My Day On A Plate
When people ask me ‘What The Heck Do I Eat?’ they’re asking for a meal plan where they don’t think and just eat – preferably something delicious.
If you have read my previous blog post however you know that there is a lot of legwork that needs to happen before that point.
But people are really fascinated with what I eat – with my fellow podcasters, interviewers and patients constantly asking for ‘My Day On A Plate’. So here it is…
My Day On A Plate
After a quick high intensity workout in the morning, usually at home I sit down with my family to my favourite breakfast of all:
Forage Bircher Muesli that has been soaked overnight in Coconut Water, 5:am Vanilla Yoghurt and seasonal fresh fruit
I tend not to measure my food as I usually batch prepare my muesli at the start of the week and scoop as much as I feel I need into a breakfast bowl each morning. If I had to guess though I’d say that the combination of pre-mixed Muesli, Water, Yoghurt and Fruit is about 1 Heaped Cup.
No less than 90 minutes after my breakfast – to avoid disrupting the digestion of my breakfast – I indulge myself in a morning ‘Cup Of Joe’
Latté (with Regular Milk!?)
I have personally never found that dairy gives me too much trouble, especially when consumed in such small doses and so yes, I confess I enjoy a Full-Fat latté, no nut mylk or soy requests here!
I usually eat lunch out everyday and sit down with a friend or inspiring person that I want to take that time with. This is a welcome break from a long morning at practice or on calls with the boys and helps me recharge for the afternoon ahead.
No matter where I am I will always look for a salad of sorts or some kind of eggs with avocado; a moderate protein meal with plenty of veggies and healthy fats, avoiding Gluten or any highly processed grains or sugars where I can.
Another favourite of mine is to order the chef’s special as I usually suspect that this will be the dish best served with care and positive energy…not to get too woo woo.
In terms of portion I eat until I am satisfied, meaning that sometimes I may not finish all of my meal.
Around 3 or 4 o’clock I will usually look for…another hit of caffeine. “Two coffees?” I hear you shriek!
I have found that over the years that my tolerance to these things has proven quite strong, and I believe that if you can enjoy something as much as I enjoy coffee without any adverse reactions, the reward far outweighs the potential cost.
As you may have noticed, I don’t consume so much of an ‘afternoon snack’. This is because I ensure that my main meals are a balanced combination of protein, complex carbohydrate and healthy fats according to my Palm Method. By eating main meals and portions according to my unique body type, I ensure that I am well satiated, my mind is clear and I am able to function at my best for my patients.
Always best enjoyed with family and friends is my favourite meal of the day: dinner. I love to cook and find cooking for my family to be the greatest act of service; feeding them nourishing, wholefoods to thrive themselves. The process of cooking is also a form of meditation for me who struggles with sitting still and humming Om. And while my experiments in the kitchen can create both great and not-so-great results they are always made with love.
My dinner always follows this very vague structure: Between 4 – 7 types of veggies, including starchy vegetables such as pumpkin, sweet potato, white potato etc., some sort of animal – or plant-based protein and a good lugging of high quality oil.
Some of my favourite dishes include:
- Anything that I can throw into the slow cooker and serve when we are all ready to sit down;
- A beautiful Asian inspired Cabbage Salad with BBQ’ed Chicken and a homemade sauce;
- Grilled Lamb served with fresh Mediterranean salad, full-fat cheeses and olive oil
So, what do you think? Is this what you expected ‘My Day On A Plate’ to look like?
I’d love to hear your thoughts or answer any questions you might have over on Facebook or in my next blog.
If you need some help tweaking your Day On A Plate get in touch with us @Vida Lifestyles for an appointment and we’ll figure out exactly what you thrive on and “enjoy without any adverse reactions to”.
Chiropractor | Naturopath | Nutritionist