You’ll find most healthy eating or lifestyle bloggers eating low fat this low fat that. Sharing pictures of their acai or smoothy bowls and saying vegan is the way to go. I’m most definitely not one of them.
I don’t eat much fruit, for one it’s expensive and I’m not much of a fan of most of it.
I am looking to be more healthy but for me, some people are only joining the latest ‘trend’ and have no clue about food. I don’t pretend to know anything either, I just know what I like, don’t like and don’t want to be thinking ‘oh let me check the ingredients before eating that’.
I’m not a batch cook person, I’ll make my dinners on the night, I think I’m too lazy for this to be honest.
Trendy things I don’t like:
- acai bowls
- smoothies/smoothie bowls
- fruit – all cooked & tinned, most fresh fruit
- almond milk
- soya milk
- protein powders
- granola – can’t stand raisins or sultanas
- protein bars – most
Things I do like:
- veggies/salads – a select few
- ready meals – shock!
- fruit – apples (only granny smiths), lemons, lime, berries & cherries, bananas
So I am trying to be healthy. I don’t do dressings on the side or only eat half a chicken breast. I try and make my meals high protein. Oh and I usually don’t have breakfast, I start to eat anytime after 10am, it isn’t the most important meal of the day.
I am aiming to make a sensible choice as all meals but if I want dairy or red meat I’ll have it.
10am – boiled egg + cereal bar
14pm – salad + chicken or fish + lots of dressing
22pm – ready meal
7am – protein bar
12pm – salad + chicken or fish + cheese
18pm – dinner + lots of veg
10am – egg + spinach + mushroom
13pm – salad + veg or cheese on toast
18pm – dinner + lots of veg or ready meal if OH is working late
I have days where I go over my calories, days where I don’t get much protein in. I track my calories & macos with MFP and think it is a great tool get people starting to understand the food they eat.