Three days of undergrad classes remaining!!
It’s crazy. And difficult to slow down, look, and appreciate each moment with friends and formal learning. Which I love, because I have always been a nerd. Lol.
When life hits you like a wave (often times it seems that a lot of excitement and opportunity floods into our lives at one moment in time, does it not??), it’s easier to find reasons to eat foods for their convenience without considering their purpose as fuel.
Foods that would normally -if we weren’t too busty to notice, but were actually mindful of how our body felt after consuming them- make us feel crappy.
The time when it is most important to prioritize eating well is when we are stressed and need to perform well mentally. The foods we consume are directly correlated to our body’s ability to be great- anywhere from our energy levels and focus to our cognitive speed.
Here’s a full day of eating with meals that can easily be prepped for a busy day!
WHAT I EAT ON A STRESSFUL DAY
MEAL 1: Simple Hotel Breakfast: 30g dry quick oats, 1 scoop whey powder mixed in a paper cup with water from the kettle
MEAL 2: 1/2 medium sweet potato,1/2 cup egg whites, 100g broccolini
MEAL 3: 1/3 cup (measured dry) rice fettuccini noodles, 100g broccoli, 100g (10) shrimp, red onion, 2 tbsp coconut aminos, ginger, and garlic
MEAL 4: 3 cups spring greens, 5 chopped mushrooms, alfalfa sprouts, 1/2 chopped cucumber, 4 tbsp mild salsa (Mild is where it’s at!!)
MEAL 5: 1 whole wheat pita brushed with olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic (toasted), 1 poached egg, 100g crispy sautéed kale
MEAL 6: 200g broccolini (was really feelin’ broccolini today!!), 4 oz. roasted salmon (BRAIN FOOD EXTRAORDINAIRE)
MEAL 7: 1/4 cup (50g) fresh raspberries blended with protein ice cream PLUS 1 cinnamon maple toaster waffle and chocolate sprinkles