Happy WIAW my friends!
So lately I’ve been crazy busy with work, family stuff, and just all around life. The journey from LA to NorCal has been the biggest blessing of my life, but it has also prompted one huge life change after another. I’m not complaining one bit, but I have noticed a shift in my diet, eating patterns and cravings lately, which has been starting to wear on my mind.
Do I really need to “sample” that muffin I just made?
It’s only 5am, do I really need breakfast already?
I just ate 1 hour ago, there’s no way I need more food.
Blah, blah, blah – can someone come up with an invention that allows us to turn off our brains when its starting to piss us off? Cause I’d very much appreciate that.
Anyway, with these changes in my eating patterns has also come reflections. Obviously I’m not big on following the world’s “rules” for eating, but there are a few staple diet suggestions that I do aim for. All that to say, I’ve got some foodie confessions to get off my chest!
Diet Confession #1: I eat two breakfasts
loaded smoothie bowl
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and I whole-heartedly agree. Though while some people can barely manage one breakfast, I’m over here regularly eating two!
I tried to do the one breakfast thing by splitting up my breakfast into two parts [before the gym and after] but now that I do both my lifting and my HIIT class in the morning [two workouts in 1 basically], I am finding myself more and more hungry. So what’s a girl to do? Eat two breakfasts!
The above pancakes and smoothie bowl were from yesterday’s breakfast. I wasn’t planning on eating an entire plate of pancakes before I hit the gym, but I was up earlier than normal and knew I was going to be hitting legs followed by HIIT. I needed those carbs!
Diet Confession #2 – I don’t eat protein with each meal
cauliflower pizza bites
Protein is one of those tough-to-reach macros for a lot of people, yours truly included. Because of how hard I push my body in the gym I try to always make sure I refuel post-workout with a lot of protein, but other than that I’m pretty lax on my protein during the day. It’s a work in progress, but I’m also not stressing about it. I know I need more, but then I make the above cauliflower pizza bites and forget all about it 😉
Diet Confession #3 – My snacks are never between 150-200 calories
coconut milk yogurt, honey almond granola, strawberries, chocolate chips
I know that the 150-200 calorie snack rule is supposed to be helpful, but I sort of find it offensive. Like, who in their right mind is filled up after just 150 calories? What the heck are you eating anyway, a chicken breast? No way people, I need more than 150 calories to push me through to my next meal and while I don’t count calories anymore, I can clearly tell that my snacks are way above that “limit”.
Diet Confession #4 – I don’t portion out my serving sizes
Look, I know that a lot of people feel that measuring their food is helpful and if it is for them personally, great! You go ahead and measure away. I, on the other hand, will not be measuring one dang morsel of food. I eye-ball serving sizes and scoop ice cream to my heart’s content. It’s worked for me thus far, so I don’t see the point of changing.
Plus when you start measuring, portioning, etc. then you start counting. And this girl hates math.
Diet Confession #5 – I never skip dessert
You know how they say you aren’t supposed to eat when you’re full? Well I do.
You see, I have this thing called a dessert stomach – and it’s never empty. This means that nearly every night I help myself to something sweet, whether that be fresh cherries by the handful or half a dark chocolate bar. I like my sugar, both natural and artificial, and I’m going to keep on eating it even when I’m stuffed to the brim. #sorryimnotsorry
So there you have it – some of my diet confessions! Oh there’s plenty more, but these are the ones I thought I would highlight today 🙂
Clearly my diet is far from perfect, but I also believe in doing what’s best for you and your body. Most diet “rules” are really more of a guideline meant to be used as a reference, not as a food bible. There is no one size fits all guys – make your diet your own!
Confession time – give me one of your diet confessions!