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Eating For Energy

January 4, 2020
Eating For Energy and new information and studies on why fats are all the rage!

It only took me 35 years to look at my diet in a different light. I no longer want to eat in order to look good but to feel good. I have lost the desire to be a certain weight or to fit into a certain size, the only thing I care about is having enough energy to last throughout the day – and keep up with my kids – which allows me to feel good.

Eating For Energy and new information and studies on why fats are all the rage!
Keeping Up With Kids

It was eye-opening to me when I started tracking my meals: days I don’t eat enough usually correlate with days I have the highest anxiety or the weeks I feel the most blue. In talking to my doctor about this, she continuously asks me “Are you eating enough fats?” Recently, there have been a ton of movies and articles that squash everything we thought we knew before and now tell us that fats are becoming all the rage!

Eating For Energy and new information and studies on why fats are all the rage!
Healthy Fats

I watched two documentaries and read numerous articles to educate myself on a diet to help my energy and anxiety and these are the foods I hear about over and over. Do yourself a favor: quit the diet fads and eat for energy!

Eating For Energy and new information and studies on why fats are all the rage!
Quit the Fad Diets

*And if you are interested in watching some fascinating movies, check out “Fat” on Amazon and “The Magic Pill” on Netflix.

Top 10 Foods For Energy:

  1. Artichoke
  2. Berries (Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries)
  3. Apricots
  4. Asparagus
  5. Avocado
  6. Oatmeal
  7. Dark Chocolate
  8. Eggs
  9. Sweet Potato
  10. Banana
Eating For Energy and new information and studies on why fats are all the rage!
Berries and Dark Chocolate

10 Examples of Healthy Fat:

  1. Cage-Free Eggs
  2. Chia Seeds
  3. Coconut Oil
  4. Wild Salmon
  5. Avocado
  6. Flax Seeds
  7. Nut Butters
  8. Tofu
  9. Full-Fat Yogurt
  10. Olives & Olive oil (not an olive fan, toss some into your pasta for some extra flavor you will hardly notice).
Eating For Energy and new information and studies on why fats are all the rage!
Salmon and Asparagus

Easy ways I incorporate both into my daily diet:

  1. Add a tablespoon of chia or flax seeds into my morning protein shake or oatmeal.
  2. Add a scoop of nut butter into my cereal, shake, or oatmeal.
  3. Add a handful of spinach into my morning shake (you can’t taste it!).
  4. Add 2 teaspoons of coconut oil into my morning coffee.
  5. I have plenty of “snacks” with me at all times to make sure I am eating consistently (roasted chickpeas, seaweed, turkey jerky – watch the sugar content, or a handful of almonds). Trader Joes is amazing for on-the-go snacks!
  6. I always carry a “bar” in my purse (my “bar” of choice is Kind, but other people love Luna).
  7. Monthly, I make a batch of protein-energy balls with my kids and keep them in the fridge (recipe here).
  8. I always keep hard-boiled eggs in the fridge.
  9. I use deli meat – nitrate free! – for a wrap as opposed to bread (deli meat and cheese, deli meat and cottage cheese, deli meat and mustard, turkey and jelly, etc.).
  10. Nut butter on graham crackers are delicious – give them a try for a daily pick-me-up (add a sliced banana with some honey!).
  11. Apples go well with almost anything. I usually pair them with sliced cheese, nut butter, or yogurt.
  12. I sometimes use avocado as “mayo” on my sandwich.
Eating For Energy and new information and studies on why fats are all the rage!
Apples and Peanut Butter

What are some foods or fats you can’t live without on the daily?

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