Πέμπτη, 16 Ιανουαρίου 2014

What I Ate Wednesday

This was a beautiful week full of consideration according food. I've been flirting with the idea of going sugar free again. I finished this book yesterday. It really helped with all these questions I had from the last time I quitted. In her book, Sarah Wilson, suggests to take it slowly, and for a long time I thought that cold turkey (hate this expession, is there any other way to say this in english...sorry I'm too greek) was my style, until I thought about all these times I have quitted something. From quit being a smoker, to being an omnivore, to eating sugar, to eating salt. I noticed a pattern. All these times it was happening slooowly until one day I was like ''ok, I'm stopping now''. This is what Sarah Wilson suggests in her book! I also realized that I've been doing this again unconsciously with sugar this past week. Well, not exactly, I stayed away from sweet treats, sweeteners etc. but fruits...well, I had lots of them! I have been actually replacing all the sweet treats I've been having with fruits. I decided to get rid of (aka eat) all the sweets in this house, from agave to apples and everything, before cutting back so I 'll have nothing to tempt me.

Have you been sugar free before?

Wanna try this with me?

This is what I ate yesterday, posted a little later than it should have.

Breakfast

I'm trying to start going to bed and waking up earlier again. I am way more productive in the early hours and generally it's better for me to have some time to get prepared for the new day before my little monster wakes up. It's hard after all these years of living in the night-sleeping in the day. I managed to wake up at 6 am today though and had a cup of herbal tea. Yogi tea of course, my fave!


Waking up early to get some work done is a tricky thing cause the little one wakes up very easily and wants to breastfeed. He then either falls asleep again or wakes up for good. Today, Nereus breastfed just a little bit and woke up veeery hungry. We got dressed and headed to the kitchen. He had almost half an avocado while I was mashing the rest for our awesome avocado toast on whole grain sprouted bread. We finished our toasts and shared a small glass of orange and blood orange juice.

Morning Snack



Green smoothie time! This one had coconut milk, a handful of parsley, 4 leaves or romaine lettuce, a few pineapple pieces, a banana, a teaspoon of chlorella and topping of flaxseed meal. See this little hand right there? He couldn't wait!

Lunch


I recently started trying to keep him from napping, so he would sleep early at night and I could get things done. Sometimes it works, while others he just can't keep his eyes open. That was a day like this. He was breastfeeding (yeah again, I know, he would be there all day if he could) and I was reading him a story, and before I realized he was asleep. I ate lunch alone. Red lentil soup, toasted bread with olive oil and oregano and olives.

Afternoon Snack





Nereus woke up, nursed a bit (I'm telling you he won't stop) and asked for apples. He had only a couple of slices. I offerd him a cup of oat milk. He drunk it all. I had his left overs and went to work for a couple of hours.

Dinner

Came home tired and hungry and found my men eating so I totally forgot about pictures and attacked our meal. Quinoa salad (the best I'm gonna share the recipe as soon as I can), roasted brussel sprouts and fries. Philip wanted to contribute to this meal, so...fries! We don't eat them often so I just indulged.


8 σχόλια:

  1. Everything looks delicious! I've thought about going sugar free , but I'd probably still eat fruits since they are loaded with vitamins and good for you.

    I'm glad you quit smoking, I quit smoking a couple years ago as well. Sometimes if I'm stressed out or angry I'll still "Crave" one but don't give in. Probably one of the best decisions to make for your overall health

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  2. I'm thinking about not having fruits for a while and then start eating them again but in smaller quantities.

    Quitting smoking was one of the best decisions ever. I'm probably crazy but I "crave" it only when I see someone very beautiful smoking.

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  3. Wow, good on you! Keep going!
    -Jenny from saferkids.com

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