Different things work for different people, but for me, cutting out the "bad stuff" completely is just too hard and restricting, and it leads me to make bad/reckless eating decisions. Instead, I just try to fill up on healthy foods that make me feel great, and then I leave room for something sweet if I still want it (which I usually do). How amazing do you feel after a big healthy salad? SOO much better than you do after chowing down on processed junk food, right?!
So here goes a typical weekday in my life . . .
When I wake up - water with lemon or water w/ 2 tsp apple cider vinegar. Great way to detox and alkalize your system!
Breakfast - after hitting snooze 3 times, I'm rushing out the door to work so I usually end up eating breakfast when I get there. I keep a bunch of Trader Joe's frozen Steel-Cut Oatmeal packs in the freezer at work and it's the perfect filling (and convenient) breakfast to start my day. I always add a few shakes of ground cinnamon (great for boosting metabolism!) and about 1 tbsp of chia seeds. Depending how hungry I am, I'll sometimes add a tbsp of raw almond butter which makes the oatmeal extra creamy.
Snack - Either fresh berries and a few almonds, a Larabar, or 2 hard boiled eggs.
Lunch - I always pack my lunch because 1- it saves my hard-earned money, and 2- I have control over what ingredients I'm eating. My typical lunch is a giant vegetarian salad. Below is an example of the salads (and snacks) I pack for my husband and I to take to work. Its full of yummy ingredients - arugula, spinach, edamame, garbanzo beans, Persian cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, sliced almonds, hard boiled egg, dried (unsweetened) blueberries, and I'll almost always top them with avocado. I usually add sliced turkey or chicken to my husband's salad so he has some extra protein!
Dessert: if I haven't already had my dessert fix that day, I'll go for a few squares of a chocolate bar, some chocolate covered almonds, or some fresh berries if I'm being really good!
What about you guys? What does your typical work-day menu look like? I always love hearing about your healthy tips and tricks!