You Asked

by HEAB on July 11, 2009

More Q & A along with some random eats as of late:

Q: JB asks I’m curious as to how much sleep you get. I’ve heard tips from you about water, sugar, excess cardio, and lots of other things, but never sleep! About what time do you go to bed and wake up?  If you have sleeping tips, I’d be super grateful to hear these.

A: I’m a big fan of sleep and function best on 8 to 9 hours.  Mornings are my most productive time of the day, and I love waking up between 5 & 6 AM.  Therefore, I try to be in bed by 9, although I’m usually yawning by 8.   I’m grateful that I have no problems in the sleep department, but I will say that I have trouble sleeping if I’m hungry.  So, I always have a little carby snack before bed…that’s a lie, it’s usually a pretty big snack like a bowl of oatmeal.  OK, so it’s another meal, but it helps me sleep through the night. :) Sleep is so important you guys!  Without enough, our bodies get stressed, and stress can lead to illness and all kinds of problems.  My sleep advice is to try and go to bed and wake up at the same time everyday, limit your caffeine intake to the mornings, and eat a little something if your belly is talking to ya.

Egg salad sandwich made with eggs, mashed avocado, and hummus served in lettuce bread Polly style.

Egg salad sandwich made with eggs, mashed avocado, and hummus served in lettuce bread Polly style.

Q: Darcie asks Where do you buy your chia seeds from?  I want to get some but would rather buy them in a store than order online.

A: I order my chia seeds online from  However, I’ve also seen them at my local Whole Foods in the supplement section next to the ground flax seeds.  For comparison’s sake, ChiaSeedsDirect charges $35.99 for 4.5 lbs of seeds (includes shipping) while Whole Foods charges $19.99 for 1 pound.

Q: Maggie asks If you had to pick one thing to eat forever, what would it be?

A: This was a tough one, but I think the answer is tortilla chips.

I call this one Broccoli Busting Through by HEAB

I call this one Broccoli Busting Through Hummus Omelet by HEAB

Q: Susan asks What do your friends and family think of you always turning down

traditional desserts?

A: My friends and family are really cool with me not eating sugar, and they’re very encouraging of my healthy eating habits. Often, they just put me in charge of dessert. I’ll bring an all raw pie or bake up a batch of nut butter cookies, and I love coconut milk ice-cream…and yes, it’s sweetened with agave. My brother and I had lunch on Friday, and he had the following to say: I think it’s great but I’ve avoided sweets for years as well.

Me and my little brother...isn't he cute?!?

Scottie, sorry I ate the whole basket of chips...and your guac.

Q: Roxy Polly asks If you could change your name to any name, what would it


A: I’ve loved the name Grey ever since reading about Lady Jane Grey in a high-school history class.  She was an incredible young woman put to death for her beliefs.  In fact, she’s one of the reasons I chose to be a history major.

Q: CD asks How did you score such a good looking husband?

A: This got nothing but a roll of the eyes. 😉

That wraps up this session of HEAB Q & A.  More to come soon.  I leave you with my FAVORITE meal of the weekend thus far:

The oat bran was good, but topping was ever better!

The oat bran was good, but the topping was ever better.

As promised, I whipped up a batch of So Delicious coconut milk kefir ABU…it’s AMAZING!

Wow, it’s way past my bedtime.  Night.