May 1 – Meal Time

Tell us how you eat: do you sit down to three meals, eat several small meals, or grab a granola bar on the run?

I almost don’t even want to write this post, because I already know that I’m going to get flack for it, because I don’t really eat properly… well, I mean I do, but I also don’t.

Generally speaking, I’m one of those people who doesn’t eat breakfast at breakfast time. I’m one of those people who rushes around in the morning – probably because I’ve slept in after my alarm has gone off (all three of them!) and find myself running late for work. Then by the time I actually get to work, I do some of the things that I need to get out of the way as soon as I start work, and THEN I’ll have breakfast.

Even then, it’s usually something like a muesli bar or a cup of tea.

Bad, I know!

Just this week I’ve actually put in some effort and I’ve switched to actually making myself porridge at work. In summer it was all about smoothies – fresh berries, rice milk and chia seeds… and that was actually at home before I would leave in the morning – probably because I was awake with the sun and it was so damn early!

Lunches and dinners are actually pretty healthy. Lunch I usually have around 1pm, and that’s a range of things like tinned tuna, leftovers from the night before, Burrito’s (on Burrito Friday), or sushi / sashimi. Now that the weather is getting colder though, I’m migrating towards soups.

Dinner, unfortunately, usually isn’t until about 9 or 10pm mon-fri due to working two jobs. I know that you shouldn’t be eating any major meal after like 7 or 8 pm, but that’s not an option for me. Probably explains why I can’t seem to lose any weight. Although in saying that, I do have regular nights where I’d much rather go straight to bed and just not have any dinner… that would certainly help drop some excess kilo’s!

…and you know what they say… ‘Nothing tastes better than being thin’.

Throughout the day I generally snack. This is where my entire diet falls apart. My biggest problem is biscuits. Every time I have a cup of tea – and I’ve been drinking from between two to five cups of tea (predominantly herbal tea though!) I still have biscuits with it. I’m making more of a conscious effort to incorporate more fruit, and now that the weather is getting colder, it means Mandarins are coming into season, and I’ll happily substitute my biscuits for a mandarin (or a banana).

I would like to be able to try one a variety of different diets, purely to see what the result would be for me. Certain diets only work for certain people, and I’d like to find what works for me. Whether it’s cutting out all dairy, or cutting out all processed grains (wheat-free), or trying something like a blood-type diet where you only eat certain foods that are supposedly beneficial only for your blood type, or even one of those diets where you only eat a certain portion size five or six times per day… however, given that I work two jobs, I need to be able to sustain my energy all day, and any kind of crazy diet, or cutting out carbs, just isn’t going to work for me… unless somebody out there has a genius idea that I could try…??

Or… perhaps I should just stop eating cupcakes (almost) every weekend… that also might have an impact. hehehe.

Why can’t I just spend my days eating cake. All I want to do is eat cake.

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