Day One of my self-inflicted challenge. I’ve captured everything I’ve consumed and explained some of my choices. As a type 1 diabetic and dietitian, I always strive to eat balanced meals and snacks and when I don’t, I make sure I enjoy the food anyway! I live with the motto that food is one of the best pleasures in life and therefore, we all need some chocolate in our day.

Multivitamin, 2 vitamin D pills, fish oil
1/2 cup, Old Fashion Oatmeal*
Cinnamon and ginger to spice*
1 tablespoon (T) of natural, organic peanut butter*
Green tea with honey
3 cups of water

* I eat the Old Fashion oatmeal because is has a higher fiber content and it’s less processed than quick oats. On the weekend, when I have more time, I will make steel cut oats. I add cinnamon to my oatmeal not only for taste but to add a little extra nutrition to my meal. Spices are full of antioxidants and health. As far as the peanut butter, I always eat natural, which includes no more than peanuts and sea salt as ingredients. I point this out because many of the “natural” peanut butters on the store shelves have unneeded sugar and oils.

Small salad with 3 ounces of turkey deli meat
Medium apple
A glass of water and lemon

Afternoon snack
1 cup of vegetable soup
1 handful of mixed nuts

4 ounces of beef tenderloin, flavored with rosemary and garlic
1/2 of a baked potato
1/3 cup of cooked spinach
1/3 cup of chocolate gelato
1 glass of red wine

For dinner I had limited options while enjoying a meal at Riccardo Trattoria. Since I can’t eat gluten, my meal choice was the beef tenderloin. It was delicious and I loved every bite!

Have a healthy and fit day!