Look at me finding inspiration to write after saying I was in a funk yesterday. Go figure…
My hunger has a mind of its own. Some days I’m hungry at “normal” meal times, but other days I want food every hour. Now that I’ve been running consistently (and farther), my hunger levels are even more screwed up. What’s even weirder is that I’m the most hungry on rest days. I don’t eat less on rest days (is that a thing? Ew.) and I still go back for another serving of dinner if I’m hungry. I will fully admit that I do eat stereotypically healthy (lots of produce) but I eat what makes me feel my best and happiest. I’m not a fan of food shaming…to each her own.
Training or not I “honor my hunger.” This is one of those preachy easier-said-than-done phrases, I know. But once you get a hang of it, it becomes second nature. You KNOW when you need more food. Obviously I’m not an RD but after 8 years of running and 20 years of living, I can firmly state that I know what it feels like to be properly fueled. No more going back to the other side…it’s not fun. And there are fewer snacks over there.
End of rant. Start of food.
I’m linking up to Jenn for WIAW. This is just a snapshot of my meals from Monday. Not every thing I ate is pictured here.
Two bowls of GF instant oatmeal with Wild Friends Honey Sunflower Butter, cinnamon and strawberries. Side note: before I heat my oatmeal in the microwave I put a spoonful of nut butter in so it gets nice and melted. Then after it’s heated I stir it up before adding fruit.
Lunch date with my mom at Piquant. We both got the exact same salad, like we do every. single. time.
Power salad: spinach, pulled chicken, brown rice, roasted red peppers, cherry tomatoes, avocado + extra avocado on the side (duh) with a Dijon dressing. All the good stuff is on the bottom, of course.
Un-pictured apple and handful of almonds.
Smoothie bowl. LOVING these lately. This is banana, strawberries, kale, almond milk and Wild Friends Honey Sunflower Butter topped with KIND Vanilla Blueberry Clusters and sunflower seeds. Will add another topping of fruit next time.
Bowl 1 of 3. Not kidding (ask my parents). Spaghetti squash with roasted tomatoes, asparagus, kale and grilled chicken.
Recycled picture of an apple + multiple spoonfuls of almond butter. I go through at least one jar of almond butter a week. I wish I could buy stock in it.