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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

A Day of Healthy Eating

Like any millennial, I am guilty of sending snaps or Instagram stories of the food I'm eating. One day last week one of my friends responded saying they wanted to start eating healthier, which inspired today's post. Everyone who knows me knows I am very conscious of the kind of food I eat and the majority of what I eat grows out of the ground i.e. fruits and vegetables. Today I'll be taking you through an entire day of what I make for myself.

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and, as such, I always enjoy starting my day with a fully balanced meal that includes protein, carbs, healthy fats (yes, there is such a thing), and natural sugars.  This is one of my go to breakfast options and is super easy for me to whip on a weekday or on the weekends. Eating breakfast, as much as you might hate it, is incredibly important because that gets your body going and starts up the engine that is your metabolism.
I like to keep my mid-morning snack small because I know I'll be eating lunch within 2 hours of having had my snack. Portion control is essential when you're eating healthy so using small Tupperware bowls for my fruit and the 100 calorie pack of almonds is just the right amount. Fruit is probably my favorite snack because it's like eating candy to me. Super sweet and delicious, but also filling and good for you!
At lunch time I try to load up on proteins and vegetables. The ground turkey I use to make the meat balls will keep me full for a longer period of time and, since I have a more difficult time incorporating adequate amounts of vegetables, things like brussel sprouts, spinach, and carrots contribute towards meeting my goal. Drinking water throughout the day is also incredibly important because when your stomach indicates what you might think is hunger, it is actually telling you that you are dehydrated. A bottle of water can easily fill you up and prevent impulsive snacking.
My afternoon snack is always larger than my mid-morning snack because I'll be going a longer time between this snack and my next meal. Sometimes I don't get home from work until after 7:00 so having a substantial afternoon snack helps me avoid getting hungry. Again, I try to incorporate vegetables by having cucumbers or carrots with a handful of pita chips and hummus. A lot of people don't like hummus, but I personally really like it.
This is one of my lesser healthy dinner options, but I had dinner with my family last night so I didn't have as much control of what we had as I normally would. However, I try to keep my meals as healthy as I can given the circumstances. In this case I had a smaller portion of rice and had my taco on a corn tortilla as opposed to a flour one. I can't always make exactly what I want when I'm eating dinner with other people so I try to do the little things to help myself.
Last, but most certainly not least, are my Advocare supplements. I have been using Advocare for almost a year and it has been life changing. The supplements I take on a daily basis are designed to assist with weight management and give me the nutrients my body need, but doesn't always get from food. Additionally, I take a supplements that gives me energy for the gym and help me to build muscle. More to come on my Advocare journey later!

If you ever have questions about my personal healthy lifestyle journey or ways to incorporate these types of practices into your everyday life shoot me a text or e-mail!

💜 Molly

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