My Healthy Morning: Marissa Ross - My Healthy Morning

My Healthy Morning: Marissa Ross - My Healthy Morning
From The Kitchn - December 6, 2017

Welcome to Kitchn's series My Healthy Morning, where we show you how one person greets the day in a way that makes them feel their best. Each post will chronicle how that person defines healthy for themselves, and the habits and recipes that make their morning a little bit better.

I first heard of Marissa Ross through social media, as is now custom. Bon Apptit, where Ross has a wine column, probably featured her on their Instagram account and I went down a rabbit hole. (Side note: Is it bad to admit you are a creep? Probably!).

Ross is funny. Like, really funny. She makes talking about wine interesting, which is a very hard thing to do. Most wine writing is boring and esoteric; it alienates people. But Ross is different. Maybe it's the many photos of her drinking wine straight from the bottle, or the cover of her recently published book where she's lounging in a chair with wine bottles strewn across the floor. Whatever it is, I am buying it.

And even though she is a self-proclaimed hedonist, she values taking care of her mental and physical health, which sometimes means less wine and more vegetables. We visited Ross at her home in Los Angeles and got a glimpse into her healthy morning routine.

What Does Healthy Mean to You?

It's all about balance. I am kind of a hedonistI love wine, food, anything and everything delicious or pleasurable in this life, traveling nonstop, and being extremely lazy and staying in bed smoking weed and watching Law & Order: SVU all day. But I could not ever be as indulgent as I am if I was not equally committed to my health. I am very dedicated to eating healthfully, exercising regularly, and taking care of my mental and emotional well-being.

I do not diet or have rules for myselfI used to and it made me miserable. Now I just listen to my body and my mind, and the balance happens naturally. Like if I am in France for work for a week, drinking all the wine, eating more meat than I usually do in a month, not doing a single plank, I come home and I feel prettys**tty [laughs]. I want to eat only vegetables. I want to drink a ton of water. I want to exercise. My body craves the balance, and those things feel just as good as all the indulging. Just kiddingthey definitely do not [laughs], but they make it possible for me to truly enjoy everything else. And is not that the point of being healthy? To be happy and enjoy life?

My Healthy Morning Routine

I generally wake up around 7:30 a.m.. My phone is my alarm clock; I know it's not healthy, but I immediately read the news on it. I try to only read the news in the morning because otherwise it will consume me all day and I wo not get anything done. I also read my emails and check Instagram, because I am only human. I ca not get out of bed until I have at least one cup of coffee, which my saint of a husband, Ben, brings me.


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