If you go around reading blogs and other published items on the internet is seems that the whole world is eating clean. I try but some times my stomach is growling and it’s all about the convenance of just being able to eat and go before I try to gnaw my own arm off, especially on the weekends. I find the weekend much more challenging than during the week. During the week, I eat breakfast at home. 99.9% of the time breakfast is 2 eggs, poached, a piece of whole grain toast and a wedge of Laughing Cow Cheese. Super easy. Morning snack is greek yogurt with raspberries, blue berries and sometimes strawberries if their not crazy expensive or are in season locally.
Lunch during the week is more complicated for me. I usually have a sandwich on whole wheat sandwich thins with half an avocado, turkey, sprouts & a slice of cheese. Plus a pickle (gotta have that), some chips (usually rice chips but lately it’s been Sun Chips) & some type of chocolatey granola bar.
Afternoon snack has to be eaten by 3:30 at the latest. I can’t have it sitting in my stomach when I run or go to crossfit. I tend to be a bit of a barfy person if there’s food in my stomach when I work out. I will use Gu when I run but even that sometimes has a very upsetting quality to it. Thursdays run was done while burping green apple power shots. Icky. And I’ve had several occasions where I’ve had to run out of the gym thinking I was going to throw up. I do not want to puke in the gym. The rule is if you puke, you clean it and you owe the trainer 100 burpees. I don’t want any of that.
The snack itself is usually either a Clif Bar, or a Fiber One Protein Bar – Peanut Butter & Chocolate only and occasionally raisins.
Beverages are water (straight, with Nuun or with Mio) and coffee; on a rare occasion, unsweetened ice tea. I stay away from soda not for health reasons, I just don’t have any desire or taste for it. Neither my Husband or I are drinkers. I will have the occasional glass of wine but it’s pretty rare. Maybe just a handful of times a year on special occasions.
Dinner is up in the air always. It generally boils down to a handful of choices including peanut butter & honey sandwiches, salads with avocado & chicken, turkey sandwiches or some type of pasta. I don’t eat clean but I try to make the best choices that I can in that moment.
What are your favorite things to eat? Pre Run? Post Run?