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My Day in Food

My Day in Food

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I’ve had a lot of people ask me recently how I eat on a typical day so today’s blog post is on a day in the life of this foodie. My husband and I have this long standing joke because he’s always stunned by how much food I can actually put away – and how I’m constantly eating something or the other.

 

My day usually begins at 6am and I ‘break the fast’ at around 7:30 am.

 

So here goes

 

7am A mug of hot water with apple cider vinegar and honey I wrote about the benefits of this in a previous post – and how it helps with a whole range of functions and ailments.

 

7:30am A bowl of oat porridge made with a combination of almond milk and water (I’m dairy allergic) and topped with ground sunflower, pumpkin, flax and sesame seeds and a sprinkling of dry coconut and a teaspoon of chia seeds Starting the day right with a slow releasing carbohydrate has always been important because I feel that it helps to keep me satiated for longer, keeps blood sugar from spiking which in turn keeps cravings away. Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day; mainly because I wake up ravenous 😉 and I feel when I have a good breakfast I’m happier and better able to get on with the rest of my day.

 

9am A mug of black coffee (anyone who meets me pre coffee knows it’s a not pretty) 😉 There’s a lot of theories out there about why coffee isn’t good for you, and it’s not allowed on the paleo diet but it’s one vice that I’m not willing to give up on simply because I love the smell, the taste and the buzz it gives me.

 

10am A bowl of fruit and a small handful of nuts I try to incorporate proteins and carbohydrates and fats into my snacks too so it’s a balanced plate, fruit and nuts tick all the boxes.

 

1pm Typically a really large salad and a bowl of quinoa topped with a lentil curry of sorts According to the Journal of Nutrition:  “Making veggies the biggest portion of your lunch will give you a satisfying dose of fibre, the stay-full nutrient, while delivering healthy phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals. The whole grains also add fibre and may help bust belly fat, the protein helps keep you feeling full throughout the afternoon–gram for gram, protein will keep you feeling fuller longer compared to carbohydrates and fat.”

 

3pm Some fruit or a muffin (homemade) This snack depends on how hungry I am at the time. Some days my lunch can keep me going till 6pm without even thinking about food, but I find a piece of fruit just keeps hunger at bay and maintains blood sugar levels so I’m not starving later.

 

6pm Pre workout smoothies! I think I look forward to this ALL day, because there’s always some concoction or the other and I actually see these as treats My smoothies usually contain fruit, some homemade yoghurt, or almond milk and a dash of coconut milk and are topped with nuts and seeds for an extra vitamin and mineral boost.

 

9:30pm We eat dinner really late, because it’s usually post workout. I know there are a dozen theories out there about why dinner should be at 7pm or whatever but this works for me – and I haven’t experienced any particular ailment or weight gain due to eating so late. However bed time isn’t usually till 11pm which leaves plenty of time for digestion Grilled chicken with a side of oven baked sweet potato chips and steamed broccoli

 

In terms of my water intake I aim for 12 glasses a day, and it’s usually quite easy to  make that target, but if I’m out and about I tend to forget so I’ve recently starting making sure I carry a bottle with me wherever I go. But green juices and smoothies also count towards your daily water intake. Coffee and tea (including green tea) don’t.

 

So that’s my day, most days. Weekends are a little less rigid but I try to stick to portion sizes wherever I can, and also make sure my plate contains some protein, carbohydrates and fruit/vegetables at each meal. Image credit: teamripped.com

 

 

About the author

Meera Vadgama info@thefitfabfoodie.com

5 Comments

  1. Sneha (Titch)
    February 6, 2015 at 3:42 am
    Reply

    Wow, that was really useful. I hope to start eating like that and including more fruit, veg and protein in my diet. Btw I’m going to start T25 :). Thanks 🙂

    • Meeroxy
      February 17, 2015 at 5:27 am

      That’s awesome! im sure you’re loving it so far and feeling great! How do you like T25?

  2. Rekha Naresh shah
    February 12, 2015 at 10:13 am
    Reply

    Excellent write up on your day! Such an educational article and so motivating!

    • Meeroxy
      February 17, 2015 at 5:26 am

      thank you so much! Really appreciate your feedback and all your guidance too

  3. Abi
    March 31, 2016 at 11:30 am
    Reply

    Thanks really useful,not convinced abut paleo eating plan but yours sounds doable.My vice is white wine…:( one small luxury.Noticed you like HIIT. I am doing Kayla Itsines 12 weeek bikini body guide..amazing workout.You can download free sample one week workout. Been in fitness industry forever and haven’t worked out so hard…

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