Pretty much every workshop I teach I get asked this question:
"What is the healthiest diet, Joy?"
And more often than not this is the follow-up question I get...
"Are you vegan?"
The answer to both of these might surprise you which I share in my latest video.
I eat the healthiest diet ever! ;) Maybe you've heard of it -- it's the Joy Mary Susanne McCarthy diet!! What does that mean? I eat the foods that make me thrive.
I eat whole, unprocessed, high quality, delicious plant and animal-based foods.
You may notice that my instagram feed is full of a lot of plant-based foods and this is why many assume that I don't eat animal foods but I don't label myself "vegan". That's because I eat a lot of veggies, salads and I have a smoothie every single day. But.... I also enjoy a grass-fed burger once in a while, I LOVE fish (we eat it 2-3 times per week), I love eggs especially frittatas, I enjoy cheese, like Manchego and halloumi (both are super yummy sheep milk cheese-based) and I never feel guilty or pressured to live up to anybody, any group or any label. As my good friend Meghan has always said: Labels are for tin cans.
There have been comments on my YouTube channel from people absolutely shocked that I would eat a chicken burger, but honestly, I don't care! Why? Because what matters is that I eat the food that makes me thrive. It doesn't matter what anyone else thinks.
If you've been eating a certain way for a long time and you're still having digestive problems or other health issues, then maybe you're not eating right for you.
So what should you eat?
To find out, insert your first name here: _________, and your last name here: _______, put them together, and that's your diet! Meaning, eat what makes you feel your best.
If you're not sure where to start. Start here. Try my recipes! They are nourishing, delicious and there is TONS of variety and free of common allergens and food sensitivities. If you need additional guidance based on any health concerns I recommend you book a session with a qualified holistic nutritionist or Naturopathic Doctor.
As always, I look forward to your comments and suggestions below. If there is something you want to learn about then ask me below and I will consider it for an upcoming video.
Have a joyous day!