Healthy Eating Practices
What’s your definition of healthy eating?
I’m a moderation girl so I try to eat really well—meaning mostly plant-based foods and no sugar—80 percent of the time so I can indulge 20 percent of the time. I also think there’s no one right diet all the time for every person. I think it’s best to listen to your body. If you’re craving a steak, for example, maybe you need one of those nutrients so buy a small bit of the best steak you can and eat it. Unless you’re totally avoiding meat of course!
How do you distinguish between healthy cravings and unhealthy ones?
To me, sweets and fried starchy foods are the most unhealthy cravings and I find if I’m craving those, it’s usually because I need a quick jolt of energy or am hungover :). I try to indulge most other ones.
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What is your take on cleanses (juice or otherwise)?
So many people love them and if your doctor says it’s ok (very important!) to do a juice cleanse for a few days, then great. I know the science about the detoxing nature of cleanses is often iffy. I think a “cleanse” in terms of committing to eating vegan or raw food for a week or a few days can be great if you’re trying to cut back on tons of sugar and fat. Some people find after eating lots of vegetables, whole grains and beans for a week or so makes them no longer crave unhealthy foods.