On practicing ‘intermittent fasting’:
I always leave 12-14 hours between my last bite of food at night, and my first bite of food in the morning. I guess you could call this intermittent fasting – but I have never really been a big breakfast person. If I eat a large breakfast I find I am starving again in a couple of hours, and in need of a nap. Leaving time for my system to wake up makes me feel good, so I do it. I am not religious about this though; if I wake up ravenous/jetlagged, I eat. Basically, if the sun is up, I eat. If it is dark, I don’t.
On drinking over a gallon of water a day:
First thing I drink about two liters of water. This habit took a bit of training – but it is the best! I aim for just over one gallon of water a day, and if I hit two liters first thing, it puts me on track for the day. Plus it helps to re-hydrate you after a night of sleeping. I sweat a lot during the day from my training, and make sure I get enough electrolytes through Himalayan sea salt and other foods.
On not being a fan of protein:
Every meal, the hero is vegetables. I eat a lot of them every single day. I hate our societies obsession with protein – if we were as obsessed with hitting our fiber needs, I believe the diseases of affluence would be greatly reduced. With obesity rates skyrocketing, I wonder if people will start to make the connection that getting your protein in is killing them slowly. Having said that; I do make sure that with each meal I am having a serving of tofu or beans. No steaks here – and I am yet to die of a protein deficiency! Or yet to meet any other vegans with one either for that matter…
On ‘indulging’ in sweet potatoes and vegan ice-cream:
Finally, if I crave it, I eat it! I don’t subscribe to the cheat meal thing, as it tends to perpetuate the notion that some food is “naughty” and that you are “naughty” for eating it. If I want some vegan ice cream, or sweet potato fries I go for it. Life is short and food rules!
More info in Bridget’s blog post HERE!