Friday, October 10, 2014

What I Eat (and weigh)

So, it's been a while since I've done a "day in the life of" food post. And as this is a weight-loss, maintenance, health blog, I like to occasionally update you all to what a day of my food looks like.

What inspired me this time, is that I've had a little bit of free time at work, and I'm reading a lot more blogs than usual. I've noticed that an unfortunately high percentage of healthy living bloggers rely on prepackaged, processed, gimmicky, "healthy" foods. And I won't call anyone out, because that's not the type of blog this is, but I've noticed the larger blogs, the monetized blogs, the people getting paid for it or sponsored with products are the ones eating this way. And in a smaller percentage of the blogs I've read that rely on these products, you would be hard-pressed to find even five servings of vegetables in a week of their food.


And I am a small blog, and I don't get paid, and I just want to live a really long time and be as healthy as possible. So that's my angle when it comes to telling you how I eat.

Yesterday (and remember that I do my own version of a diet loosely based on Paleo, but I do have a few items that fit my life and my body that are not Paleo included - i'm not a huge fan of following any prescribed diet to the letter, but making it fit you in a healthy way)


One serving of lactose free cottage cheese with a serving of frozen, organic blueberries, and sunflower seed butter drizzled on top (mmm I've eaten the same breakfast for about seven months now, it works perfectly to start my day)


Smoothie: flax seed milk, banana, pumpkin with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and a dash of honey


Spinach and tomato salad with avocado
Roast sweet potatoes with ground turkey, tomato, onion and mushrooms


Roasted beets
One serving of pistachios
One serving of baby carrots


Huge serving of mashed rutabaga!
One grass fed beef burger with raw onion, tomato and lettuce


Half of a bar of organic dark chocolate with almonds

I'm able to eat a TON of food because it is bulked out with fibrous, high nutrition, low calorie veggies and fruit. I eat pretty much every 3ish hours.

I feel sated, energetic and happy eating this way :) it takes time to prep these foods - but it is soooo worth it! I never feel deprived.

Weighed in at the low end of my happy weight range this morning: 122.5

That's all for now <3


  1. The monetized blogs or the bloggers who are really into their stats, usually get themselves in a whole lot of trouble. It is sad when a blogger starts out simple/focused, and then gets attention crazed. I can think of several who used to be really great.

    I have to admit, I had to look up rutabaga. I do not think I have ever had one.

    I agree, can eat a lot of food if one keeps it simple.

    Glad things are going well. You adjusted to your job very nicely. You were smart to start with very good habits.

  2. I so appreciate your post! I have recently started following maintenance/weight loss blogs and have been shocked at times when frozen, prepackaged or overly processed food or programs arebeing praised in a thinly veiled attempt to get referrals or as part of a sponsored post. I also googled rootabaga sp? Will have to give that one a try!

  3. I love the way you eat and inspire to get there someday. No need for me to search rutabaga. My grandmother used to prepare it a lot on my visits. I'll have to look for one in the store.

  4. Your meals sound yum! I love rutabagas (or Swedes as they call them in Australia) and turnips too - would never have thought I would eat those a few years ago, but they are excellent, lower carb options to take the place of potatoes in so many dishes. Wonderful! :)