What’s grain-free and gluten-free that actually tastes good and is easy to make? Anna Vocino is an actor, comedian, voice-over talent, and podcaster. She has performed in numerous television shows, films, commercials, and video games, which is a good day job to support her real passion for being a home cook and food blogger. Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2002, Anna has made it her mission to create easy to make, delicious gluten-free, sugar-free, and grain-free versions of her favorite comfort foods, gathered in “Eat Happy.”
In this podcast, we cover:
– [11:40] About Anna’s recipes – [16:00] Why you should cycle in and out of diets and fasting – [20:30] How our brains can have a temper tantrum – [31:00] Why you don’t need to count carbs – [36:25] Why eating real food is the only thing that works – [37:35] What you can find in “Eat Happy” – [45:10] How to make bone broth – [46:50] About Anna’s favorite recipes Anna’s mission is to make gluten-free foods that taste good. Anna is a home cook, and that is where her recipes come from. Anna’s recipes were driven by necessity. For instance, Anna bought gluten-free cookies from Whole Foods for seventeen dollars. She was so mad that she wanted to return it back to the store. After seeing a functional medicine doctor, Anna realized that she needed to also cut dairy. Then, Anna met Vinnie Tortorich and followed the no sugar, no grains lifestyle. Nobody wants to get to the point where you can only eat almond butter and kale. You can find answers, and you should never be that limited in your diet. Anna says to keep searching and find your answers.
The idea isn’t for us to live in deprivation for the rest of our lives.
We need to create a variation with the resources to enjoy life and keep ourselves healthy. Anna says her resistance back in the day came from the diet industry. We were taught to not make decisions for ourselves. The diet industry says that if you follow a six-week plan, you will drop three dress sizes. However, it’s all BS! Anna says that our brains can have a temper tantrum when we switch up our lifestyle. When you decide to give up processed foods, you figure out all the foods you miss. Then you get mad and have a temper tantrum. You will either make a bunch of substitute keto-approved foods or have a complete meltdown. Instead of looking for things to eat, we need to process our emotions and stabilize our hormones.
Counting carbs is a nightmare!
We are all coming from the diet mentality. Anna says that if you absolutely need to count what you’re eating, there’s a tool to do so on Google. However, there is a discrepancy in everything – do people even know how many carbs are in lime juice? People who are counting probably need to get in touch with how food is making them feel. Anna says that it is okay when people overdo eating actual food. At least that way your body will get used to it. Stay tuned as Anna dives deep into “Eat Happy.” Anna’s message for the world is to eat real food and live your life. ————————————— Anna Vocino Eat Happy Too Anna on Instagram Fitness Confidential