Valerie Groth is the creator of the podcast Inspiration with Val. She is a Life and Career Coach that has made the move from safe decisions to making uncomfortable choices. She has an amazing story of personal development and the rollercoaster ride that she has been on.
She definitely does the cool stuff. She has run multiple marathons, went to graduate school twice, started her own business and her own podcast.
She is on this show more importantly for her shift in switching to a plant based diet that focuses on mindfulness and gratitude.
Val talks about how her mindset shifted when she ran her first marathon.
Nutrition and Cooking
What foods to avoid
- Fast food! Ever! Ever! Ever!
- Processed foods
What foods to actively seek out
- Meat substitutes
- Lots of greens
- Almond milk
Val’s fondest food memories
Did you know: when Val eats fresh raspberries, she says out loud, ” this takes like my childhood”. Her mum’s chicken and rice and steak and lobsters were her childhood favourites.
- Long walks
- And strength training at home
- Get fresh foods from the store
- Prep for the week on the weekend
- Make a pot of something and store it
- Make a big batch of something like Quinoa or couscous
Couscous and Veggies
Tips on reducing wastage
Freeze stuff for future use
Know more about Val
Who would you love to have dinner with and where?
Sir Paul McCartney, at any vegetarian restaurant.
Last meal on the planet?
The Parthenon in Chicago … The hummus there!
Where to find Val