One of the questions I am asked most often is what I eat in a day, and I wish I was some super fancy paleo healthy organic eater but I am just not. One day I will be! Truth is, most days I am so busy juggling work and motherhood that my diet gets pushed to the back burner. With that said, I do watch my figure and think I’ve gotten the portion control down so I’ll share what works to keep me on the fit/thin side. I’ve also started working out 4x/week so that helps a lot! I work out with Bradley Fitness 2x/week and hit the bootcamp classes at my gym 1 or 2x/week.
Option 1: two eggs and a bite or two of Brian + Grace’s usually carb loaded breakfast of cereal, bagel, toast, oatmeal.
Option 2: a smaller version of Brian+Grace’s carb loaded breakfast. I usually eat their scraps ? << this is actually usually the case. On a good day I make eggs but it’s rare.
ALL THE COFFEE. I drink a cup in the morning with half&half.
Option 1 : Piece of ezekiel toast with turkey, avocado, arugula, tomatoes and a (La Croix) seltzer or a salad with protein.
Option 2 : Make myself what I’m making the kids, PB&J and fruit.
Option 1 : apple, banana, any piece of fruit I have laying around.
Option 2 : granola bar, something easy on the go, raisins, goldfish, piece of cheese
ALL THE COFFEE. This is usually when I have my second round of coffee usually in iced form! I buy the concentrate from Trader Joe’s and mix it with water and half&half (no sugar)
This really varies but could be anything from rice bowls (see my recipe here), pasta with bolognese (recipe here), cheeseburger, grilled chicken with veggies, tacos. I cook as healthy as I can but this is the meal I really cook for my family so if it’s not super healthy I usually just eat until I’m satisfied and try not to overeat. If we’re having cheeseburgers for instance, I eat it without the bun and make a salad instead of having fries with it. I don’t fill my bowl to the top with spaghetti, I try to eat the serving size and then make a really healthy salad to have with it, for tacos I usually make a taco salad instead of having the flour tortilla, you get the drift…
I have to have something sweet every night ? I am who I am. Again, I practice portion control here and have as little as possible. Last night I had an ice cream cone filled just to the top of the cone with my mom’s homemade strawberry ice cream. Brian laughs at me but I just can’t help it!! So I figure if I take the bun off my cheeseburger I can have the ice cream?! You only live once whatever.
I don’t drink my calories unless it’s alcohol, lol. I drink coffee with no sugar, a little cream, though. I don’t drink soda, diet or regular. I drink water and seltzer. I can’t live without rosé and red wine so I drink those in moderation.
When I’m at the pool and I want to have a popsicle with my kids, I have it. If I’m dying for a glass of rosé on a Tuesday (i.e. every Tuesday, I let myself have it). If I want to go to Shake Shack with my family and eat whatever I want off the menu, I let myself. If my mom and I go to the Whelk for lobster rolls and fries, I eat it. I try not to make a habit of the bad stuff but at the same time I don’t deprive myself when the mood is right. AND I don’t over-eat to the point I feel sick with a stomach ache.
And that’s about it!! I hope that answers some of your questions and if you want to ask me anything else, please feel free!!