I kinda like giving you what you want. You guys have let me know that these WIAW (what I ate Wednesday) posts are helpful so I want to do them as often as I can! A quick disclaimer about what I eat – I eat what I love. I eat foods I really enjoy and look forward to and I listen to my body. Some days I am more hungry than others so I eat more. Other days I’m not very hungry so I don’t eat much. Some days I snack. Some days I don’t. Some days I workout really hard. Other days I’m pretty sedentary. I listen to the hormonal cues from my body and eat accordingly. There is nothing magical about these foods other than the fact that they work for MY body. I love them, they satisfy me and they help me reach MY goals.
I was in a bacon & eggs mood this morning so I made it happen. Plus macadamia nuts. Why? Because bacon and eggs don’t really fill me up but I didn’t have any veggies so I added more fat. I’d have preferred this breakfast with brussels sprouts but I was fresh out. Bummer.
I wasn’t feeling too hungry for lunch but I was craving texture. Ready for this super random combo? I took hormone free cream cheese and mixed it up with some little pieces of cooked pancetta and filled endive leave with it and topped them with pistachios. Seriously y’all. So delicious!!
I was craving legit veggies for dinner! I try to eat several cups of veggies each day and always fit in cruciferous veggies (cauliflower, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage) because they really fill me up and help to balance my hormones. I made a slight modification to a recipe I love – PaleOMG’s Coconut Cashew Curry over cauliflower rice. It calls for pumpkin but I omitted that because I didn’t feel like I needed the carbs.
A couple weeks ago I did a full podcast episode on the common meals & snacks I eat plus how I adjust for hunger, cravings and low energy. Just don’t forget: these foods work for me because they are foods I love! There is no magic. My food rules are simple:
- I eat foods I love
- I make enough for leftovers (to save time and energy and make my life easier)
- I focus on fat, protein and non-starchy veggies
What did you eat today?