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  • - Hi, I'm Ian Somerhalder

  • and this is everything I eat in a day.

  • (upbeat music)

  • First thing I do when I wake up, I eat two small puppies,

  • no I'm joking.

  • The first thing I do when I wake up,

  • it's kinda strange, so,

  • I have a first breakfast and a second breakfast.

  • So, we make a lot of our own stuff, right?

  • Nik and I grow a lot of our own food,

  • it's gonna sound unnatural, like, I eat that much.

  • So I usually have a broth first thing in the morning

  • with a bunch of supplements, like vitamin stuff,

  • and green juices with my tea

  • that I then whip in the NutriBullet with coconut oil

  • and cacao, and salt, believe it or not.

  • So, you're getting the electrolytes,

  • you're getting the caffeine,

  • and you're getting the fat with the cacao,

  • so that's like a,

  • (blastoff noise)

  • energy.

  • Then I train, and then I gobble, like, really weird things.

  • I don't eat a lot of meat, so I substitute it with fish.

  • So I have to eat, like, two giant handfuls of nuts,

  • walnuts or cashews or pecans or brazil nuts, and then meat.

  • So, usually it's fish, and I'll alternate

  • ocean fish, freshwater fish, usually broil or pan-fry.

  • But, I cook in a lot of cast iron,

  • or ceramic coated cast iron,

  • which, I guess the jury's still out.

  • No nonstick, it is as toxic as the day is long.

  • I mean, on the stove, cast iron or ceramic coated cast iron,

  • lemon, a little bit of high-heat oil,

  • like sunflower oil or something, and salt.

  • Boom, lid, steam it.

  • (eating noise)

  • And then, I eat two giant handfuls of vegetables.

  • So, whether it's root vegetables,

  • steamed vegetables, spinach, anything.

  • So two of those, boom, on a plate.

  • Gobble that.

  • Nik also makes me, we also make a lot of our own stuff,

  • so she makes me these, like, amazing chia puddings

  • with coconut milk and chia and cacao and salt,

  • and then she'll just leave that in the refrigerator

  • and I'll get up in the morning and I'll gobble that.

  • In the morning, ya know,

  • most people eat tons of carbohydrates.

  • Twice a week I'll eat just massive, huge stacks of pancakes,

  • but it's only, like, twice a week

  • Then I'll have my coffee, and then the baby gets up.

  • That's the beginning of my morning.

  • That's from 6 to 8:30.

  • Then it's feeding her, it's feeding the baby,

  • then it's cooking, then I'll finally sit,

  • and I'll have even more, sort of,

  • steamed or sauteed vegetables, with another cup of tea.

  • And so, we feed the baby usually

  • fresh fruits, hash browns, sheep's yogurt or coconut yogurt,

  • stuff that's fermented and good and high protein.

  • And then we sit there and I'll eat that too, so.

  • It sounds kind of insane, but when you eat really clean

  • you're eating tremendous amounts.

  • It's hard to do that because that requires

  • tremendous amounts of packaging and plastic, right?

  • So most of the stuff we get is farmer's market stuff

  • or we grow it.

  • I love trying to really cut all this waste,

  • but I live like a tornado because, I,

  • there's just so much going on,

  • that sometimes for convenience sake I'll use it.

  • What my wife did was do an audit of what we use

  • and I think it's gonna become a big movement,

  • which is farmer's market vendors

  • are gonna start buying stuff in bulk.

  • So you can go and get your dish soap

  • and dishwasher soap, and all that stuff,

  • you can buy it in glass from farmer's markets,

  • and what they do is, they buy it in bulk.

  • It's saving 65 bottles,

  • 65 plastic bottles.

  • So, if you have a million households doing that,

  • that's just at a million,

  • that's 65 million bottles a month you're saving.

  • Lunch, again, is gonna be a fish, huge amounts

  • of vegetables, sweet potato, quinoa, big white potatoes,

  • and some high density fats later on.

  • Oh, I forgot, the other thing in the morning I do,

  • half a lemon, lukewarm water,

  • and a quarter of a teaspoon of pink salt,

  • cause that just goes into your adrenals and just,

  • (blasting noises)

  • Now, if you have a heart problem, really bad idea,

  • if you have high blood pressure, not a good idea,

  • but I'll do that again in the afternoon.

  • I do do a lot of coffee and tea,

  • but I also mix it with a tablespoon of coconut oil

  • and if you whip it, you're binding caffeine molecules

  • to a fat lipid so your body burns it slower and more evenly,

  • as opposed to, like, whoosh, straight up and straight down.

  • And, people forget, yes, sugar is the devil,

  • one fifth of all the sugar and one fifth

  • of all the oxygen your body intakes, your brain uses,

  • so you have to remember to give it that.

  • I always do what the Rock says,

  • "it's not a cheat, it's a treat meal."

  • So a treat meal is just this, like,

  • giant, massive, amazing stack of gluten free pancakes

  • with just fruit and maple syrup,

  • although I didn't realize how much energy production

  • it takes to get maple syrup.

  • You know, you tap this tree, and then you boil this stuff

  • for hours and hours and hours and hours, I mean hours.

  • Yes I love maple syrup, but I use either local honey,

  • you can also just take blueberries and just grind them

  • and put, like, a little sugar, or a little honey in them

  • and all of a sudden you get this,

  • like, amazing compote situation.

  • Another great treat, dark chocolate,

  • loaded with antioxidants, it's got some caffeine in it,

  • but it's just so good for you, it's ridiculous,

  • you can also just take cacao, tumeric, honey,

  • a little bit of salt, you can just mix it with hot water

  • and then shake it up and it's like dessert,

  • but it's loaded with all these huge super food,

  • sorta, properties.

  • Every dinner we make sure we get home as a family.

  • Dinner, again, is super crazy healthy starches,

  • potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, quinoa,

  • gluten free pastas, fish, vegetables.

  • Or, a lotta times, no, no animal proteins.

  • Ya know, you can take one big head of lettuce,

  • cut it up, put it in a cast iron pan, water and salt,

  • cook it down a bit, boom, olive oil, spices,

  • whatever you want, and bam, you have, like,

  • this amazing vegan amazing meal.

  • You can put it over rice, quinoa,

  • you get incredible amounts of nutrients and carbohydrates

  • and proteins from dense, amazing vegetables.

  • The planet's better for it, your body's better for it,

  • your brain, your energy production, all of it.

  • That's it, that's everything I eat in a day,

  • which should probably be five days.

  • And, thank you!

  • (upbeat music)

- Hi, I'm Ian Somerhalder

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