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I recently stumbled across an article in which a nutritionist shared everything she ate in a day. To put it lightly, I was shocked at her diet. Furthermore I was shocked that she landed a book deal, advising other people to eat in a similar fashion. I don’t want to bash her or her choices, but I find it incredibly disconcerting when industry professionals promote extremely unhealthy eating habits to people who really don’t know better. Majority of people assume that credentials automatically make a person knowledgable, a person they can trust, an expert in that specific field. When unfortunately, this isn’t always the case.

Since that article popped up, I’ve seen several other nutritions, registered dietitians and health coaches share their eating habits. Some were good examples, some weren’t so good. And honestly, I even messed up this day of eating a little bit (I’m always forgetting to thaw things). But I decided to share what I eat in a day so that people can get a good idea of what a day of healthy eating looks like. Of course, what works for me may not work for someone else. But generally, this is an example of a healthy diet that works for most people.

Waking Up.

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I start every morning with a glass of lemon water; it’s just the juice from half a lemon and some filtered water. I usually drink this before I shower, and I also have one tablespoon of coconut oil. I eat it straight off the spoon, which is not entirely pleasant, but really isn’t bad when I chase it with the lemon water.

While I work, I have a cup of tea (I’ve been drinking Yogi Mother To Be Tea, to balance my hormones) with one scoop of collagen, to boost gut health, reduce wrinkles and strengthen hair and nails.

I then drink lemon water and tea with added collagen throughout the day.

Breakfast.

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Breakfast was two eggs I cooked in olive oil and butter, half an avocado and some homemade fermented salsa. It’s incredibly important to eat ferments daily, they provide beneficial enzymes and gut bacteria.

Lunch.

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This salad looks deceptively small, when in reality it was pretty big. It was at least two cups of greens, a whole bunch of olive oil and about one and a half cups of chicken salad. To make the chicken salad, I used organic chicken, cranberries, red onion, celery, fermented pickles and a whole bunch of avocado oil mayonnaise (gimme all the healthy fats!).

Snack.

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This is the best snack. It’s protein, vitamin and mineral packed. Oysters are a superfood and provide a great dose of zinc, which can be lacking in many diets. They also provide selenium, iron and B12. It’s important to focus on nutrient density, not the calorie content, of foods.

Dinner.

image3-4I was actually planning on having steak for dinner because I try to eat grass-fed red meat around once a day or every other day. Yes, you heard that right. It’s incredibly nutrient dense, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, conjugated linoleic acid and loaded with vitamins. Unfortunately I forgot to thaw it. Another great option would have been wild salmon, which I also had…but didn’t thaw. It happens.

So dinner consisted of more organic chicken, organic romaine salad tossed with olive oil and fermented salsa, along with homemade Mexican rice. I used white rice, red onion, red pepper, green pepper, tomatoes, olive oil and bone broth to make the rice. To read more about why I eat white rice instead of brown rice, read this article.

Before bed.

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Before bed I took a detox bath and sipped on some raw, grass-fed kefir. I take detox baths regularly, and honestly, sometimes instead of kefir I sip on organic red wine. Kefir is loaded with healthy probiotics and is great for keeping my anxiety at bay.

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7 responses on “I’m a holistic nutritionist. Here’s what I eat in a day.

  1. Tonyia

    I would eat your meals any day over the ‘other’…and actually have! They are delicious 🙂 Since we started working with you in the Spring, we have totally turned our diet around; organic, nutrient dense and delicious! The idea of even eating anything processed turns my stomach. I will be turning 50 in a couple of months and entered menopause this year, but I have had virtually NO symptoms; no hot flashes, no weight gain (have lost a few pounds)…really no symptoms at all! I actually feel the best I have felt in YEARS! I totally attribute this to changing the way we eat and what we put in our bodies. Thank you Dani!

  2. Mil Bee

    My mind is still in eat everything you see mode, and looking at what you eat in a day makes my brain scream, not enough, need to chew. BUT saying that, I am obese and need to loose weight but also need to give up sugar at the same time, as no use eating in moderation if you are going to eat all the wrong things, and then go back to eating more on a diet. So this time, I am not going to go on a diet. I am not going to worry about tomorrow, its going to kick me in the butt and say, Hi I am here… too soon in any case. So I have been researching, and even though people are saying “stay away from Paleo”, Paleo has some extremely good SUGAR FREE recipes. I have two anti sugar books now, have read them, but there are hardly any recipes.
    So I am going to buy the ingredients you have mentioned as the only thing I do not like eating is lumps of ginger……. and you do not mention that at all, ha ha… I work eleven hours on Monday and am always very busy, so it will be the ideal time to start my one day no sugar day, then Tuesday, I will make similar meals (with the steak), but we will not mention Tuesday today. Thanks for your inspiration……….

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