Where my Energy came from today!~
Food is for fuel- when we get that in our heads we start to respect food more. We start to eat to live not live to eat.
When we really listen to our bodies and feed it what it wants, REAL, WHOLE foods, that is when the magic happens.
I used to literally STARVE to be skinny. I would eat nothing all day then binge at night and on weekends. It was a vicious cycle that lasted several years. I was thin but unhealthy.
I gained 85 pounds in my first pregnancy. I lost the weight, yes, but that is not all I lost. I lost the unhealthy relationship with food. I lost that feeling that food was bad and that if I didn't eat it I would be skinny. I lost that urge to eat only crappy foods that fed my mind more than my body. I lost the pain the binge caused the next day by bloating and becoming puffy and groggy. This is not about weight, this is about learning to appreciate the tastes of real, from the earth, food.
So, for you, here is one day in my world of eats....
Breakfast is always the same for me...
This blend of phytonutrients helps get the yuck out and the good stuff in. It gives me the burst of energy I need with a low glycemic index I never feel a crash in the morning with this! It helps debloat and makes my skin, hair and nails strong. Along with digestive powers and keeping me regular too ...tmi?
Lunch was magnificent, to say the least. I felt no need for my morning snack as I practice Intermittent Fasting.
This looks harder than it was - it took less than 10 minutes.
To start I sautéed a handful of kale in a tsp of coconut oil on the stove until tender. I only like cooked kale and I know the benefits of kale so I just put the work in and cook it for a few minutes.
Once the kale was cooked to my liking I threw it in a bowl and added
1/4 C walnuts
1/2 Sliced avocado
1/2 a chopped pear and apple
1/4 C blueberries
I topped this with an amazing dressing I whipped up..
Blend in your bullet:
1 tsp maple syrup
2 TBS almond butter
2 TBS sesame oil
salt and pepper
small squirt of sriracha
1 tsp of everything but the bagel season
a dash of water
I used half the mixture on my salad and saved the other half for tomorrow!
Dinner is usually a combo of a salad I have made for the week. With 1/2 C whole wheat rice and a few tortilla chips and salsa.
I usually feed my family what I am eating or I will pull a dinner recipe from here or my new book has loads of dinner ideas with simple ingredients.
I usually do not eat after dinner but if I must I choose wisely. Perhaps a small glass of red wine and a few squares of dark chocolate will do!
All and all it was a good and filling day. I had the energy to power through and I never felt deprived once.