Grammy-winner Alanis Morissette has traveled a long road struggling with depression, self-image, and food.
Grammy-winner Alanis Morissette
has traveled a long road struggling with depression, self-image, and food. In a recent interview with Health
magazine, the singer shares that as a teenager, she was both anorexic and bulimic. Although her recovery began at age 18, Alanis says, "eating issues dogged me through my 20s." During that time, she wasn't worried about her weight, but was working long hours and eating salty and processed foods. Admittedly, she wasn't taking care of herself.
Life changed completely when she discovered Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s book Eat to Live. "It’s become my bible, pushing me to completely reorient my thinking about what to put into my body," the singer says. Check out her current diet:
"Now I concentrate on eating high-nutrient foods like fruit, nuts, collards, kale, and spinach. I’m obsessed with them. I even put spinach in my smoothies! — and arugula, too. For lunch, say, I’ll put it in a whole grain wrap with cucumbers, green peppers, hummus, tomatoes, and some lemon juice, cayenne, and hot sauce. I eat a lot of flaxseed oil to keep my omega-3s up, and I put cruciferous veggies like broccoli in soups — they’re so good for you."
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