I have been getting a lot of requests lately to do a #WIAW or “What I Ate Wednesday” post here on the blog! I have to admit that my meals aren’t usually all that fascinating but I’m more than happy to share them here in case they are helpful for you. I’m gonna take it a step further and not only tell you what I ate but why I made that particular choice.
5:15am – After meditation and some quiet time I made a huge glass of water with apple cider vinegar and lemon juice. I don’t do this every day but after drinking wine and having apple streudal on New Years Eve, I’m still feeling a little puffy. This helps me detox a little bit and I don’t mind the taste. It’s 20 oz of water with 2 tbsp of both lemon juice and apple cider vinegar.
7:20am – I’ve been reading and writing for a while and now I’m ready to eat! Bulletproof coffee is always on the breakfast menu. All I do to make it is blend high quality (low toxin) coffee with grass fed butter and MCT oil. I avoid carbohydrates in the morning because that helps me stay in fat burning mode (you can read more about that here) so the healthy fats in bulletproof coffee satisfy my hunger and send my energy levels through the roof. Plus, I happen to think it tastes amazing. I have been trying to eat a little protein in the morning as well so I also had a pork/maca “muffin” – recipe courtesy of Mary, The Paleo Chef. I am adding the protein in because I tend to workout pretty intensely and want me to make sure I’m eating enough to recover properly.
10:30am – Tea time! I enjoyed a mug of hot apple spice tea with a little unsweetened almond milk while taking a break from writing.
12:30pm – Time for lunch! To stay in fat burning mode and create the ideal hormonal environment for it, I still avoid carbohydrates at lunch. Today I made a quick scramble of eggs, bacon, salmon & avocado. Super nutrient dense, super energy dense and totally delicious. It will absolutely help me power through my workout later on!!
2pm – Pre-workout cup of coffee. Nothing special, just plain, black coffee. I have nothing against stevia or unsweetened almond milk, but I was in the mood for black today.
6:00pm – Oh my favorite meal of the day!! On the menu: coconut/cayenne crusted chicken thighs with steamed broccoli. This is super easy and really delicious. I take finely shredded coconut and add salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Dip my chicken thighs in eggs then into the coconut mixture. I add them to a skillet with a few tablespoons of coocnut oil and let them cook through on both sides.
I didn’t have any carbs with this dinner but don’t worry, I didn’t miss out! I made a super easy dessert (but it looks terrible in the pic so we’ll skip that). I took 1/2 cup of canned coconut milk and added 1 tsp of cacao powder and a few drops of stevia. I mixed it well, just with a spoon, and then added 1/2 cup of fresh raspberries for my little dose of carbs. Yum!!!! It was so good and really easy.
That’s my day in a nutshell! Let me know in the comments or on facebook if you like these types of posts and want to see more of them!