I know fall/winter is upon us when I eat my breakfast before there is enough natural light for a decent photograph of my cereal. This saddens me. See the tears? I’m going to have to learn a few tricks to successful indoor photography sans sunlight since no one – me especially! – likes a blurry, “flashed-out”, pixelated picture.
I attempted to take a few photos of my dark breakfast and dinner, but they didn’t make the cut. Really, though… cold cereal and green burgers are not the most interesting items I consume. You didn’t miss a lot.
By the time I was ready to put together my packed lunch, the sun was high enough in the sky for this picky food blogger. I took advantage of it, obviously.
Sprouted Wheat Tortilla + Humboldt Hummus, 1 Heirloom, Cuc & Organic Greens
1 crunchy orange stick
Plain Greek, 1/2 peach, 1/4 c. coconut cashews
icy h2o in my new Lulelemon bottle — I <3 Running
After a really awful day of eating – to me, that means random eats that aren’t worth the calories [i.e. horrible, fluffy Baskin Robbins ice cream] – plus a weekend full of indulgences, I was ready to resume with my clean eating today.
What does clean eating mean to me?
My body feels ‘clean’ when I eat a controlled diet rich in fiber-dense whole grains, raw vegetables and fruits, nuts [in moderation], low-fat dairy [again, not too much], a reasonable amount of sugar, and lots of water/tea.
My skin tells me when I’ve OD’ed on sugar, or am not hydrating with water [as is the case currently]. However, I don’t believe clean eating should restrict sweets/indulgences. I ate dessert today [chocolate, of course], and did not feel all that guilty about it. If I want to indulge in treat, I aim for quality, short ingredient list items.
I realize there are many many definitions of ‘clean eating’ out there, especially floating around the healthy living community. This is just my personal view. I’m not a RD, just a nutrition nut : )
It wasn’t terribly difficult to keep my clean eating regimen under control today since I had one heck of a busy Hump Day!
11:00am-1:15pm Help with Farmers’ Market
The Nutrition & Food Science Association has a booth at the student market every other week. Today we sold veggie wraps and cucumber water, as well as our cute club tees. I’m really going to make an effort to work on Goal #4 this semester!
2:00-2:50pm Human Nutrition
3:00-3:50pm Science of Food
5:00-6:00pm Group Meeting
12-minute indoor track run [1 mi. @ 8 min. + 0.5 mi @ 4 min.]
12-minute treadmill run [3 min. @ 6.8 / 1 min. @ 8.0 – repeat 3x | 1.0 incline]
eat. shower. blog… homework.
That is my Wednesday in a nutshell. So glad tomorrow is already Thursday – yay for 4-day weeks. Time to get my clean on [room cleaning, that is].
Take care, lovelies!