After that crazy doctor’s appointment I had yesterday I started thinking about his comment about calories. The fact is that I feel like I eat all.the.time. Usually at work I have porridge and coffee at 8:30, banana or apple at 11, lunch of sushi or salad with eggs or meat at 12:30, more fruit or nuts at 15:00, dinner at 18:00 and endless snacks once the boys are in bed: rice cakes with butter & goat’s cheese or gluten free ‘cheerios’ with goat’s milk, or just raisins and nuts, etc. All in all I feel like I eat all the time.
Today I thought I’d take a photo of everything I eat just to see what all.the.time looks like at the end of the day. I wasn’t working today so I made myself snack more around dinner time in hopes that the post-dinner snacking would be at minimum. I think it worked, I just had the stevia sweetened dark chocolate bar and 2 cups of herbal tea and by 8pm I felt full and in no need to eat any more.
Today’s fuel: porridge (oats, chia seeds, hemp seeds, goat’s milk), ham/spinach/egg/tomatoes/sushi, black coffee, apple, dried mango, pancake (2 eggs, chia seeds, maca powder), black coffee, banana, french fries stolen from my child in a soft play cafe, oat and mango bars that I bought for the kids but they don’t like them, pumpkin risotto, strawberries, smoothie (mango/almond milk), stevia sweetened dark chocolate.
(I do like mango a lot 🙂
So what do I think this looks like – too much for a runner, or too little? I think I do eat.all.the.time, but maybe the quantities are smaller than lots of other people eat at a time? All in all I’m not too horrified, I really thought I would end up with 20 photos and not 12. I’ll try to do the same tomorrow as I’m working AND I won’t get a chance to have dinner until after 7 sometime – that should be interesting as I have a habit of ‘eating ahead’ i.e. I’m scared of getting hungry so I eat ‘just in case’.