8am: A soft-boiled egg and orange juice. I love soft-boiled eggs. I don’t eat them because I think they’re healthy – in fact, I’m trying to cut back on meat and dairy these days, so these aren’t necessarily part of that plan. But they taste good, and they make me feel a lot fuller than a bowl of cereal.
10am: Handful of raw almonds and cashews. I have to admit, only one egg is not a big breakfast, but that’s all we had, so I followed up with this pre-lunch snack. raw nuts get boring, but they keep me feeling full and they’re very good for me, so I usually keep a stash in my purse, in my desk… oh, everywhere.
1pm: Salad and soup from hale and hearty – I try to limit my carbs (that’s just what works for me, and if you want to know why, you can read this post on blisstree - but I let myself eat about as much as I want when it comes to healthy things like vegetables, fruit, and beans. That’s pretty much all that’s in my salad and soup, and it’s tasty.
4pm: An apple. I get a pretty fierce sweet tooth after lunch, and I can only put it off for so long. On a good day, my mid-afternoon snack is a piece of fruit; bad days entail chocolate, fruit snacks, or some kind of sugar masquerading as a health bar. You guess which one is more satisfying.
8pm: Roast chicken, quinoa, and sauteed vegetables – however much I want. This really is one of my favorite dinners, honest. It makes me feel really full, and depending on what I have around, I can usually make the quinoa and vegetables taste pretty damn good.