This time of year gets everyone thinking of New Year’s resolutions and what they’d like to change. I know I want to go on a diet, like everyone else, after the holidays! From reading my blog, I know you wouldn’t believe it, but I eat clean the majority of the time. Years ago, I got into eating healthy and then I found Oxygen magazine and Tosca Reno’s great advice, and since then, I’ve followed a clean eating plan. OK, I obviously don’t follow it 100%, but outside of the dinners and treats on my blog, I do. This is a typical day for me:
Breakfast: 1 cup plain oatmeal with cinnamon and ground flax, 1/2 grapefruit, bottle of water, cup of tea.
Work snacks: banana, apple, grapes, grape tomatoes, chunks of cucumbers, celery sticks, berries, plain yogurt with Mio or a Greek yogurt.
I always keep packets of almonds, cups of microwaveable brown rice and canned tuna in my desk. Also some spices like cinnamon to add to my tea. I drink a lot of water and tea while I’m at work too.
Lunch: varies but usually ground chicken patty or a sandwich of lean turkey/chicken on an Arnold sandwich thin and fat-free cheese with lettuce and mustard.
Dinner: plain pork chops with some applesauce, ground chicken patties, shrimp, chicken breasts seasoned, or turkey meatloaf with veggies (usually canned or frozen, sometimes fresh).
Snacks: apples, sugar-free Jell-O, grapes, grapefruit, berries. The occasional popcorn. Sometimes, I add a sprinkle of dark chocolate chips or oatmeal to my yogurt. I also like tomatoes and avocado in yogurt with a little salt. If I’m really hungry, I’ll have a bowl of a healthier cereal with skim milk.
On the weekends, I have a cheat meal (or two).