3 Honest Examples of What I Eat

I’ve been asked lately about what I’ve been eating so here is a quick post to share with you today. You can see that even though I aim for nutrient dense foods, I also intake some inflammatory foods which I think is inevitable in real life.

Monday:

4AM: Chlorella algae powder w/ matcha powder (of green tea leaves). Feeling: Energized.

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Matcha (bright green, powerful energizing, brain boosting, antioxidant rich substance). Chlorella (dark green, extremely high chlorophyll making it a potent cellular rejuvinater and energizer).

5:00AM-7:45AM (coaching)

8:00AM – 8:20AM: abbreviated workout (20 mins of sleds)

 9:00AM Scrambled pastured eggs cooked w/ coconut oil. Black beans, a small avocado, some pepperjack cheese, a few bites of raw saurkraut (PROBIOTIC), and boiled chard.
12:30 PM Another round of chlorella/matcha because I was going back to coach.
1:15 PM: Meeting at the studio, food provided by management. Berries, then some of those deli wraps which did have flour, processed meat, cheese, lettuce, and tomato.
3:00PM-6:30 PM (coaching)
6:45 PM amazing chamomile tea from Roy Street coffee
7:30 PM Organic grass fed raw home-made Kefir (PROBIOTIC)

Tuesday:

3:50 AM: Chlorella algae powder w/ matcha.

4:45AM – 7:30AM (coaching)

7:35 AM: Lots of blueberries as a gift from VIP member Deniz at LQA. Also a small peanut butter ball / protein snack that I had on the go walking from one training location to the next.

Blueberries are for antioxidant winners!

8:00AM – 9AM (coaching)
9:45 AM: Wild Alaskan King Salmon 8oz w/ raw saurkraut. (I wanted to have more veggies, but didn’t want to feel rushed during my short break so I just made it easy on myself and had the kraut).
11:00 AM: Americano from Analog Coffee. (nothing added)
12:20 PM: Small coconut nut butter protein ball (another little gift given to me from earlier) as a pre-workout energy source.
12:45 PM: Workout
1:45 PM: 16oz of coconut water (I just love a cold coconut water after the workout, not that I scientifically think it’s the best post-workout. It just makes me feel better than any of the hundred other post-workout drinks I’ve tried)
2:00 PM: Brew DR. Kombucha, “Spiced Apple,” flavor while chillin’ at Cal Anderson Park.
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Picture at Cal Anderson park yesterday for my Instagram followers and blog readers.

3:00 PM: 24oz of Wild Alaskan King Salmon. Took 20oz of fresh spinach and steamed it/ate it. Also 2 bundles of chard which I boiled and ate that. Only had half an avocado because I was getting so full from the veggies.
5:30 PM – 9PM (coaching)
9:45 PM: Organic grass fed raw home-made Kefir (PROBIOTIC)

Wednesday:

5:40 AM: Chlorella algae powder w/ matcha

6:15 AM: Workout

7:20 AM: Post-workout, I had the Boar’s Head, “Rainier,” sandwhich from the QFC deli in Broadway Market w/ a coconut water of course. Another Brew Dr. Kombucha, this time “Clear Mind” flavor.
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM (coaching)
10:20 AM: During a quick break between coaching HIIT classes, I drank part of store bought Kefir called “Grace Harbor Farms, Plain Kefir” from QFC. This particular brand IS real legitimate kefir, unlike many store brands.
11:40 AM: Drank the other half of the bottle of kefir (Sometimes I only get a few moments to consume anything so I try to make it count, or otherwise I go too many hours without eating probably).
1:45 PM: Pho Than Brothers Pho #1 Large with extra broccoli.
2:30 PM – 4PM (coaching)
5:00 PM: One Chipotle Burrito Bowl with white rice, black beans, fajita vegetables, chicken, pico, salsa verde, corn, 1/2 serving sour cream, guacamole, and lettuce.
7:30PM: Goat Milk Kefir and start preparing for my day tomorrow.
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Kefir, a fermented milk beverage with promising health benefits.

Planning ahead for tomorrow

 Tomorrow I’ve planned that I will have more salmon/greens because today wasn’t my best eating day. I’ve taken on more work and helped other trainers at OTF so I notice that when my schedule becomes more demanding, I find it more challenging to consume the top foods. I’m sure you can relate.
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I can’t wait to get salmon back in my body.

I already know that I’m going to have my matcha/chlorella around 4:00AM tomorrow. By 9AM, I’ll have some pastured eggs meal similar to that I had on Monday. Then when 3-4PM rolls around, I’ll be preparing my meal of fresh salmon / greens that I’ll have just picked up from the store. I try to go to bed around 8PM because if I get less than 6 hours of sleep, I already know it’s going to be a STRUGGLE to choose healthy foods. Sleep is so crucial for making the right choices.

Tomorrow will be a new day though, with more opportunities for nutrient dense food. It’s not glamorous that I have to wash a bunch of pots and pans to keep up with my cooking, but you just gotta do what you gotta do. I sometimes remind myself what a blessing it is to have access to some of the best nutrition in the world here in my city of Seattle. Why let the opportunity slip by?

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I’ve come to love chlorella

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Three Must-Eat Foods for Fitness, Fat Loss, Health, and Disease Prevention

The Science of Nutrition continues to make advances in discovering the keys to a fat loss lifestyle.

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Why I love rainier cherries

This is a quick article about the Rainier cherry

It’s about the health benefits of Rainier cherries. Advancements at Washington State University in 1952 led to people being able to enjoy this particularly delicious type of cherry. UW Dawgs all the way, and yet I can find a way to admire WSU’s agricultural game.

Washington potatoes is multi-billion dollar business, and fortunately I use my degree for fitness so I won't have to order from other UW alumni

I use my degree for fitness so I won’t have to order from the other UW alumni

Health benefits of Rainier cherries

Throughout central Washington, cherries are grown

Throughout central Washington, cherries are grown

List of Health Benefits: First, realize that all of these benefits relate to fat-loss in one way or another. The effects on the body are diverse, yet always inter-related.

  1. Clean energy. Eating clean is real and makes you able to enjoy a leaner life-style than most people. A cup provides 90 very nutrient-dense calories.
  2. Delicious. The sensations on the tongue are even enough to improve quality of life. Who needs a doctor when you’ve got these red-yellow cherries. Makes you feel good.
  3. Anti-Diabetes effect due to high antioxidant value. Natural DNA-protective mechanisms become activated and expressed. Promotes healthy blood sugar metabolism so that your cells are signaled to burn body-fat for energy instead.

Enzymes and raw foods benefits

I believe a balanced diet includes raw foods consumption. Cherries contain bio-active ingredients which have beneficial effects in the cell tissue of the human body. Here is a list to share some of the benefits:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-cancer
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-diabetic
  • Anti-obese 

I am not really one to indulge, but today was my first Rainier cherry consumption of the season and I was popping em’ in my mouth.

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Make sure to wash before ya eat!

PS dear readers, the Enzymes from cherries are catalysts for promoting healthy natural function. We need enzymes because they are used to create meaningful cellular interactions. Due to enzymes, cells are able to light up with positive activity.

Nutrients signal many important human genetic pathways. Antioxidants protect DNA in the body through the optimization of processes related to inflammation in the body, gut, and joints. Also the brain. Antioxidants manage inflammation.

Think of it as Anti-Aging because that is what it really is. Age gracefully my friends… meanwhile burn some fat and look great!

Carbohydrates that get you lean

I like carbs because I believe in a balanced diet.

The ideal carb-rich food:

  • contains high fiber
  • strong antioxidant capacities
Extremely high nutrient density found in this fresh Carrot/Beet/Ginger/Parsley juice and Wheatgrass shot.

Many nutrients found in this fresh Carrot/Beet/Ginger/Parsley juice and Wheatgrass shot

  • hydration or mineral sources
  • live culture and probiotic activity
  • vitamins
  • pleasure

Practical examples:

  1. Fibrous carbs: Lentils, split peas, quinoa, brown rice, some roots, mushrooms, green leafy vegetables, and other plants/herbs.
  2. High antioxidant/anti-inflammatory capacities: Beets, leafy green vegetables, colorful fruits, algae, green grass juice, purple potato, cherries, blueberries, black beans, peaches
  3. Hydrating or mineral dense: coconut water, fresh juices from colorful ingredients, fresh fruits, plants from the ocean, sweet potatos
  4. Probiotic activity: Kombucha (very popular now), Kefir, tempeh, fermented vegetables (common are kim-chi and raw sauerkraut), any fermented plant containing beneficial bacteria
  5. Vitamins: Sweet Potato (beta-carotene / vitamin a), chickpea (vitamin b-6), red bell pepper (high vitamin-c and antioxidants), beet juice (folic acid), this is a cool resource
  6. Yum

Use carbs for energy and those benefits

and stay tuned