What a Personal Trainer Eats: Day 6 & 7
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.
This weekend just flew by so I figured I’d just combine the weekend days into one post. And I didn’t end up having brunch which I’m really bummed about. It’s my favorite meal of the weekend. But anyways… here’s the breakdown:
Homemade Cereal with Hemp Milk
Again I mixed up some things I have: puffed quinoa, almonds, raw granola, chocolate covered hemp seeds, goji berries and some blue berries. Mixed it all with some unsweetened vanilla hemp milk.
Tip: A lot of cereals you find in the grocery stores are highly processed and high in sugar. Even some like Kashi use GMO ingredients. If avoiding GMO foods is important to you (which it should be) you can look up your favorite foods at nongmoproject.org. Also you can save money by buying several different mixings and make it yourself. Keep your ingredients in jars and they will stay fresher longer, then when you want cereal mix them together at that time.
Suja Fruit Drink
I’ve been hearing a lot about these drinks. They are a bit pricey ($8.99 I paid for this one), but they do have high quality ingredients and are really tasty. They are based out of San Diego and offer a cleanse program that people are raving about. I have not yet tried the cleanse, maybe soon. If interested you can learn more about it here: www.sujajuice.com
Tip: Cleanses are good for you. I would suggest doing just a 3 days juice cleanse to start. Suja makes it easy but you can also just juice/blend yourself or find a juice cafe that can make juices for you. It’s good for our digestive systems to take a rest from solid foods. It allows our bodies to then fully be able to process food when you do eat solids again. The less processed foods the better and less meat too. I gave the master cleanse a try and you can read about my process here. That cleanse is a little intense and I don’t really recommend it for first time cleansers. Stick with a 3 day juice or raw food cleanse to start and them work your way up from there.
Burger Lounge Veggie Salad and Chicken Tenders
We were running some errands and stopped at the Burger Lounge for some lunch. The burgers are REALLY good but I never eat them, I always order the vegetable salad with the lemon-basil vinaigrette. It’s probably one of my favorite salads. I sometimes order the chicken tenders too.
Tip: Sometimes ordering a salad at a restaurant isn’t always the healthiest choice so be mindful of whats on it… cheese, bacon, heavy creamy dressings, anything fried and make sure that it’s more than just iceberg lettuce. People sometimes think by eating a salad they are being healthy but it’s only healthy if it’s made with healthy ingredients.
Leftover Tofu Fried Rice Lettuce Wraps
From yesterday’s post: I chopped up half a white onion, zucchini, carrot, and mushrooms. Once the rice was close to being done I sautéed the onion until cooked and then mixed in the other veggies. Cooked for just a couple minutes then added diced up organic, non-gmo tofu. Cooked another few minutes then added the rice, minced garlic, bragg’s amino acids, a splash of rice vinegar. Mixed it all up and scooped it into leafs if butter lettuce and topped with fresh squeeze of lime and avocado.
Tip: When making food at home purposefully make extra so you have leftovers to take to school or work the next day. It saves you some cooking and it’s another healthy meal in the belly.
Really Gross Chinese Food
What ever you do don’t eat mall food… no matter how hungry you are. I haven’t eaten at a mall in a long time but we went to the movies last night and I was starving so I thought if Jonathan and I shared some noodles and chicken that that would be a safe choice……… WRONG! So gross, Never again.
Tip: I should have followed my own advice and brought a bar and an apple with me. This is a prime example when those choices come in handy. I honestly think that anything they sell at a mall food court is bad for you in some way, shape or form. So don’t do it.
Half of Some Brazilian Beef Thing (not pictured)
When I showed up to the farmers market my girlfriend was already there and had bought some food for her son. He didn’t end up eating it so I was offered it. I downed it without taking a photo. And I don’t really know what it was. It was some beef, onion, green olives and spices in this little fried pocket. Pretty yummy.
Tip: I sat for awhile trying to come up with a tip… and… I don’t have one for this one. Sorry.
Mango Chili Lime Drink
Some guy was walking around with this drink so my friend and I had to ask him about it… then we bought one. My girlfriend and I shared it.
Tip: Share, share, share. When you can share your food and drink. Less calories, less fat, less sugar but just as much enjoyment.
Curry Chicken with Rice and Veggies
At the farmers market there are all sorts of food vendors selling scrumptious things to satisfy your taste buds. One of my favorites… the African Food place. Today I got coconut curry chicken (dairy free), rice, and curried collard greens and some samosas for Jonathan and I to share.
Tip: If you eat healthy you can allow yourself to have a “cheat day” or as I like to say “eat whatever you want day”. That way you can still eat the stuff you like that may not be that good for you and not feel bad about it. But what you end up finding out is that you can’t eat the really bad stuff anymore, because your body doesn’t want it.
Fresh organic mango again… yes please.
Tip: Remember when eating fruit, wait at least 30 minutes after a meal before you eat it for dessert.
Home Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies
Our new roommate made the household some cookies. How can I say no. I ate 3 just fyi.
Tip: When someone bakes you something as a thank you or a gift just eat some. Especially if it’s homemade. As long as it doesn’t have something you are allergic too just eat it. It’s not gonna kill you to have a couple cookies… besides, you know you want too.
And on that note… we all have cravings for things we know aren’t good for us. I don’t care what anybody says… we are human and that’s ok. The craving are there but you don’t have to act on it. It’s just a craving, it’s not who you are. You are healthy as long as you THINK you are, you will make choices from that state of mind.
I ended the night with a hot yoga class and a meditation… food for the soul in a sense. 🙂 I came home hungry and ate the rest of the Curry Chicken and rice.
So that’s it! 7 days of taking pictures of everything I eat. I hope it was helpful for you. I know it put a lot of things in perspective for me. I’m going to post a recap tomorrow of all they main tips and go into them a little more.
Thank you SO MUCH for reading and supporting this blog. Without you… well… I’d be writing for nothing. So much love to you all.