I often get asked what I eat. More specifically, I often get asked “WHAT DO YOU EAT?” with those dramatic are-you-crazy-woman-you-put-spinach-in-your-breakfast-eyes. Yes. I’m talking about when I say I don’t eat junk food, processed packaged foods, dairy, or grains and when I drink “that green stuff” as it is often referred to. You may have experienced this yourself and pondered the question “When did it become abnormal for us to eat normally?” And why does eating veggies seem so weird?
So in order to clear some things up, to make healthy eating seem more normal and simple, and to give you a little insight into what this healthy foodie eats on a typical day, I present to you a quick daily breakdown of my day.
6-630am: Rise and Shine. Depending on the season, my waking time varies, in the summer its a lot earlier, and during the winter its a little later. This helps keep me and my body grounded and in tune with the seasons. Straight up I like to drink around 2-3 cups of warm water with lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to help kick start my metabolism and help my liver begin flushing any toxins out. I also like to take a little time out to breathe, meditate, relax, and plan my day ahead. By taking extra time to do this the rest of my day runs beautifully.
7am-8am: I usually like to get a workout in first thing otherwise I’ll moan and whinge about doing it later. Plus I feel sluggish all day long until I do it. I then make sure I dry body brush before showering to help stimulate my lymphatic system. I will also often incorporate oil pulling (swishing coconut oil about in my mouth; read more about it here) whilst dry body brushing and showering – because I like multi-tasking.
830am: Brekky time! Breakfast is usually a green smoothie and I rarely stray from this as it just works spot on for me and my body. It includes a piece of fruit (like a banana, pear, grapefruit, cup of berries, or an apple), 2 handfuls of greens, veggies, ginger, healthy fats, seeds, superfoods, and is usually made with water as the base.
10am: I have a big pot of green tea with an inch of grated ginger to keep me going till lunchtime, or a cup of bone broth.
12-1230pm: Lunch usually consists of veggies, quinoa, salad, beans, seeds, or roasted veggie soup.
230-3pm: I usually need an arvo pick-me-up snack and I tend to favour chia puddings at the moment as they keep me full right through till tea time.
530-6pm: I’m a nanna when it comes to tea time. Feed me too late and I’m grumpy and can’t sleep well. I usually like to have some wild seafood like salmon, or some organic chicken, or beans along with veggies, salad or a side of soup (again what I eat changes with the seasons).
7pm: IF I’m going to have dessert I make sure it’s a healthy raw dessert or a small piece of fruit with some fat like almond butter to keep me satiated and I try not to eat later than 7pm in order to allow my body enough digesting time prior to going to sleep.
8pm: I usually have a cup of tea before bedtime – either camomile or nettle seems to do the trick for me and helps me nod off.
930pm: Similar to dinner time I am a nanna and I like to get my sleep in, so I go to bed quite early in comparison to most others.
I also make sure to get at least 3-3.5 Litres of filtered water in each day, and days when I don’t have this much I really notice feeling puffy, bloated and not quite right the next day (figure out what water level works for you somewhere good to aim is 2-3.5Litres).
Want to share any tricks or routines you have? Pop them below, I’d love to hear them.