I’m excited to share the news that I’ll be teaching a series of virtual classes with the The en*theos Academy for Optimal Living this year. Over the last few years, I’ve both learned from them and worked for them, and now I’m honored to be working *with* them as a partner. Funny how life comes around…
The FIRST class will be February 18th @ 2 pm PST: How to Travel, Eat, and Thrive—don’t worry if you can’t make it live, it’ll all be recorded.
The class will be FREE during the livestream of the class. Just click on the link below and the video will magically appear at class time.
The format is that *all* classes are online. Get a new 60-minute Livestream class on how to optimize your life Every. Single. Day.
If you can’t make it live, or would like access to this class and all the others (over 100 and counting) in the en*theos Library, you can sign up—it’s a bit like Netflix for Optimal Living. :)
Curious what I’ll be talking about? Here’s a sample of the Top 10 Big Ideas I’ll be covering…
How to Travel, Eat, and Thrive
When you travel, do you know where to go for healthy and delicious food?
Most people try to be healthy when they’re at home, yet find it challenging to maintain their habits on the road.
What I’ve learned is that with a little prep and knowledge of what to look for, you can have a truly great experience with food wherever you are! Of course, we won’t be able to find the same things everywhere; part of the journey is looking for what’s available, what’s good for us, and what tastes great!
It’s time to help you find the HEALTHIEST food possible: real food with quality ingredients. Let’s dive in!
1 | What Do You Eat?
Whether you’re diet is plant-based, gluten-free, or wide open, here are a few things you can focus on for Optimal Nutrition:
- Complete proteins containing the essential amino acids: from animal products, certain grains and legumes (if combined), and unrefined plant foods
- Healthy fats: unsaturated (from avocado, olives, and nuts), omega-3s (from wild-caught fish and flax/hemp/chia seeds)
- Complex carbohydrates (from vegetables, legumes and whole grains)
There are definitely some items we want to avoid, minimize, or eliminate from our lives: simple carbohydrates, overly-processed foods, and saturated, trans fats, and hydrogenated oils (these can raise total and LDL [bad] cholesterol).
2 | Plan Ahead (Yes, Before the Trip)
There is no secret hidden aisle of organic food, nor is there a gluten/dairy/nut-free restaurant down an alleyway that requires a password. Those don’t exist.
Too many people are making too much money by making it easy for you *not* to eat healthy. So, you need to do your best to prepare and plan for what’s out there!
Identify the foods you do eat and the ones you don’t—make this clear for yourself. Whether it’s for ethical, health, or allergy reasons, having this list will actually make your life EASIER when you’re out there and faced with a multitude of choices.
3 | Don’t Become a Food Hostage!
Have your own supply of food with you. You don’t want to be held hostage by what food is available because you’re hungry.
Great snacks that you can bring/buy just about anywhere (even at convenience stores!), that won’t expire quickly, and can easily be stored in pockets, purses, and backpacks:
- Fruit: apples, pears, oranges, raisins, bananas
- Vegetables: carrots, celery, radishes
- Nuts: almonds, pecans, walnuts
- Protein Bars: the fewer ingredients the better; I like Clif’s Mojo Bars
- Mini almond or peanut butter packs: check out Artisana’s Packets
Hope to see you there! :)
From snowy/rainy Portland…