Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sweat and Save 2010: Eating Better

I've been really good about what I have been eating since the New Year, so I wanted to post about it. I feel more energized and nourished. Another plus side is that my sugar cravings are getting less intense. It's a big change from how I spent the majority of December when I was basically living off of baked goods.

A sample menu from the last two days:

Sunday

Breakfast: Oatmeal with ground flax seeds, green tea
Lunch: Salmon and avocado brown rice sushi roll, large baby spinach salad with beets, carrots, red peppers, cucumbers, radishes, a tiny bit of feta cheese, balsamic vinegar and olive oil
Dinner: Curried pumpkin soup
Snack: Banana

Monday

Breakfast: Two pieces of whole wheat toast with sunflower seed butter, green tea
Lunch: brown rice, spicy tofu, kale, cabbage and peppers
Dinner: Red pepper tortilla with hummus, spinach and red peppers, cup of vegetable soup
Snack: Fuji apple

I've also made sure to take my vitamins and supplements each day, as well as drink at least 8 glasses of water a day and get at least 8 hours of sleep. I'm definitely noticing the difference!

Have you made any changes so far in 2010 that are already reaping results?

{Photo credit: EverJean}

5 comments:

Analiese Marie said...

Like you, I vowed to eat better in 2010, beginning with a week-long detox (last week), which consisted primarily of vegetables, veggie broth, water, herbal tea, etc. Now I'm focusing on whole foods in general - lots of whole grains, fruit, veggies, nuts, fish, and tea, and I'm avoiding sugar, dairy, meat, simple carbs, coffee, and alcohol. You're so right that it can make a big difference in just a few days!

City Girl said...

Go you! I have continued eating much like the restricted diet I went on last June for the remainder of 2009, and into 2010.

I think the biggest change I made in recent weeks is the timing of my supplements. I now take the majority of my vitamins before 1pm, and take things like magnesium and calcium at night. Somehow that seems to work better for me.

The other change I am tweaking is trying to find natural sweeteners I can have, without going overboard. Right now, I barely have a couple of tablespoons of agave a week, and I am still not convinced agave is that great, so I am looking at things like brown rice syrup as an alternative.

purplepaperplanes said...

Kudos to you!- that sounds like a very tasty yet healthy list..I had sort of promised myself that I would work out more regularly in 2010 -haven't yet but plan to from today (*fingers crossed*)
I usually manage to eat reasonably healthy meals, but I do need to cut out white rice and include more whole grains into my diet. Also, need to remember to take my vitamins and supplement. Thank for the reminder!

Lavanya

stephanie alaine said...

hey lauren, thanks for sharing this info and a peek into your daily menus. can i ask another question? what are your supplements/vitamins of choice?

i'm a multivitamin/acedophilus/flax&fish oil girl. always curious to find out what other healthy, sane people are taking. (because you know, supplements can get pretty OUTTA hand!!!) haha
<3
always curious stephanie

Lauren said...

Stephanie,

I take a women's food based multivitamin, extra B12 (I have a deficiency), flax seed oil, echinacea (for the time being--trying to not get a cold again!) and extra vitamin D. From time to time I will also take a greens supplement and magnesium.