SO WHAT DO I EAT, USE FOR PERSONAL CARE AND CLEAN MY HOUSE WITH? FIND OUT THE ANSWERS TO THIS OFTEN


I get asked by many people what my diet looks like, what products I use for my personal care needs and what I use to clean my home. I thought that since I get asked these questions so often that I would dedicate my next BLOG post to answering them for you.

So what does my diet look like? Well I will start off by telling you that I eat frequently throughout the day and I always have; my body and my mind tend to function at there best when I’m nourished often. My daily eating routine and a fairly typical meal plan looks like this:

7:00-7:30 am Breakfast

one egg scrambled or over easy

one slice of toast with a little butter

a piece of fruit

or

one small bowl of organic plain yogurt

fresh fruit or berrries

sprinkled with flax seed

organic coffee with milk or herbal tea

1 glass of water or milk

10:00-10:30 Snack

Fresh vegetables (a variety sliced)

1 glass of fresh juice

or

1 piece of fresh fruit

1 glass of water

12:30-1:00 Lunch

a large leafy green salad with a variety of vegetables with leftover salmon or chicken and sesame or pumpkin seeds sprinkled on top

a homemade olive oil garlic & ginger dressing or a garlic/maple dressing (made by a local chef /CharGer Foods)

or

a homemade soup (acorn squash, potato) rice crackers (or whole wheat, gluten free crackers)

slice of cheese (Havarti, swiss)

1 cup herbal tea

1 glass of water

3:00-3:30 Snack

1 small bowl of plain yogurt

fresh fruit or berries

or

crackers with cheese or nut butter

or

sliced vegetables (variety) with hummus

1 glass of water

5:30-6:00 Dinner

skinless boneless chicken

roasted vegetables (asparagus, peppers) whole grain/brown rice

or

homemade vegetable or lean meat chilli homemade roll (with a little butter)

green leafy salad with an olive oil dressing

or

homemade chicken stew with vegetables

homemade roll (with a little butter)

green leafy salad with an olive oil dressing

1 glass of fresh vegetable juice

1 glass of water

8:00-8:30 Snack

handful of almonds/seeds

or

small portion of dark chocolate

or

small bowl of popcorn (I purchase organic non-GMO and I pop them in avocado oil)

1 glass of water

Each meal of the day is planned to ensure that I am meeting the nutritional guidelines for the day. Fruits are limited to no more then three servings a

day due to there natural sugar content and I make sure that nuts, seeds, flaxseed and healthy oils are incorporated daily.

I purchase my meats and eggs from a local farmer, milk from a local dairy

and most fruits and vegetables are purchased from local markets; if not

then they are purchased from the organic selection at the local grocery store. I attempt to purchase most of my food locally; items like honey, nut butters, preserves, healthy snack choices and breads can be found at most local farmers markets or natural food markets.

I am a lover of salads and raw vegetables so I tend to eat them with almost every meal of the day. I also make sure I’m getting at least 8 glasses of water a day and will add an additional glass or two in between my snacks and meals. I generally use garlic, ginger, pepper, tumeric, sage, oregano and parsley to spice up my meals.

And Yes I do eat out at restaurants! The time spent with close friends and family enjoying an evening out is perfect! When choosing off the menu I choose a breakfast of poached eggs or scrambled eggs with cottage cheese and fresh fruit salad and for lunch or dinner I choose a chicken with rice and vegetables meal with a side salad or fresh fish with rice and a salad.

So what personal needs products do I use? Well I definitely have my favourite products that I LOVE!

Oral health care

Dessert Essence Natural Tea Tree and Neem toothpaste Dessert Essence mouth wash

Essential Oxygen Organic Brushing Rinse

Deodorant

Green Beaver Natural Deodorant (Lavendar)

Hair Care

Avalon Organics Shampoo & Conditioner(Lavendar)

Dessert Essence Coconut Shampoo & Conditioner

Organic coconut oil (I pull it through my damp hair)

Soap

J.R Watkins Pure Castile Bar Soap (Clary Sage or Lavendar)

J.R. Watkins all natural liquid hand soap (lemon or lavender or coconut)

or Dr. Bronners magic soap (Eucalyptus or Almond)

Bathing

J.R. Watkins Lavendar relaxing bath salts

J.R. Watkins Menthol/Camphor bath salts (great if you have any congestion)

Skin care

Organic coconut oil

Vitamin C cream

Carina Organics hydrating skin cream

J.R Watkins hand lotion

Make-up

Pure Anada natural cosmetics (mascara and eyeliner)

So what do I use to clean my house, clean my clothes? Well I definitely have my favourites when it comes to my household cleaning; favourites that I’ve used for many years and that have never let me down.

Kitchen

Seventh Generation Dish Soap

J.R Watkins All Purpose Cleaner

Vinegar and water

Baking Soda

Floors

Vinegar and water

Baking Soda (cleaning tile grout)

Bathroom

Vinegar, water and baking soda

J.R Watkins Tub and Tile cleaner

Dusting

Vinegar and water

J.R Watkins All Purpose cleaner

Laundry

J.R Watkins Laundry Soap

Nature Clean unscented

There are many great personal care and cleaning products that are all natural; free of many of the toxins you’ll find in some of the well-known commercial brands. Give some a try and see if you find a new favourite!

Below is a list of just some of the toxins that you want to do your best to avoid when selecting your products.

  • Bleach

  • Phosphates

  • Dyes

  • Polymers

  • Silicones

  • Sodium laureth sulphate

  • Sodium lauryl sulphate

  • Petrolatum

  • Paraffin

  • Parabens

  • Mineral oil

  • Glycols

  • Formaldehyde donors

  • Ethoxylates

  • [endif]--Diethanolamine

  • Phthalates

  • Triethanolamine

  • Talc

  • Ammonia

  • Petrochemicals

Sending A Wish Your Way For A Well BALANCED Day

Jenny

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