... Can't say I didn't try!
Small Chestnut Prailine Latte (soy milk)
1 boiled egg
Green Bean Casserole
Macaroni and Cheese
I'm trying to be a little more preemptive today. I learned a bit about snacking yesterday, and I learned a lot about what happens when food is put in front of me. It's interesting because this is the first time I've really been conscious about what I'm putting in my body. I usually do so many things and work so fast and work all day that I end up just eating what I can when I can.
Lesson from yesterday? I've got to PUT good food in front of me. I live with one roommate, Cece, and our two dogs, Pepper and Poe. We all eat at very strange hours because we all operate at strange hours. Sometimes, I'll get up at 2am with an idea for a school project for my students, and work for 2 hours...and get really hungry before being able to go to bed. I need to store good food in my house, instead of leftover pizza.
-Bottle of water
Today, I ate really well!
2 small slices of veggie pizza
Bowl of vegetarian meatballs
A few crackers and brie cheese
Today, I also worked out! I ran a mile, and biked two miles and lifted some weights, concentrating on biceps and triceps!
This morning, I woke up and weighed myself and had gained TWO pounds from yesterday... which I suppose I shouldn't be that surprised about given that I ate about five pounds of food... I want to place the commentary here that this project is NOT about weight. This project is about really conscious nutrition... it's something that I wish I had learned in school. What do we eat that makes us energetic? What do we eat that makes us tired?
1 bottle of water
1 healthy s'more bar snack
(110 calories, 3 grams of fat, 11 grams of protein, 20% calcium 4 grams fiber)
1 energy bar
1 bottle of water
2 protein bars
Macaroni and cheese
1 house salad with ranch dressing
Shared calamari appetizer
Shared mussels and clam appetizer
House bread with lentils in olive oil
A few bites of Cece's macaroni and cheese
This is something I noticed about myself today...snacking makes me much more energetic and it makes me less hungry. I googled this today and found this: Why You Should Snack. It's not the most reliable source, but I do think there are some things to be taken away from this... snacking helps the hunger! Good thing to note, considering I go long periods of time without eating, usually.
Another thing I noticed is that if food is in front of me... I tend to eat it. I had no intention of eating any bread or lentils or macaroni and cheese today. But I definitely found these things tasting very delicious! Cece is my roommate and we live together, and she's on board the health train as well. We went for a walk with our dogs when we both got home... perhaps we undid that walk with bread and macaroni and cheese?
Today, November 18th, I am deciding to be healthy. In class, we learned a little bit about nutrition. Since I am 25, this is what I'm allowed to consume every day:
Protein: 46 Grams
Calcium: 1000 mg
Carbohydrates: 45% of calories
Fat: 20$-35% of calories, less than 80g
I'm not off to the best start... this is what I have eaten today:
Bottle of water
Bottle of water
1 serving of alfredo pasta
1 bowl of broccoli cheddar soup
1 French baguette
1 spinach artichoke quiche
5 pieces of Mexican candy
3 cups of green tea (Old Cal Coffee House/Love Boat Sushi)
3 pieces of thin crust all veggie pizza/light on cheese (Domino's)
1 roll of white tuna sushi (Love Boat Sushi)
So, in conclusion, I eat a lot! I've always been told I eat a lot for my size, but I have never really sat down and looked at all of it written down--definitely does not look like a healthy start. I think that I will