today we have a slightly big topic to discuss and share with you. as we have received many questions about what we are eating lately. and we felt like we needed to explain that a little more.
for those of you that have been following our blog since the beginning, or even from one year ago, you would have seen how much we have changed over the years. if you were to ask any of our close friends or family, even Gary, they would tell you that we have changed completely. each time we come home we are eating differently, or added something new into our diet.
though who hasn’t changed the way they eat some over the years? think about how your attitude towards food has evolved? changed?
what do you think about?
when we really sit and think about this for awhile, we come to realize that we are not the same girls we were a few years ago. not saying this is a bad thing but just taking notice.
people are always asking us what we eat. frankly, we stopped sharing exactly what we ate on the blog because we did not want people to judge us. though we know people are always going to be judging. unfortunately that is how the world works.
we do plan on sharing more of our eats here and know that we will get criticized for some of our thinking and choices. but like we mentioned earlier our attitude for food, good health has changed. we have learned so much over the years. and from those life lessons we have experienced a new attitude towards food in general. a new attitude to what is good health for us as individuals.
where we are today in life has also made a difference on what we want out of our food and health.
meaning, that we are having skin issues (though getting better but still struggling) and we want that lean muscle body look. therefore, we have researched, read, and learned from others to try new things to see if they work for us. so many of you have mentioned things for us to try for our skin, etc. and we loved hearing all your thoughts! although sometimes hearing so many different things can be confusing. do you experience that as well, when you have so many choices on what to do? do you get confused on what to do?
a recipe fail – working on a new recipe – a Vega protein protein chocolate cake. recipe coming soon.
and since Lori found she is allergic to a few things we had to alter the food choices around here some as well. we had to take a few things out while adding a few new things in.
we don’t judge anybody by the way they eat or what they eat. all we care about is if that person is truly happy and living their life to the fullest. if they are, then we are happy.
that is where we are in our food health journey.
trying to experiment with new things to see if we can reach our current health and fitness goals. we are trying new things like cutting back on our healthy fats, which is extremely hard to do. so many of you said for Lori’s acne to cut back on fats, even the healthy fats for a little bit. so that is what we are doing. since we cut way back on those we had to add in some animal products to help fill us up as we still are trying to avoid grains as much as possible. and yes there are beans out there to fill us up, but we are not the biggest fans for stomach reasons at the moment.
here is a veggie bowl with some duck eggs that we are trying out. so far so good. and having lots of cinnamon and turmeric with our foods as well.
we are trying to eat a well balance diet that is filled with protein (protein powders, duck eggs, fish, and some bison, just added that), fruit (added that back in), lots of vegetables, and of course lots of dark leafy greens (for protein, fiber, and vitamins and minerals).
- we are not raw foodies. although we love raw foods.
- we are not vegans. although we love vegan foods.
- we are not paleo. although we are enjoying eating more paleo- protein like.
- we still love our greens and vegetables. still enjoy eating gluten free and dairy free.
we are not trying to be 100% at anything. just listening to our bodies. eat when we are hungry (which we are eating smaller meals about every 3 hours). we know every body is different and eats differently. and that is ok. remember each person is different and requires different things. right now we are trying this little higher protein, low sugar, no grains diet for a little bit to see how we do.
a mahi mahi veggie dinner
we like to try and experiment with new things because we are still trying to find something that just clicks and works for us. we have tried so many different ‘diets’ that worked for some things but did not give us the complete picture we are looking for. do you ever feel that way? try something and you love it but then it just kinda stops working? does that make sense?
we get tired of hearing the words, “this diet is perfect for you, you will notice changes immediately”, “eat this way to lose the weight”, “this is the best diet”, etc. what diet is perfect?
to us there is none. not even for us. we came across a quote the other day that said perfect people aren’t real. and there is something about that quote that is so true. nothing in life is perfect. so why do we always strive to be perfect all the time?
green smoothies we will always love and enjoy you daily. this one contains some bananas and no avocado like most of our past smoothies did. as we mentioned we are having a little fruit now.
though we realize our diet might continue to change over time. as we continue to learn and grow our food choices might change. that is why our attitude towards food had to change. we had to stop being so strict about one thing and not having an open mind about something else because you never know what you might learn or discover that helps make you feel amazing! we had to stop thinking we are raw foodies, vegans, vegetarians, paleo, etc. we just eat to feel good period. and at certain times in our life certain foods might make us feel better at that moment and then other times it will not.
right now we are focused on getting Lori’s face to get clear again and getting strong, defined lean body (for her wedding and for the summer season). we plan to experiment with our new ‘diet’ till we feel we have reached those goals. you can say we are like professional athletes training for a competition. we are taking our health and food choices seriously and being very careful about what we do.
we are taking it one day, one week at a time with our new eats to see how we do. we will let you know how it all goes. so far so good. we are both feeling great and are happy.
how has your attitude for food changed? have you made any changes to your diet lately? what do you feel has been working for you? what do you do when people judge you for the way you eat? do you feel there is a perfect diet out there?
till next time,