REAL LIFE EATING

If you ever feel like it is hard to eat healthy in your busy life….you are correct. Today has been one of the oddest eating days I’ve had in awhile…and it was due to fatigue, overscheduling, and lack of planning. One reason I started this blog is to share how a dietitian, whose career and real passion is dedicated to teaching people to eat healthy…and who really believes in practicing what I preach, fits healthy eating into real life…well, today is an example of how even nutrition professionals can struggle with healthy eating in the middle of busyness.

Since I was running late this morning and didn’t have time for breakfast at home….I picked up something quick at Starbucks…a grande brewed coffee with cream and a pumpkin loaf…

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I loved that the bag said how “healthy” the items at Starbucks are now (no trans fats, no high-fructose corn syrup)…which is great- but it still didn’t compare to my normal breakfast with lots of fiber and protein. It did taste delicious though.

I had an early morning meeting at 8 am (well, that’s early to me!) and then a busy busy morning…my co-worker Dana shared half of a pimiento cheese sandwich with me that she picked up at a new local bakery…it was great.

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A couple hours later, I was starving…wonder why? My only food had been carbohydrate all day with a small amount of protein/fat in the pimiento cheese. So, and this is why it is so important to get some protein/fiber in with breakfast, I headed to the hospital cafe….and came back to the office with….a reuben (really weird…I’m not really a reuben fan), and…a Dr. Pepper. Yes – a real Dr. Pepper – my body was craving more sugar.

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The bright spot in my day was that I got a mani/pedi on my way home from work…that is totally one of my favorite ways to relax for an hour or so. And the best bright spot is that now I’m home with my sweet husband.

So, basically, my food intake today has been carbs, sugar, caffeine, and a little protein/fat. No veggies, no fruit…The bottom line is – if you make bad food decisions, don’t beat yourself up…this was my life today. Tomorrow will be better. Actually tonight will be better- I’ve got to fit some fruit and veggies in somewhere!!

Have a great Friday evening!

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6 responses to “REAL LIFE EATING

  1. Hey, that’s the attitude! I like it! And a bit of “less healthy” meals once in a while is perfectly ok!

  2. Good post. I completely agree. Sometimes real life requires a microwave, McDonalds or a soda. It just does. 🙂

  3. Oh Angie, I feel you. Seriously, sometimes I have one of those days where I just can’t stop eating. It’s like my body is craving everything at every point in time. I’m glad you listened to your body and ate the “sinful” foods, even if you aren’t used to it. I love a real Dr. Pepper every once in a while, and like you, I’m not a reuben fan, but I still like them sometimes!!!! It’s wierd, maybe it’s the greasy and salty-ness? It’s funny about the Starbucks bag. You are so right, they say “healthy”, but really, they aren’t anything compared to a nice homemade breakfast!

  4. It’s good you listened to your body! I don’t think eating non-healthy food once in a while is a big deal. In fact, it can be good to have that little splurge 🙂

  5. Great attitude!

    I hope your weekend will be restful and filled with lots of fruits & veggies… 🙂

  6. Out of curiousity, is there any nutritional value in watermelon? That is all Owen has agreed to eat today for lunch… He should be well hydrated, but?

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