As a Dietitian I often get asked about what I eat everyday, so I thought I’d document it!
Breakfast: Over easy egg on whole wheat avocado toast, with a clementine and 2-3 cups of coffee with Lactaid milk and hazelnut syrup
Lunch: Whole wheat peanut butter and jelly sandwich, jicama sticks and humus, and a glass of Lactaid milk
Mid-workout snack: Fig bar
Post workout recovery: 16 oz chocolate milk
Afternoon snack: Popcorn with a butter and parmesan cheese; a handful of raisins
Dinner: Ginger garlic mahi mahi over basmati rice and stir fry veggies
Evening snack: dark chocolate chips and lemon ginger tea
In all honesty, every day is pretty different. I eat intuitively, which means I listen to my body’s cues and cravings. Some days I eat more than others due to natural variations in hunger. I always eat 3 meals a day, and snack between meals when I’m hungry, which some days means one snack, other days can mean 4, 5, maybe even 6 snacks.
The idea of eating intuitively is scary for a lot of people.
What if I never stop eating?
What if all I crave are sweets?
What those fears really come down to is control. We are so programmed to diet by outside influences that we think we have to strictly control what we eat in order to be healthy.
But the truth is your body, when allowed to regulate naturally, knows what it needs, how much it needs, and when it needs to be fueled.
You may not eat a salad every day when you eat intuitively (sometimes I go a month or more without one), but then a salad isn’t really the epitome of health anyway.
Intuitive eating takes a lot of hard work and practice to achieve, depending on how restrictive you’ve been with your eating it can be a painful process. But when we heal our relationship with food and relearn to listen to our body, the joy we get from food and mealtimes return and eating can be the pleasurable experience it’s supposed to be.
Taryn is a Los Angeles based Registered Dietitian who's passionate about helping you be your healthiest you.