just like with all the physical changes going on over here with the moving…
our diet seems to keep rotating around as well. just as we have mentioned many times before, our diet is always changing. and that is just the way we are. we are not going to make any excuses. or try to please other people.
we are just listening to our body. our stomachs. our gut. without letting our mind get too involved, haha. not comparing what we do to others. just do our own thing.
Kevin did a great post about diets. how there is no “one” diet out there. we all just have to be open to everything regarding diet and health. and do our own self experiments. you can read about what others are doing. you read books, articles till your head explodes, but at the end of the day you are left with you! so make sure whatever you do, you do it for you. your own beliefs. for your own reasons. not because someone told you to.
so what the hell are we eating??
here is a quick recap on our thoughts of our diet lately
first off – we having been loving fruit based green smoothies right after we work out. we used did this, but did take a break from fruit and tried having eggs and sweet potato after our workouts. and do not get us wrong, we did enjoy those meals, but for some reason we both just feel better after we workout to have green smoothies.
and we both notice our energy is better and our bodies recover faster.
second – so are we still eating eggs? yes. we eat 2 whole eggs (well Lori has duck eggs) a day. and have some egg whites for days we want extra protein. and we still try to get wild fish 2-3 times a week; we try to have our fish more on the raw side.
third – since it is getting warmer outside we notice we are gravitating towards more raw foods. we try to have one juice a day. we are busy girls, so this does not always happen. and lately we seem to enjoy a second green smoothie, and we normally add some protein powder to this one.
fourth – do we eat grains? well we never gave them up 100%, as we mentioned before we still ate brown rice through our Sunwarrior protein powder. and occasionally buckwheat. we both are doing fine with them too, and do plan on adding more back in after the wedding. (still trying to keep our skin clear before the big day, hope you all understand!!!)
protein powder pancakes from the Tone It Up girls which we ate with spinach and coconut oil, we know weird, but so good.
fifth – how are we doing with adding in some meat again? well we have had some meat over these past few weeks. and as much as it was weird at first, and sometimes mentally difficult to eat it, we tried it. and the conclusion we have come to is – we do not do the best with meat. (and please note we were eating high quality local grass fed meat). we both felt very tired afterwards. the meat was just sitting there in our stomachs, not digesting. causing some constipation for us, which is not what we want! this is probably the number one reason why we stopped eating meat a few years ago.
so will we still eat meat? ya occasionally. remember we are not trying to be one type of diet. we are just trying to find our balance.
so some of you might be thinking, why eat it then? why bother with something that does not sit right? good question. the reason we said yes is because we are trying to maintain our muscle mass. and being very active people sometimes eating fruit, veggies, etc does not always fill us up or get us enough calories. in order for us to keep our calories high, we have to eat other food groups. but there are times when we do not want meat or eggs, so we enjoy some protein powders.
a yummy beet and fennel mixture with coconut oil
both of us are really trying hard to get a balance diet. not favor one food group over the other. well besides dark leafy greens and vegetables, they make up majority of our diet.
probably the biggest thing we are learning is that it is not always what we eat, but when we eat is making the biggest difference for us. what do we mean? over the weekend we did not have our normal 5-6 small meals, but instead had 3 large meals. and both of us kept talking about how tired we were. just felt lethargic. and then it hit us….our bodies were spending so much time digesting our meals that we had no energy (and only one meal was animal based). but we do understand that we will not always have the luxury of eating every few hours like we prefer, but it was good to know from personal experience what our bodies like.
our stomachs, and overall health, seem to really like simple meals throughout the day. now this does not work for everyone. so please find what works for you!
any new supplements? yes.
last week we started taking fermented cod liver oil. we read a lot about the benefits of it for skin. and we have both noticed some improvements from it.
started taking maca again about 1-2 tsp almost everyday.
we started having homemade kefir again daily. *we get local goat milk from a farmer
we try to have about 1/4 tsp turmeric at every meal to help with inflammation (therefore helping our skin!)
still have our msm water, more about this check our Lori’s video
taking a probiotic everyday, sometimes twice
coffee – Lori stopped coffee two weeks ago, as she read it could influence hormones. so she thought why not give it a shot and see what happens. so far she is going great, her face is getting better, just mainly scars and a few pimples left. she is getting more optimistic and happy about her changes. so that is good. she plans on giving another skin/face update here soon.
as we have mentioned many times before – we are not labeling our diet. we enjoy all foods. and we are happy with that. will this always be the case?? probably not. as you can see already we change our eats a lot, and we know many of you have requested we share exactly what we eat. and we do plan on doing that once the wedding is over and are moved and settled, we will do more post about our daily eats.
and currently we are doing a little cleanse so to speak. we are loving the Tone It Up girls Beach Babe nutrition plan. love how they have focused more on fruits, veggies, juices, and smoothies!!! we also signed up for Tone It Up 8 week Bikini series!!
we will give our thoughts on workouts tomorrow as feel we have bored you all enough with our diet.
till next time,