Friday, November 15, 2013

What I Ate Today

This is an accounting of a day's worth of eating.

I'm only posting this at the request of a friend of mine. I want to be clear that I am not making any reccommendations that anyone adopt this as their diet. I have put no thought into the planning, and make no claims that this is any sort of ideal diet. It's just me, having a typical day but have decided to document it and publish it.

First, upon waking, I squeezed half a lemon into a glass of water and drank it down. Then made a pot of coffee and had my one cup, black!

BREAKFAST: I used a vegetable peeler to lay thin slices of carrot into some butter cooking on the stove. Then I added two eggs and dumped some leftover collard greens from last nights dinner. I sprinkled it with some cajun spices and let it cook for a while. I like the whites to be cooked, but the yolks to be runny.

LUNCH: about three hours later, I was hungry again, so I had a big salad:
a big handful of mixed greens including boy choy, cilantro, parsley, spinach, arugula and tango
more of that same carrot, peeled with a vegetable peeler
a handful of mixed sunflower and pumpkin seeds
a handful of finely chopped raw cauliflower
with the veggie peeler I added a few slivers of cheddar cheese and some zest of the lemon I had used earlier
a chopped handful of cucumber
a handful of garbanzo beans
olive oil, salt and pepper for dressing

DINNER: another salad, with spinach, cucumber, garbanzo beans, mancheca cheese,
also some steamed broccoli, roasted sweet potatoes and some basmati rice.

The portions I use are not typical. My salad takes up half the dinner plate and the amount of rice I serve is about as much as an ice cream scooper.

This morning, I woke up and had my water with lemon.
I'm planning to have some rice for breakfast, with a handful of seeds (pumpkin and sunflower) some cinnamon and coconut milk.




2 comments:

Manuel Garza said...

Awesome, thanks Jason. It's really cool to get a glimpse into the way one particular healthy and fit person eats in one day. I'm very inspired.

Jason Alan Griffin said...

I forgot to mention that with dinner I also had a top sirloin steak about the size of the palm of my hand.