I am complete and utter Foodie, however I do go through phases especially when I am stressed to not eat and this is something I am trying very hard to work on.
I tend not to have a big breakfast during the week but my weekends are all about breakfasts. Typically my weekly breakfasts involve granola and fresh fruit with coconut/almond milk. On the weekends its all about eggs and avocado toast. This is all washed down with Coffee which is one of my biggest vices.
For lunch if I am at work I tend to have a salad from the canteen or buy a sandwich from Pret or sushi. I try and make a healthy and light choice here and stick to wholewheat, dairy free and meat free options.
I feel this is the one of the biggest hurdles when it comes to eating healthy, a lot of people tend to make really good choices for their meals but when its comes to snacks it goes a little down the hill.
I think the one thing that has worked to my advantage here is that I don’t have much of a sweet tooth. However, when I do feel the need for something a little sweet I go for fruit, dark chocolate or granola/oat bars.
I feel also its very important to drink a lot of water, I drink about 1.5 to 2 litres of water a day. I do find this a little hard so sometimes I add lemon to make it easy.
I have always tried to look for healthy alternatives in order to not eat the wrong kinds of foods. So for example when i am craving a fizzy drink I will order or drink sparkling water, if i am craving crisps I will go for corn chips etc.
My heavy meal of the day, I always have a light lunch knowing that I will eat a lot for dinner.
I tend to cook 4 times a week at home for dinner which usually tends to be either pasta, veg, lentils, chicken and fish. Lamb and burgers for the weekend.
Eating healthy is not easy and its all about balance, trust me when I say I do ahem days where I would end up eating a plate of chips for lunch but I will then balance it out by having a salad for dinner and thats whats its all about really.
The few tips that I could tell you about what I have learned over the years of eating well:
- Cook at home often
- Read the label of what you are eating.
- Find healthy alternatives to your favourites.
- Drink lots of Water
- Dont deny your body of anything you crave go with it but keep in mind you need to balance it out.
I hope the above has been helpful to any of you.
How does your typical day look when it comes to food?