Posted on April 19, 2012
Let’s do some WIAW, shall we? What, do you don’t know what WIAW is? You don’t visit my blog every single day, clamoring to find out exactly what I ate? No? I don’t understand…
Okay, well let’s make a deal. I’ll show you what I eat every Wednesday, or What I Ate Wednesday – WIAW. Don’t get too excited, it’s nothing wiawing (I’m so funny).
Walking into work, I picked up a venti 2 pump pepp soy misto. I even got specialty treatment with a Sharpie-d smiley on my cup! I need to stop spending so much money at that place.
I also had about a cup of sliced strawberries for breakfast. These were meant to top peanut-buttered toast, but my morning work schedule had other plans.
For lunch, I had a salad that included a veggie burger, orange bell pepper, strawberries, and a few roughly chopped raw almonds for some staying power. Typically, I will try to include more protein in my lunches, such as tofu, tempeh or beans.
About an hour or two later, I had a 2% Fage greek yogurt. I haven’t bought yogurt in a very long time, but I felt it was time for me to start including a little more protein in my diet. Also, it keeps me away from the vending machine.
Dinner was a sweet potato and salad with an orange bell pepper.
For dessert, I had some leftover watermelon (from my race), and the last of my dark chocolate Easter bunny’s butt. He didn’t stand a chance.
This day of eating for me was definitely on the lighter side. On the days that I don’t have a happy hour or dinner out planned, I try and keep my eating really clean for balance. For example, on Tuesday night I had margaritas, a thousand chips with salsa, and a quesadilla. Tonight (Thursday), I have a happy hour plan that is also Mexican themed, complete with an open margarita bar, and all the guac you can handle. Gimme.
Obviously, it’s important to me to eat a healthy and whole foods diet, but I think that sometimes it’s ok to relax and let the sugar-bombed frozen margarita take hold. Balance, people.
I have a few exciting post topics coming up, such as the story behind dairy protein (my greek yogurt up there). Also, I’d like to talk about a condition called Orthorexia Nervosa which I just learned about, and have become fascinated with. Most on that soon.
Question: How do you find your eating balance? Do you try to be aware of your schedule and ensuring that you’re giving yourself enough healthy, whole foods weekly?