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What a Personal Trainer Eats: Day 4 of 7

What a Personal Trainer Eats | The Wellness Doer
This post is a follow up to a previous post. If you are just now reading this you might want to start with the first post.

Day 4. It’s been so much fun taking photos and sharing them with you. Half way through my weekend and as the weekend gets closer my diet gets interesting. A couple nights out for us ahead and hopefully brunch on the weekend. Here is how today panned out:

Coffee, Scone, and Orange Juice from Azucar
If you read my posts about 5 Things I Love Thursday’s you may have seen a post with my “Thursday morning treat”. I don’t eat a scone every Thursday but when I do it’s happiness in my belly. I only eat scones from one place, Azucar, because they not dry, have great flavors (like key lime white chocolate) and it’s a local spot, plus they are small… so not to over indulge.

Tip: If your goal is to clean up your diet and make healthier choices think about what is the one thing you LOVE that you really don’t want to give up? It may be red wine, chocolate, coffee, pizza, whatever it may be, allow yourself to have it once a week. That way you are not “giving it up” you are choosing to eat it less… that is all. Because sometimes when we say we are NOT going to eat something, that thing is all we want to eat. So treat yourself, you are freaking human for crying out loud.

Veggie Scramble
After I picked Jonathan up from work we came back to the house and I made some scrambled eggs for us. I mixed up mushrooms, zucchini, a little hemp milk, and the eggs in a bowl then dumped them in the pan. Then just before eating I added a little raw cheddar and avocado.

Tip: Say for example you eat a meal with heavy carbs (like a scone), then at your next meal just stick to protein and veggies (egg scramble). Keep your diet balanced.

The other half of the Lemon Poppyseed Muffin
I ate the other half of the muffin I had on Tuesday. Just a reminder to what was in it: organic eggs, grape seed oil, coconut flour, raw wild honey, fresh lemon juice, flaxseed meal, poppy seeds, water, fresh lemon zest, baking soda and salt.

Tip: If you find yourself wanting carbs, eat half the amount of what ever is in front of you. Save the half for when you want carbs again. That way you are not doubling up on the amount of calories. Your body only needs a small amount of carbs to be satisfied, we just sometimes forget that and stuff our faces.

Orange Chicken and Steamed Veggies from Whole Foods
So instead of boring you with another salad I decided to get crazy and go for chinese food. Now given it was from Whole Foods it was probably a much better option than say… Panda Express. I asked for extra veggies instead of the rice to keep the carb count down.

Tip: My reason for choosing chinese food is to show you guys a little something. Fast food happens… we get into pinches (most of us) and need food fast. My point here is that you ALWAYS can make a healthy choice… always. Even if, at the very least, that means you eat less.

Organic Gingerade Mate
I bought this beverage to drink with lunch but it was too strong. So once I got to the gym I added water to it. I’ve never had it before and it sounded pretty good so I gave it a try. A little higher in sugar than I would like but at least it came from agave nectar. The only other ingredients… water, lemon juice, ginger juice, and yerba mate.

Tip: Sometimes fresh juice and other healthy drinks that are smarter to drink still come with sugar and calories. The best way to cut that back… add water. Drink half and save the other half for later.

Coconut Bobo’s Oat Bar
Three words: old fashioned donut. That’s what this snack bar tastes like to me. It’s all natural, wheat free, vegan, non-gmo, and partially organic. I would love for them to be fully organic but hey, it’s a start. They make a perfect snack or dessert.

Tip: Go to your local health food store and buy one of several different types of bars. Read the ingredients and look for key words like: organic, non-gmo, raw, vegan, stuff like that and minimal ingredients. Take them home and try them out and find one you like… a lot. Then go back to the store and buy a bunch of the bars you like and keep some at work, pantry, backpack or purse, maybe even the car (as long as it doesn’t melt). That way you always have a healthy snack to reach for when you need one.

Mediterranean Turkey Wrap
The luxury of working at The Sporting Club is that we have a cafe. I had a client cancel and after work Jonathan and I are headed Downtown for an art show that he has some work in, and I’m not really sure if we are going to get a chance to get dinner. So the cafe it is. Wrap includes turkey, hummus, lettuce, tomato, feta cheese and avocado.

Tip: Just because it’s a wrap it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better for you than a sandwich. Sometimes the tortilla can have just as much calories as bread. Your better option for those of you wanting to cut calories (obviously I’m not right now), stick with a salad. You don’t need the bread. It fills you up and your body would much more prefer the veggies. If your not cutting calories or wanting to lose weight… f%#k it! Eat the bread!

That concludes day 4. A couple things I want to touch on. Again… I drink a TON of water throughout the day. I also take supplements like a multi vitamin, fish oil, zinc, magnesium and digestive enzymes. We were also planning on going back to vegetarian but haven’t yet. You have to understand that I’m not a fan of meat. When we first went vegetarian I wrote a few posts about it which you can read here, here, and here. The meat industry in America SUCKS, animals have a consciousness and meat really isn’t that good for us, so it gets harder and harder for me to eat meat. It’s just so overly abundant and makes meals easy, but I would encourage you to eat as less meat as possible. With that said… don’t be surprised when we do cut out meat again, and hopefully this time for good.

See you all tomorrow… and it’s Friday!!! Whoo Hoo!!!
Thanks for reading!
Much love,
Elyssa