Mumma, yogi and nutritionist Steph Lowe teaches others that health begins with what you chose to put on your plate. Steph is obsessed with sharing her love of yoga and how you can transform your life by taking what you learn in the yoga room, off the mat.
Steph is still nursing her 6-month old daughter Grace, so her life looks very different from what it used to! She still eats well, but is more relaxed than she used to be when it comes to food as she now eats an additional portion or two of carbohydrates each day. Steph is the healthiest she has ever been, both physically and mentally, and that is what's most important for her.
I start my day with a decaf MCT Coffee and ideally like to follow that closely by exercise. At the moment I’m loving a combination of trail walks with Grace, or yoga either at home while Grace naps, or my second home, Kula Yoga. I teach one to two-morning yoga classes per week, so I may then practice myself a little later in the day.
Breakfast is next, where I try to start with a glass of hot water and fresh lemon, before tucking into my Breakfast Antioxidant Smoothie or two scrambled eggs, kale, avocado and a slice of GF Precinct bread. I like to eat a substantial breakfast to provide blood sugar control and satiety for at least a few hours.
Mid Morning I'll often have a decaf coconut latte or a mug of bone broth, and I'm obsessed with soda water and apple cider vinegar!
Lunch for me is nearly always leftovers as I’m a big fan of the “cook once, eat twice” mantra. My favourite lunches include my Slow Cooked Chicken Satay with Cauliflower Rice or Shepherd’s Pie with Pumpkin Mash. If I don’t have leftovers, I’ll make a three-egg omelette with a side of avocado or a superfood salad with a can of tuna and hummus. After lunch, I’ll often have a Sugar Free Hot Chocolate.
I never used to snack, but I still need more food while I’m also feeding Grace so I’ll often snack on Mary’s crackers with cashew cheese and hummus or sugar-free chocolate such as Well Naturally. I try to sneak in another mug of bone broth somewhere over the course of the afternoon.
In an ideal world, I’d have dinner at 7pm every night, but I’m often with clients or at yoga, so dinner is actually my smallest meal of the day. Mid-week I love to keep it simple with grass-fed steak and greens or a dragon bowl with poached eggs.
l love to finish the day with another Sugar-Free Hot Chocolate. Behaviourally it’s a great way to signal to your brain that the kitchen is closed and it does a beautiful job to take the edge off any sweet cravings at this time. If you’re tempted to eat again after dinner or often experience cravings late at night, give it a try - you’ll be pleasantly surprised!
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