So very many people having been asking for my current diet. I think I have tried just about everything under the sun (that is just since making the previous post in 2015) The thing is, the more I research, the more I learn and want to change things. This is not medical advice, and this is not to say what works for me will work for you, but I have had great results. I am in the best shape of my life (I was a collegiate cheerleader and gymnast for thirteen years) and I have not been sick in a very long time. I have learned that food can help you heal inside and out and help you perform your best.
During the first half of my second pregnancy, I was vegan. Not to say this is for everyone, but it was working. I just eating my pea protein, but I was never fully satisfied (breastfeeding and pregnancy were most likely the culprits). My sister introduced me to Whole 30. This was extremely difficult for me, because it made me examine labels, which I found sugar was lurking EVERYWHERE. Also, it required me to add in animal meat. Over time, I have adapted and love this new approach. No dairy, no bread, and no gluten, have been things I have cut back since finding that they increase endometriosis. (More to come about this) Dairy makes my face break out, and nurslings usually do not tolerate it very well. So clear face and happy baby? This was an easy one to cut out as well.
A typical day for me starts with breakfast. I try to do three meals with a little snacking and only a post workout recovery snack if necessary. This is the Whole 30 approach, another huge change for me. Now my meals are HUGE. The are big enough to keep me full for 3-5 hours. My husband and I meal prep (another post to come about how we manage this one) so when he is busy and I am chasing toddlers, we have our options ready to go. Anyway, back to breakfast, eggs or leftover meat, sautéed greens, some times some fruit, and some nut butter is the norm. Lunch, I live off of avocados and sweet potatoes and that is my go to lunch. Don't judge, but some times, I mix them together with coconut butter and ghee and it is surprisingly tasty. I usually add a fish or some of of protein, it varies with my mood. If I work out, I might have a smoothie or RX bar, but try to limit them, because that is just not how are bodies were meant to process foods. Dinner is usually a mixture or repeat of breakfast and lunch. I do add vital proteins to almost every meal, wether the plain peptides, liver, or gelatin. (See the link in the supplements page) Most of the products are tasteless. All four of us eat them. I love that the kiddos can get a clean source of protein, vitamins, and minerals without tasting it or seeing it. (Let's face it, my role as a mother is to hide as much healthy stuff in their food as possible)
I plan to keep you up to date on recipes we use regularly, quick and easy snacks, and what I feed the kids of the reg, plus some humorous work out ideas that Jared has. Please let me know what else you want me to write about. Oh and please follow me on instagram @amotherofnature