Wednesday, September 9, 2009


I had a good day of eating today. I ate small amounts of (mostly) healthy foods. I only ate when I was hungry. Actually, I have been really happy with my food choices this week. We have all been eating better. More fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, less butter and refined products in general. I was still a little heavy on the grains and light on the veggies. I felt awful all day with a killer headache and cough and just wanted soothing foods.

Also, I thought this was a very interesting article from Time Magazine about hard exercise and how we eat. Basically, the premise was Hard workout= more hungry = eat more= don't lose weight. I don't plan to stop running any time soon b/c I really love it but I did find things to think about in the article.

9 am: 2 waffles* with pure maple syrup

12 pm: 1 cup of broth based soup with onions, chicken, and brown rice

2 pm: goldfish** and grapes

4 pm: HUGE green smoothie

5:30 pm: goldfish**

6 pm: 1 cup of cockaleekee soup that a friend brought over (broth, pulled pork, etc)

7:30 pm: a bowl of steel cut oatmeal with 1 tsp. of butter, drizzled with pure maple syrup and topped with chopped walnuts and dried cranberries. OH MY GOODNESS. This was the yummiest bowl of fall comfort food. It was soooo good. Actually, most of the foods I ate today were fall comfort foods. I love fall food!! I can't wait for apples!

8:30 pm: 2 marshmallows**

*I made the following substitutions to make them healthier. Substituted ground almond meal for the 1/4 cup white flour, agave for the sugar, and almond milk for the regular milk. My whole family LOVED them and they didn't even know they were good for them *grin*.

**These were the foods that I would have been better off without, nutrient wise. But it's no biggie to have them in small quantities. I really don't want to fall into the mindset of good food/bad food. Any food should be enjoyed in moderation, in my opinion. I just want to make sure that the bulk of my family's meals are made up of plant based foods (fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and nuts).