Shauna Faulisi is one of our go-to experts when it comes to all things food. She’s a holistic nutritionist and chef and well-rounded wellness expert. Her professional opinion is one we trust, big time, especially when it comes to what to eat and when. On the occasions we want to look like the tautest and slimmest versions of ourselves, we are steering clear of the following.
Beans and grains
If you’re needing carbohydrate support, go with white rice. I know it’s contrary to what we’ve been taught, but because white rice is stripped of its outer coating that contains lectins, the grain is easier on the gut and will be digested faster.”
But feeling good doesn’t have to be all about restriction. Faulisi is fully supportive of anyone who wants to debloat, lose a few pounds, or just feel more vibrant in their body—as long as there’s kindness and thoughtful intention with oneself surrounding the desire. “It’s more about focusing on what you can have rather than focusing on what you can’t. It mentally puts you in a softer space and allows you to focus on all that’s around you, instead of any lack.”
“When I and my clients have the same desire, I advise that they focus on leafy greens plus easily digestible vegetables with extra virgin olive oil, drink plenty of water, and make their own food,” Faulisi shares. “The act of cooking and connecting with your food will naturally make you appreciate it more. This helps us slow down and tap into when we’re full and satiated.”