Where did the time go 🤔😳 my lunch earlier from @realfoodeatery - freakin love this place.
Chicken, kale salad, avocado, roasted sweet potatoes, Brussels & broccoli 🙌🏻
Having a feast tonight (see the rest of it on my stories) thanks to my favorite juice bar ever 😍🙌🏻 @purecocobeet - they're in Boston & just opened a new location. Go go!
Also shoutout to my BABE @twist_of_lemons for picking all of it up for me. She's a real gem 😘
Cauliflower poppers with vegan ranch, quinoa sliders & green juice
Made my own @sweetgreen salad today AT sweetgreen (apparently there was some confusion) & it was just perfect 🙌🏻
Roasted sweet potatoes
Spicy cashew dressing
Organic greens salad with a sesame dressing. There's @safecatchfoods tuna hiding under there somewhere too 🙌🏻
Best show day of this tour!
The catering was on POINT! I requested for it to be organic. It was so freakin good 🙃
And Toronto showed so much love for @tovelo tonight! We love you Canada! ❤
Roasted broccoli, sweet potato mash, roasted carrots & curry over rice
Organic kitchari, green juice & kinetic lemonade from @hivibechi yesterday in Chicago 😍🙌🏻
The lemonade gets its pretty unicorn blue from the phycocyanin (spirulina) which adds a significant amount of vitamins.
And the green juice has NO fruit in it because fruit juice without the fiber from the fruit is not good for your blood sugar. Fruit is great and healthy for you, because the fiber is intact and helps to slow down the absorption of the sugar into your bloodstream. When you drink fruit juice alone without that fiber it raises blood sugar, spikes insulin, and leads to crashes. Also will leave you feeling hungry not too soon after 🙈
It was really hard to get a good shot tonight - you should see the edits before 😳 damn you House of Blues lighting!
But I had to show you the feast Chef Ryan & his team at @bernies_chicago made for us tonight. Then they personally delivered it to us!
It was so delicious 🤤
I don't remember the names of the dishes, but I'm gonna try my best.
Avocado toast, sweet potatoes with greens, (loaded) hummus, roasted cauliflower & sweet and sour eggplant. 🙌🏻
I believe in listening to your body. My body has been off the past few weeks and I could not figure out what was going on!
More on that in a second.
Anyone that tells you that there is only one right way to eat for everyone is just plain wrong (and bad at their job). We are all biochemically diverse and what works for me may not work for you.
Now there are some standards that apply for everyone, for example there is no denying that an organic diet full of phytonutrients (obtained through eating a plethora of vegetables and fruits), good healthy fats, and quality protein is good for everyone. But the needs for people are going to differ in quantity, as well as the types of foods.
I gained a few pounds over the course of the last few weeks, felt super fatigued (to the point where my normal workouts were hard to get through) and my stomach was bloating up so bad it was like someone was pumping a balloon in my stomach with air - bloating is not normal on a consistent basis. It's one thing if it happens once or twice a month (ladies, we all know the shark week bloat!) but if it's happening on a consistent basis something is wrong!
As you all know I stay super up to date with all the nutrition science that is constantly coming out and everything is leaning towards consuming little to no grains and obtaining your carbs through fruits and vegetables. This works for some, but I have to tell you guys that completely cutting out grains did not work for me. The second I started incorporating a little bit of oats, quinoa and rice back in my diet, I gained my energy back (nailed that @soulcycle this morning 😆) and the bloating and weight went back down!
The point of all of this is LISTEN to your bodies people! They will tell you what they need
I made this in my hotel room this morning. No but seriously 🙃
I had a @barelybread bagel & avocado in my fridge & a pack of @safecatchfoods tuna so I made an avocado bagel sandwich.
Mashed half of the avocado on the bagel and threw some tuna on top. It was really good and super filling!
I was in such a hurry to get out the door for the airport I butchered that @barelybread bagel but it still tasted so good 🙌🏻 smothered in @fourthandheart ghee 😍
Scrambled @vitalfarms eggs with broccolini, onion & brussel sprouts