You can read about it in detail the About Me section of my blog, but basically after stopping swimming last year, I picked up quite a bit of weight from uneducated eating habits.
This year, I decided to get a sports dietician to help me with the transition from an athlete’s diet to an active 18 year old’s diet.
Below is what I ate yesterday, and it’s a good depiction of a healthy eating day for me.
Obviously I still have treats (especially when I go out with friends), and I’ve found that I enjoy them so much more because I’ve re-focused my normal diet around wholefoods, good carbs, healthy fats and protein.
I started off the day with a mix-and-match breakfast. I wanted to make sure I had healthy fats as well as a good lot of protein in there. So, I had 1 poached egg, cherry tomatoes, 1/2 avocado, 1/4 cup diced bacon fried in coconut oil.
I broke up the morning with some honey & ginger tea and a mandarin.
Then for lunch I made my green bean & bacon fry, Mmm..
To make this you will need:
- 1/2 cup chopped green beans
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup diced ham
- sultanas (weird I know, but trust me)
- chopped walnuts
Place the walnuts in a fry pan on a high heat and drizzle with a bit of olive oil. Place a cover over them for 3 minutes, then add in the rest of the ingredients and fry up.
Afternoon tea was one Natalie’s Health Honey Cinnamon Cookies – I made the batch at the start of the week. I use 1/2 cup stevia instead of the 3/4 cup coconut sugar.
Dinner was sweet potato and chickpea curry.
The recipe for this is basically the title – I just roasted some sweet potato, and threw it together over heat with coconut milk, quinoa, chickpeas, and spices.
Eating like this has made me feel so better inside and out, and allows me to really enjoy eating some of my favourite treat foods like chocolate and waffles.