Confession #1: I won the gene lottery by inheriting a fast metabolism and athletic physique.
Confession #2: In addition to extensive reading and research on diet philosophies, I’ve tried the following because I am fascinated with the connection between food, body and mood:
- Vegan (complete and utter fail – I love butter)
- Vegetarian after reading The China Study by T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell
- Atkins (not recommended)
- The Plan by Lyn-Genet Recitas (worked wonders for my mother and features tasty recipes)
- Slow Carb inspired by Tim Ferriss
- Plant Based in response to Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn’s documentary What the Health
- A custom diet to build muscle then lose fat administered by Kevin Feil at Bubba’s Gym (see photo to right)
Confession #3: Exercise has been a constant in my life. Shout-out to my Dad for always bringing me to the gym as a kid and leading by example.
I am not a nutritionist (because I couldn’t pass organic chemistry) nor am I a medical doctor (because I couldn’t pass organic chemistry). These are simply my most pressing thoughts on health and wellness after eight years of exploration:
Hold your head high. Pull back your shoulders. Wear something that makes you feel comfortable and confident. Find a group exercise class that keeps you coming back. When you eat that almond croissant with your coffee Saturday morning after yoga, have zero regrets. Buy Tupperware and fill it on Sundays with grains and veggies for weekday lunches.
Keep it simple and remember, Happy Looks Good on You.
Smile on you beautiful being,