Why hello 🙂
I hope you are having a wonderful week so far.
Today I want to show you a little more of my life. I don't know about you, but when I follow peoples blogs I always love to see what kind of foods they are nourishing their bodies with. As a nutritionists, it is interesting for me to see how people progress, grow and change over the years and how this is reflected in the foods they feel called to consume. As a self love coach I love to observe the parallels between how people are feeling about themselves and how they choose to eat.
I believe that food plays an important role in how we express, or do not express, self love. For me, eating foods that look beautiful, taste amazing and make me feel my best is one of the ways I show myself that I love myself.
Gone are the days of 'dieting.' I have not consciously adjusts my food intake in order to manipulate the way my body looks in a long time. I simply eat what intuitively feels right to me - and trust that my body knows what it is doing.
I believe that my diet not only has a profound effect on how I physically feel, but also on the way I feel emotionally, and how I progress in my spirituality.
All that is basically to say that I eat to feel good 🙂 Here is what that looks like for me:
First thing, our fridge always looks like the produce section:
We do not have a car, so I tend to go out to replenish our stash every few days. Sometimes we do a big haul, and that is why I have such strong legs. Carrying produce filled backpacks up the hills of San Fran is no.joke.
Second thing to know is that I drink green juice every day. My usual mix is:
- Sometimes: Kale, Romaine, Chard, Aloe ect
Marcus and I drink a litre or so each. (Sometimes I happen to get more than him. I have no idea how that happens.)
Third, I LOVE fruit. I eat a lot of it.
I will always have a different answer for you if you ask me what my favourite fruits are, depending on where I am in the world and what season it is. So this post will show you what i have been eating as of late - here in the Californian spring/summer.
Mini mangoes are high on my list of favourites.
I have also been all about the peaches, melons, oranges and berries:
If you are going to make fruits and veggies a large part of your diet, my tips are:
1. Get to know your produce people - Farmers, produce stand guys, produce managers. If you frequent their stall/shop they will give you deals. They may also reserve good stuff for you!
2. Purchase in quantity - There is no sense in getting an apple or two. Get yourself a bag of oranges and a flat of strawberries. Have them on hand so that you eat them!
3. Shop frequently: I like to go to the various markets around my house a few times a week. This keeps my stash fresh, and it keeps me from eating the same thing all week - not that that is a bad thing! I just like variety.
Fourth, I do eat a lot of 'mono' type meals, but I also do simple combinations sometimes too!
I love a big plate of mini mangoes all on their own.
I always make sure my fruit is ripe before I eat it. Like these peaches and apricots:
These figs were really sweet and delicious!
I peel the skins off of my oranges. I am not entirely sure when/why I started doing this, but I have been doing it for a really long time.
My simple combos generally look something like this:
Or like this:
So there you have it! A little glimpse into what my food life looks like.
Again - I do not count things, I do not measure or weigh. I don't follow any particular set of rules or any particular ideology. I do not find my identity in my way of eating. I fully enjoy my food, but I don't use it for entertainment. I love my food, and it loves me back. I eat what feels good for me.
Food is a gift that we are meant to enjoy as we nourish ourselves.
How do you nourish yourself? Would you like to see more posts like this?