Hello all! I have been asked multiple times what I eat every day and questions on how to phase out meat. I went through my Saturday and recorded what I happened to eat all day in hopes that it’ll give inspiration for others and maybe give some ideas that work instead of meat produce.
I eat a vegetarian, mainly plant based diet without any calorie restriction. I eat when I’m hungry and stop when I’m full, seems pretty self explanatory I would say!
Although I try to eat clean as consistently as possibly, some days are better than others and I think indulging or treating yourself here or there is not at all a negative thing. Obviously to a point and being able to set boundaries in a must but stressing over that cookie you want to eat is probably worse for you than just eating it.
This lifestyle of eating has given me plenty of energy, healthy skin, full night sleeps and the nutrients I need to also keep up with frequent physical activity. The list could carry on but I really do believe in this way of eating and see the strong connection between health and nutrition.
Let the day begin!
8:00am – I started my day with oatmeal topped with berries nuts and cinnamon, tomato slices and green tea. Normally, I make my own oatmeal but was in a rush so I went for these instant packs which are super convenient. A good breakfast is ultra important to me as it gives me the energy to get going for the day. This meal only took me roughly 10 minutes.
2-3 times a week I will take a few vitamin supplements just because of personal preference. I am a believer of the fact that you can sustain yourself off clean food without any add ons but I like to take in extra vitamins on top. I take, B12, Calcium & Magnesium, Vitamin D and Biotin & Vitamin C.
I left the house to stop in at work quick and then run out to get a few things after so I brought a couple snacks for on the go.
Around 11- I had a banana and cliff bar, this pair is quite filling.
Because I knew that I would be out for a while, I brought water and pumpkin seeds for the car. I like filling my water with fruit or vegetables normally because I don’t drink as much water as I probably should so I find this helps me drink more. I enjoy the seeds because of the carbs to help keep me from getting hungry and the extremely high protein benefits of them.
1:00pm- I didn’t realize how late I would be out so I stopped at Extreme Pita and got a siracha falafel wrap with extra hummus and light sauce on a whole wheat wrap. I got extra hummus for the protein and also enjoy the falafels in the wrap for the same reason.
3:00pm- After getting home I made myself some miso soup using mushroom broth and miso paste. The miso is a good source of protein and this soup only takes me 10 minutes to make. About 30 minutes later I had a chocolate almond milk, super delicious with lots of calcium.
Around 5:30- for dinner I made a noodle bowl, with ramen, broccoli, green beans, onion, garlic, mushroom, chickpeas (my protein addition), parsley, green onion, soy sauce, mushroom sauce and chilli paste. Topped with plenty of black sesame seeds which are surprisingly a great source of calcium. A glass of water as well. This meal took me 15 minutes.
6ish– A little while after dinner I had some watermelon and more water.
8:00pm– the watermelon kept me full for a while and once it got later I had some lemon ginger tea, naturally caffeine free.
9:00pm lastly, I finished my day with a Diaya dairy free yogurt cup and some more water.
I try not to eat anything too heavy right before bed to let my body fully relax while I’m sleeping.
Goodnight! I hope everyone enjoyed