Recently I conducted a few polls on Instagram stories to get your opinions on blog content. I wish I asked you guys earlier about what you were interested in and types of content you preferred because I found out so much about y’all.
To those of you who voted, thank you so much! Your votes allow me to get a better idea of what YOU want to see.
A huge amount of you said you preferred talk through style makeup videos (about 75%) and I literally have only done voice overs. Fail, LOL.
Gonna give you guys what you want for my next YouTube video for sure!
One of the polls asked what sounded more interesting for a blog post: ‘What I eat’ or ‘My workout routine’.
A ‘What I eat’ post won so I put together a food diary of what I ate in a day. But don’t worry, for those of you who voted for a workout routine, that’ll be coming soon!
Breakfast, 9:00 AM:
The worst part about ‘dieting’ (I hate that word) is always feeling hungry. I start my day off with my favorite oatmeal— banana chia seed oatmeal, with organic peanut butter drizzle. This is my go to breakfast because it’s SUPER filling.
My secret to staying full through the morning is volume eating. To trick my body into thinking I’m eating more than I actually am, I make my oatmeal with extra water!
Not pictured is my coffee order. There’s no way I can start my day without caffeine. I don’t have a specific drink I order everyday, but I always order something with no or low sugar.
My favorite drinks are:
- Cold brew with a splash of almond milk
- Iced unsweetened green tea
- Iced almond milk two pumps skinny mocha — for when I’m really craving something sweet
Mid- morning snack, 11:00 AM:
I try to eat something every two hours so I carry plenty of small snacks with me at all times.
Fruits are healthy and easy for me to grab and go when I’m headed out the door.
Lunch, 1:30 PM:
When I’m at school it’s a little harder for me to find lunch that’s healthy, that doesn’t need to be heated up, and that doesn’t go bad if it’s not in the fridge.
Salads are my favorite to eat at lunch to get in my greens and because they’re easiest to bring to campus.
I buy this salad SO often from Starbucks when I don’t have time to prepare something for lunch the night before.
This one is bomb because it has quinoa, lentils, and chicken which keep me full— as you can tell by now, eating food that keeps me full is a top priority in my diet.
Mid-afternoon snack, 3:30 PM:
One of my favorite snacks to have during the day are protein bars or any sort of healthy bar. Today, I threw this fig bar into my backpack— it’s so yummy plus it’s whole wheat and has no high fructose corn syrup.
Other protein bars I love are:
- Rx Bars- My favorite protein bars EVER! They’re a little pricey but worth it because of its ingredients. No added sugar, all natural ingredients, yummy, and filling.
- LaraBars- Vegan, dairy free, and tastes like chocolate bars
At this time I’ll also have a handful of raw almonds which are an awesome source of healthy fats.
Guess what that does?
Keeps me full! LOL
Be careful not to overdo it on the almonds. Although they’re ‘healthy’, they’re also high in calories and it’s easy to go over board. For me, I measure a small amount in my palm— about 8-10 almonds.
Dinner, 6:30 PM:
Meal prep is the MOST effective and efficient way for me to stay on track with eating clean. When I have something ready in the fridge there’s no stressing about finding something healthy to eat, and my portions are already made for me.
Not over eating = key
My portions are about:
- 1/2 cup quinoa or brown rice
- 6-8 oz protein- chicken, fish
- As much vegetables as I want
These are portions that work for me, obviously I’m not a nutritionist. Shocker right? LOL
For meal prep inspo check out my Pinterest page!
Hope this post was helpful! I’m thinking of doing ‘What I Ate’ posts more often. Should I do them once a week? Let me know what you guys think!
A Whole Lotta Love,