Eat Consciously – Diet of a Modern Day Yogi

Welcome to a day in the life of what I eat! Let me be perfectly clear, I workout and health is my lifestyle, however, I’m not a nazi when it comes to eating unhealthy. Everything in moderation! I recently switched up my breakfast habits. I got some pointers and insight from one of my favorite podcasts The Model Health Show. I used to have a smoothie, oatmeal, or even cereal for breakfast. All three of those meals have sugar in it, natural and artificial.

What Shawn pointed out is that our bodies just swallow up the sugar and makes us hungry shortly after. Think about it, we’ve been fasting all night and then we immediately put sugar in it? Breakfast is meant to be substantial and full of good energy. He also mentioned we treat breakfast as a desert and it should be treated as a normal meal.

So he recommends having a breakfast that is in high in fats and low in carbs. What this does is keeps you satisfied for longer knowing you put nice, healthy, living food in your body. Since I have made the switch, my mornings are so much better and I don’t feel like I’m going to faint at 12pm!

Since I was young I’ve never been fond of meat. It’s always been something I’ve just nibbled on and pushed around on my plate. I can’t determine the exact reason because it may be a few. I could plain and simple become a vegetarian and be done with it, but, I’ve never wanted to put that title or limit myself to what I can and can’t eat.

Either way I know there are some good nutrients that come from meat and I also know there’s some not so good things. I try to make my meals as balanced and round as I can. I focus on eating as many vegetables and living produce.

So here’s how a day goes:

Breakfast:

A cup of Joe (I love coffee) Try putting a tablespoon of Kerry Gold grass-fed butter and some coconut sugar and then blending it

1 fried egg using coconut oil sitting atop 1 ½ cup fresh spinach with some sauted tomatoes

I sprinkle MCT oil (healthy fats) and Chollula over it.

Supplements:

1 capsule Alpha Brain (brain food)

1 capsule Krill Oil (Omega 3 and antioxidants)

1 Probiotic

1 capsule Spirulina & Chlorella (super greens)

Lunch:

2 ½ cups spinach

an assortments of toppings including: Carrots, tomatoes, red onions, feta cheese, nuts, craisins, grapes, strawberries

for dressing I use Balsamic vinegar mixed with olive oil and lemon juice

OR

I’ll grab a smoothie or a fresh juice from Soup Peddler or any smoothie place!

Snacks:

Throughout the day I’ll snack on nuts. A mixture of almonds, cashews, pumpkin seeds, craisins, and pistachios and fruit!

Dinner:

-Cheeseburger and fries!!! j/k but again don’t give yourself any guilt if you do indulge every now and then!

-1 baked sweet potato with some Kerry Gold grass-fed butter

-baked filet of tilapia sprinkled with some fish seasoning

If I am in the mood for dessert which is only maybe 2 nights out of the week then I’ll have:

-1 caramel rice cake

-1 tablespoon of walnut, almond, cashew trilogy butter

Check out Madi’s Diet of a Modern Day Yogi too!