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Monday, December 31, 2018

What I Eat In A Day For A Healthy Body

I received samples of Macrolife products to facilitate this post.

Check out what I eat during the week

    I have learned over the many years of my life what foods are good for keeping my body healthy and happy. I like to think of my body as a well-maintained machine and the right food makes it work the way it is supposed to. Food is like medicine and the right foods can make us happy, energized, smarter, faster, give us healthy hair, clear skin, and so many more benefits. The wrong foods can do the opposite, making us tired, sad, bad skin, and sick. Now I am not saying that food is the cure all but it can keep out bodies strong to fight against germs and diseases. I have such a passion for food and care so much about what I put into my body because it directly impacts me! Medicine may be needed and I am glad that it is available but for me personally, I like to try food first before medicine.

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I have a passion for nutrition!

Everyone's body is different so what you eat for health may be different than what I eat. I am glad that God gave us a wide variety of healthy foods so that we can choose foods that we like to get the proper nutrition that our body needs. I love learning about nutrition and that was my major in college until a bike accident made it difficult to concentrate so I knew that I could not handle all the math and science to finish my degree. I am the mom that makes her kids wear bike helmets as I was not wearing one when I had my bike accident. I probably suffered a small concussion that day as I do not remember getting hit by a car. All I remember was waking up in the hospital as they were pushing my two front teeth back into my mouth. Yes, that hurt so much!

I do not count calories!

   So I now use my passion for nutrition to keep my family healthy. I am not a certified nutritionist or a doctor so this is not medical advice that I am giving but rather a look into my daily eating that keeps my body happy and healthy. I think my feelings about nutrition have changed over the years too. When I was younger it was all about looking good and eating to have that great looking body but now that I am older and have had some food issues/allergies it is about eating for a healthy body. I have never liked following strict diets or ones that eliminate food groups(having a dairy allergy already eliminates a lot.)  I also do not count calories as I have better things to do with my time. I simply listen to what my body needs and try to eat from all the food groups at every meal except the dairy group as I have issues with dairy. I also do not deprive myself of favorite foods and instead try to eat healthier versions of them. I stock my house with healthy foods but will eat something sweet like chocolate a couple times a week if I have a taste for it. I will also allow myself to enjoy food at parties or when I eat out. For the most part, I enjoy food that is loaded with nutrition as my taste buds have adapted over the years. Yes, I am the one who likes plain cooked vegetables with a bit of salt to bring out the flavor. 

Food is my medicine!

               I believe that eating healthy foods can prevent illness and disease like heart disease and type 2 diabetes. I also believe that certain foods can cause problems for some people. If you are experiencing stomach problems or skin issues eliminating a suspected food from your diet can help you pinpoint those. I recently eliminated all dairy from my diet to see if it could be causing my asthmatic cough. I realized that this severe cough came about around the time I was eating cheese and crackers for a bedtime snack. I already had dairy problems as eating ice cream or milkshakes made me nauseated. I was not happy when I realized that cheese was making my asthma worse and found out I had a dairy allergy. I eliminated dairy from my diet as my asthmatic cough has gone away after 4 weeks of no dairy. I no longer cough at bedtime and I finally sleep through the night. The days of not being able to think straight are gone for me thanks to me sleeping again. I also can't eat mushrooms as I have mold allergies that present symptoms like coughing and a drippy nose.

     So I just wanted to share what I eat during the week to show you that eating for health does not have to be painful. Eating these foods and exercising keeps my body happy and looking good. I will also share my exercise routine at the end of this post to show you that one does not need to go crazy with exercise to maintain a proper weight.

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I start my day with a protein smoothie


 I like starting my day with a glass of water and then for breakfast I eat a protein smoothie. I like smoothies as I can add the supplements that I use in a delicious drink along with a cup of frozen fruit. It is also how I get protein in my body as I don't eat meat. I find that having a smoothie not only keeps me full for hours but it also starts my mind thinking about taking good care of my body. My favorite protein powder that I use is a vegan MacroMeal Protein. This protein powder has 25g Protein + Super Fruits and Vegetables per serving and is scientifically formulated with
an advanced blend of fast, medium and slow digesting proteins that deliver protein for sustained energy. I really like that this protein powder has probiotics in it and some of my favorite supplements like maca, spirulina, flax meal, and MTC oil. This protein powder keeps me full for a long time so I am not snacking all morning. I also like to add a green superfood or red supplement to my protein smoothie for more benefits. Some days my smoothie is chocolate flavor and other days fruit flavored.

  On the weekends I like to enjoy healthy protein pancakes. These pancakes are so delicious and my boys love when I make them into chocolate pancakes. https://www.momknowsbest.net/2018/12/the-most-delicious-healthy-protein.html

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 The green and red superfood that I have been using are from a company that I discovered at my last health conference. I was amazed at all the nutrition that Macrolife packed into these superfood powders and that they tasted good when mixed into a glass of juice. Macrolife sent me home with some samples and after I tried them I knew that I had to use these on a regular basis. The first time that I tried the Macro Greens was before I went to the gym and this raw green drink gave me incredible energy. I like that it did not taste like a typical green drink, you know the ones that taste like grass and are hard to swallow. This green drink supplement tasted quite good and left a pleasant taste in my mouth.

Morning & afternoon snacks

I like to snack and I will grab a handful of tamari nuts or a granola bar. In the afternoon, I usually have a protein bar or a glass of almond milk with turmeric and honey as these are both great for muscle recovery after I run.


For lunch, I like to have cooked veggies, some kind of grain like brown rice, and a protein like beans or fish. If I am busy, I will grab a protein bar with a piece of fruit.


 My dinner is the meal that I take the time to enjoy the most so it is the meal that changes day to day. My dinner always has some type of protein like eggs, fish, or beans along with vegetables and a grain. Last night I enjoyed a three-egg omelet that I made with spinach, tomatoes, red pepper, and dairy-free cheese. I also had a plain bagel with it. Other nights, I will have fish, cooked barley, and veggies. I also enjoy sushi burritos and bowls. My favorite weekend dinners are vegan tamales and pizza. I love eating avocados and will eat a whole one with my meals several times a week.

Late night snack

  I love eating and always have a snack before bed. That snack is usually a couple of wheat crackers or a handful of granola. I may also enjoy a piece of chocolate after dinner and my favorite is Ocho dark peanut butter as it is dairy-free yet filled with flavor.

  So that is what I typically eat every day. There are days that I have a dish of vegan ice cream or I go out to eat. I am not strict on my diet except for the dairy and eat what I enjoy. I stock my house with healthy food and plenty of fruits and veggies.  I am not perfect when it comes to eating and may eat too many cookies or pizza slices but I go back to my healthy foods the next meal. I find that exercising for 40 minutes, five days a week helps keep my body in shape. My exercise is either running or the elliptical machine at the gym. I also do simple weights at the gym three days a week for 30 minutes.


Day off

Run 40
Weights 30

Elliptical 40

Run 40
Weights 30

Elliptical 40

Run 40
Weights 30

Day off

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Amara said...

I love the vegetable choices. Incorporating a lot more healthy vegetables and meals, is one of my new year's resolution.

Fran Jorgensen said...

You look amazing! I always feel a lot better when I leave behind the processed food and I stick with raw vegetables.

Anonymous said...

This is very inspiring! Becoming healthy by doing healthy habits like eating nutritious food and doing exercise are really on my new year's list.

Nate said...

You are so right about eating healthy. Why not just do it right the first time so that when something bad happens with our health, we are not trying to so hard to try and salvage it. Great post!

Neha said...

This is one inspirational post. I love to eat healthy and nutritious food most days of the week. Trying hard to make it a habit on weekends too!

Becca Wilson said...

I am trying to eat a bit more healthy. This is some really great insight into what you eat most times than not.

Maureen said...

I love a good butternut squash recipe. I am not a fan of sprouts, but I'll totally eat those. Keep up the good work!

Rupy said...

So inspirational post. I always try to eat healthy food to get fit and healthy but I also count my calories because I easily put weight.

Cindy Ingalls said...

I love starting my day with a healthy smoothie. It gets me going on and is quick to make. I also like to whip one up after a workout. It hits the spot and helps curve hunger.

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen said...

Wow! This is so inspirational. You are living healthy.

Unknown said...

You've got this down! Using this for my next grocery shopping trip.

This mommy tries said...

Thank you for sharing your food throughout the day. It is great motivation and help when I get stuck on what to eat.

Nicole said...

These all look like great things to eat throughout the day when trying to be healthy and strong! I'll have to give some of these a try, thanks for sharing!

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