I have found that since I started my first healthy eating journey, nearly 14 years ago, I have been a creature of habit. I once went on a diet where I cycled boiled chicken breast, cottage cheese, and plain rice every three days. That did NOT inspire me to stay on a healthy eating journey. In the fat free haze that we all like to call the 90s, I ate gummy bears and bagels, because no fat = healthy. Duh! I also watched way too many episodes of Friends, but I'll let that slide. Let's not even talk about the lifetime supply of Balance Yogurt Honey Peanut bars that I hoarded for my 'protein needs' during the low carb madness.
Years later, I find myself still eating the same things over and over again, simply out of convenience and because I hate change. Thank goodness I don't blog my daily eats, (for several reasons).
Take for example the salad that I have been demolishing on a daily basis.
- a ripe bartlett pear
- my new favorite honey goat cheese (from Trader Joe's. run there and get yo'self some...no regrets)
- roasted tofu
- almond slices
- a fresh bed of organic herb greens
- dressing of choice (I used balsamic)
This salad, though not representative of my daily eats, is me. In my brief time away from complete immersion in blogs, I realized that my way, is the best way for me. I don't run- in fact, I have not done structured cardio in over a month. Are you still reading?
I don't eat/ingest/inhale protein powder because I don't need it. I also haven't budged since canned pumpkin has hit the shelves and changed lives (we have it year round here- I didn't even notice the difference). I love having an outlet to write and share and I have to admit I'm a sucker for chia seeds and almond butter. I love yoga and strength classes, and a walk outside in the fresh air is ten times better than the dreadmill. However, I eat the same food almost on a daily basis, and I'm cool with that.
Are there any foods you eat repeatedly? I'm sure I'm not the only one :)