The week is flying and I am quite ready for the weekend! On that note, should I blog what I eat on the weekend?? I’ll let you decide. Yes – you. We have so much power as a consumer and it’s often overlooked. We help mold and influence the food system. The higher the demand for something such as organic food, the more likely manufacturers, restaurants and markets will carry it. Did you think a bar would ever advertise organic greens and grass-fed beef 10 years ago? No, they wouldn’t but they do now because we are asking for it.
Further adieu, this is what my food log looked like today. If I were to do today over, I’d try to eat more calories earlier in the day. A good percentage of my calories came after the gym and in the evening I crave more comfort-like food. Among many of my goals, I try to “eat like a king (queen) for breakfast, a prince for lunch and a beggar for dinner.”
Multi-vitamin, vitamin D, fish oil
1/2 cup oatmeal
1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
cinnamon and ginger to taste
1 small coffee
3 ounces of turkey deli meat
Small spinach salad with hot peppers, carrots, mushrooms, red bell peppers, balsamic vinegar
1 shot block
It may sound odd to eat a shot block before working out but as a type 1 diabetic I have to be very cautious of my blood sugar level before, during and after physical activity. I’ve learned how to take care of my blood sugars while exercising and training by experience and by a great book, “Diabetics Athletes Handbook.” This book was life changing for me and helped me through my latest marathon training. It’s a great read and I highly recommend it.
2 corn tortilla wraps
4 ounces of tuna mixed with a little shredded cheese and hot sauce
2 “ants on a log” (celery, peanut butter, raisins)
4 cherry tomatoes
Tuna is so versatile, cheap, healthy (in portion) and darn good. I love everything spicy and tonight I tried hot sauce with tuna. I like simple ingredients and that leads to my reason for eating the corn tortillas. There are 3 ingredients in authentic corn tortillas and ingredients I can pronounce! Granted these tortillas don’t have fiber but they are closer to the pure form of the plant (corn) they came from compared to other options in the grocery market. I could go on about food labels and ingredients, but make sure you don’t judge a food by it’s food label. Better yet, try to eat foods that don’t have a label! Like fruits, vegetable, nuts, seeds, etc. But if you are deciding between two items that are the same food, for example soup, look at the ingredients to judge which is better for you.