I’ve been meaning to do a “What I Ate Wednesday” post since, well, forever.  But I’ve just never had the patience to take a picture of every single thing that enters my mouth. 

Because I’d be charging my camera battery on a daily basis.

I’m what you might call a snacker.

Meaning I graze ALL. DAY. LONG.

If you were to ask me what I ate for breakfast, I’d ask which one?  I’m basically a hobbit.

Ever since I can remember, I’ve eaten like this.  Six or eight mini meals a day.  

Benefits of Eating Mini-Meals:

  • Better digestion.  When I consume smaller portions, my body has a better chance to break down the food.  There’s not a big 500 calorie meal sitting in my stomach.
  • Higher metabolism.  Smaller, healthy meals = Furnace is stoked!!
  • Reduced chance of overeating.  You next meal is coming soon.  No need to gobble up everything in sight.

If you don’t know what WIAW is, you’ve been living under a healthy living blogger rock I’ll educate you!

And by that, I mean I’ll copy straight from Jenn’s blog.

 

—-What WIAW isn’t about—-
 
Comparison – Judgment – Restriction – Guilt

—-What WIAW is about—-
 
Celebrating one of the glorious things we all have in common: We all eat!
 
I like the part about we all eat.  Touché.

 

Some WIAW thoughts:

  • After doing this yesterday, I noticed that I eat all day long.  And that I exercise all day long. 
  • I eat too many processed foods (protein powder, protein bars, Annie bunnies).
  • One thing I’m good at = drinking water!  120 ounces.  Like a boss.
  • How do food bloggers remember to post pictures every single meal?  Kudos, guys.  I kept forgetting to do it.
  • I will never be a 100% clean eater.  Sanity reigns.  Chocolate makes me happy.
  • There were bites of random things that I didn’t picture.  Some I remember: spoonful of ice cream, handful of almonds, bite of a Fruition bar, a Dum Dum from the bank – Cream Soda – best one in my opinion.

On to the day:

Breakfast #1: 

Most mornings, I play the “pick a bar from the overflowing pile on your way out the door” game.

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I chose a Simply Bar and drank it down with fitmixer aminos.

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This combo fueled a early morning arm workout. 

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Breakfast #2:

I grabbed an unpictured 200-calorie smoothie from the gym while training a client. Ingredients: Vanilla protein powder, banana and skim milk.

Lunch #1: 

After running errands (GNC, grocery store, bank), we came home and made lunch. 

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Veggie Sandwich (Smashed avocado, olive spread, sprouts, lettuce, tomato and spicy mustard on w.w. bread) with a side of Blue Diamond Nacho Chips (which are freakin’ AWESOME) and a gala apple.

Dessert: Some Cutie Patooties.

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And a bear.

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Put the kids down for nap.  My mind wasn’t right (yelled at Henry too harshly for not listening – I apologized), so I needed to do SOMETHING

Yoga X + Prayer

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Lunch #2: 

Carrots and broccoli dipped in Roots’ Black Bean Hummus (made in Asheville!!)

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I picked up some chicken and broccoli slaw at the grocery store while we were out. 

Broccoli slaw always makes me think of Kristin, so I searched her archives and found out how to roast it (it’s easy).

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Dinner: 

Chicken tenders with roasted broccoli slaw.  And a handful of Ghiradelli chocolate chips for dessert.

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After dinner, we sprinted off to the theater for another dress rehearsal (2 days till opening night!).  Got home around 9:30 and had to have something before bed.

Bedtime Snack: 

Kashi GoLean, Cinnamon Puffins, Sunflower Seed Butter and Unsweetened Almond Milk

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Phew.  And that’s my day in food.  All of it tasty, mostly healthy.  Fueled my body for the day’s activities.  Success.

Guess I’m no longer a WIAW virgin!

QUESTION:  What was your favorite meal from yesterday (or today)??  Do you participate in WIAW??

P.S.  If you’re a blogger who makes their own images (for recipes or workouts), you simply MUST read Calee’s guide to better blog graphics!!  Go here.

splendid…lindsay

  1. Kailey says:

    Oh hey, I think I eat EXACTLY the same way. Thus, the name. I’ve never been one for gigantic meals, and with a big meal comes eating the same thing for 20 minutes. Instead, I’d much rather have lots of different things all day! Love. It. And cereal before bed ALWAYS.

  2. Lisa says:

    I’m loving this post from you! Great job with all the water! I’m a water guzzler too! Don’t think I get quite as much as you do though. I am definitely constantly eating it seems like, all my friends are shocked by how much I eat during the day.

  3. Michele @ nycrunningmama says:

    I snack ALL day long. I’ve never been a fan of eating a huge meal that leaves me feeling full (and/or nauseous) and not wanting to do anything! Most days my breakfast is just like you – something quick and easy to grab on my way out the door…lunch is a sandwich and dinner is chicken, steak, or fish with some veggies on the side. Actually looks a lot like yours =) AND, I am a huge fan of chocolate and annie’s bunnies (I can eat a whole box in one sitting). Maybe we were twins in another life!!

  4. MCM Mama says:

    YUM! I used to either snack constantly or eat really big meals. Lately I’ve been trying to eat 6 small meals and that seems to be working well.

    I love WIAW, but I suck at remembering to take pictures. I’d have pictures of a lot of empty bowls LOL.

  5. Lindsay @ Fuel My Family says:

    I do usually do WIAW but I am like you, a huge snacker! And since I have kids as well if they leave a bite of sandwich or a slice of apple left on their plate I eat it as I clean up. I am the garbage disposal I guess! I always forget about all those little bites I take throughout the day and while cooking I taste test as I go too! I’ll just remind myself its good for my metabolism :)

  6. Michelle says:

    My friends make fun of me: “You’ve eaten more breakfasts by the time I wake up than I eat all week.”

    Best thing I ate was the bison burger and brussels sprouts my husband and I made for dinner. Yum.

  7. Laura @ LauraLikesDesign says:

    I can’t remember if I’ve ever commented on your blog before but I’ve been an avid reader for quite some time now. I loved reading about your daily eats–I’m definitely a snacker too. I grew up this way and have carried it into my adult life. My husband is the opposite but I’ve been nudging him in the direction of how great snacking is!

    Hope you have a great day!

  8. Ashley F. says:

    I’ve been juicing for 3 days so everything you have here looks amaze! Though, really, when I got done reading all I could think about was that cream soda dum dum you had at the bank – my fav!

  9. Rhonda @ KRW says:

    Welcome to the club! I should really call mine a What-I’ve-Been-Eating-Lately post. I only take pictures of particularly nice looking meals, particularly delicious meals or when I try out a new recipe. I just find myself a little more amusing that way. Seriously, do any of you want to see the crust of my kid’s sandwich that I just ate? I think not.

  10. Calee says:

    Like a virgin. Touched for the 31st time.

    (I have some mistaken lyrics coasters at home and couldn’t resist).

    thanks for the plug!!

    P to the S I realized that you just posted a filtered image last week and I hope you weren’t thinking I aimed that at you! Your summer bucket list image comes to mind now and that, to me, is an appropriate use of a filter because you weren’t trying to make the image recognizable. I actually have some album covers that I made in college that I did a ton of weird color filters too and they turned out winning some awards.

    Happy wednesday! I need to get my butt in gear and go running so I can make it back in time to shower and get on a plane! YIKES.

  11. Andrea says:

    I am a constant snacker too.

    I am writing up my WIAW as we speak (or after I type), and it is proof I bring enough food to work to feed a small army. Or me.

    I have gotten better about making sure it is about 80% clean, but i will admit to adding bites (or huge slices) of chocolate chip cookie cake in my mouth all weekend. Homemade. Soft. Gooey. I would die without those things every so often. :)

  12. Sharla says:

    Currently every meal I eat contains some home-made blackberry jam: sandwiches, crackers, egss – doesn’t matter, it’s getting the jam! Oh yum.

  13. Colleen says:

    I am the same way, the only reason I don’t participate in WIAW is because every time I say I will, I don’t take a single picture. I’m trying to become better about this whole picture thing- but I’m usually enjoying what I’m eating too much to remember!

  14. Kelly says:

    I, personally, hate the WIAW posts because it only reinforces for me that 90% of bloggers do not eat enough for the lifestyles they lead. It drives me crazy! It makes me sad because they are doing so much more harm than good and then so many people leave all these positive comments about how amazing their eats are! I don’t know…I’m probably super jaded…but I have just seen it too many times and it breaks my heart.

  15. Kelly @ No Sugar Sweet Life says:

    A) I obviously love lists like you, b/c I’m making a list-ed comment B) I’ve never done a WIAW post either… maybe when I stay home soon I’ll have more time/energy to commit to photos throughout my entire day C) I LOVE that sandwich you ate for lunch…yum!!! and D) I love even more that you highlighted Calee’s blog post about graphics at the end… it really was sooooooo good!!

  16. Carissa says:

    I’m down with WIAW but due to the mess this week has begun I haven’t posted it yet…and by posted I mean written! Yesterday was a weird day of school and work so I actually don’t think I ate anything amazing. My cole slaw with dinner was good! :)

  17. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table says:

    I’m so glad you are participating!!! How in world are you drinking 120 oz of water?! My new trainer just told me to do that… I got up to 80 oz yesterday and I thought I’d pop.

    LOVE Roots hummus! They have it at Whole Foods here – spinach is my fav flavor. AND I love roasted broccoli slaw. I started doing it with marinara, onions, and tempeh. Totally addicting. :)

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