125: The Perfect Diet: Part 2 – My Take

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Vegan, Vegetarian, Keto, Paleo, Mediterranean…Is there a perfect diet?

My take on the “perfect” diet. This is Part Two after episode 124 with Dr. John Berardi

Additional Resources:

  • My favorite food documentary: FOOD, Inc. and you can find What the Health in Netflix
  • The Very BEST Diet – Dr. Berardi gives it to us straight
  • My interview with Dr. Jade Teta on fat loss diets and being your own diet detective
  • Interested in my small group mastermind? Learn more here.

What are your personal rules or habits? What’s on your absolute NO list when it comes to food and nutrition? Let me hear from you in the comments!

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xxoo Ella









  1. Stephanie

    Hi Ella. What did your husband add to his diet to replace the meat? I like the idea of eating less meat, but don’t want to greatly increase my grains. Thanks!

    • Ella

      Hi Stephanie, great question. We did NOT increase grains with one exception – I now make tempeh once a week or so. Also, I will NOT remove our straight-from-the-farm eggs from our diet – it’s just too hard, and I frankly just don’t want to. My hubby is starting his day with black coffee (he used to load up on creamer), has added more avocado, fruit for snacks, and really dialed up the veggie intake in a huge way. We think we eat a lot of veggies, but we really weren’t. Now, we REALLY are. PS – he adds nutritional yeast to salads and other items to make them “cheesy.” Hope this helps!

    • Admin

      I just posted more info on Facebook/onairwithella…..

      Here is a sampling of our plant-based proteins:
      – Lentils, quinoa
      – Hemp, chia, flax, sunflower seeds
      – Almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds
      – Tempeh, miso (only soy I will consume)
      – Spinach, broccoli, peas
      – Avocado
      – Spirulina
      – Vegan protein powders
      – NON VEGAN: eggs straight off of a local farm – 2-3 servings a week

  2. Angie

    I loved this episode and am SO glad you did it. I also had never heard of Dr. JB and am now such a fan. am 100% fed up with the yo-yo or hearing so many different opinions on what to eat and what not to eat. I struggles with an eating disorder as a teenager and have found myself with a continued disordered eating or negative relationship with food for my entire adult life. I have read books and listened to countless podcasts trying to find the mindset and nutrition strategy to stop myself from my destructive behaviors around food and my body image that have impacted my life for so long. I keep trying to find something that will help me. I want to respect my body and enjoy food and life. I eat clean and healthy for the most part and feel really good but then, pretty regularly, something (past habits) all of the sudden comes over me and I find myself stuffing my face with whatever I can find, nasty stale marshmallows and entire containers of trail mix. Then I feel physically sick and ashamed and hate myself for it because I know that is not what I want. I have developed strategies to change this habit and am on my way to creating a relationship with food and my body image. My strategy for now is, drink lots of water in the morning and don’t eat until I have the hunger that gets stronger with time rather than the hunger that comes in a flash but then goes away 10 minutes later. Eat a ton of vegetables and healthy plant fats. Make sure my indulgences are really worth it. I want to enjoy fancy desserts and nice restaurants not stale marshmallows! Above all, have tons of gratitude for the plants and animals that provide me food, the people who grow harvest, package, drive and sell the food, and for my body and everything it can do.
    Thanks again for all your wisdom!

    • Ella

      Angie, this is just SO TRUE and my head is nodding off of my neck 😉 I can so relate, as can hundred of others. Keep doing what you’re doing! Sending you loads of love xoxo Ella

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