Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Day in the Life of Ashley's Stomach

I subscribe to a lot of Healthy Living blogs in which the author documents every food that they eat every single day. While it may sound a bit over the top, I actually love reading these blogs because it gives me ideas of what to eat and make and it helps me compare my healthy habits with others.

While I could never keep up with the stress and time it takes to document everything I eat, I figured I could handle doing it for just one day. So without further adieu, I present you with A Day in the Life of Ashley's Stomach:

Breakfast:
Chocolate Raspberry Oat Bran (made with frozen raspberries and half a banana....and a spoonful of Nutella on top). And my always-necessary cup of coffee.
I love oat bran instead of oatmeal because it's smoother...more like the consistency of grits. And I love my Chocolate Raspberry version because it seems decadent, but it's really not!

Lunch:
Lefovers: a link of Italian chicken sausage, spaghetti squash & peas. I love leftovers for lunches!

Snack:
A Ruby Red Grapefruit!
I am LOVING grapefruit these days. It is so sweet and juicy and amazing. I eat them just like an orange (only I remove all the membrane parts too because they're bitter). It's a time consuming and messy snack but it's so worth it!

Dinner:
Italian Wedding Soup (recipe coming soon)

And a whole wheat biscuit with honey & margarine on the side. Actually I had two of these.

Dessert:
Two Gingersnaps. I almost always have to have something sweet after dinner, but I try to keep it small. These two gingersnaps were only 60 calories total.


So that's it for that day in my stomach!

Now, keep in mind that I almost never eat the same thing two days in a row since I'm easily bored with food (except for grapefruits...I eat one of those every day lately). Also, I really try to base my eating off the concept of "intuitive eating"....which means really paying attention to what my body is telling me. If I'm hungry for two snacks in the afternoon then I let myself have two snacks. And vice versa as well, if I'm not hungry then I wait until I am before eating.

The point I'm trying to get across is just that seeing one day of my eats is not really an accurate representation of how I eat all the time. But it's still fun!! :)

What do you think about my eats? Weird? Good? How does this compare to a day or your eating?

4 comments:

  1. I like what you fed your stomach. I eat oatmeal almost every day but have never tried oat bran. I am intrigued

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  2. I agree with Allison. I am going to get oat bran tomorrow. Nutella, raspberry and banana in oatmeal? Delicious!!!

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  3. @Lauren & Allison - Let me know what yall think! I love it so much because it is quicker to cook than oats too. Plus, a smaller amount goes a long way with oat bran. I usually use 1/3 cup of dry oats for oatmeal but with oat bran I only use 1/4 cup and it makes a lot!

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  4. What exactly is your recipe for the oat bran? It looks delicious! It doesn't look as though you literally cook the oat bran and through in the raspberries and banana, or is that the case? I really want to try this!

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