Currently I’m sitting in my parent’s living room doing some work with the windows wide open and I can hear the birds chirping. It is so refreshing to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city and be quiet. I’m also loving all the natural light from the big windows everywhere! I flew into to Minnesota yesterday for Beautycounter’s Leadership Summit and came early so I could spend some time with family. I am so excited for my first Summit ever, and cannot wait to learn and spend time with women who share the same passion.
I thought it would be interesting to share what I ate on my travel day. Granted it was only a 2-hour flight, but I’m sure you can relate that whenever you travel, your body feels out of whack. That was definitely the story for me! In my eating disorder, days like this would throw me off and I would panic about what to eat and how to eat. Yesterday I felt so much peace about listening to my body and taking care of it.
Before we jump in I need to say that my daily eats posts are not meant to be about comparison. Rather they are here to provide inspiration for your eats and give you freedom to listen to your body and enjoy good food, as I am learning to do. Every person has different energy and nutrition needs. No diet can tell you how to eat, you can only do that for yourself.
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Thankfully my flight was at a reasonable time, so I could get up at my usual time (5AM), do some physical therapy, and then finish up packing. While I was getting things together, I snacked on some whole milk plain yogurt and a sprinkle of my favorite granola (Trader Joe’s Almond Butter).
I made it through security rather quickly and b-lined to La Colombe to get some good coffee. I took it to my gate and settled down to eat the breakfast I brought and drink coffee. I made a sunflower seed butter and banana sandwich on Whole Foods multigrain bread. I used to eat nut butter and banana sandwiches all the time, but forgot about them. This was so good! I put my phone away, slowly enjoyed my coffee and sandwich, and people-watched.
By the time I got on the plane, I was exhausted. Let’s just say that April was a big month for my Beautycounter business! I had plans of reading, but ended up sleeping for half the flight. I was feeling a little nauseous from being on a plane and being tired, and while I wasn’t hungry I needed something to settle my tummy. I had some sparkling water with lime and some snack mix which really helped calm my belly.
On the way home from the airport we stopped at the grocery store and picked up some ingredients for dinner. Once home, I felt hungry, but I took some time to settle down and figure out what sounded good to me and would feel good in my body. I cooked up some chicken for my mom and me, and snacked on some veggie chips and carrots while I waited. Lunch came together as a salad with greens, chicken, apple, dried cranberries, pecans, local feta, and a quick vinaigrette of olive oil, balsamic, dijon, salt and pepper. I added some more veggie chips on the side.
After lunch I laid down for a nap, which I never do but it felt so good! There something about being back home that makes it easier to relax. In the afternoon, my mom and I walked downtown for coffee and going into some of our favorite shops. I got an iced decaf latte with 2% milk.
Once home, my knee was hurting and feeling tight so I did some stretching and yoga. I was still a little hungry so I had some dried mango. If you haven’t tried dried mango it’s so good!
Dinner was salmon, roasted sweet potatoes, and salad with greens, pecans, apple, cranberries, feta, and balsamic vinaigrette. I had picked up GT’s seasonal kombucha flavor Bloom at the store, and enjoyed that alongside the meal.
Later that evening we had tea and some ice-cream with homemade fudge sauce and peanut butter chocolate chip cookies while watching Chef’s Table on Netflix.
As far as intuitive eating went, I felt really good about yesterday. Not that there is a perfect way to eat intuitively, but I feel like I was in tune with my body. The key? I slowed down. Before eating something I checked in with myself with what sounded good and how did I want to feel after eating. Getting away from our normal routine can be helpful in practicing intuitive eating. What do you look forward to eating when you go home?