Dinner is always something with vegetables.
Sometimes it’s vegetables that are treated like pasta (such as these zucchini “noodles” with turkey meatballs).
Sometimes I have my nooch on a plain rice cake with peanut butter.
I went back to find a day that was similar to what I described above, back when I was using My Fitness Pal. Here is what my stats look like. Not listed here is fiber, and I get between 35 and 45 grams. Yeah, that’s what happens when you eat your fruits and veggies! And yes, it’s a high-fat diet (~40%!) but hey, that’s how the Mediterraneans eat…..so I’m not too worried. My fat is mainly from the oil that I use in cooking, also the nuts I eat (peanuts, almonds, walnuts). Some of it is from my 2-square of 85% dark chocolate too, did I forget to mention that?! And of course, my lean proteins.
And, just so you can be prepared for what’s coming on this blog (and my Facebook Page)….I’m going to start talking a bit more about some dietary changes and wellness goals I have. I’m not getting back into logging all of my food because with my eating disorder history it can easily become addicting for me, and cause anxiety, but instead I’m journaling other things;
- How I feel when I eat (hungry? stressed? bored? tired?) Trying to be more mindful, really.
- Any symptoms I have such as bloating, gas, etc., as well as the foods I ate that may have caused these symtoms
- My sleeping habits (I haven’t been sleeping well lately)
- My exercise and workouts
- My intake of; alcohol, sweeteners, caffeine (including chocolate) and a few other things
Basically Nick and I are aware that a baby might be in our future this year or next, so I’ve realized I need to make a few changes to get my body and mind ready for such a huge lifestyle change. It’s exciting, and I want it to stay exciting, not turn into another reason to feel anxious and stressed. I’m doing this for myself, and to be a better mother and dietitian.