Week 19 in my 52 Weeks to 52 Healthy Habits series is all about giving up multi-tasking and removing distractions at meal times. You guys seemed to really like last weeks WIAW post focusing on gaging hunger cues, so I thought I do another one for this week. So yesterday I attempted to eat as many of my meals and snacks without distractions as possible!
Usually I’m super hungry when I wake up but yesterday I just wasn’t. I got up, took Mr. Hungry to work (his AC system blew in his car, lucky us), took Nala on a walk, did some work on the computer and finally got hungry around 9:00AM.
I made Sweet Potatoes (I had some frozen so I just reheated them) and an extra large scrambled egg with 1/2 cup egg whites. I really wanted to do some sharing on the blog and catch up on my feedly blog reading while I ate but I closed my computer and put my phone away. I found this made me eat a little faster but I didn’t get caught up in Facebook sharing land and therefore wasn’t rushed leaving the house, a definite win!
I met a client at Whole Foods from 10:20 to 11:20, then decided to pick up a few things. I tried a sample of potato salad and 1/4 of a cookie, sorry no photo. By the time I left I was super hungry, I was tempted to snack on one of the bars I bought while I drove home but opted to drink water instead because I knew I could make it the 20 minutes.
I was pretty dang hungry when I got home so I quickly dug into a pre prepped lunch of Peppered Turkey Bacon With Avocado (a lunch or breakfast I’ve been obsessed with lately). I REALLY wanted to open my computer and get cracking but instead I went outside (it was still slightly cool) and ate lunch on the patio. I was still hungry afterward so I had a small piece of chicken dipped in tzaziki sauce (no picture & I ate it standing up in the kitchen so definitely not perfect ha ha).
Afterward I laid down for about 10 minutes. I haven’t had an afternoon energy crash since I drastically reduced my intake of coffee. Luckily 10 minutes of rest was all I needed to get totally reenergized. I spent about an hour shooting the almond crusted cod recipe I made on Sunday. After that I did some work including starting this post, sending out client reviews, follow up on thumbtack inquiries, and replying to blog comments (you guys are the best) while sipping on some raspberry green tea I got from Mr. Hungry’s Grandma.
Afternoon snack banana and Justin’s honey peanut butter = the best.
Around 4 I left to pick up Mr. Hungry, made a pit stop at Hi-Health first for some QUEST Bars & Aminos. Then I dropped Mr. Hungry off and went to workout, it was upper body day paired with some HIIT intervals of 30 seconds work/ 30 seconds rest. Dinner was thrown together immediately when I got home! I had leftover Almond Crusted Cod, Chicken & Salad – kind of weird but it worked. I ate dinner while Mr. Hungry stretched/foam rolled/got ready for basketball and we caught up on our days.
I was still hungry after dinner so I had a coconut yogurt, oh my gosh I forgot how good those are! Was still talking with Mr. Hungry when I was eating that as well.
Then I got a bit snacky while I tried to finish up things on the computer and had a Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups & a piece of protein fudge (new coconut chocolate recipe coming soon) for second dessert?
I don’t usually like to work late, but today was just one of those days. Some days are busier than others, that is the life when you own your own business! I love what I do and everything I’m doing so it all balances out in the end. Overall I thought it was much much much harder than I thought to not multi-task while I ate, but turns out I’ve kind of fallen out of that habit, something to work on! I’m going to make my goal to at least limit distractions during lunch every day because it’s a nice break and a great way to reset in the middle of the day!
I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday! Linking up with peas and crayons today, if you like seeing what other people eat definitely check out the link up!