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Looking back at yesterday’s food journal entry reinforced my need to strive for simplicity and purity in my diet.
So, I’m trying to eat a wide variety of foods, yet still emphasize lots of fresh raw fruits and vegetables.
I’m feeling that my daily breakfast of oatmeal with fresh strawberries, blueberries and bananas really packs a lot of clean energy to help get me through the day. Of course, the 1 cup of coffee has caffeine, but I never finish the whole cup, actually.
I would eat an egg for breakfast, but so far, I like my breakfasts to be as “vegan” as possible. Plus, eating anything extra apart from the oatmeal and coffee seems a bit much.
Okay, here we go…
1. Small meals.
2. Six times a day.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Breakfast – 5:30am
Oatmeal ~ 1/2 cup, 2/3 water, w/blueberries, strawberries, banana slices
Coffee ~ 1 cup, “Columbia Supremo” (Trader Joe’s)
Mid-Morning – 8am
Mesquite Almonds ~ smoked, handful
Starbucks Mocha ~ soy, decaf, no whip
Lunch – 11am
Chicken Dumplings ~ 4, small (Trader Joe’s)
Broccoli ~ 1 cup, steamed
Green Tea ~ 1 cup
Afternoon Tea – 2:30pm
Salmon ~ baked, 1″ square
Swiss Cheese ~ 2 small squares
Broccoli ~ steamed, 1 cup
Asian Pear ~ 1/8, diced
Green Tea ~ 1 cup
Dinner – 5pm
Avocado Roll ~ 8 small pieces w/ginger slices, wasabi, soya sauce
Yogurt ~ banana, Greek (“Chobani”)
Mint Tea ~ 1 cup
Late Evening – 9pm
2 Wings ~ baked
Saba (Mackerel) ~ 2 oz.
Caesar Salad ~ vegetarian, no croutons
Chamomile Tea ~ 1 cup
1 Häagen-Dazs Caramel Sundae Cone
For the most part, I think I ate super-healthy today.
Of course, I cheated with the Häagen-Dazs Sunday Cone. But, at least today I ate NO fried foods, NO beef or pork, and I think I truly ate a wide variety of foods in small quantities.
I’m definitely not 100% raw, vegan or vegetarian; but, I’m eating a mostly plant-based diet and trying my best to eat a Japanese/Zen-like diet with several smaller meals a day, and in small portions.
My goal is balance and harmony.