I am constantly working on loving and bettering myself, daily. I believe a lot of that starts with a healthy lifestyle from within! What you put in your body every single day is so extremely important. It effects literally every single thing about how you look, feel, and act. In my personal opinion, our bodies take pretty dang good care of us, so in turn we should take even better care of them and give them what they need – nutrients!
My mom has been dealing with constant joint pain ( among other issues ) for years now. No doctor can figure out what is wrong with her, but they all say her symptoms point to autoimmune diseases. About a year ago I started exhibiting some similar symptoms to her’s and freaked out. I do all this crazy obsessive research for her ( and me ) to hopefully help anyone else out there looking for holistic ways to help their bodies heal.
I came across a nutritionist named Steven Macari ( the internet is a wonderful place don’t you think? ) and he founded a company named SLVRBK ( they make gorgeous & multi functional yoga mats ) and also a website called THE WAVE STATE which offers products, services, and content to help get you to “The Wave State” of being. He lists out 17 steps to change your state of being, and it is seriously insanely wonderful and amazing to read.
A quote of Steve’s that stuck out to me was “When you are in The Wave State life just flows”.
I mean, how true right?! When you feel amazing from the inside out, everything else in life falls into place one way or the other.
Steven wrote an article for Harpers Bazaar about what he typically eats in a day. After obsessing over that article and immediately updating my grocery list to make a plan of my own similar to his for the next few weeks, I looked up his Wave State method and was sold.
It just makes sense. Check it out for yourself from the link I posted above and trust me, you will absolutely not be disappointed.
So, this Day In The Life is similar to Steven’s, but I customized it to fit my lifestyle, as you should as well.
I start each morning with my Hansderma Ice Roller and a glass of water with some fresh squeezed lemon and just a pinch of sea salt. A small amount of fruit juice first thing in the morning is a great, natural, way to kickstart your metabolism and sea salt is hydrating while preparing your body for optimal digestion through out the day.
Breakfast – most important meal of the day people! I usually have 2 whole eggs scrambled in Coconut Oil ( I’m dying to try Ghee as well ), some fresh fruit and a cup of coffee with whole milk or heavy whipping cream. If I don’t have time to cook, then sit and eat, I whip up a smoothie. My go to is almond milk, 1 banana, a handful of frozen blueberries, chia, hemp and flax seeds, a spoonful of plain greek yogurt, and a handful of organic spinach leaves. With a coffee to go, of course!
Lunch – perfect time to mentally and physically re group at work. I make a salad with chicken and veggies. My favorite veggies to include are cucumbers, tomatoes and calamata olives ( I am obsessed with greek food ) drizzled with a little bit of olive oil, then sprinkled with some fresh cracked pepper and sea salt. DELISH. Lunch is also the perfect opportunity to use the leftovers from your dinner the night before. So if you didn’t have chicken, use what ever protein you had and call it good.
Fruit and cheese. Two of my favorite words ( and foods ) right there, people. My favorite combos are apple slices with brie or white cheddar and cantaloupe. If I am feeling lightheaded or shaky, I add a handful of almonds to this snack because that’s my body’s way of telling me I need more protein.
I love cooking dinner for myself or for my family. A great fresh, springy/summer dinner is sautéed wild caught shrimp, wild or white rice, and pepper and onions. I put red chili flakes and cumin on literally everything because, the spicer the better, but put your twist on it! I love to switch up the protein every night between chicken, fish, and red meat, because one, it keeps everyone involved from getting bored and choosing something unhealthy instead, and also because it’s a great way to ensure your body is getting lots of different important nutrients.
I either make Turmeric Milk, or I will boil some water, mix in a tablespoon of Gelatin Powder and toss in a chamomile ( or whatever kind of night time tea I’m in the mood for ) tea bag.
There ya have it, folks. I don’t look at this as a “diet”in any way shape or form. It is literally a way of life. Being healthy and giving my body what it needs is so important to feeling and looking great, and who doesn’t want that? And, if you don’t want to listen to me, check out Steven Macari, because he knows what he’s doing!
And I’m not saying that I don’t love a good margarita with some chips and queso, or a cheeseburger with grilled onions from In N’ Out. Life is allll about enjoying yourself and I would never ever, ever want anyone to deny themselves something they want. Just remember that pesky little word…. MODERATION! 🙂
Do any of you guys have any fresh and delicious foods I missed? Or awesome bed time rituals? I’d love to hear.