Since I stopped doing the “What I Ate Yesterday” segment of the podcast, I told everyone I’d do more of these random What I Ate Wednesday posts to give you some insight.
This is not to suggest that you should eat what or how I eat. Remember that my #1 food rule is to eat foods I love that love me back.
I build my meals around foods I look forward to eating (avoiding deprivation and FOMO) that are also foods I feel good about afterwards. This includes feeling good about it physically & emotionally. I avoid foods that make me feel guilty, frustrated, disappointed, bloated, heavy, etc.
The foods I love that love me back might not be the same foods you love that love you back. That’s totally fine. If you aren’t sure where or how to get started, check out the Golden Rules of Carbs & Fat Loss.
Now…my day in food.
It always begins with coffee. I pray that there is never a day that begins without coffee. I wake up at 4:30am to the sound of the coffee grinder. I enjoy my coffee all morning and don’t usually have a meal under after my workout. This isn’t exclusively the case, but more often than not.
I leave for the gym around 8am for my 8:30 workout. My workouts are a mix of strength & HIIT. I’m not going to go into that here but I do include a basic summary of my weekly workout in my emails to my free VIP list.
After my workout I had a large bottle of water and special treat! I stopped by Village Juice Co in Winston Salem, NC to pick up a bottle of their coffee bender. It’s a blend of cold brew coffee, almonds, water, date, cinnamon, vanilla and himalayan sea salt. Divine. If you’re in the area, check them out. I’m a big fan of bulletproof coffee but this was the perfect treat today.
I don’t like to eat right after my workouts so the coffee was just what I need to hold me over for a bit. Around noon, I made my standard brunch fare. My delicious breakfast salad with eggs, bacon & avocado. I’ve written about it & shared the recipe on the blog because once people try it, they immediately see how amazing & filling it is!
Around 4:30pm I decided to have a handful of walnuts. I wasn’t really hungry (I told you, my breakfast salad fills me up forever) but someone was talking about walnuts & I happened to have some. Love these little guys & they are one of the few types of nuts that I’m not likely to overeat. I don’t keep cashews, almonds or macadamias in the house because they “mysteriously” disappear too quickly (into my belly).
Dinner was an amazing high fat treat. I was gifted with a killer box of charcuterie and enjoyed a high-fat dinner of cauliflower rice, avocado and hazelnut/sea salt salami. OMG. Amazing. I will say, however, that when I decide on a higher fat meal, I intentionally keep the carbs low. Alternatively, if I have a higher carb meal, I keep the fat low. That’s part of how I keep things fat loss friendly.
What do you think of these What I Ate Wednesday posts? Do you like them? Want to see more of them? Don’t give a damn? Keep me posted! I want to make sure I’m giving you what you want & need!