If you’re a Canadian, you may have recently gone into a ‘food coma’.
With the celebration of Thanksgiving recently, you know it probably meant more food than ever. Did your celebration center around food?Most holidays do and they’re never ending…Thanksgiving (in Canada) leads to Halloween, that leads to Thanksgiving (in the USA) that leads to Christmas, New Year’s, Easter, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, parties of all sorts, work engagements. It never ends.
How do you feel after you’ve over-indulged? I know it’s happened to me and I feel like a sloth. If I over eat, it’s not on the good stuff, like protein and veggies, it’s on carbs and more carbs. Especially breads and baking because I don’t normally eat this sort of thing. When I do, wow, I feel horrible.
Now I wouldn’t say I follow a ‘strict’ gluten free diet, but I’d say I have a very healthy one. I’ll actually go days without eating much in the way of gluten and the less I eat of it, the less I crave it. I feel great NOT eating breads and gluten laden foods, but it’s a tough sell to STOP eating it. It takes some creativity to make other choices. But I can tell you from experience, that it’s worthwhile. I not only feel better, but it helped me get leaner without being hungry at all.
Here’s a typical eating day for me:
4:15 am – Greek yogurt with chocolate greens (I love this chocolate greens formula, it gives the yogurt a chocolate-y taste without the guilt and I get a boost of greens too)
5:30-7:30 teach boot camp
7 am – coffee (yup I allow myself cream and half a packet of Splenda)
8:45 – shake with whey protein, spinach, berries, greek yogurt, handful of nuts (almonds/cashews usually)
9:30-10:30 back to boot camp
10:45-noon GSD at my laptop or shoot video (GSD = ‘get Sh*t done’)
noon (ish) – hard boiled eggs (one whole, 3 egg whites), 1/4 avocado, 2 oz cheddar cheese, celery sticks
12:30 – 4 – More GSD on my laptop
4 pm – apple and natural peanut butter
4:30 – 6:30 Putter around the house, pick my son up from foot ball, laundry, make dinner etc
6:30 (ish) Baked salmon, asparagus
That’s pretty much it for eating for the day…I may have a pickle and cheddar cheese or almonds in the evening, but I’m not a big snacker.
Oh, I must admit, I almost always have a bit of dark chocolate daily. It depends on the day, but my friend Sonia, who’s lost 116 lbs in the last year recommends eating it at lunch so there’s plenty of time to burn it off. I may have it at this time or later in the day. I figure I have a ridiculously clean diet that I can afford this indulgence.
Now I must say that this is typical, but on another day where I do have gluten, it’ll be in the form of sprouted grain bread or quinoa. I’ll have toast and natural peanut butter at breakfast or I’ll have a quinoa salad at lunch or dinner.
This is how I eat to feel great, energized and it allows me to fit into clothes that I could when I was in high school (but even though I’m fashion challenged, I’ve managed to give away the high school duds…;))
I had opportunity to speak with my friend, Dr. Peter Osborne and he talks about gluten as if it’s the devil incarnate. I understand his passion because he deals with very sick people that have dealt with gluten related issues. Once he’s gotten them off gluten, their health improves as does their energy and workouts. You may not have huge gluten issues, neither did I but I didn’t feel my best. You never know how well you can feel until you do a bit of trial and error with things. I have a lot of experience with women in particular that have changed their eating, they’ve gone gluten free and it’s made a huge difference in how they look and feel.
Peter and I discuss gluten and performance in this interview here:
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