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Eating Greens and Lifting Like a Boss

Most nutrition information running around the internet gears itself towards people who are trying to lose weight or become the next Arnold Schwarzenegger. But what if you just want to eat more consciously, have more energy, and understand what fuels your body best? I turned to professional movers to find out their answers. These are people who’s income and livelihood is determine by how well they can fuel and maintain their bodies. Meet Harold David (known as HD) and Layla Luciano. Two plant-based eating machines who fuel their passion for dance, weightlifting, Muay Thai and more… one leafy green at a time. Layla and HD, what inspired you to become a vegan/plant-based eater? HD: Curiosity surrounding the effect eating differently would have on my body! I like to experiment with my diet a lot. Layla: I was born and raised a vegetarian so I’ve never had meat or fish! I was never a heavy dairy eater but I cut out dairy 4 years ago and I feel the best I have ever felt! What do …

Perhaps it’s not what we eat, but how we eat

Have you’ve ever looked down at your (once-full) plate of food and realized you finished the entire thing without realizing it? If so, this post is for you. Over the next couple of weeks I will be posting about a variety of eating habits and the dancers, athletes and movers who love them. Before getting into the WHAT of food, I wanted to talk about the HOW. To do that I turned to Maria Macsay — yoga teacher, Mind-Body Eating Coach and certified badass. Here’s her 411 on what it means to eat consciously and how to do it yourself. What does it mean to eat mindfully? To eat mindfully means being present to our experience as we eat. When we eat mindfully, we are aware of our body, our breath, our surroundings. We are engaged by the visuals, aromas, and tastes of our food for every moment we are in the act of eating. How do things change when you eat with joy? When we eat in a state of joy, we actually enhance our …