Aug. 14

A day in the life of food

Category > Food

Today I’m deciding to chronicle my daily food intake to give a sense of what I eat on a normal day. Obviously there are days when I throw in a cheat here or there, but I would say today was a standard one. There was a quote I once read and it has always stuck in my mind:

You will notice 1 of 2 things. #1. I eat almost every 2.5 – 3 hours. NO MATTER WHAT. If that means I am on the run and out and about for the day, I still pack a lunch as if I were in grade school. I try my hardest to never miss a meal or snack. #2. Small portion sizes are KEY. Since you’re eating so frequently, you don’t need to load up on food. Whatever your body doesn’t use, gets stored…and trust me, your body usually needs less than your brain desires.

Breakfast:

  • 1 scoop of VegeGreens Blueberry Flavour mixed with water
  • 1/2 scoop of Natural (No sweetener) Vanilla Protein mixed with water + dash of cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup (dry) Large Flake Oatmeal with a dash of Rice Milk + Strawberry
  • Multi Vitamin

Pre-Gym Snack:

  • 1/3 cup (dry) Large Flake Oatmeal with a dash of Rice Milk
  • 1/3 cup of coffee (I’m not a huge coffee drinker, but felt I needed it this day – blame it on the rain)

Post-Gym Snack:

Lunch:

  • 3/4 cup Turkey-Zucchini Lasagna (recipe coming soon)
  • Cucumber + Tomato Salad with a dash of salt and red wine vinegar

Snack:

  • Fresh fruit
  • 1/2 scoop of Natural (No sweetener) Vanilla Protein mixed with water + dash of cinnamon

Dinner:

  • Egg White Omelet – loads of veggies and NO cheese
*Cheat*:
  • A glass of red wine at a restaurant in celebration of a friends birthday

Typically you may see a small snack after dinner, but I had slept in a bit this day, so it threw off my eating times and I didn’t need the evening snack. Also, before I forget, I also had about 3.5 L of water as well today. I bring my BPA-free 1.5 L water bottle with me everywhere I go.

Here were a couple of snaps & outfit pics from the day. We had a BBQ in the afternoon (we didn’t have time to stay too long, which is why we ate before going over), but it was rainy and cold, so the hair went up in a ballerina bun and I threw on a blazer in the last minute. The evening look was at a birthday party for a friend at a local tapas restaurant called Cork.
Keep checking in as I’ll frequently be posting a food journal since it’s one of the things I get asked about most.

xxxo

8 comments
elandeen
elandeen

Love this post!  This is definitely a big help for how I can improve my daily diet! 

CynthiaYepiz
CynthiaYepiz

Does the protein you use have a name? Where can I buy it at? 

ksalzer
ksalzer

Any suggestions as a substitute for oatmeal? I've never been able to eat it. Love your blog by the way!

hautepnk
hautepnk moderator

 @CynthiaYepiz Hi Cynthia, I use BioX Whey Protein Concentrate. What part of the world are you from? In Canada, you can buy it from Popeye's Supplements or GNC

hautepnk
hautepnk moderator

 @ksalzer Hi there again - I totally forgot to mention alternate oatmeals replacements other than a breakfast cereal/grain. Potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, brown/wild rice, whole grain pasta, and legumes are also a great substitute :)

hautepnk
hautepnk moderator

 @ksalzer Thanks!!!!

Is it the bland nature of Oatmeal that you don't love? If so, you can definitely add some nuts, low sugar jam, fruit or even some sugar free syrup to it to spice it up at bit. At first, I almost gagged at the thought of oatmeal, but I got used to it was slowly able to start eating in plain. If you still definitely hate it, you can substitute for some cream of wheat, red river cereal or even quinoa (quinoa is great!). I will post some nice quinoa recipes eventually too. If those don't work, you can have fruit, but it's a fast acting sugar so you won't stay as full for long.

hautepnk
hautepnk moderator

 @CynthiaYepiz P.S I buy the Vanilla - it tastes best on it's own or in blended shakes with fruit

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