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Happy Hump Day! I’ve never done one of these before, but I always find the way other people eat to be so fascinating. We all have our own interpretation of what’s “healthy” and we all have different goals to support with our nutrition. This week is also a good time to get back on track after the big Easter holiday. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like to keep treats around. I’ll indulge for a day or a weekend, and then everything needs to go. This week is spring break for my school, so we were home all day. Today was also an intermittent fasting day – so I didn’t eat anything until after my workout.
Today started out like any other – breastfeeding & coffee. Honestly, coffee & then breastfeeding is the optimal order, but no such luck today. I usually take my coffee with coconut oil and heavy cream. I find that these additives don’t really break my fast, since they are purely fat and don’t spike my blood sugar.
The twins eat breakfast after nursing & diaper changes. They pretty much eat the same thing every morning: 1 banana each and 1 scrambled egg each. Once breakfast is over, it’s playtime!
The girls nursed again and had a snack of applesauce around 10 am. We also all got our daily dose of cod liver oil. Mommy indulged in another cup of coffee. Why? Because I have twins that don’t like to share and throw tantrums about it.
At 11:15, the twins ate lunch. Today was a little leftover eggs from the morning, salmon, and roasted cauliflower. They drank water and went down for a nice nap!
While the girls were napping, I got a great workout in. I did the cross fit open WOD 16.5. It was terrible, in a good way. Holy thrusters and burpees! I was still breathing heavy in the shower 20 minutes later. After that, I was so ready to eat!
I had 2 organic eggs, cooked in butter & over hard, 2 cheese and organic turkey roll ups, roasted cauliflower, and an apple.
This is a lot of food – but don’t forget I’d been fasting for almost 18 hours!
(I found this turkey at Costco – it was pretty good!)
After lunch, I sat and did some work while inhaling some Nikki’s Coconut Butter
right out of the jar. It goes awesome with coffee. (If you’re not sensing a theme here, my coffee consumption rivals that of Lorelei in Gilmore Girls.)
The girls woke up from their nap and had 2nd lunch. (They are awesome eaters!) 2nd lunch was avocado, followed by organic plain yogurt. I don’t add anything to the yogurt – it’s tart but they don’t seem to mind. I also really don’t want them to develop too much of a sweet tooth at this young of an age. I think it’s important to learn what foods are supposed to taste like in their purest forms.
There was a huge tantrum when I tried to take away their spoons, so I gave them some pieces of a few medjool dates to distract them. I might have snuck a few bites too – they taste like caramel!
We played some more, gave the girls a bath, and made dinner.
Dinner tonight was simply roasted, organic chicken drumsticks with sautéed baby kale/chard/spinach and onions. I cooked the chicken plain with just some kosher salt, and added some Annie’s barbecue sauce towards the end. The girls also had a sweet potato on the side.
The babies had breastmilk again before bed, and I had my protein shake. I LOVE Naked Whey grass-fed protein powder (link to amazon ). It has no flavoring or weird stuff, so I can make my shake taste however I want. I usually do organic whole milk, 1/2 frozen banana, ice cubes, 2 tbsp peanut butter, and cocoa powder (to taste). I especially love that there’s no sweeteners in this protein powder, as I tend to like things a little less on the sweet side and lower in carbs. I also like to drink my protein shake at night because I always crave chocolate after a long day with the babes.
Now I’m working on the blog and school work – with a cup of green tea!
In case you’re interested – I put my food intake into MyFitnessPal so you can get an idea of how much I’m eating. This is something I like to do occasionally to keep myself in check.
I think I did pretty well today!
Hope you’re having a great night!
I’d love to hear your thoughts:
Have you gotten back on track after the holiday?
Have you ever tried intermittent fasting?
Do you drink more or less coffee than I do? lol 🙂