Before I begin, I would like to make a quick disclaimer:
You are what you eat.
The more processed, sugary garbage you put into your body,
the more you will look and feel like processed, sugary garbage.
Stick with a clean diet full of natural foods.
As Michael Pollen, author of In Defense of Food, says,
“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”
More often than I like, people ask me about my diet.
Well. Quite honestly,
those questions makes me feel awkward.
BUT I will tell y’all what I eat.
Only because I love you.
I am vegan. Mostly.
I do eat greek yogurt and frozen yogurt…but that’s about it.
I’m NOT vegan for moral or spiritual reasons.
I’m vegan because it makes me feel better.
I am gluten free. Mostly.
I’m mostly GF because I like to cheat.
Who can resist a bite of warm banana bread straight out of the oven?
Not me. And I don’t even like bananas!
I’m gluten free because I have a gluten intolerance.
It does all sorts of weird things to me…..I won’t go into details.
I have a fish and soy intolerance.
This is actually hilarious seeing as how sushi is my favorite food group.
Yes, I count sushi as a food group.
I don’t care how intolerant I am, I will never fully give up sushi.
That being said, for my personal well-being, I limit myself to once a month.
I am sugar free. Mostly.
This is because sugar is addicting. It also makes me moody.
Nobody likes a moody Taylor, and nobody likes addictions.
I limit my sugar by using substitutions…..
Xylitol is my favorite. It’s all natural with no glycemic index effects
I also use Stevia, Grade A Maple Syrup, & Agave.
Now you are probably wondering, “Taylor, what in the world do you eat?!”
If I had a penny for every time someone asked me that,
then I’d have like 73 pennies.
I eat VEGETABLES. Every vegetable.
I eat FRUIT. I love my berries.
I eat RICE. Got to get my carbohydrates.
I eat TAPIOCA. It’s a GF plant starch, commonly found in Bubble Tea.
I eat QUINOA. Talk about nutrient dense protein.
I eat DARK CHOCOLATE. A lot of dark chocolate. 70% and up.
I eat NUTS. Almonds, cashews, brazil, walnuts, and macadamia to name a few.
…My guilty pleasures are Chick-fil-A french fries & Braum’s Chocolate Cappuccino milkshakes.
Now you may be wondering,
“Taylor, what do you drink?!”
My first response would be, NOT SODA.
My parents didn’t let me drink cokes when I was little.
Mom & Dad, thank you.
I drink TEA. Herbal teas. Monkey Picked Oolong is my favorite.
I drink COFFEE. Some may say I have a caffeine addiction.
I drink WATER. Probably too much water.
I drink ALMOND, COCONUT, AND RICE MILK.
In that order.
I drink PROTEIN SHAKES. It’s essential.
….If I didn’t drink protein shakes every day,
then I’d have to eat LOTS of nuts & quinoa.
My favorite powders are raw (from plants, nuts, etc).
In summary: I eat a predominately
vegan, GF, SF diet full of
vegetables, nuts, and herbs
throughout the entire day.
Go ahead. Call me a rabbit. I get that a lot.
I also get “Carrot Top” even though I’m pretty sure my hair isn’t orange.
So there ya go.