No waaayy it’s Wednesday! This week is za-za-zoomin on by! That puts a little oomph in my step since next week I am off for Spring break! Cancun here I come!
..And by Cancun I mean my couch. No crazy trips for me. Except for Philly this weekend! All I want to do is run up the Rocky stairs before I collapse and drink a raw egg milkshake screaming ADDRIENNEE!!..
Or maybe I’ll settle for a chocolate milkshake and skip the dramatic bellowing. Big dreams.
Speaking of running, I hadn’t been in a good month to give my leg time to heal…until yesterday. Sure Em, let’s wait until it is the only day this entire month that is 80 degrees to start running again. I think I died a good 7 times. It was 2 miles. I guess I got a little recovering to do to get back into my running game. I run the trail behind Papa John’s house and left with a battle wound.
Bad motha runna I am. I gots some training to do before I run my 5k in 11 days. Oh the joys of returning to running. Yet I go back every time. Okay this post is about food, so I’m just done.
Oh and PS, I apologize for the state of my recipes at the moment. Ziplist decided to stop working with the new update so I am in the process of transferring them over to a new plug-in. If there are any recipes you are looking for just email me and I will send it on over! In the meantime, thanks for hanging in there with me.
So a lot of people ask me, “How many meals should I eat?” “How often should I eat?” And I always tell everyone the same thing. It depends.
One thing I do tell everyone to do is eat breakfast. It starts the day on a good night and gets your metabolism kick started. It has also been shown that those who eat breakfast end up eating less throughout the day.
A bowl of puffed kamut mixed with 1/2 cup soymilk, 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt, a sliced banana, topped with cinnamon and peanut buttah. And coffee of course.
So most days I eat a mid-morning snack since I usually eat breakfast at about 6:30 in the morning and waiting until noon to eat again would be more impossible than not having peanut butter all day. And that is pretty close to impossible. But today I was busy bopping around and waited until lunchtime to get my grub on.
A gorg-elicious (you can quote me on that term) salad from Bahama Breeze of grilled salmon, fresh fruit, sliced almonds and goat cheese. A lunch date with MJ was a lovely way to break up the afternoon.
And usually I have an afternoon snack after lunch to keep me from falling asleep or gnawing my arm off like I was cast in the next Saw movie. But today I was still full from lunch so went off to complete a round of T25 with Papa John before I cursed the act of running. And yet I can’t wait to try it again tomorrow. Yeahh, that happened.
Annnd another salad for dinner. It’s easy to get all your veggies in when you just slap a meal on a bed of greens. This time it was tofu mixed with avocado hummus and sriracha (it works) and some mashed taters from Easter over some kale. And a day can’t go by without some orange either so a sweet potato with some Green Mountain Goddess smothered on top.
And I just couldn’t pass up a night time snackity snack. On repeat is one of my pumpkin oat muffins with pb and a wittle apple. Reused pictures for reused snack choices.
So you see, there’s no right or wrong answer to how many meals or how often to eat. Everyone is different and the food you fill your body with will change how often you are hungry. The main thing is to listen to your body and eat when you are hungry. Your body knows your body so listen and answer.
Thanks again to Jenn for hosting another week of WIAW eats!
Make it a great day!
Tell me, what do I need to eat/do in Philly?
What’s your favorite meal of the day?