Gluten Free Fitness

There’s no food in your “food!”

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Classic line from a classic 80’s flick-“Say Anything.” Joan Cusack, while watching her brother, says…”There’s no food in your food!” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve felt the same. (Also, the coolest guy Lloyd Dobler is played by John Cusack. Lloyd was so cool that my girlfriends and I rated guys on the “Lloyd-O-Meter” for quite a while. But I digress.)

Take a look at what you’ve eaten today. Is there food in your food? Did you get in some highly nutrient dense food with a minimum of ingredients? To give you an idea, this is what I had today: (not including portion sizes, just items)

  • Egg whites
  • Spinach
  • Cheese
  • Coffee with 1 TBsp of half and half and stevia
  • Red grapefruit
  • Chicken breast
  • Green beans
  • Brazil nuts
  • Tuna
  • salad greens and sundried tomatoes, carrots and cauliflower
  • Flank steak
  • Asparagus
  • Mushrooms
  • Cottage cheese
  • Fish oil supplement

As you can see, really nothing with multiple ingredients. I feel pretty comfortable that there’s food in my food.

So, whaddya think-was there food in your food today? And if not-what is one thing you can do tomorrow to change that?

Where to begin on the healthy eating journey…

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It can be overwhelming, can’t it? Eat this, don’t eat that, not too much of this, yes-eat that, but only on alternating days every other week when the moon is ascending…yikes! It’s enough to make you want to dive headfirst into a pint of Ben and Jerry’s. (Which is fine, as an occasional -yes, occasional-like 1 serving once a week-and a serving is NOT the entire pint-but I digress.)

It does not have to be that complicated.

_market_4 Michael Pollon said:

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

And truly, although it’s not quite that simple, it’s not too far off. We are deluged with marketing campaigns of food companies, especially in the celiac community.

It’s easy to lose sight of the fact that there are TONS of wonderfully healthy, tasty, NATURALLY GLUTEN FREE foods!! YES!! A chicken breast is gluten free, as are green beans and sweet potato! Viola! Dinner!