Apr 262017

Hi friends! It’s been ages since I’ve posted  What I Ate Wednesday post – essentially a post where I talk about all the things I ate in a day – and I recently decided I miss posting about the random food I’m eating. So today I’m bringing it back! Here’s a look at everything I ate (and my workout) from Tuesday.

My morning started bright and early (dark and early? It was rainy and gross out) with a 7:00 a.m. class at FlyWheel in Dupont. Fabio joined me, which is always a welcome treat. We had a new-to-us instructor named Laura, and we both agreed we loved her music! It was a great class, as usual. Here’s a post-class, sweaty, car selfie for ya. 🙂

Here’s a post-class, sweaty, car selfie for ya. 🙂

When I made it into work around 9:00 a.m., I dug into breakfast! This consisted of fat-free cottage cheese, strawberries, and blueberries. I’ve been loving this breakfast lately! Question: where do you all land on the fat-free vs. full-fat debate? I go back and forth.

For lunch, I had a salad – which I’m sure surprises no one since I eat one almost every day. Lately though, I’ve been buying the Dole chopped salad kits (I especially like the sunflower seed one and the sesame Asian one) and mixing them in with my regular mixed greens throughout the week. It makes my salads a little more interesting! I’ve also been eating my salads with hardboiled eggs for protein lately instead of chicken. Yum!

At around 4:00 p.m., it was time for a snack: a Chobani flip with banana yogurt, slivered almonds, and chocolate chips. I’ve been eating a ton of yogurt lately (trying to get more protein in my diet), but this was my first time in a while buying the flips. This flavor was pretty good, but not as amazing as some of the peanut butter varieties I’ve tried. Those things are like candy!

Ever since Fabio and I made room for our small grill in our front yard, we’ve been grilling everything. For dinner, we enjoyed grilled flank steak and asparagus plus roasted sweet potatoes with a spicy curry rub.

This meal was a little savory, a little spicy, and a little sweet. Delicious!

Right before sitting down to write this post, I treated myself to a bowl of the low sugar ice cream I mentioned the other day, which again is just meh. I’m obviously still going to eat it though. I mean, there are cookie dough chunks in there! 😉

And that’s a wrap for my Tuesday! Overall, it was quite a delicious day of eating!

Question of the day: How often do you eat dessert?

I always want something sweet after dinner, but lately I have been pretty good about resisting temptation and only eating a dessert when it’s more of a special occasion. Not today though!

 Posted by on April 26, 2017

  11 Responses to “Bringing Back What I Ate Wednesday!”

  1. I’m middle ground on the fat debate. Never buy anything fat free but do tend to buy low fat on occasion (sour cream, cream cheese, etc.) Mostly things that I have trouble portion controlling lol.

    Dessert every night though. No shame.

  2. Eek I’ve been working on my dessert intake for a couple months now. I used to eat it every day and I’m not down to about 3-4 times a week. Ideally, I would hope to only have it on weekends! I really does make me feel sluggish and not great if I have sugar so often annnnddd I could probably benefit form another snack of fruit instead!

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  3. I usually buy low fat, but never fat free. I think the added sugar in the fat-free options to make up for the lack of fat is not as satiating. I’d rather have a smaller amount of fuller fat foods that are satisfying then a large amount of fat free options.

  4. Full fat all the way! I’ve noticed by upping my healthier fats, I’m satisfied longer, particularly with Greek yogurt.


  5. After counting macros I’ve learned when to eat my fats during the day and that higher fats actually make me fuller and I do not gain weight. I eat both full fat, low fat, the only thing I get fat free is usually 0% Fage greek or other yogurt-thought I like the yogurt with fat too. For cottage cheese I typically get 2% the 4 is good too!

  6. I think most health food bloggers will say that they prefer full fat versions because they “want to be part of the crowd”. As an athlete and a member of the local fitness community in my town, I can honestly say that more often than not my friends and I will choose the low fat options in order to reduce the calories. Those saved calories we can use elsewhere! Just my point of view!

    • This is exactly the debate I have with myself. While I totally get that buying full fat may mean I’m more satisfied and less likely to need extra sugar to make something taste good (like having a full-fat latte and not needing to add any sugar) most of the time I’m not convinced it’s worth the extra calories that I might not have added anyway.

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