Today’s lunch: 1/2 cups romaine lettuce, one roma tomato cut in quarters, half an avocado, half a red pepper, a bunch of flax seeds sprinkled over top.
Going to try to keep this “Today’s Lunch" feature alive on the blog! (There’s even a designated page for it now)
Least exciting salad of the week, though I’m sure it will taste fine. Not much protein at all in this (only about 2 grams (!!) from the avocado and flax), so I’ll need to make up for it at dinner. I was playing clean-up on all the vegetables in my boyfriend’s fridge before I leave for Italy tomorrow, so I just threw everything I could find into a container before it went bad.
It’s predictable and slightly fascinating how quickly my body seems to burn through food if it doesn’t have enough protein, leaving me hungry again soon after; for example, my breakfast this morning on the way to work an hour early was a whole grain bagel, but by 11:30 a.m. I had already eaten a packet of instant oatmeal (with flax, my fave). Lunch is typically eaten at 3 p.m. because I get wrapped up in my work, so that “snack” will tide me over. Maybe I just eat too much. WHATEVER DUDES. After a decade of starving myself and denying my body nutrients, I’m slightly obsessed with food now and when it’s next going to be in my belly.
Pleased to have kept up the habit of packing myself a healthy salad for lunch every day this week and drank plenty of water. Improving my diet and making mindful healthy choices, even though I’m stuck in an office for 8-10 hours a day, is my next goal.