How Writing Down What I Eat Helped Me Eat Healthier
Welcome to the official GBL BLOG, at least once a week, look for new stories about all things healthy lifestyle. My name is Lauren and I am self appointed Fasting and Holistic Nutrition Coach. I strongly believe food is our medicine and if we treat our bodies right 7/10 times it will be extremely good to us. Needless to say there are exceptions to every rule.
It's getting to that time of year where I do a nice social experiment involving some sort of diet trend, last year I did a juice detox which was brutal but had some promising results and I made it through. I also did a liquid diet which I failed miserably, this year I am trying another detox. I have been eyeing this specific one for some time now but more news on it when it actually arrives. It promises a lot of things, like glowing skin and overall good attitude, I guess we will see about that won't we. 🙃🙃🙃
I have been noticing that I haven't been as consistent with working out like I used to be, to be honest all this year I have been struggling with my workout regime. I haven't been doing my fasting either, I'm tired and constantly running around and my diet took a deep dive. When I thought about my first blog post I decided I would just show you guys how I eat on the daily and something interesting happened.
The minute I decided to document my food for this post, I started unconsciously sticking to my eating routine and didn't snack or eat at night when I found myself unable to fall asleep. Writing down meals is something I've done with my clients but I have personally never done it, and to see the immediate effect it had on me, I will definitely make it a regular occurrence when I do my programs with you guys. Are you guys ready to see what I ate in the last five days? Here we go.
Wednesday - Day One
11AM - Turmeric Shot, Iced Matcha Latte with Oat Milk
Then about 30 minutes later I have an - Iced Chair with Oat Milk both unsweetened
2:15PM - Chipotle (Brown Rice, Black Beans,Lettuce, Cheese, the server accidentally put sour cream on it even. tho I said none. Mix that with the cheese and my Lactose intolerance issue and I almost died)
7:30PM - Kings Fish House ( Dinner With my Coworker)
Cucumber and Avocado Roll without rice
Garlic Mash Potatoes
Grilled Artichoke Hearts
Closed my eating window at 9PM
Thursday - Day Two
End Fast 2:08PM - Almonds & Pear
3:06PM - Steam Kale, Baby Tomatoes, Roasted Squash and Roasted Carrots.
7pm Sushi Date - Vegan Sushi, 12 Avocado Rolls, 6 Tempura Rolls and 6 Sweet Potato Rolls
Friday - Day Three
3:00PM Brunch Date - Deep Fried French Toast ( 1 Piece) Potatoes and Tofu Benedict.
11PM - Almonds, Mcdonald Fries.
5:10pm Break My Fast - Chia Pudding Left over Butternut Squash, Steamed Kale, & Roasted Carrots.
5:10PM Break My Fast - Pokeatery, Brown rice, Seaweed, Edamame, Tofu, purple cabbage and cucumbers (SOOO Good!!)
So all in all I realized what I was writing down what I ate it made me not snack at all, I became aware of what I was eating without even realizing I had become aware. It was like cheating the system, I always suggest making note of what you have eaten for a full week at least once a month to my clients. It works trust me.
I also want to point out that I did not work out once this week, and if I was working out I would probably have heavier meals when I break my fast, I also don't eat meat and I am lactose intolerant but it doesn't stop me from eating cheese. I am getting ready to try a 10 day detox and I will be sharing my update here. See you soon GBL Babes.