One of the commonly asked questions by my clients (on a daily basis) is what should they be eating.
I truly believe that success in transforming one's body, mind, and spirit begins with how the body is fueled.
When we opt for greasy, fast foods our bodies tend to feel sluggish and heavy. Yet, when we choose lean proteins, veggies, and fruits we feel lighter, happier, and energized.
Have you ever noticed the shift in your mind and body when warmer weather hits? It's because you are soaking up the Vitamin D and enjoying lighter, leaner fresh and grilled foods?
Creating meals with lean proteins, fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and healthy fats will help you feel lighter, leaner, and more energized year round. To follow this type of lifestyle, you need to create a "go-to" list of Foundation Foods.
Foundation Foods should consist of nutrient dense items like leafy greens, fruits, nuts, seeds, and healthy fats. You'll also want to stock up on protein options to accompany your nutrient dense foods. Some may argue that their idea of a "foundation food" is pizza, fast food, ice cream, and candy bars, I challenge you to ask yourself if those foods are making you feel and/or look the way you desire to feel and/or look.
Foundation Foods most likely won't be found in the aisles of the grocery store, instead you'll be shopping the along the outside aisles of the store. By passing the bakery, pre-made meals, and ice cream sections.
Instead you'll be filling your cart with the following examples of Foundation Foods:
- Protein: eggs, chicken, turkey, fish, seafood, and beef
- Veggies: basically all veggies - with an area of caution surrounding corn
- Fruits: enjoy all types of fruits
- Nuts and Seeds
- Healthy Fats: avocados, coconut oil, and Kerrygold Butter
A few additional Foundation Foods to consider:
- rice cakes
- cottage cheese
- yogurts - opt of greek yogurt
Once you're home - creating meals with these foundation foods is easy. With limited ingredients you can create amazing meals packed with plenty of flavor!