Ms. Namita Nayyar: Do you take some special diet or have a strict menu that you follow to remain healthy and physically fit?
Ms. Whitney Miller: 3 words: Earth grown nutrients! If it comes from the earth and is touched by the sun, I eat it. Personally, I don’t believe in strict diets unless you are training for something very specific,and even then, your “diet” should consist of nothing but earth grown nutrients and certain all natural supplements. The only supplements I use are from Onnit. They are all natural and actually work!!
I like to keep it easy!! Earth grown nutrients is a simple way to live an extremely healthy lifestyle which in turn optimizes you mentally and physically! This means, if it comes in a bag, its a no go. I would like to touch on a few basic principles that need to be brought to light for others looking to optimize their life.
1: Fat is good. Yes, that horrible, no good word, is actually not so bad afterall! Believe it or not, “good fats” like you can find in olive and coconut oils, nuts and avocados aid in absorption of vital nutrients, provide optimal brain function and helps give you that flat stomach we are all working for!! Fat is your friend!!
2: Stop the calorie counting! I am beyond guilty of doing this while competing in pageants. You would find me eating all kinds of low calorie foods, like 100 calorie packs which are packed with unhealthy, chemically based ingredients. This is the last thing our bodies want to consume. Instead of counting calories we need to start focusing on making the calories count. For example, eating 500 calories of processed foods will have a dramatically different effect on your body than eating 500 calories of earth grown nutrients like
fruits, veggies and healthy fats!
3: Consume organic, grass fed meats and pasture raised chicken and eggs. Conventionally raised animals are pumped with antibiotics, and hormones which is very detrimental to the body. Eat animals that eat real food!
4: Start using Himalayan Sea Salt as opposed to conventional table salt. Table salt only has 3 minerals and the 3rd one, Iodine, is usually synthetic. Himalayan Sea Salt has 65 minerals and is beneficial for sleep, libido, Ph balance, hydration….the list can go on for days!
Ms. Namita Nayyar: You have glowing skin and gorgeous hair. Do you take some kind of skin treatment to keep it young and glowing and secondly what you do to your hair to make them look so stunning?
Ms. Whitney Miller: Wow, thank you! I’m in love with Ronda Allison Skin Care. These amazing products paired with customized facials every 8 weeks have given my skin a new glow and I couldn’t be happier with the results! My advice would be to first find a facialist that can give you honest advice about your skin. I went through about 5 or 6 different facialist until I found my savior! It may take time, but its beyond beneficial! As far as hair care, Kevin Murphy products are at the top of my list. I use just about product they have including a deep conditioner. That being said, I also love home remedies for shiny, soft hair. Coconut oil and avocados can do wonders!
Ms. Namita Nayyar: Tell us more about your rigorous training at Tiger Muay Thai & MMA Training Camp, Phuket, Thailand ?
Ms. Whitney Miller: Rigorous is an understatement! I had never been more challenged, pushed, and bruised in my life but I was honestly having the time of my life. Not only was I the only amatueur fighter in the group but also I was the only female! The day would begin with an early morning two hour session of Jiu Jitsu, followed by a scooter ride out to the nearest beach, then to a rough two hour session of wrestling followed by Muay Thai or MMA technique! Needless to say, I was exhausted and a bit beat up by the days end. I dove head first into training like a professional fighter and followed that routine for one month. I quickly learned that rest and recovery was a very important aspect to any training program. However, I still have to force myself to take recovery time but once I do my body basks in the time to repair!