To those of you who have been following my blog and recipes, you may have noticed more vegan, vegetarian, meatless options. I have decided to change my diet for this upcoming show prep to see how I can transform my body from the inside out!
- focusing on diet 'macros' had me eating the same foods everyday and I neglected the most important food group..VEGETABLES! They take more time to prep, but without them we miss the cancer preventing benefits, digestive aids of fibre & endless health benefits
- eating so much animal protein is hard on your digestive system and the process of how they produce popular meats like chicken, turkey & lean beef does not always align with a 'clean eating' lifestyle..and we can't all afford to eat organic, free range ALL the time
- I want to increase my omega 3 consumption through healthy plant fats (like hemp seeds. flax seeds etc) to improve my skin, hair, blood sugar balance, hormone levels and burn the bad fat!
I am keeping in eggs and fish because it simply, works for me. I want the protein and omega 3 benefits and feel these are great things to keep in my diet. Do I fit under a Vegetarian category, not really, but health and lifestyle changes are NOT about limitations, they are about individual benefits for YOU!
Here's a list of some of the foods I will be enjoying!
-unsweetened almond milk, coconut milk
-eggs & eggwhites
-fish (salmon, tuna, scallops)
-leafy vegetables (spinach, kale, lettuce etc)
-broccoli, cauliflower, carrots
-gluten free oats
-pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds
-vegan protein powder