Today was a little atypical for me. For starters, today happened to be a recovery run day, so I went for an easy 4 miler to recover from yesterday’s hard tempo and prepare for tomorrow’s track session. And secondly, I spent all day at my internship sitting around! It’s my first experience having a “typical” desk job. My previous job at the preschool and my old job that starts again next week is at an after-school care program, working with kids requires a lot of physical activity! But I am enjoying this week-long break I have, it’s like a preview at what being a “typical” adult might be like after I graduate and get a full-time job. Regardless, I still bike a lot to get to my internship! So here’s what I eat for all day energy on a whole food vegan diet:
Breakfast After My Quick (30 min) Run: Fruit!!!
- 150g (~ 1 cup) blueberries
- 2 small black plums
- 1 large nectarine
- B12 supplement *
Bike commute: 30 minutes to my internship…..hilly ride 😦 But it makes me stronger!!
- 1 gigantic red Envy apple (300g, it was HUGE!)
Lunch: Salad + Steamed Sweet Potato
- 3 packed cups chopped baby spinach
- 1 large peeled, chopped carrot
- 1 cup baby sugar snap peas
- 1/4 English cucumber
- 6 yellow grape tomatoes
- 30g freeze-dried yellow corn kernals (~1 large, fresh ear corn)
- 1 medium sliced zucchini
300g (1 fairly large) steamed sweet potato, peeled
Bike commute: 30 minutes home, still hilly 😦 No breaks either way!
- 300g raw cauliflower
- 1.5 head Romaine lettuce leaves
- 736g steamed sweet potatoes (1.6 lbs!)
Water consumed: 3.5 liters
Total Calories & Nutrients Consumed: cronometer.com
The whole point of “What I Eat” type-posts are to demonstrate how I eat on a daily basis. This is how I fuel my body to run far, run fast, and feel good on a daily basis. I stick to a high-carb, low-fat McDougall style diet. The China Study, The Starch Solution, and Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease are all great sources of information for why a diet made up of predominantly fresh, whole carbs and 10% or less of fat is the healthiest diet on the planet.
Yes 🙂 I’m a little weird…I’m that girl who always eats salad, but as long as I continue to feel healthy and continue to run hard and recover on this diet, I’m going to continue with it. Although I urge everyone to give this diet a try, I recognize that we are all different, there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ cure, and so I just want to demonstrate one example of what you could do…
I hope this inspires you! Eat clean, go vegan, be happy ❤ Peace!