A Day in the Life…April 22, 2014
My Daily Eats
I get a lot of questions regarding my “diet.” Do I eat carbs? Do I eat steak? Do I eat the yolks of eggs? (The answer is yes, yes and yes!). The fact of the matter is that I am not on a special “diet.” My diet is simply this: eat everything in moderation. However, I truly believe in eating REAL food. The body does not know how to process fake and overly processed ingredients which is why it is best to stay away! (Well, as much as you can).
Everyone’s caloric intake is different and this menu example is only being shared so that you wonderful readers can possibly walk away with a great new dinner idea So, here it is, my friends, my eats for today:
7:00 a.m. – Coffee. Two cups. I like to mix in some unsweetened soy milk.
8:00 a.m. – My favorite go-to: 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt with a splash of all natural vanilla extract and cinnamon. Lots of cinnamon. I then place half of a sweet potato on top followed by a nice big dollop of all natural peanut butter. This breakfast is filled with protein, carbs and healthy fats and keeps me satisfied for a while.
11:00 a.m. – Today my snack was a handful of almonds and a banana. This was the perfect snack to fuel my workout.
2:00 p.m. – Grilled chicken (leftovers from last night) mixed with quinoa, avocado, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, feta cheese and artichokes over a bed of spinach. I drizzled some balsamic vinaigrette on top. This was delicious. Light but satisfying!
4:00 – Apple. Another handful of almonds followed shortly after.
5:30 – Glass of Chardonnay. I indulge in a glass of wine a couple nights a week. Today was one of those days.
7:00 – Crockpot shredded chicken, cauliflower “rice” with an avocado dressing and sautéed asparagus.
This type of schedule works for me. Some days I eat more, and some days I eat less. I listen to my body’s cues. I eat when I am hungry; I stop when I am feeling a bit full. It’s that easy. Some nights even call for two glasses of wine…I am sure you can understand