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What and How I Eat

Although people commonly ask me about my healing mindset routine and my experience with Dupixent, I do get the occasional question of what my diet is like. And on average, I give the most basic response: "mainly fruits and veggies, low carbs, medium-to-high protein, but not afraid to indulge in pizza and cookies if I’m hungry for it."

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Well, instead of saying the same thing to you, I decided to share a little bit more in detail of what my meals normally entail. I pray that this supports you even in the most minute way!

A little more about my routine

Please note the following before continuing:

  • I do workout 6 times a week rigorously. These workouts normally consist of cardio and high-intensity interval training (HIIT).
  • Portion control is super important to me. I weigh and measure a lot of my foods to ensure I’m not overeating. A simple food weigher from Amazon does the trick.
  • I consider myself a “Fegan” or “Fegetarian”. (“F” stands for fake or faux). I will sometimes eat small proportions of chicken and rarely red meat but normally stick to a veggie/vegan lifestyle.
  • I don’t normally take vitamins, but when I do they are probiotics and those yummy (I’m sure ineffective) immune booster gummies.
  • I truly wish I loved salads, but I will only eat it alongside a warm meal or if it’s from Panera Bread (their Southwest Chile Lime Ranch Salad with Chicken is the bomb dot com.)
  • I’m a person of habit and will proudly eat and cook the same foods.
  • I don’t normally eat out and can’t remember when I had fast food like McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy’s, etc.
  • I rarely drink liquids with sugar (just my kombucha) or eat foods with sugar (unless I’m treating myself to a sweet).
  • My boyfriend makes fun of me because I eat the proportions of a bird and a Kindergartener on most days (we share our meals when going out to restaurants to avoid overeating).
  • Lastly, I am not perfect and am not a nutritionist. I’m sure I lack much of the nutrition I need and don’t eat nearly as enough as I feel like I should.
  • Enjoy!


Although I do try my best to do intermittent fasting and not eat any food until 12 PM, sometimes I’ll sneak in some (easy and quick) breakfast before work. Here are my go-to choices (I choose one of these!).

Quick oats:

  • Measure out a ½ cup of old fashioned oats.
  • Add cinnamon powder.
  • Fill raw oats with water. (I don't use too much water because I prefer my oatmeal to be dense versus liquidy.)
  • Pop it in the microwave for 1-1.5 minutes.
  • Add ½ or full banana for a touch of sweetness. (I like to chop mine up in small slices so I can taste the banana with every bite of oatmeal).

Yogurt bowl:

In a small-sized bowl, add the following:

  • 2-3 sliced up strawberries
  • ½ cup of blueberries
  • ½ cup of green apples (I love the crunch!)
  • ½ cup of almond yogurt (Unsweetened vanilla is my preferred choice)
  • For toppers, add ½ TSP of chia seeds and hemp seeds. If I’m super hungry, I’ll add half of a banana and light gluten-free granola from Trader Joe’s.

Avocado toast:

  • Toast 100 calorie multi-grain flatbread.
  • Spread ¼ of avocado (depending on size) on toasted bread.
  • Top it off with a pinch of salt, red pepper flakes, a touch of olive oil and hot sauce.


I normally grab a snack or two between 12 PM and 3 PM, before I hit a heavy lunch. Here are some of my choices:

  • NuGo vegan slim real dark chocolate and peanut butter crunch bar
  • Vegan protein shake - Vega Sport Premium Protein with 8 ounces of soy milk and 4 ounces of water.
  • Fruit - tangerines, banana, apple, mangoes, pineapples.
  • Nuts (measured out as they contain high fat and carbs) - go to's are the already pre-packed 100 calories almonds
  • And if I'm feeling naughty, 1 oz of chips - I love regular, salty potato chips or I'll go for some jalapeno if I’m feeling spicy!


Due to intermittent fasting, I normally don't have lunch. From my late breakfast to the number of snacks I have thereafter, I'm already full enough for dinner around 6-7 PM. If I do get hungry, I'll drink some coffee to hold me over until dinnertime.


These meals vary, but I’ll tell you some of my favorites:

"The Basic" meal:

  • 3/4 cup of white or brown rice (If I did an intense workout, I will eat 1 full cup of rice)
  • Veggies (mainly a cup of broccoli or a side salad)
  • Protein (frozen vegan patty or some home-cooked chicken)

Vegan tacos:

  • Heat up some pre-packed vegan crumbles on a pan and cook as if I'm making regular taco meat
  • Substitute the shell for a salad wrap.
  • Add toppings like avocado, lettuce, tomato, and salsa.

Cauliflower pizza

  • Frozen pre-packed cauliflower pizza. (Plain or veggie and mozzarella are my favorites!)

Carb loading

  • 1 cup of spaghetti - either spinach or chickpea-based.
  • 1-1.5 cups of sauteed string beans with garlic.
  • A toast of multigrain bread to go along with it if I'm super hungry.


  • Hot Coffee (with Stevia sugar or if needing something sweet, almond and coconut creamer from Trader Joes)
  • Lemon water (half lemon sliced with cool or regular temperature water)
  • Kombucha
  • Naturally flavored, no sugar, seltzer water

Late night snacks

Because I also snack and can get hungry at night!

  • Green apples with peanut butter.
  • Vegan protein bar (because it tastes like dessert to me!).
  • Fruit (only a handful due to late-night sugar intake).

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