Thursday, May 29, 2014

Food Journal - Volume I

I've had several requests for this post, so I finally decided to document {with pictures!} every single morsel that touched my lips in a 24 hour time frame.  Here we go....

Breakfast - 8:30am

4 egg whites with Cholula hot sauce + half an avocado.

Snack #1 - 11:00am

1/4 cup of hummus with a handful of carrot sticks.

Snack #2 - 1:20pm

I was out grocery shopping and was starving so I scooped up one of these new Think Thin Lean bars.  They're only 150 calories {compared to the regular ones which have over 200}, with a good protein to carb ratio....and yes, I ate it while in line to check out.  I have no shame ;)

Lunch - 2:30pm

Small container of Italian White Bean Soup {also from Whole Foods} with an unsweetened iced tea. I always try to look for the soups that have no added dairy - the ingredients in this are white beans, carrots, celery, tomatoes, onions, herbs and water. 

Dinner - 8:20pm

I typically don't eat dinner this late, but Adam worked late on this particular night and I always try to wait for him.  This is half a baked chicken breast, coated in a homemade gluten free matzo meal {a Jewish unleavened cracker}, served with sauteed asparagus & carrots.  I also had 1 glass of sauvignon blanc while I was cooking dinner :)

A Few Quick Notes:

  •  I always, always have try to have healthy snacks on hand like hummus, sliced veggies, hard boiled eggs, and Think Thin bars.  Also, most of the time I have a Think Thin bar in my purse for just in case purposes :)  
  •  I'm not a big breakfast person, so breakfast for me is always usually either egg whites {which I have to coat in hot sauce in order to eat} or an Isagenix protein shake.
  •  I LOVE food and could never be one of those people who don't eat carbs or dessert.  When I was watching my carb intake in March before our trip, I was miserable!  For me, it's all about balance.  If I'm out to dinner and I really want dessert, I'll try to forgo the bread basket and share a dessert with my husband.  Most of the time, I choose wine over everything else so I'll skip the bread & dessert and have a couple glasses of vino.  I also have those days where I eat the damn bread, dessert, and wine!  You just need to listen to your body, try to make healthy choices 90% of the time but also allow yourself those indulgences.  Balance is key.

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  1. Hi friends, I accidentally deleted all comments on the last few posts {I'm such a bonehead!}. If you left a comment yesterday, THANK YOU! I saw all the comments & left a response to each & every one. So sad that I don't know how to recover deleted coments :(

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  2. Just catching up on old posts.. Love this one!! Please do more like this I love your diet/fitness posts :) xo

    1. Thanks, Meghan! I think that I'll start doing these type of posts once per month since {before I accidentally deleted all the comments on this post} I had such great feedback from other readers :) P.S. How was Europe? Did you have an amaaazing time!?

  3. Yum, all the recipes you make always look so good, that chicken looks great! :) I like to eat egg whites too, but never know what to do with the yolks! Any ideas? Also, I have a HUGE sweet tooth (seriously anything chocolate, haha), and I have trouble with staying away from desserts or sweets. Do you have any tips or substitutions that you could recommend? It would be so great! :)

    1. I generally just toss the yolks as I try to avoid added fats....sorry that's not much help :) As for the sweets, I really love the Think Thin divine chocolate bars - they're much more like a candy bar as opposed to a protein bar. I also like to freeze up sliced bananas, and puree them in my food processor with a tbsp of peanut butter + chocolate almond milk. Tastes just like ice cream!

    2. Haha that's what I do too actually, I was just curious! Oh yum, I hope I can find those here (I live in Canada). :) The banana idea sounds amazing, I will definitely do that ASAP, thanks for all the great tips! :)



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