Clients, friends and acquaintances regularly ask what and how they should eat. Sometimes I'm asked what I eat. A prescriptive answer may be desired but I don't have one. As with nearly all fitness or dietary related questions, the answer is, of course, it depends. For most people, what works best is to consume a wide variety of whole, nutrient-dense foods that support individual needs, goals, and preferences and include a mix of carbohydrates, fats, and protein. That's not quite the answer people seem to be looking for but it's the one I've got!
As for what I eat, the answer is almost everything. I eat mostly whole, nutrient-dense foods including plenty of vegetables, fruits, nuts, lean meats, and occasional dairy along with some processed foods and dining out. I don’t count calories or macros but I generally follow the PN portion control method. I don't do a lot of food prep but I have an idea of my meals for the week before I go shopping. What I do may or may not work for you and that's okay. Below are a few simple tips anyone can use to support healthy dietary habits.
Recent Frequent Eats ... & a few more personal tips
These foods may or may not fit in with your dietary needs or preferences but they are a few examples of the things I eat on regular basis. I don't cook much and prefer simple meals and snacks.
This post may not have explicitly answered the question, "what should I eat?" but my hope is that it gave you some ideas to consider and try out for yourself. Additional Frequently Asked Question posts on health & fitness are coming. Got something in particular you'd like to see here? Post a comment below or send me an e-mail.
Thanks for reading!