Ever wonder what a health coach eats in a day?
I typically share my weekend eats with you as part of my Weekend Recap series that I post on Mondays. In those posts, you get a glimpse of how I balance healthy eating with weekend indulgences, and how I make healthier choices when eating out.
But my weekday meals look a bit different. There aren’t typically cocktails or meals out during the week.
Please keep in mind that I’m not sharing this to suggest that you eat like me. We are all different – one person’s food is another person’s poison. I recommend that you eat what makes you feel your best. This just happens to be what made me feel good on this particular day.
7:45 a.m. – Overnight oats sweetened with honey and topped with goji berries, blueberries, almond butter and bee pollen. Beet apple cider vinegar drink. Coffee.
I eat oats for breakfast most weekday mornings. I made overnight oats over the weekend so that I would have quick and easy breakfasts to throw together.
After breakfast, I take my daily supplements – multivitamins, probiotic and omega-3 fish oil. The supplements I use can be found at www.sweetlifenutrition.com.
11:30 a.m. – Handful of raw nuts.
Oatmeal keeps me satisfied for quite a long time. Most days I don’t feel hungry until lunch, but if I start to feel hungry or low energy, I’ll have nuts or chia pudding.
12:45 p.m. – Mixed greens, hard boiled egg, raw sunflower seeds, kohlrabi, blue cheese dressing. Almond Thin crackers dipped in homemade hummus.
I go home for lunch most days. I typically have a salad or leftovers. I’ve been obsessed with blue cheese dressing lately…like, craving it daily. I’m using a crappy one right now (Kraft – tastes good, but full of gross ingredients), so if you have healthier suggestions let me know! I typically like dressings with minimal ingredients and without added sugar.
2 p.m. – Greens Blend.
I drink this daily. It gives me a nice energy boost in the afternoons. It’s also berry flavored and not grassy at all. So it satisfies my afternoon sweet cravings. I usually take my shaker bottle to work to drink it at my desk, but my car wouldn’t start after lunch! Since I’m a writer I can work from anywhere, so I put on comfy clothes and got out my laptop. You can find the greens I drink here –> bit.ly/sara-greens.
3:30 p.m. – Coconut cherry chia pudding. (about 1/3 of the jar)
I knew dinner would be late, so I had a quick snack before driving an hour to Hastings for a Summer Solstice yoga class.
5:45 p.m. – 108 Sun Salutations at Avani Yoga Studio in Hastings.
I arrived back in town at 8 p.m., and then I went to my niece’s softball game. I got home a little after 9 p.m.
9:30 p.m. – Omelet with red and orange peppers, onion, kale and feta.
I don’t love to eat this late, but a few days a week my evenings are full so it is what it is.
9:50 p.m. – Sliced banana topped with chia seeds, almond butter and 1 tbsp. mini chocolate chips.
I didn’t feel satisfied with my omelet…probably because of the intense yoga class. So I made a little dessert.
Throughout the day, I also drank about 85 ounces of water.
I don’t count calories or carbs or follow a diet. I simply eat what my body is craving when I feel hungry. I try to stay in tune with what my body needs. I haven’t been craving animal protein lately, so I don’t eat it often. I’ve been craving more cooling foods like salad and fresh fruit, so I’ve been eating more of those things.
It took me a long time to learn how to eat mindfully. There’s so much freedom when you learn to listen to your body and break free from dieting. No guilt, no yo-yo dieting. This is a huge part of my health coaching program!
If you want to ditch dieting for good, email me to set up a free health coaching consultation.