Daily Eats: A Look at My Day, Bite by Bite

August 22, 2016

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Since leaving NYC and my regular routine on May 31st, I’ve been slowly adjusting to my west coast life. During our 17 day road trip (which oh man, I still haven’t finished recapping for you! Coming later this week, promise) I ate and drank a lot. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience so how could I not have the local Grand Teton beer? Then since arriving in SF, my routine has been way off from what I’m used to, but I’m doing my best to stay healthy along the way.

In New York, it was easy to track my meals. Breakfast when I got to work, a mid-day snack, lunch with coworkers, dinner at home. But now I’m not sitting at a desk all day. Some days I’m running around from class to class, other days I’m home most of the day, doing work or just hanging out (can’t say my schedule has gotten too busy yet!). I LOVE snacking, and it is a huge struggle for me to not snack all day long when I’m home. Even if I’m having healthy snacks like raw nuts or fresh fruit, over-snacking will take its toll. At work I was limited to the small portion of snacks I packed for the day. Now it’s a free-for-all.

Inspired by one of my favorite bloggers, PaleOMG and her Weekly Workouts and Daily Meals posts, I’m going to share a recap of my daily eats, one day a week, plus my workout of the day. I’m going to be honest with you, even if I lose my cool and eat an entire bag of dried mango (happens more than I’d like to admit). I hope that by sharing my daily eats, you’ll be inspired by the recipes and it will help you on your own quest for balance. And it will keep me in check too!

Let’s kick it off this week. Here’s a look at my Daily Eats from Monday, August 21:

9AM: First things first, I’m trying to start each day with a glass of lemon water. I bought Santa Cruz organic pure lemon juice to easily have it on hand. For a while I would buy fresh lemons but inevetibly after a day or two I’d forget about my commitment to drinking lemon water and all the lemons would rot before I recommitted. Today is day 1 of my recommittment of drinking lemon water…again.

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10am: After taking Ollie for a walk I whipped up one of my favorite breakfasts. In a hot pan with a touch of olive oil I carmelized half an onion, then once transulecent, added a cup of spinach, let that cook down, then mixed in one egg. In the bowl, I added 1/4 avocado, topped with sea salt, pepper and hot sauce. Side of iced coffee with almond milk.

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Workout: I took myself to Equinox for a double workout. Totally spoiled from having Equinox one block away in NYC, now the closest one is a 30 minute walk. To make it worth my while, I like to double up. This time–45 minute cycling followed by 45 minute Chisel’d-a metabolic conditioning class.

3PM: When I finally returned home I was so hungry. Went way too long between my meals. Threw strawberries, blueberries & almond butter in a bowl and topped it with shredded coconut and chia seeds. *I’ve mentioned a few times on the blog that I was going to give up fruit. Well, I just can’t do it. I’m going to try again right before the wedding, but at the moment I can’t help myself.

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3:30PM: K, still so hungry. Went for raw almonds, raw pecans, goji berries and dried apricots.

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5PM: Probably only hungry out of boredom but went back for 5 more apricots (I have a serious issue with dried fruit of any kind and need to work on this).

7pm: Massaged kale with olive oil, salt and avocado then mixed in grilled chicken, strawberries and beets. Also roasted a big pan of crinkle cut butternut squash (get ’em at Trader Joe’s!). Tries to fool you into thinking you’re eating fries and only partially succeeds. Topped with a sprinkling of truffle salt.

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There you have it! A day in the life of my eating. I tend to do much better when I keep myself busy and out of the house for big blocks of the day. Like this day where I took the time to head downtown to Equinox, I wasn’t at home constantly thinking about snacks. I’ll admit that I wanted a few more snacks but then knew I’d have to put it in this blog post and held off. Proof that it wasn’t out of hunger that I was wanting the snacks.

More daily eats coming your way next week!

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