I don’t count my calories, but I would estimate I take in around 2,000 on any given day. Of course I consume more on days of strenuous exercise–food is fuel! And I’m only 5′ 1″, so all of you taller humans might require more energy than I do. Feed your body! Following a whole foods vegan diet should take the worry out of trying to control when, what, and how much to eat. Eat plants. If you feed it right, your body will naturally find its balance and healthy weight.
The foods I eat most frequently are Japanese and regular sweet potatoes, brown rice, oats, spinach, bananas, mangos, berries, raw almonds and cashews, and chia seeds. And, of course, AVOCADO. I honestly cannot recall the last day I went without eating avocado. Mashed or whole, dressed up or plain, the avocado is a superfood that tastes phenomenal on just about everything. And while we’re talking about magical foods, have you tried Medjool dates? Do it. Now. They will change your life!
Eating a plant-based diet should be exciting and satisfying–never boring or bland. It’s not about cutting out; it’s about adding in. It’s about eating an abundance of wholesome vibrant foods that are amazing for your body and the planet. Go out an discover the wondrous world of foods that Mother Nature has to offer!
My Food Philosophy:
- There is no universal “perfect” diet. Everyone’s body is unique. You need to find out what works for you–that may not be the same thing that works for me, and that’s okay.
- Just because something is not “bad” for you, doesn’t mean it’s good for you. I only want to do things that are good and beneficial to my body, that’s why I strive to eat only the most pure, nutrient rich, unprocessed foods from the Earth.
- Listen to your body. Eat when you’re hungry and stop when you’re full and satisfied. Don’t worry about standardized portion sizes or counting calories–As long as you’re feeding yourself with wholesome plant-based food, you are golden.