Week 3: Eating Healthy

Posted: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 7:42 am
By: Nicole Winters
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Last week was a jam-packed week for me, so I am once again playing catch up on my blog. (I swear you won’t always see that message from me, I hope).

I’ve had a request from a co-worker to write about food and what I’ve been eating. I’d much rather write about what I shouldn’t eat and what I want to eat, but I’ll save that for another time. 

Basically, what I’ve learned so far is drink lots of water and eat several small meals throughout the day rather than three large meals. I’ve also tried to cut down on fatty foods and things filled with sugar i.e. cereal, cookies and juices. In place of the sugars, I’m trying to eat more protein, which you can get through foods like lean meats, nuts, eggs, and fish (though I don’t personally eat seafood).

Here’s an example of what I eat on a typical day during the week:

4:00 a.m.:  Yogurt, handful of almonds (sometimes a bowl of oatmeal instead of the yogurt)

7:00 a.m.:  Protein shake, handful of grapes

9:00 a.m.:  1 Orange

11:00 a.m.:  Some kind of snack, fruit or veggies

1:00 p.m.:  Chicken or turkey burger and veggies.

3:00 p.m.:  Carrots or cottage cheese

5:00 p.m.: Small salad or small snack 

This is just an example. I do switch things up from day to day. On the weekends when I have more time in the morning, I’ll make things like eggs and turkey sausage for breakfast.

My crazy work hours do make it hard to stay on a consistent eating schedule. To get around that, I make sure to bring lots of healthy snacks and a protein shake to work. That helps tie me over until I can eat lunch or dinner (not sure what it is for me).

I’ll admit I haven’t cut everything bad out of my diet because it’s not realistic for me to eat a 100% healthy diet because I would fail if I gave up EVERY food I love. But I am really trying to eat a balanced, healthy diet.

If anyone has any healthy recipes they’d like to share, please do. I’m always looking for new healthy meals!

Nicole

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