Good morning and happy What I Ate Wednesday day! Today’s eats are from last Wednesday, my birthday 🙂 For today’s post I wanted to get back to the discussion of intuitive eating. Since I began intuitive eating and living a mindful life, my food choices and mindset towards food have changed dramatically.
As I have shared in other WIAW posts, I have never been a normal eater. For years I cycled between restrictive eating and binge eating. It took years of educating myself about how food is nourishment and not something to manipulate plus surrounding myself with normal eaters and giving/receiving support from my sister who shared in the same struggles to stop the cycle.
This year, my eats on my birthday are a great example of how intuitive eating has changed my relationship with food and I want share that with you. Before I do, let’s remember that we all have different nutritional needs and let’s not judge each other, mmk? This is for inspiration and ideas not for comparison and judgement!
So let’s get to the eats!
Last Wednesday, my birthday, was a work day. And I decided I wanted to go to the gym. I truly enjoy working out. I love the feeling of getting stronger and I love the way exercising first thing in the morning feels. I didn’t exercise because I needed to “work off” what I was going to eat later, I just did it because I knew it would bring me joy!
The day started off with the usual pint of water with lemon and a shot of diluted apple cider vinegar. Then I had a pre-workout coffee, which is coffee blended with coconut cream, almond milk, salted caramel BCAA’s and maca powder. I also had a banana for pre-workout fuel.
After I got back from the gym, I enjoyed a breakfast I had prepped the night before. Chocolate peanut butter overnight zoats! I made this batch with just a 1/3 cup rolled oats, and I didn’t have enough bananas on hand, so I added honey instead. I topped it with all the goodies I could find! Peanut butter, cacao nibs, dark chocolate covered cacao nibs, a few slices of banana and a wee bit of some 85% dark chocolate. YUM….