Wednesday, June 20, 2018

What I Eat in A Day (Summer Edition)

I'm back with a very long overdue Wellness Wednesday post! Today I'm talking about what I've been eating every day during the summer. 

By the end of my second semester of sophomore year, I was snacking an unreal amount and generally eating pretty unhealthy. (Read: a few too many ice cream runs with my roomies!) So for the summer, I decided to start eating super clean to feel better and get in a healthier routine. I cut out most carbs (besides the occasional whole grain toast, quinoa and plain popcorn) and tried to subtract as much dairy from my diet as possible. My brother is allergic to dairy so we really don't have a ton in our house anyway! Besides my morning mochas, I pretty much avoid all dairy now (except ice cream and chocolate every once and a while, obvi).
So does this healthier diet really do anything? Well, I honestly feel a lot better - more energized, happy and ready to tackle my to-do list. I eat a toooon of fruits and veggies everyday and never feel too full, but rather satisfied. It's almost like I crave fruits when I want something sweet (which is pretty weird since I have a big sweet tooth!).

Now, here's pretty much what I eat every day:

Breakfast: 7:30 am
-One scrambled egg
-A few baby tomatoes or a little pico de gallo
-Half of an avocado

Snack: 11:00 am
-Grapes or raspberries (at my cubicle!)

Lunch: 12:30 pm
-Mixed greens
-Tilapia, lemon chicken or flank steak
-Carrots and hummus

Snack: 3:00 pm
-Raw almonds (I just switched over from salted/roasted and kind of like raw better!)

Dinner: 7:00 pm
(Depends on the day)
-Veggies (green beans or brussel sprouts are my fave)
-Sometimes quinoa if I feel like it 

Snack: 9:00 pm
-Fruit or Trader Joe's organic popcorn

I've been eating a little more ice cream than usual but, hey, gotta treat yourself!

What do you eat in a typical day? I'm curious to hear new ideas!

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