It was National RD Day yesterday and I decided to photograph all my meals throughout the day to share of the reasons I want to become a Registered Dietitian. That reason is because I want to show people that eating healthy doesn’t have to suck.
Most people think that in order to loose weight they have to eat clean, cut carbs, or cut fats. Technically none of that matters. What does matter is that to loose weight you are eating in a calorie deficit. Which means your taking in less calories then your body burns in a day. What you fill your calories with technically doesn’t matter, but I can pretty much guarantee that if you eat like shit your going to feel like shit.
I love to fuel my body with healthy whole foods, such as lean chicken and turkey, eggs, potatoes and vegetables along with a ton of other food items. For me I have to have variety in my diet or else i’ll get bored and that leads to binge eating.
I have had tons of ups and downs since I started becoming healthier a few years ago and I finally found what works for me and that’s eating a flexible diet. The majority of my food is “clean” whole foods with treats thrown in when I want them.
So I wanted to share a little detail about what I ate this day.
- Protein pancakes with PEScience snickerdoodle, kodiak cakes mix, coconut flour and blueberries. Topped with Walden Farm’s syrup and strawberries.
- Broccoli slaw “stir fry” aka cooked broccoli slaw with Bragg’s liquid amino’s and sriracha with cooked chicken and a runny egg on top (because I LOVE runny eggs).
- A Dannon light and fit strawberry cheesecake yogurt, this was my first time trying it and it was GOOD. I love that you get to add in the graham crackers and white chocolate chunks.
- A chocolate chip caramel Detour bars, these are great for only 13 carbs (2 sugar) 2.5 fat and 10 protein
- Not pictured: A clementine and a small salad with romaine lettuce, Bolthouse farms caesar salad dressing and a serving of croutons.
- Spaghetti squash pasta, with lean ground turkey and low sodium tomato sauce, topped with parmesan.
- Dessert: A Nutrigrain low fat waffle, Artic Zero brownie blast ice cream with fat free reddi whip. (Only a 160 calorie dessert that satisfied my nightly sweet tooth)
I hope you got some ideas for food to try! If you want any recipes let me know!
Remember eating is supposed to be fun, even if your on a “diet” find foods you like that work with it and if you have any questions about flexible dieting feel free to ask me!