Whether or not you end up sharing any of it with anyone, I’d recommend recording a day’s eats for yourself every once in a while. Take pictures on your phone or write down everything on a slip of paper, and then look back over it at the end of the day. See what you’re proud of, what you could’ve done a little differently (like eaten an extra snack so you weren’t starving by dinner and then overate, or maybe you didn’t quite eat enough, or maybe you could’ve packed lunch to save money on dining out expenses, things like that). I think it’s beneficial to just check in with ourselves every once in a while about our diets to see where we can make little improvements. Then, the following day, make a mini goal for yourself in response to the day before. It’s a great way to make small, lasting, necessary changes.
Here’s a look into one of my recent day’s eats…
check out more food journals over at Jenn’s site if you’re looking for ways to change up your meals (check there to also find out the real meaning of these WIAW posts if you’re new to the whole link-up)
I fried up a plantain in coconut oil on the stovetop, sprinkled it with cinnamon, and then enjoyed it with a big scoop of peanut butter. It turned out SO good!
recycled photo, but you get the picture…
this smoothie contained:
baby kale, frozen raspberries, frozen beets, maca root powder, a scoop of protein powder, and a little green tea powder, plus water
an organic beef hotdog (I ended up having 2 since they were so good) plus sweet potato fries
plain coconut milk yogurt (with a couple drops of vanilla stevia) with a square of homemade brownie from new year’s eve and a sliced up pear
I also snacked on some pistachios in the evening.
some of the homemade pizza that I mentioned here…
this crust (but with 2 tbsp ground flaxseed in place of the yeast), topped with marinara sauce, baby kale, green pepper slices, tomato slices, lentils, garlic powder, and mozzarella cheese
Do you ever food journal, in any variety? Why or why not?
When I started making healthier food choices years ago, I food journaled for a while, maybe a few months straight? It helped me identify areas for improvement and taught me a lot about my more negative eating habits (binging when stressed, waiting to long between meals and then overeating on less healthy foods, etc.). I learned a lot through it, and then I knew when I was ready to be done journaling!
Plantains, yay or nay?
YAY from me.