sugar (unless you buy organic, but that still has sugar in it).
I try to cook all of my own meals from scratch (unless I eat out) and dont cook anything out of a packet (i.e. processed) unless its tinned beans or chopped tomatoes or something.
But hey, Im not strict! I eat choc chip cookies and drink too much and add tomato sauce to fries (if there is no salad option on the menu) because I LOVE FOOD and I feel good eating it and Ive wasted too much of my life hating my body and obsessing over food.
Now, I am all about putting good, clean food into my body and keeping it happy and mobile. If I love my body and treat it right, it will do the same for me.
What is your relationship with food? Do you enjoy it? What do you love eating and how do you stay healthy?