I’ve seen a lot of these posts floating around the internet for years, most of which are ‘health’ bloggers showing what a day of eats following whatever plan they’re following or clean eating regimen they follow to achieve/maintain whatever level of fitness or body size/shape they’re forcing their body in to.
There are also intuitive eating blogs that counter what those diety blogs are showing in an effort to expose more people to what actual, real normal eating looks like. I don’t think there’s enough intuitive eating blogs to counter the diety ones, so I’m joining in to help expose more people to what normal amounts of food actually are. No rules, restrictions, plans or control.
With that said, everyone’s individual energy needs, access to certain foods, taste preferences, etc are different to mine. These posts are not an effort to get you to eat like me, only to show you that you don’t have to be afraid to feed your body adequately, without rules or restrictions (barring allergies).
Liberte’s 9% black cherry yogurt, granola, clementine, homemade toast w/pb and strawberry jam. Plus 2 coffees with heavy cream. I almost always use heavy cream in coffee because it’s amazing.
I make a fair amount of homemade bread simply because we love it, it’s cheap, I love how it makes the house smell, and the act of making bread feels very therapeutic.
mid morning apple + walnuts. Went back for more walnuts. I almost always pair a fruit/carb with fat and sometimes some protein. Often the fat source naturally comes with protein so it just works. Sometimes I don’t, sometimes I don’t necessarily feel like having something other than a piece of fruit, but I have enough experience to know that long term, adding fat/protein will just make my body feel better.
Lunch consisted of a cabbage/kale/brussels salad mix because romaine (and apparently now cucumbers) are still contaminated with e coli. I added fried onions, a bunch of crushed up sun chips and chickpeas, tossed with a bbq ranch dressing. Had a bunch of chips on the side and 2 clementines that escaped the camera.
I wasn’t really hungry for this meal because my sleep hadn’t been awesome the night before so my cues were off, so I just did my best knowing what my body typically responds well to. I also knew I was going to make a hot chocolate later and wanted to have room for that.
Hot chocolate! Whole milk, cocoa powder, lots of chopped dark chocolate melted in, whipped cream that sunk cause apparently it was heavy…and a pinch of salt.
Pasta and meat sauce that I had simmering all day for dinner. Originally I planned on making palak paneer, but once the cucumber was added to the e coli list, I decided I didn’t know how much I trusted spinach and I decided to go with a safer option… and I had everything to make it already. This bowl is bigger than this picture makes it look.
Dark chocolate chunk cookie for dessert made with Mexican vanilla that just blew my mind. I now understand why people love Mexican vanilla so much.
I’m choosing to not share details of my day mostly because I understand how disordered brains work, and I know they use how much movement/activity there was in the day to determine what’s acceptable in terms of what/how much to eat. Food choices and body requirements are influenced by much more than movement and the idea is that you learn how to trust and honor your body regardless of how or how much you move. Your body knows how much it needs based on what it knows it’s expending, you don’t need to track it.