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One Day of Healthy Eating

Healthful Living – this is something that’s important to me. It hasn’t always been – and you can read allllll about that in this post. Sometimes, what I want doesn’t get to come first when it comes to meal choices, time for exercise, positive thinking, and keeping my home and social life inclusive only of fulfilling and enriched interaction. I try to make it a priority as much as possible, and that’s what I want for you.

When choosing to live a healthier lifestyle, it’s usually because we’ve reached that point when our head has hit the wall one too many times and we decide it’s time to change. This means different things for everyone. But there are a few things that generally ring true for most- personal health is the product of an active lifestyle and conscious effort to fuel ourselves with high quality nutrients. And this is where we, and most other people, will start.

We’ll take things slow…… I have for you an example of what one day of food looks like for me. I’ve been giving you the steps for this and today we’ll put it all together. Hopefully, it’ll inspire you. Whether it’ll give you the motivation you need to start eating better, commit to making healthier choices, change your eating habits and schedule, or just gives you some new things to try, I hope you get something out of this!

This is not a diet, this is a way of life. There are no rules, but I have two of my own personal guidelines:
– Prevent dehydration: follow the 8×8 rule (most people need 8 8oz. glasses of water per day…. the water in our food counts towards this). So, to simplify – whenever possible choose water.
– Keep it well-balanced. Simply – try to fit in all the good stuff (fruits, veggies, protein, grain, diary, etc). I base my selections off of what I still need for the day; this makes it rewarding.

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DISCLAIMER: this diet is appropriate for me
given my height, weight, age, and level of activity.
Additionally, the thoughts and ideas expressed
in this blog are my own and meant for inspiration
and should not be taken as medical advice.


– Pre-workout:

5:30 am: Coffee + creamer + multivitamin (if you are a woman who works out hard and regularly, pop a multi. Especially if you are living in a colder climate. Make sure it has Calcium and Vit D). 60 calories

– Post-workout:

8 am: Cranberry Trail Mix (1/4 c) + 1 Bottle of Water. 140 calories

9:30 am: Vanilla Yogurt, Mixed Berries, and Organic Granola. 282 calories

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I use Nature’s Path Organic Love Crunch Dark Chocolate and Red Berry Granola. My favorite. I can get it from my local supermarket, but here’s the website ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve posted this breakfast option for you before here in this post ๐Ÿ™‚Processed with VSCOcam with a5 preset


1pm: Thai Beef Noodle Bowl leftovers + Apple with Caramel Dip + Coffee. You can find my recipe post here ๐Ÿ™‚ Soup makes a perfect lunch for me because it’s light and I don’t want to sleep for hours after a helping. I almost always either have soup or a salad for lunch- I change this up about 1 time per week. 340 calories

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3pm: Almonds (1/4c) + Dark Chocolate Chips (1tbsp) + 1 bottle of water. You can find my post about this here ๐Ÿ™‚ 230 calories

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7 pm: Skillet Pork Tenderloin with Green Beans and Cheesy Rice + 1 bottle of water. 240 calories

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9pm: Hot Tea with truvia sweetener + Reese’s Miniatures (2) ๐Ÿ˜‰ย 100 calories

Calorie Total: 1392

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Thanks for stopping by!


DISCLAIMER: the thoughts and ideas expressed
in this blog are my own and meant for inspiration
and should not be taken as medical advice.