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What I Eat In A Day

Venice, CA

I truly believe that food is medicine.  The right foods can make us smarter, faster, more focused, happy, energized, give us glowing skin, healthy hair and nails…the benefits are endless.  While the wrong foods can make us sad, depressed, lethargic, bloated, flaky, acne prone and sick.  I have such a passion for food and care so much about what I put into my body because it directly impacts me!

Many of you have heard me talk about my stomach problems and digestion issues that started 3 years ago.  I am SO thankful that after years of trial and error, I have pretty much eliminated my stomach pains, bloating, brain fog, mood swings, exhaustion, and swelling that came from eating the wrong food for my body.   Like I said in my diet post – I follow the 80/20 rule and don’t believe in crazy strict diets or depriving myself with sad salads.  (Also as a reminder, I am not a doctor and you should always consult with yours before making any drastic lifestyle changes!)

Everyone’s body is different.  What is healthy for one person is not necessarily healthy for the other.  When I see click bait-y articles saying “Everyone should be eating the superfood Goji berry” or something along those lines…I just roll my eyes.  For me personally, Goji is actually an inflammatory food and makes me feel sick.  This is why it’s so important to take the time to get to know your body and to listen to it.  What food makes YOU feel good?  What food do you think could be causing a problem?  Maybe try eliminating it for a week?!  It’s worth taking the time to figure out.  Long term inflammation and poor gut health can lead to bigger problems – like disease and autoimmune disorders down the line.  At the end of the day, don’t you want to look and feel your best from the inside out?

I wanted to share what I typically eat in a day at home (and nooooo it doesn’t always look this pretty!!! ;))  These are foods that make me feel energized, happy, light – the best version of myself.  This is just a little sneak peek of something I’ve been working on that won’t be out until next year – I hope you love it!

7:30AM Hot water with lemon

9:30AM Green juice (I share my recipe at 10:25 in this video!)

10:30AM 1/2 Homemade gluten free buckwheat + oat waffle with coconut butter (I wait at least 30 minutes after having my juice to eat something to let my juice digest – if I don’t feel like a waffle I have a sweet potato (not yam) with coconut oil.)

1PM Big, colorful bowl of raw and cooked veggies + greens with lemon juice and olive oil (sometimes I add a hard boiled egg, white rice, or wild salmon if I’m starving – and right now I am not eating avocado because of my histamine intolerance but it’s a great fat if you can have it!)

4PM Snack of either a sweet potato with coconut oil and a little pink himalayan salt, or one of my other fave gluten + dairy free snacks that I’m sharing here!

6PM Kelp noodles with lemon chicken and homemade pesto (for pesto add pine nuts, olive oil, basil, salt, and lemon juice into a food processor – optional to add garlic or nutritional yeast, and for kelp noodles – they can be finicky, I soak mine for 10 minutes, then boil for 10 minutes with a a teaspoon of baking soda and a lemon peel, then cover for 10-15 minutes to soften, also boiling them in chicken broth helps…they will soften over time I promise!)

I am by no means an amazing cook and don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen so these things are all super easy to make, while still being nourishing and delicious.  They’re REAL foods with zero additives or weird chemicals that satiate me and allow me to look and feel my best.

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  • Jae says:

    The kelp noodles look so yummy! I agree, it’s so important to be aware of what you put into your body.
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    July 18, 2018 | Reply
  • Annie Zhang says:

    Subscribed and followed! I love these ideas! I’ve spent the last two months preparing for a big exam and have been much more careful with what I eat. It’s the only thing given me the energy to power through!

    July 18, 2018 | Reply
  • Rach says:

    Thanks so much for sharing Kat! I’m always inspired by how proactive you are in your own wellness!

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    July 18, 2018 | Reply
  • Roses for Fridays | by mia says:

    Such a healthy start for the day! 🌷👍🏻🌷

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    July 18, 2018 | Reply
  • Holly says:

    Subscribed and followed :)

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    subscribed and followed – thanks!

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    Subscribed and followed!

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  • My lovely people says:

    Great post dear. Your recipes looks delicious. As recommendation you should try not to mix acid with carbohydrates. If you are going to eat pasta or rice avoid lemon juice and vinegar. You will feel better and your stomach will be happy.
    Thank you so much for share this great information

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    July 18, 2018 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Thank you for the info!!! Always so helpful to learn new stuff about food combining!! XO

      July 18, 2018 | Reply
  • Mackenzie Smith says:

    Great post! I love the idea of coconut oil and sweet potato as a snack or meal- good healthy carb for fuel with a healthy fat to keep me full! XOXOX subscribed and followed sister!

    July 18, 2018 | Reply
  • BeingIsabella says:

    All this food looks so yummy! Especially those waffles, the beautiful bowl, and the potato fries. What this secret project of yours is, I sure am getting excited :D You make such an excellent point that what may work for one person may not work for someone else. Sometimes we see one person eating something and think ooh, I should eat that too, but then again, that may cause you to break out suddenly. Also, I always make sure to have fruit, juices, or raw foods before hot or warm foods so it digests properly!!!

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    July 18, 2018 | Reply
  • Vatana Rosa says:

    Subscribed and followed! Going to try those kelp noodles!

    July 18, 2018 | Reply
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    Subscribed and Followed! So excited for new posts! I also entered on your most recent pictures on Instagram, so cute!

    July 18, 2018 | Reply
  • Lindsay Tabaian says:

    Are the green juice and/or waffle things that could be prepped in advance and brought to work – for those of us that don’t work at home? Thanks!!

    Love your style and hope this month’s energy and events are improving for you! Relatedly – is Mercury out of retrograde yet??

    July 18, 2018 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Yes absolutely! Green juice is best when you drink it within 24 hours but if you store it in an airtight container right after making it – it should last up to 3 days :) And the waffle lasts me for days as well – I just keep it in my fridge <3 OMG I am counting down the days until Mercury is out of retrograde...it's not until AUGUST 19!!!!

      July 19, 2018 | Reply
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    Subscribed and followed! Thanks for the recs.

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    Subscribed and followed! Looking forward to trying your yummy recipes 😍

    July 18, 2018 | Reply
  • Tam says:

    This post gives me life! Food is, without a doubt, medicine. I discovered that when I incorporated fiber-filled morning grains and fresh pressed juice in the mornings. I feel so alert and fresh that ever since then, I’m always on the look-out for delicious, healthy meals. #wellnesswithkat is bomb!

    July 18, 2018 | Reply
  • Linda says:

    Subscribed and followed! I need to see where I can find that kelp pasta. Can’t live without pasta and that seems like a healthier alternative! Thanks for sharing!

    July 18, 2018 | Reply
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    July 18, 2018 | Reply
  • Claire V says:

    Subscribed and followed! These food photos are making me so hungry – and absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and inspiring others not just to eat right but also providing a realistic approach in achieving this goal.

    July 18, 2018 | Reply
  • Annie Burger says:

    Can I just say how much I’ve been LOVING your Wellness Series? I look forward to it every single Wednesday! I’ve recently started to really take care of my body and am learning to be more mindful of the foods I’m putting into it because just exercise isn’t everything! This post and your recent “dieting” post have been so helpful and I have learned so much! I suffer from constant bloating and you’ve inspired me to try my own elimination “diet” to figure out which food/food group is the source of the problem! I’ve thought for the longest time that that’s just the way my body is and I have to accept the bloating but not anymore! Thanks to your thoughtful posts, I’m ready to take matters into my own hands!

    I’ve subscribed and followed <3

    P.S. The kelp noodles sound AMAZING! Purchasing NOW so I can recreate ASAP.

    July 19, 2018 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Hi! Oh my goodness that makes me so happy to hear! I am so glad you are ready to take matters into your own hands. None of us should be suffering from debilitating bloating – we should be feeling light and energized and have digestion systems that work! I hope you get to the bottom of things <3 and yes you will love kelp noodles!

      July 19, 2018 | Reply
  • Liz says:

    Great post! I am seeing this 80/20 guideline a lot lately and I really need to adopt this in my life. I can tolerate a lot of different foods, but the absolute hardest thing for me is balancing the good and the indulgences. Would you do a post on how you personally follow this. Do you track it? Does saying yes to a croissant mean you eat healthy the rest of the day? I’d so appreciate your thoughts!

    July 19, 2018 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Hi! Thank you :) Yes absolutely will share my thought process in a full post. But basically – #1 tip green juice helps set the tone for my day and turns off my hunger hormones/sugar cravings – it really, really does, #2 tip if I am craving something indulgent let’s say in the morning I enjoy it with zero guilt, but if there’s something else indulgent in front of me/served at an event etc later in the day, I just think twice and really check myself to see if I really NEED it or am just letting my sugar cravings take over at that point…and I try and think about if the consequences of overloading my body with sugar (aka bloating, inflammation, and brain fog for days after) are worth it. #3 If I want a slice of cake, it doesn’t mean I only eat salads or next to nothing all day to compensate, BUT I just will be aware and perhaps cut out extra rice at dinner or a starchy snack I would have otherwise had, or skip dessert a few days later to balance things out you know? I know my body well enough now so I am able to tell if I am starting to feel run down from too many treats and when that happens I just try and eat sugar free/pretty clean for a few days to reset so I can feel energized again! I am constantly asking myself and aware of how my body feels so this helps the decision making a lot easier when I’m out and about!

      July 19, 2018 | Reply
  • May says:

    Your pictures really inspire me to eat healthier lol!

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    July 19, 2018 | Reply
  • Ashley Frabasilio says:

    Love this!! I’ve been drinking lemon water I’m the morning for years and it’s the best way to kick start the day! subscribed and followed, would love to see more recipes with clean ingredients or maybe a shopping list on if stories?

    July 19, 2018 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      GREAT IDEA! I will share on stories!!!

      July 19, 2018 | Reply
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    Subscribed and follow already of course! Love your style and advice! 💗

    July 19, 2018 | Reply
  • Jada says:

    Everything looks so delicious!

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    July 19, 2018 | Reply
  • Linsy says:

    I absolutely love your health blogs. You inspire me to eat better not only to look great, but to be healthy and live a better life. Eating right is key to a healthy life style. I’m absolutely trying your green smoothie. Thank you for sharing.
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    July 19, 2018 | Reply
  • Jessica from What To Style says:

    All these food looks tasty.. this post is very motivating for sure, I feel like my body doesn’t like when I eat bread! ❤

    xoxo,
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    July 19, 2018 | Reply
  • Diana Elizabeth says:

    I’m glad you posted this because I am so needing to clean up my diet but have no ideas and I dislike cooking! I need something easy, You are inspiring!

    July 19, 2018 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Aw yay I’m glad babe! And you always look fab so whatever you’re cooking is doing you good ;)

      July 19, 2018 | Reply
  • Danni says:

    Wow these meals look delicious! I have never tried kelp noodles so that now on my grocery list to try! I to stick to the 80/20 rule and have narrowed food that works for me…which is usually tons of micronutrients, some protein and good fats.

    July 19, 2018 | Reply
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    Subscribed and followed!! Excited to try kelp noodles after reading this

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    July 22, 2018 | Reply
  • AJMAA ALTANTUYA says:

    Thanks for sharing your diet and what you eat. Personally, I can not find out what my body is suitable to eat. I try to eat healthy actually I am quite a healthy person. However, I can never lose weight especially my belly fat. I have been to the gym the last 5 months but did not see results. I tried goji berry and plums as a snack and I felt sick.

    July 24, 2018 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      I would talk to you doctor first, but it may be helpful for you to take a food sensitivity called IgG Antibodies – this is when your blood gets tested against the proteins in certain foods and you can see which foods are inflammatory for you. If you’re eating goji, but you’re sensitive to them – this could be causing chronic inflammation leading to weight gain. I personally cannot eat goji – they make me sick/feel inflamed. Another helpful tool is looking at ayurvedic eating – take a test to see what dosha you are. Lastly you could be over exercising and increasing the cortisol in your body which is counterproductive. For me, I’ve lost weight exercising less and cutting out all of my “inflammatory” foods.

      July 24, 2018 | Reply
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    Your blog on food has been an answer to my prayers. Thank you!

    August 7, 2018 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      So happy to hear that! XO

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