Happy Thursday to you and congrats on almost making it through another week! As we patiently await the weekend I decided that today’s blogpost would be the answer to a commonly asked question I seem to get way more often than I ever thought I would. Now obviously I have been pretty open on here and really to anyone that asks about my fitness routine and body situation because who doesn’t love a good tell-all, right? But lately people have been asking what I eat.. so I am here to tell ya!
This won’t be a boring meal journal I promise you that, nor will it be me telling you what to eat, because I am not a nutritionist by any means. Really I am not even legally allowed to tell you what to eat, so this will pretty much be me recounting two days of eating. I am sure you are wondering by now why I want to tell you two days.. and the answer is this: somedays I eat like Jillian Michaels and fear the word ‘carbs’, while other days I eat like a truck driver who hasn’t seen a home-cooked meal in 3 days. But one thing is for sure, this girl can eat. So let’s get started!
Day 1 – Breakfast: probably some berries, avocado toast, and a hard boiled egg or egg whites (clean so far, I am doing well)
1st snack: banana and peanut butter.. yum yum
Lunch: a terribly boring salad with some ground turkey because my fridge is down to the last few pieces of spinach (green goddess dressing makes everything better, I promise)
2nd snack: carrots, celery & hummus. Also how did hummus just suddenly appear? Why were people not eating it 5 years ago?
Dinner: poorly seasoned and overcooked chicken (I try hard I swear.. always dry though) and some brussels sprouts.
All of this along with a day’s worth of water and I am the epitome of health.
But then in hopes of being transparent with you all, I have eating days that don’t quite go so well. So now I will show you day 2.
Day 2 – Breakfast: didn’t have time to eat anything and am now running very late to class, so a Clif bar it is. Brittany and I joke that we live off of these, but it’s not far from the truth.
1st snack: berries and hard boiled egg I packed (back on track, woohoooo)
2nd snack 3 minutes later: PB&J I was planning to save till lunch, but 8:46 AM is as far as I am making it today.
3rd snack (still starved): carrots and grapes because there is still time to salvage this day.
Lunch: I have now eaten everything I packed so Cane’s it is 🙂 treat yoself…
4th snack (barely 2 o’ clock): bag of Chex Mix and some almonds from the campus store.. almonds are healthy right?
5th snack: finally home and telling myself dinner is soon so I will just eat an apple.
6th snack: have now eaten everything in sight.. 10 pieces of salami, 4 oreos, 2 handfuls of Goldfish, a couple scoops of peanut butter, and a glass of milk to wash it all down.
Dinner: how I am still hungry I will never know, so might as well finish off the day strong with some spaghetti to carb up and make tomorrow better.
Phew that was a whole lot to write out, but I hope you enjoyed it. If you are trying to lose weight, tone up, or become healthier overall I would not suggest my second day of eating.. but I wanted to make it known that I don’t eat kale everyday, nor do I eat sour patch watermelons every meal. I am sure you have heard this before but life is about balance. Especially when it comes to eating, food is meant to be enjoyed (because it tastes real good) and it should never feel like you are forcing yourself to eat something you don’t want to. Also not all of my eating days are perfect and not all of them are terrible either, but most often they fall somewhere in the middle of these days because I am not trying to fear pizza or love apple cider vinegar cleanses (how do people drink that stuff??) So like I said friends, balance is key. Eat what you want, do what you want, be happy people.