We are so happy to introduce our first guest, Lacy Davis. Lacy and Hannae graduated from the same holistic nutrition school, Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Lacy is also an ACE certified personal trainer. She cohosts two podcasts, Rise & Resist and Adult Crash. And through it all she is a body positive, super stoked vegan. Read on to find out more about her kitchen rituals.
1. Will you tell us your name, your gender pronoun, and the name of your project/ practice?
I am lacy Davis, and my pronoun is she. My health and wellness coaching business and blog are called super strength health and my personal training business and podcast are called rise and resist
2. What are your kitchen rituals?
Logistically, My kitchen rituals involve a lot of pre planning. My two businesses are thriving and I will absolutely not be able to keep up with myself unless I have something fast and healthful available to me at all times. I keep grains and fresh beans cooked up almost always. I soak my overnight oats as I'm cleaning up my dinner. I keep quick things (baked tofu, tempeh, chia seeds, high quality protein powders, tons of fresh cut veggies and fruit) around all the time. My ritual is one of constant care
Spiritually, my kitchen ritual is about rising up against restriction mindsets and diet culture to nourish my body. My kitchen ritual is about reminding myself that I can take up space with every meal. It's about encouraging my body and mind to be strong and vital.
3. If you were a plant, who would you be and why? Multiple answers welcome.
Hmmm. A succulent! I'm resilient :)
4. What are some important health events in your life?
Going vegan when I was 14 years old opened me up to a world of compassionate and experimental eating.
Recovering from anorexia, bulimia, compulsive exercise, and orthorexia is my most defining moment. It has changed the way I view the world and the way I navigate my days. I am so grateful to my multiple eating disorders for the ways in which recovering from them has given my life purpose.
5. What are some of your favorite memories in the kitchen?
I love cooking with my partner. He is not a huge foodie but when he gets a bee in his Bonnet around making certain meals with me it is super wonderful.
6. What is your ancestral background? Does this influence your work?
I am Italian. I would say it influences me in the way that I love food. There seems to be a thing passed down through the lineage.
7. What books are you reading now? Favorite cookbooks?
Things no one will tell fat girls by Jes baker, Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed, All my Puny Sorrows by miriam toews, apocalypse baby by virginie despentes. I've been on a big reading kick lately!
My favorite cookbooks are Choosing Raw by Gena Hamshaw, and Veganomicon by Isa Chandra Moskowitz
8. What is your zodiac sign?
Pisces. I have hella feels.
9. When you were a child what did you want to be when you grew up?
A writer and a stand up comedian. I'm kind of both! But I don't get paid to be funny :)
10. What is your focus in food/ nutrition/ healing and how do you work that into your practice/ living your life?
My focus on food, nutrition, and healing is super simple. I want myself and my clients to be as stoked to be in their bodies as humanly possible. I want food and fitness to empower, not diminish. I want to appreciate myself and my community with the food that I eat and suggest.
11. Why did you create Super Strength Health? What is your mission?
I created super strength health (and Rise and Resist) because through consistency, affirmations, regular meals, and lifting weights I changed the quality of my life. I morphed from someone who absolutely hated their body into someone with a profound love and respect for my form. I saw that my obsession with "healthy" eating and thinness nearly killed me, and I vowed to change my fundamental thoughts about myself and what I could do THROUGH the things that nearly killed me. I will always be a person with a high attention toward food and fitness. May as well use those things as tools of good as opposed to tools of evil.
Once my energy shifted around health and wellness, I knew I had to help other people in similar positions. I knew that if *I* could make the shift, anyone could.
12. Where are you based? Where can we find you and your work? (online, published, events etc)
I am in Portland, OR! My Instagram handle is superstrengthhealth, My blog is www.superstrengthhealth.com, and you can find Rise and Resist Podcast (and Adult Crash podcast, which is about being an adult punk) on iTunes.
13. What are your favorite foods?
Avocado toast, peanut butter and bananas, Anything with peanut sauce, tacos, waffles and pancakes, green smoothies, and tamales. Probably so many more, but that's the first crop that came to mind :)