Hey Sweet Thing
I’ve been playing around with diets for a few years. I’ve tried everything from veganism to all bacon all the time. My relationship to eating “well” has been one of love and hate. Instead of trying to eat the right way, whatever that is… Lately, I’ve been reflecting upon the pressure we bestow on ourselves and each other to look a certain way. I then had a radical idea. What if I were to focus on how I feel (instead of look)? So I’ve been exploring what makes me feel good. And not in a quick-fix-sugar-rush-crash-later way.
I’m a strong believer in the idea that you get what you focus on.
The results have been wonderful. To be honest, this is the first time, since I was a child, I have felt good about my body… I know that must sound crazy, because yes, I’m skinny. It’s incredible how what we consume impacts everything from energy to mindset. I’m feeling better in my mind and body. I haven’t had alcohol, dairy, grains, processed food, or sugar in a few months. Spoiler alert: I feel amazing.
If you want to join in on the good vibes, here’s the formula for how I’m calculating my macros. I believe in doing everything in moderation, even health crazes. However, overall I’ve had the most benefit from focusing on a more ketogenic and paleo diet. The main goal is to eat an exceptional amount of good fats (such as ghee, avocados, macadamia nuts) lean protein, and lots of leafy greens. One thing worth noting is to pay attention to protein consumption. In the absence of lots of carbs, it’s easy to overboard with meats. I’m definitely a lot more hungry without the grains, but I can’t say that’s a bad thing. It’s exciting to retrain my body to grab something green instead of grainy. I have also been going to heated yoga almost every morning for a while. That’s made a huge difference in my energy and I’m not longer achy (which was a problem before)! Who knows what the future will bring. But taking on my health in the spirit of pure exploration has been a lot more rewarding than my previous self-deprecation. Being a nerd, I’m naturally tracking my data points.