HI!!! Remember when I used to do posts about what I ate in a day?? I haven’t done one of those in a minute. That means a long time. Well, I thought I’d kick off the new year by posting what I ate in the day. I do this because people are curious creatures. And they are super curious about what people eat. Especially a person who runs a paleo website. Well, I’m that person and I’m the first person who will tell you I don’t 100% paleo all the time. I’ve been there, I’ve done that, and I now know what my body can consume and what I need to stay away from. So that means I’ll eat corn sometimes. Or eat a little bit of rice here and there. Or even, A REAL COOKIE. Gasp. I know, it’s f*cked up. This person (me) who calls themselves a paleo enthusiast actually eats non paleo things and lives a wonderful, healthy life?? Gasp 2. Well, I’m here to show you what I eat, why I eat it, and how I stay healthy. If you have any questions, please ask below in the comments!
Let’s start the day off. I wake up normally around 7:30am when I don’t work the morning shift at my CrossFit gym. I then made my normal breakfast of eggs, breakfast sausage (I sometimes buy it at Whole Foods or through US Wellness Meats), and kale with some salt and pepper. While I made breakfast, I had 1/4 of a Perfect Foods Bar, the carob chip kind. Those bars are not 100% paleo but they are 100% amazingly delicious and I love them. Once breakfast was done, I ate it while I watched the news. Local news is awful. Sorry guys, it’s just true.
Once I ate breakfast, I turned on my car (because I got an automatic starter for xmas and it’s the greatest gift known to man) and made coffee. I use a Keurig to make my coffee. I added 1 tablespoon of heavy cream to my coffee with 2-3 drops of Stevia. Heavy cream doesn’t bother me and I like the little hint of sweetness that Stevia gives. I packed my coffee to go in my little camera lens coffee mug from Laura and went grocery shopping. Just so you know, I finish my full cup of coffee about 3% of the time. I had 4-5 sips of coffee this morning then forgot about it. Which is what I do every day.
Once I went grocery shopping, I got to cooking. I made sloppy joe meatballs from my favorite cookbook Primal Cravings. Then I made muffins, roasted broccoli, a spaghetti squash dish, annnnnd I think that’s it. So while I cooked, I ate a couple little florets of broccoli, a couple bites of acorn squash, and then tasted the batter of my muffins. I could eat roasted broccoli for hours. It’s seriously like a drug to me. People always comment about my broccoli obsession on instagram and say that I must clear a room, but it’s not true. I have never once had to excuse myself or apologize to the public or friends after consuming broccoli. Why does it make some people fart? I don’t get it.
After my muffins baked, I ate 1/2 of a muffin. Totally for blogging research. I can’t be putting out crappy muffins on the internet, now can I?
Then I ate an actual meal. Two big meatballs, broccoli, and some lovely avocado on top. I actually didn’t finish the whole thing. Nowadays, I try to stop eating at the first little sign of feeling full. I’m good at overeating so I try not to do it as much.
After lunch, I got back to cooking, making another recipe. Then I ate half a muffin while taking pictures of the muffins. It’s hard job, but somebody has to do it.
Then I drank a lot of water. Because I was thirsty. And because water is good for you.
Workout time!! Around 5:30pm, I headed to a workout at CrossFit Broadway. I don’t usually eat anything pre workout, unless I’m hungry. If I’m hungry, I will eat something small (like part of a Perfect Foods Bar or part of an RxBar). But today, I wasn’t. Facts are so exciting. This was the workout I did:
6 min AMRAP Of:
6 Deadlift (275#/185#)- I used 145#
3 min REST THEN
6 min AMRAP Of:
12 Pull Ups
6 Power Snatch (135#/95#)- I used 75#
10 min to find a 2 Rep Max Power Snatch (touch and go)–I hit 105#
I tend to not eat or drink anything post workout. Why? Mostly because I don’t think I really deserve a post workout shake. I don’t train like I used to when I was competing, so I don’t think I really need the extra fuel. I tend to only have shakes on long workout days or just when I want a shake because eating isn’t really exciting me (which rarely occurs).
After about an hour, I was lucky enough to get to have some dinner with my friend Patrick from AgainFaster who lives in Boston. I took him to my favorite restaurant in town, Cuba Cuba, and ate WAY too many plantain chips with some avocado and garlic dipping sauce. Then I ordered the Ropa Vieja. Along with plantains on plantains on some rice. Had a little bit of the rice, but was so full from the plantain chips that I didn’t make a huge dent. I still had half my meal to take home with me. WHICH IS AWESOME.
Then I drank A LOT of water. I usually have one piece of dark chocolate from Eating Evolved after dinner, because it’s the greatest chocolate in the world and doesn’t make me crave more, but I was too full that night. So I just drank more water. And peed a milli times through the night. Good note to end a blog post on.