What I Eat in a Day | Healthy {Summer 2017}

If you've been following along with my summer health journey you'll know that I restarted the BBG program, and along with that came changes to my daily eating habits. 

If you know me personally, I'm the girl who would eat 3 bowls of pasta for dinner then order a pizza and wings for second dinner. I used to drink a 12 pack of diet coke myself once if not twice a week. My breakfast in the morning usually consisted of pancakes and chocolate milk (I'm lactose intolerant), with maybe some cereal and yogurt on the side. 

Last August I decided to try weight watchers for one month to learn more about the food I was putting in to my body. But it wasn't until March that my diet really started to change. I slowly cut out all dairy, started incorporating more veggies and over time the amount of processed extra sugar I was eating was gone and replaced with a more whole, dairy free, diet.

I want to preface this by saying that I am not 100% dairy free, nor do I stick to a strict meal plan. I am in college, I still love food and don't want to not expereince certain things because of dietary resetrictions. And I could never be that person who only eats chicken and brown rice everyday. The only dairy I still eat is cream cheese once in a while because I can't find a vegan cream cheese I like (please comment below with recommendations!) and If my friends are going out for pizza at our favorite local place I have to grab a slice because YOLO guys. Life is all about balance. But here is what I'll typically eat for breakfast and lunch in a normal day. 

Breakfast

I don't know about most people, but in the morning I'm not super hungry right away. For a while I would just not eat until lunch then have a massive lunch of not so great food to compensate. 

This summer to compliment my health journey, I've been trying to finish a small glass of water right when I wake up. I find that it gets me on the right path of drinking water throughout the day, and it gets me feeling hungry a bit faster in the monring so I'm more excited for breakfast. 

On days when I'm still not super hungry, but I know I need to eat, my go-to is chia seed pudding with a little peanut butter and fruit. Recently we've had a ton of raspberries in my house (my favorite) but other days I'll add blueberries or just do it plain. This is probably my quickest and easiest breakfast.

Recipe: 

  • 2Tbsp of Chia Seeds
  • Splash of unsweetend almond milk
  • 1tsp of Peanut Butter or Nut Butter 
  • Berries

Directions: 

Fill small bowl with chia seeds and slmond milk. Let sit until soft, then add toppings. It's so simple and quick! 

I make this breakfast whenever I know I have work in the mornings or I'll be doing my workout earlier in the day. 

 

If I wake up a little more hungry then I'll make a smoothie bowl or a bowl of oatmeal. The recipies for these are always in my Instastories, but if you'd like a healthy breakfast recipies post leave me a comment!

Lunch

Lunch varies day to day depending on what we've had for dinner that week. For lunch I'll take whatever leftovers we have, and combine them in a bowl over lettuce! It's delicious and it never gets boring since it's always changing. 

Lunch this day was:

  • 1 piece of grilled chicken
  • 1/2 cup of jasmine rice
  • 1 cup of chopped sweet potato

Dinner

Living at home for the summer and working in retail doesn't make for the most consistant dinner schedule. I'm often eating at the mall, or coming home late and hoping my family made something yummy that I can heat up. 

If I eat at the mall I'll get a chicken/rice and veggie bowl from my favorite sushi restaurant and at home my family is gluten free so we'll usually have a gluten free pasta dish or some kind of starch and protein. 


I've been documenting my favorite recipies on my Instagram {a potential post is in the making} and have been dabling in tracking them in MyFitnessPal. How do you keep on track in the summer?

xoxo

AME