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What sort of diet makes *you* feel your best?


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What sort of diet makes *you* feel your best?

operagirl | Jul 3, 2011 08:30 PM

This is not a solicitation for diet advice -- I am of the opinion that every person needs to find what works well for their own body. I'm just plain curious what day-to-day diets make other chowhounds feel good.

In my personal experience, I am finding that the more I base my diet on fresh produce and lots of protein, the better I feel.

If I had to put together an ideal day of feel-good eats, it'd probably go something like this:

Breakfast -- a big mug of coffee or a pot of green tea, two sunny-side-up eggs, slice of [gluten-free] toast, 1/2 an avocado
Morning snack -- 1/4 C. raw cashews or almonds, 1/4 C. raisins
Lunch -- a big pile of mixed greens topped with a can of tuna or sardines or beans if I have a batch cooked, leftover steamed veggies from last night's dinner, whatever salad-y veggies I have around (cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, etc.), and whatever homemade salad dressing I have in the fridge
Afternoon snack -- greek yogurt and a piece of fruit, maybe more nuts
Dinner -- half the plate filled up with a basic dinner salad, other half with brown rice or quinoa and chicken or fish
Evening snack/dessert -- a couple squares of dark chocolate, more fruit, herbal tea

Bear in mind, this isn't how I eat every day. The more stressed I am, the more I find myself reaching for chocolate and crunchy, carby snacks. But I do notice that when I eat more in tune with the example above, I feel lighter on my feet and better in general.

So. I'm sorry if this post is a little (or a lot) navel-gaze-y, and you have been bored to tears by it. If this is the case, please don't feel the need to reply and tell me how boring I am! I'd love to know, what kind of diet makes *you* feel good?

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