Have you ever been asked a question that just makes you smile from the inside out?
Well that’s what happens to me when my friends ask me: “what do you typically eat in a day …especially now that you are doing this Transform30 program?”
That question makes me smile because I LOVE food and I love talking about food.
So what DO I typically eat in a day?
I choose to eat a mixture of whole foods and healthy fats that help stabilize my blood sugar. That way I don’t have any cravings. When my blood sugar is low, so is my will power.
So here goes:
Prior to my early AM workout, I will start by drinking 8-10 ounces of warm water with local honey and lemon. Then I eat about ½ cup soaked oats mixed with a heaping teaspoon of Juice Plus Complete Protein powder. This combination keeps my blood sugar stable and my energy high during my workout.
After my workout I’ll have two eggs with greens.
Every morning I have a cup of very strong black coffee with a teaspoon of Kerry Gold grass fed butter. Coffee is full of antioxidants so drinking it in moderation can be good for you. The butter gives the coffee a full bodied taste, takes the acid kick off of the coffee and again helps to keep my blood sugar stable.
When the weather is cooler I prefer warm food. So I’ll eat a high protein broth based soup that has lots of veggies, some protein, gluten free whole grain and healthy fat in it. (See this week’s recipe of the week.)
If the weather is warm, I enjoy lots of leafy greens freshly picked from my Tower Garden topped with a small portion of protein like beans, chicken or fish. I top that with some brown rice or quinoa, maybe some olives and roasted veggies. Then I drizzle with an oil based dressing.
If I am in a hurry or have to get to a meeting, I’ll make a smoothie with water, spinach, cilantro, parsley, cucumber, 1/2 of an avocado and salt.
I don’t usually snack because I am careful to make sure I eat to balance my blood sugar at every meal.
Dinner is my favorite meal because I like to cook and hang out in the kitchen. It calms me down and grounds me.
Dinner is usually lots of veggies, a small portion of protein, a small portion (a few tablespoons) of gluten free whole grain like brown rice, buckwheat or quinoa and a small amount of healthy fat. I prepare these combinations in lots of different ways. Take a look at my recipe page for ideas (I will be adding more weekly). My dinner is usually always complimented with a glass of wine.
Oh and about once a week I have a gluten and dairy free dessert.
I can gain weight very easily. I know making smarter food choices can be tough. Like everyone else, I’m not perfect. Some days are better than others. I have found, however that it gets easier with practice.
I read this quote recently, “motivation gets you started…habit keeps you going”. -Jim Rohn
This week’s recipe of the week is Creamy Ground Beef and Mushroom Soup with Greens. It can be dairy free, easy to make and is ready in less than 30 minutes. If you give it a try, I’d love to hear your feedback.
Thanks for taking the time to read my blog…I love talking about food! Cheers to your making healthy habits!