I’m a lurker on your website and I was just reading your “clean eating” post. You mentioned that you can eat a large quantity of clean food and be satisfied and healthy. Would you mind sending me a sample of what a day might look like? I really want to focus on eating MORE, cleaner foods rather than limiting foods for general health. Thanks! I appreciate everything you do on your blog!
How nice is that? People often ask me why I do this site (people are odd) and it is for reasons like that final sentence above.
And the fact that I get/receive far more motivation, information, and energy from you all than I give (for recent evidence see this post).
With regards to the food question, while I’ve talked about what a typical breakfast is for me more than a few people have emailed asking what an entire day might look like.
Please to remember that this is merely what *I* do and there is absolutely zero science behind it or recommendation that you should do the same. Im a poster child for nothing.
Disclaimer aside, here is my Monday. It’s fairly illustrative of how I eat during the week in general (read: fast, on-the-go but clean)
Get up at crack of dawn and grab a cup of what is ideally decaf but is, realistically,mostly regular with a smattering of decaf grounds thrown in to make me feel virtuous.
work for a while.
force arse to climb on stationary bike (Im just in the habit of doing my cardio on an empty stomach. I dont think Id do this if I did it later in the day)
meal 1: listed here
meal 2: can of tuna (the large family size kind with 5 servings. I know. lecture me about the mercury in the comments.) and a couple of rice cakes eaten whilst chasing daughter around/coloring on floor.
meal 3: usually out somewhere so it depends on that. yesterday it was the innards of a turkey sandwich (left the bread), salad and fruit.
meal 4: beef jerky. 2 cannisters of my addiction.
meal 5: trail mix and a bag of my other addiction: Kays Naturals Gluten-free Cereal.
meal 6: 2 cold chicken breasts/raw veggies
meal 7 (husband worked late) Met-rx shake with him while he ate his dinner.
Quite frankly Im not sure this is of any help, emailer, is it?
In that it definitely gives a sense of what my day is like foodwise (some days the meal out would be a couple of chicken breasts (buns tossed to birds) on a salad or the tuna would be replaced by poached-previously salmon but it’s all fairly similar during the week) but they are foods that I *love* in the sense that I never feel deprived.
That, in my mind, is the key. People often compliment me on my will power and I always respond that I love what Im eating—-if I felt I needed will power I wouldnt do it.
(the oddest thing to me was this remark was most recently made by a friend after I had a meal of shrimp cocktail, grilled fish, a salad and a bountiful berry medley (their words) for dessert. Fo’ sho’ didnt feel deprived, but I digress….)
What wont I do? BE HUNGRY.
Which, as a long way of not really answering your question too coherently, is why I typically eat fairly clean.
Question? Insights? Wanna lecture me on why I never, ever should eat the albacore?
Hit me up in the comments.