One of the most frequently asked questions I get is what do I eat on a daily basis. Do I diet and how do I stay thin? I have to admit I love seeing what other people eat (especially celebrities). I loved when Kristen Cavallari did a three day food diary so I thought I would do the same. I tried to photograph every thing I put in my mouth best I could. This was from this current week, I documented Monday-Wednesday.
A few things. I am happy with my weight right now, so it is more about maintaining this weight and not gaining. I do not diet. I love food way too much to restrict myself from anything. I try to eat clean 70% of the time. I do actually love salads and crave vegetables. I am that weird person that when everyone else orders a burger I want the salad. But I also love pizza, Mexican food, and indulging in alcohol too. For me it is about enjoying those things in moderation. I try to avoid pre-packaged and processed foods as much as I can. I also try not to snack too much. I try to eat fairly healthy during the week so on the weekends I can eat what I want and then get back on track Monday. On Mondays and Tuesdays I focus heavily on a mostly vegetarian diet with no alcohol. Those two days are like detox days to me, to cleanse from the weekend. During the day I only drink water or unsweet green tea and lots of it. I have just started exercising again but for me my weight is more determined by what I eat than rather I exercise or not. I exercise for my mental sanity and to tone up not to lose weight. I also want to mention I try and drink hot lemon water at least once a day, sometimes I don't but I think if you can it is so good for you.
DAY ONE || MONDAY
Breakfast was homemade green juice. The kids had a doctors appt so I did not have time to eat. The juice is 2 apples, 1 bunch spinach, kale, 1 lemon, 1 jalapeno and fresh mint.
Lunch was Barefoot Contessa' s Quinoa Tabbouleh (from the Cookbook Make It Ahead) , a toasted whole wheat pita, hummus and marinated feta.
Dinner that night was Earthfare Sushi. I normally buy a few rolls and me and Matt and Sterling share them all. I try to brown rice when they have it. I ate about a whole roll that night.
After I put the kids to bed I make Lemon Ginger Water. I fill a pot with fresh water and add one sliced lemon and sliced pieces of fresh ginger and bring to a boil. I drink about 2 glasses before bed.
DAY TWO || TUESDAY
Breakfast was my standard Avocado Toast (I use fresh 9 grain bread from the Harris Tetter or Publix bakery), two pieces of turkey bacon, and half a grapefruit. Plus a cup of decaf coffee and 1/2 a Suja Master Cleanse.
I met a friend for lunch at Xao Bao Biscuit. I had the Cabbage Pancake. I ate about 3/4 of it and drank hot lemon water with it.
Afternoon snack. I can not resist goldfish. The kids and I split one of the small cartons of gold fish.
Dinner was green soup with avocado toast and sprouts. I found this green soup recipe in Molly Sims new book and really liked it, although I added a little cheese and hot sauce to mine.
To make the soup you sautee 1/2 onion and 2 minced garlic cloves. Add in a quart of Chicken stock and bring to a boil. Add in one large head of broccoli trimmed, one bunch of kale stems removed and let simmer covered about 15 minutes. Then add in 1 box or bag of baby spinach, salt and pepper. Use an immersion blender and puree the whole thing. I then added in fresh grated Parmesan cheese and haberno sauce to give it some flavor.
That night before bed I drank hot lemon water (no ginger this time) and took a shot of aloe vera juice.
I have read nothing but great things abut the health benefits of aloe vera juice. I ordered mine here.
DAY THREE || WEDNESDAY
Breakfast was half a grapefruit, two pieces of turkey bacon and two energy balls.
I keep energy balls in my fridge most of the time, they are a great easy breakfast and the kids love them too.
Energy Balls : They are super easy to make: Mix 1 cup oats, 3/4 cups shredded coconut, 1/3 cup honey,1/2 cup Peanut Butter, 1/2 mini chocolate chips, 1 tsp vanilla. 1 tsp cinnamon. Refrigerate for 30 mins then roll into balls. Add flax seed or chia seeds if desired.
I had a piece of string cheese between breakfast and lunch. I picked up lunch on the go because I had a million errands to run. I eat in my car at least once a week! I had the kale salad and spicy carrots from Butcher and Bee.
I was craving chocolate so I had one Justins Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup- these are so darn good. It is hard not to eat both but I usually try to only eat one.
Dinner. Wednesdays are always taco night. I always have tequila too.
I normally eat two tacos one hard and one soft with no sides.
I also normally have tequila. We buy good tequila and just sip it. I never drink mixed drinks it is extra calories.
Whew. Are you bored yet?? That is what I ate for three days. I am not health expert but I do try to take care of my body and this is what works for me.
Love to hear any tips or eating secrets you have!