Everywhere I go people ask me, “What’s in your kitchen? What’s your secret?”
The secret is…there is no secret! I know that whatever I put in my body affects me, in both good and bad ways. You should love food and learn all the ways nutrition can help you, not hurt you. You should not be afraid to enjoy all the foods you love. I do!
Feeling guilty about eating cheese is no way to live. Eating a huge cheese wheel for lunch is no way to live either! Balance, moderation, and attitude are the key ingredients to the true pleasure of eating. I am smart about my food choices but it doesn’t take a genius to figure out what is and isn’t good for my body. Fresh, organic fruits and vegetables should be the majority of any diet.
Looking good starts on the inside. I want to look and feel great, who doesn’t? I want people to be guessing my age for the rest of my life. My lifestyle and nutrition are the secrets to looking my best, from the inside out. Let’s face it, if you eat greasy pizza all the time, you will start to look like a greasy pizza! If you are well hydrated and fuel your body with healthy food, you will look fresh, well rested, and your skin will glow.
It’s a fact. People who eat well look better. Smart nutrition keeps you young. A diet rich in polyphenols can protect against those nasty free radicals that want to damage and age your skin. Polyphenols antioxidants are found in things like blueberries, spinach, olive oil, and walnuts. I want to have all of my organs with me for the rest of my life, so I feed my machine with the fuel it needs to keep going and going and going…
So, what do I actually eat on a daily basis? Well, today for example, I had a huge glass of water to get things going. Then, I had coffee with soymilk (I’m lactose intolerant). After that, I made a smoothie with frozen peaches and raspberries, ground flaxseed, banana, and lots of blueberries. I like to add something called “green machine” which is a vitamin powder that has tons of vitamins and minerals in it. I share it with my family. I’ll also have a little cup of oatmeal. Irish steel cut oatmeal is the best. I like to put natural peanut butter or cinnamon and honey on mine.
I wake up starving and consider breakfast very important. A lot of my clients do not share my love of breakfast and that’s ok. If you don’t want to eat first thing in the morning, that’s alright. Just don’t wait too long to eat that by lunchtime you are starving and the only thing that will satisfy your hunger is a double cheeseburger. And fries. And a Coke. And a cookie…