Today I come to you with my first “What I eat in a day”, let me know if this post is any good, helpful and whether you want me to write more of those in the future !
As students, we all have that “I’m too lazy to cook”, “I want something but idk what that is” days. I mean… happens everyday right ? Most of us, myself included try to save money so we can go out more often right ? However, my fit and healthy me is all about plant-based, nourishing meals.
I get the majority of my ingredients off a local market, as it’s the cheapest place to shop here. Did someone said 4 avocados for £1 ? As I said, I choose to eat plant-based. The process of transforming to this way of eating is not easy especially when one is used to eating a lot of animal products, but trust me, it’s well worth it. To add, I avoid processed foods as much as possible, but I do treat myself to caramel rice cakes (BEST THING EVER), dark chocolate (jk, eat that every day) or some vegan ice cream – in the end it’s all about balance. The less restriction – the less binging or cravings.
Most of the time, I do not track my calories, because I find it destructive to my mental health in the long term. I would only track it from time to time just for my information of how much I’m eating. To be honest, I do not trust calorie eating platforms and apps, to me, it is 100% personal and I found I eat more than some apps would say and I still weigh the same. If you need to count your calories, get your plan from someone who is certified and know what is the best way for you to count the calories based on your NEAT and additional activities.
My diet is all about carbs haha – and I’m 100% not overweight plus my fat % is probably very low. What do I say – first of all, I have a sweet tooth… second of all, my genetics just does not process the calories from chocolate and other carby stuff. Oh and, I am a sports’ beast, so that probably adds to it.
Though I do eat a lot of carbs, recently I have been introducing more and more of healthy fats to my diet, because my stomach is very sensitive and I easily get bloated. I found that nuts and avo really aids my digestion.
Sooo, here is what I ate today (those are only meals from one day and there’s times when I eat more or less…)
I LOVE BREKKIE. I could not leave my house or do any work without breakfast, and as you probably know PORRIDGE is my favourite
Before I eat however, I always have my “miracle water”. No miracle really… just helps my digestion. That has apple cider vinegar, honey, lemon juice, turmeric, cinnamon and ginger. Tastes actually delicious, thanks to the honey I can barely taste the vinegar.
Today, I had it with one whole mango, coconut yoghurt and almonds – honestly the best combination ever. You get the carbs, the fats and protein. Depending on my activity I would also add a scoop of soy protein. I also like to add superfoods such as ground flax seeds, barely grass, turmeric and cinnamon.
For lunch I have been loving “Throw together what is left in the fridge bowls”. Literally. You can call them buddha bowls, Mediterranean bowls or just Oliwia’s mess. Filling, delicious and nourishing !
Today I had buckwheat and lentils mixed with indian spices, half of an avocado, hummus, beetroot and cucumber.
I find it hard to have dinner everyday, because I am a big snacker post lunch time… But I try to save some space for something bigger, so today I enjoyed a bowl of gluten free pesto pasta. I added some tomato puree (better than ketchup trust me) and broccoli for GREEEENZ
I have no pretty pictures of my snacks, but I did have a trek bar and a random energy ball I found at Tiger.
And that’s it ! I usually consume around 2000-2500 kcals a day I think… Not sure but just there are days when I’m beyond hungry and days when I can barely eat. I do not stress about it, we’re just humans and food or body image should not take over our lives as long as we are healthy 😉