I recently stumbled across an article in which a nutritionist shared everything she ate in a day. To put it lightly, I was shocked at her diet. Furthermore, I was shocked that she landed a book deal, advising other people to eat in a similar fashion. I don’t want to bash her or her choices, but I find it incredibly disconcerting when industry professionals promote extremely unhealthy eating habits to people who really don’t know better. Majority of people assume that credentials automatically make a person knowledgeable, a person they can trust, an expert in that specific field. When, unfortunately, this isn’t always the case.
Since that article popped up, I’ve seen several other nutritionists, registered dietitians and health coaches share their eating habits. Some were good examples, some weren’t so good. And honestly, I even messed up this day of eating a little bit (I’m always forgetting to thaw things). But I decided to share what I eat in a day so that people can get a good idea of what a day of healthy eating looks like. Of course, what works for me may not work for someone else. But generally, this is an example of a healthy diet that works for most people.
I start every morning with a glass of lemon water; it’s just the juice from half a lemon and some filtered water. I usually drink this before I shower, and I also have one tablespoon of coconut oil. I eat it straight off the spoon, which is not entirely pleasant, but really isn’t bad when I chase it with the lemon water.
I then drink lemon water and tea with added collagen throughout the day.
Breakfast was two eggs I cooked in olive oil and butter, half an avocado and some homemade fermented salsa. It’s incredibly important to eat ferments daily, they provide beneficial enzymes and gut bacteria.
This salad looks deceptively small when in reality it was pretty big. It was at least two cups of greens, a whole bunch of olive oil and about one and a half cups of chicken salad. To make the chicken salad, I used organic chicken, cranberries, red onion, celery, fermented pickles and a whole bunch of avocado oil mayonnaise (gimme all the healthy fats!).
This is the best snack. It’s protein, vitamin and mineral packed. Oysters are a superfood and provide a great dose of zinc, which can be lacking in many diets. They also provide selenium, iron, and B12. It’s important to focus on nutrient density, not the calorie content, of foods.
I was actually planning on having steak for dinner because I try to eat grass-fed red meat around once a day or every other day. Yes, you heard that right. It’s incredibly nutrient dense, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, conjugated linoleic acid and loaded with vitamins. Unfortunately, I forgot to thaw it. Another great option would have been wild salmon, which I also had… but it didn’t fully thaw. It happens.
So dinner consisted of more organic chicken, organic romaine salad tossed with olive oil and fermented salsa, along with homemade Mexican rice. I used white rice, red onion, red pepper, green pepper, tomatoes, olive oil and bone broth to make the rice. To read more about why I eat white rice instead of brown rice, read this article.
Before bed, I took a detox bath and sipped on some raw, grass-fed kefir. I take detox baths regularly, and honestly, sometimes instead of kefir, I sip on organic red wine. Kefir is loaded with healthy probiotics and is great for keeping my anxiety at bay.