Stay-at-Home Healthy Eating, Self-Care Tips and Staying Positive by Nutrition Expert Cynthia Thurlow

Stay-at-Home Healthy Eating, Self-Care Tips and Staying Positive by Nutrition Expert Cynthia Thurlow

Stay-at-Home Healthy Eating, Self-Care Tips and Staying Positive

by Nutrition Expert Cynthia Thurlow
Cynthia Thurlow is a globally recognized expert in nutrition & intermittent fasting, highly sought after speaker, CEO and founder of Everyday Wellness Project. She's been a nurse practitioner for 20+ years, is a 2x TEDx speaker: her 2nd talk on intermittent fasting has been viewed nearly 5.5 million times in less than 9 months. She has been featured on ABC, FOX5, KTLA, CW and in Medium and Entrepreneur. She's also the host of Everyday Wellness podcast, which was listed as "20 Podcasts That Will Help You Grow in 2020"  by Entrepreneur magazine.

How did you become passionate about healthy eating?

I was really fortunate that my parents did a great job of encouraging my brother and I to eat healthfully while growing up, but I got even more focused on this after becoming a parent 14 years ago...feeding children definitely forced me to look more closely at the foods we are consuming and what is made available to our family 

If you could persuade people to change three things about their diet during these challenging times, what would they be?

Slow down (you want to tap into the parasympathetic, rest/repose, side of your brain, that you cannot be in while stressed) and savor your meals; eat less food (try intermittent fasting) during the course of your day; focus on adding a healthy fat to each meal or snack (lights up your tastebuds, helps to keep you satiated). my fav is avocado!

Most of the world is practicing social distancing and working from home, how important is it to hydrate while doing so? Absolutely critical, hydration is foundational to our health....aim to get 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water/daily. Add some Himalayan sea salt, too

What are 3 at-home x kitchen must haves for people practicing social distancing?

Slow cooker (it is easy to throw in a protein, add some veggies and some bone broth and you have a nourishing meal on the fly); Blender (you can make soup, smoothies); nice knife for chopping up veggies, etc

What are 5 ‘must stock’ foods each of our readers should stock up on from the grocery store during social distancing? Bone broth (I love KettleFire brand); canned pole caught tuna or canned sardines (healthy fats); macadamia nuts; Primal Kitchen mayo; canned organic tomatoes; Siete green enchilada sauce

What are some ways to boost your immunity amid the coronavirus outbreak?

Ways to support immunity: get 7-8hrs of high quality sleep; proper hydration; consume protein rich meals with healthy fats, and try to avoid processed carbs/sugary foods; add in ginger, garlic, citrus fruits

What is your favorite quarantine snack?

Siete tortilla chips with fresh guacemole!


During these uncertain times how do you stay positive? What’s your secret?

I want to be an example to my, I'm open and honest about good days/bad days..I stay focused on the "long game"..meaning, I can persevere and get through anything with mindset. Knowing that our social distancing will not last forever and we will value our lives so much more, our freedoms, etc

Any self-care, self-care or self-development tips for our readers?

yes, self-care is not selfish....despite social distancing, exercise is critical, so I ensure I get physical activity into my schedule daily; meditation/gratitude journaling; brain, I am always reading/always learning..being a life long learner is really important AND despite social distancing...the magic of technology is that we can connect with our loved ones despite distances, so ensure you are connecting and sharing your love

Any favorite health / nutrition podcasts or books you recommend to our readers?

Well, I love my podcast, Everyday Wellness, but I really enjoy The School of Greatness by Lewis Howes, Happier by Gretchen Rubin & High INtensity Health for podcasts. Books: The Unhealthy Truth by Robyn O'brien changed my life

Where can our readers find you? (Instagram, Facebook, etc)

Intermittent Fasting lifestyle (free FB group):

Anything else you want to add?

Any other health, wellness or nutrition tips? Sure, sleep, stress reduction, intermittent fasting and aiming to consume less inflammatory foods (gluten, grains, dairy) can be a pivotal stepping stone on your health and wellness journey :)