A Day “Without” Calories

I learned, this summer, that by eating the right things and moving as much as I needed to for recovery, I have actually become healthier than I was when I was preaching “health” and parading my six-pack (and osteopenia) around the gym. Here’s what a typical day looked like for me these part few months* (and, granted, I’m still working on the sleep and adrenal fatigue portion of the equation, especially now that I have things like late-night rehearsals to go to and friends who give me a reason to stay up late. And I’m still learning about how to go low enough carb and high enough fat to feel balanced, so I’m sure that there are still many tweaks I could be making–but I’m not that worried about it right now). Wake up at 6:30 am (8 hours after going to bed). Skip the gym because my ankle is on fire. Take a guilt free shower, make my bed, and go downstairs with Frida. No extra stress, just waking up and getting on with my day. Got enough sleep, so I’m feeling okay.  Have cup of organic coffee with coconut butter mixed in. No idea how many tea- or tablespoons…just enough to be delicious. I don’t need the coffee to wake up, I just like the way it tastes. This will be the only cup I have all day.  Breakfast of bone broth with wakame and a side of bacon, or else two eggs (hard boiled or scrambled with ghee) with bacon and raw sauerkraut. Supplemented with fermented cod liver oil/butter oil blend, raw maca root powder, vitamin...

A Podcast You Can’t Miss

So, here’s what I’m going to need you all to do today: Go to iTunes using whichever internet-receiving music-listening device you own. Download the latest Underground Wellness podcast (“Paleo* and Women’s Health” 8/1), featuring guest host Diane Sanfillipo and guest Stefani Ruper. Listen to the podcast from start to finish. Listen to it again. Then stop counting calories and go live your life. Happy Friday, everyone. -K. *Even if you don’t subscribe to the Paleo lifestyle or know what it is, this podcast will help you reframe your thinking about body image and mental health in relation to food. I am so impressed with how frankly Diane and Stefani are able to discuss these issues while making them digestible (ha!) for someone who might be listening with a disordered mind. Please do me a favor and listen. It’s only an hour of your life, and I promise it’s one that you will be glad you...