Eat + Drink
How Do Plants Power Me?
I grew up swimming competitively. I had a demanding and vigorous training schedule. By 14, I was training 23 hours a week. Needless to say, I needed to eat A LOT to sustain my energy levels. At that time in my life, I had absolutely no clue what a nutritious meal looked like, and was perfectly happy shoving 3 bagels with cream cheese from Tim Hortons in my mouth as I rushed from morning swim practice to class. Despite my ridiculous bagel consumption, I had always managed to stay very slim throughout my childhood and teenage years. I literally had an adult once tell me that I could eat McDonalds every night for dinner and not gain any weight because of my “metabolism” (what a terrible, irresponsible and untrue thing to tell a teenager). It wasn’t until my first year of university, where I was introduced to bagged wine and eating nothing but melted cheese on potatoes, when I actually started gaining weight. Shocker.