✨Metabolism series, part 5: The three biggest mistakes I see women making over and over and OVER 😭 (+ scroll to the bottom for the yogurt bowl recipe)
1️⃣They’re not eating NEARLY enough. When most of my clients start with me, they’re eating LESS than 1,000 calories PER DAY. One of the first things we work on is getting their calorie intake up. For most women, I recommend around 2,000 calories per day. For women with a missing period on a healing diet I often times recommend around 2,500.
2️⃣They’re eating far too many NUTRIENT POOR foods or foods that they are *convinced* are “healthy”, but are extremely difficult to digest such as:
⁃Heaps of cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts)
⁃Ginormous raw salads
⁃Raw vegetables in general
⁃Putting handfuls of raw kale and greens into smoothies
Yes, these foods are healthy, don’t get me wrong. But most times, we look no further than that. Yes, these foods are nutrient-dense, but they are so difficult to digest and absorb, that we end up missing out on a lot of the nutrients anyways.
Not only do we miss the nutrients, these end up seriously bothering our stomachs/GI tract, that they end up harming us in the long-run! These veggies are full of fiber that our bad gut bugs loveeee to eat. Do you feel like everything you eat makes you so bloated you look 4 months pregnant? This is why! The fiber in these veggies is undigestible, and sits in your gut to ferment!
3️⃣They’re not eating nearly enough NUTRIENT-DENSE foods. You can be eating a diet that is considered “healthy, but is extremely devoid of micronutrients nutrients (like chicken breast). A diet without regular consumption of:
⁃Liver (or liver capsules)
⁃Collagen & gelatin
⁃Fermented foods (yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, etc.)
…is a diet that is devoid of some of the most beneficial and healing micronutrients.
In order to truly heal, you need more:
1️⃣ Food in general
2️⃣ Digestible foods
3️⃣ Nutrient-dense foods
It’s truly as simple as this. Stop over-complicating things and just listen to your body!
Here's the recipe for the nutrient-dense yogurt bowl:
1 cup yogurt (raw yogurt from cow or goat if you can tolerate it, if not, I recommend Cocojune Coconut Yogurt or Laava
1 scoop Perfect Supplements collagen
1 tsp honey
1/2 tsp bee pollen
Mix the yogurt and collagen thoroughly until no clumps remain. Top with toppings.