Alternative title: Why I Don’t Talk About Food (Or My Eating Habits) On The Blog….Much.
A while ago I ranted a bit about “healthy living” and was set to talk about food and then I didn’t. So this post sat and sat and sat in my drafts folder. But, I’ve decided it’s time to pull it out of hiding and let it see the light of day.
So, why is it that I rarely talk about what I eat on the blog? (Unless it’s an amazing and probably unhealthy dinner? Remember those polenta fries? Yeah, so do I).
Short answer: I’m boring.
Longer answer: I really am boring.
If you read my weekly plan posts (when I was still posting about food), you’ll see I pretty much ate the same thing every day for breakfast and lunch. Heck, my breakfasts have been the same since, oh, March 2013.
(I’m sure those posts weren’t even very interesting for the people reading them. If you bet I were to have a breakfast smoothie next week, or the week after, or the week after that, odds would be in your favour).
That’s not very interesting is it?
If I were to post a WIAW (What I Ate Wednesday) post every week, here’s what you’d see:
- breakfast smoothie
- trail mix at 10am
- lunch (I go on different lunch kicks. For a while it was salads, then baked sweet potatoes, then a slow cooker meal. See? Boring)
- apple or banana around 3pm
- Vega pre-workout energizer around 5:30 (if it’s a run day)
- Vega recovery accelerator upon completion of my run (if it’s a run day)
- Wine or beer (yes, darn near daily, *shrug*)
- Protein (usually chicken or fish) and lots of veggies; sometimes an omelete
- Dessert, sometimes tea, sometimes chocolate, sometimes a banana and PB. Really, whatever sounds good to me.
There, now that’s posted you know what I eat nearly every freaking day.
The only difference is weekends and I’m usually too busy running around or being lazy to even attempt to remember to take pictures of my food. Seriously.
My eats probably don’t meet the HLB food-to-post standard, and so, I don’t bother posting my food.
Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of people posting about the Whole-30 diet. And, which I’m certain it has it’s merits, I know I can’t restrict myself like that, especially when I’m training for an ultra marathon.
Food. In mah face!
I treat my food as fuel. Fuel for my body and for my runs. Most of the time, this means my food is pretty dang boring. I’m also not home from my runs until 6:30 at the absolute earliest and I still need to shower and cook/heat up food, so fast food is key (fast here means quick, like reheating something I made on the weekend, not McDonalds). The latest I want to eat is 8pm, and even that is pushing it with my 10pm bedtime.
For the most part, I think I eat pretty dang healthy, but, I don’t count calories, so I can’t even tell you how many calories I consume in a day. I’d say it’s roughly 1600-1800. Ish. I’m not trying to lose weight, I’m not trying to gain weight. I try to eat when I’m hungry and make good choices (most of the time), and not eat when I’m not hungry. Sorry, no magic formula here.
And, after typing all this out, I realized I probably could have just copied this post from Danielle, so go read it too. 🙂
Tell me: what are your thoughts on the WIAW type posts?
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