what I eat in a day

Happy Friday!

I think I’ll do more ‘What I eat’ videos during the week because they seem to be popular. I think we’re all interested and curious about the eating habits of others. At least I know I am, since my Instagram feed is nothing but food! 🙂

 

I’ve been eating more fats lately and I feel good. Today I even managed to eat an entire 200g tub of hummus! It was tasty and filling but I probably shouldn’t be eating it every day. Avocado is my first choice for fat since it isn’t processed at all, but I also picked up some hummus and Meridian peanut butter to eat as I like. I’ll eat fats as I crave them but will try to fill up on fruit first.

At any rate, I’m happy with all the food I ate today and everything I’ve eaten this week. I’m ready for the weekend as this will be my first full weekend with Kuba now that I’ve been back here for close to a week.

I hope you have a nice weekend! Catch up with you on Monday. Thanks for reading my blog and watching my videos! 🙂

What I eat in a day – Dundee, Dec. 7

I haven’t been back in Dundee a week yet but it almost feels like I never left! Everything is back to normal now. I wake up next to my boyfriend every morning and never have to worry about one of us leaving. Since I’ve returned, my days have been relaxed mainly because of the typical rainy weather here!

The rain held off today so I ventured into the city centre today just to stretch my legs. I scoped out Heart Space Whole Foods for the first time and swung by The Health Store to pick up some food and fortunately caught my friend Rebecca working there.

I hope this video serves as a guide if you are interested in veganism. This will give you some idea about what meals are like.

When watching this video, keep in mind:

  • My calorie intake is never set in stone. If I feel like I need to eat more, I simply eat more and never restrict calories.
  • Walking is my only form of exercise. My daily average is 3.2 miles.

I don’t plan on doing Cronometer screenshots anymore because I’ve done quite a few already. You can find previous posts with Cronometer screenshots here on my blog: What I eat in a day. I also have all these videos in a playlist on my YouTube channel.

If you’d like to see more of these please let me know and I’ll consider tracking my meals again. 🙂

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What I eat in a day – my last week in Dublin!

Three more sleeps! I’m glad I have these videos to work on just to keep my mind off how EXCITED I am to be returning to Scotland in a few days.

I hope this video and my Cronometer food diary (posted below) can serve as a guide if you are interested in veganism. This will give you some idea about what meals are like.

When looking at my food diary, keep in mind:

  • My calorie intake is never set in stone. If I feel like I need to eat more, I simply eat more and never restrict calories.
  • My macronutrient ratio is set to LFRV (low fat raw vegan) within Cronometer. My calorie summary reflects percentages based on the 80/10/10 ratio. I aim to eat at least 80% of my calories from carbs, at most 10% from protein and at most 10% from fat.
  • Walking is my only form of exercise. My daily average is 4.9 miles.

My meals:

  • Breakfast: oatmeal made with oat milk topped with sliced bananas
  • Lunch: grapes and two oranges
  • Dinner: three gluten-free hummus wraps

 

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My macronutrient ratio:

  • 79.3% of my calories came from carbohydrates
  • 9.4% from protein
  • 11.3% from fat

The best part of today (besides the sunshine) had to be the oranges. They were so sweet and juicy! I need to eat more citrus fruits because I miss them. My diet has been all over the place lately, but come this Saturday I’ll be back at home in Scotland. I’m SO PUMPED to be back with my boyfriend and cooking in our own kitchen again! I expect I’ll eat less hummus and more potatoes with steamed veggies since that’s ‘business as usual’ for him. He likes to cook our meals so I’m happy to eat whatever he prepares for us. 🙂

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What I eat in a day – 4th week in Dublin!

After eating out the past few days, I am ready for some fruit! I hope this video and my Cronometer food diary (posted below) can serve as a guide if you are interested in the high carb low fat lifestyle or raw lifestyle. This will give you some idea about what meals are like.

When looking at my food diary, keep in mind:

  • My calorie intake is never set in stone. If I feel like I need to eat more, I simply eat more and never restrict calories.
  • My macronutrient ratio is set to LFRV (low fat raw vegan) within Cronometer. My calorie summary reflects percentages based on the 80/10/10 ratio. I aim to eat at least 80% of my calories from carbs, at most 10% from protein and at most 10% from fat.
  • Walking is my only form of exercise. My daily average is 5.4 miles.

My meals:

  • Breakfast: 1.5 packs of grapes
  • Lunch: 6 bananas
  • Second lunch: kilo of clementines
  • Dinner: pack of grapes, 1 banana

 

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My macronutrient ratio:

  • 93.2% of my calories came from carbohydrates
  • 4.3% from protein
  • 2.5% from fat

Today was my first fully raw day in a while! I feel good. I was craving Govindas today (no surprise!) but I pushed through and ate fruit instead. I’m hoping to keep this up until I return to Scotland in a little over a week. Avoiding plastic while food shopping is still difficult, especially since grapes are my preferred staple, but I’ll try to focus on bananas.

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What I eat in a day – 3rd week in Dublin!

I’ve been eating wraps lately, in addition to lots of grapes and citrus. I hope this video and my Cronometer food diary (posted below) can serve as a guide if you are interested in the high carb low fat lifestyle or raw lifestyle. This will give you some idea about what meals are like.

When looking at my food diary, keep in mind:

  • My calorie intake is never set in stone. If I feel like I need to eat more, I simply eat more and never restrict calories.
  • My macronutrient ratio is set to LFRV (low fat raw vegan) within Cronometer. My calorie summary reflects percentages based on the 80/10/10 ratio. I aim to eat at least 80% of my calories from carbs, at most 10% from protein and at most 10% from fat.
  • Walking is my only form of exercise. I’ve been walking around Dublin so much lately! My daily average is 4.5 miles.

My meals:

  • Breakfast and first snack: 2.5 packs of grapes
  • Lunch: two wraps with salad mix, carrots, tomatoes, and reduced-fat hummus
  • Dinner: kilo of clementines

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My macronutrient ratio:

  • 81% of my calories came from carbohydrates
  • 7.7% from protein
  • 11.3% from fat

It’s worth mentioning that I added Tesco’s reduced-fat hummus and these specific wraps to the Cronometer database. This required me to input nutritional information found on the product packaging. Because of this, my food diary isn’t completely accurate when it comes to vitamins, minerals, and animo acids because nutritional labels don’t list all of these.

I’ve been eating more fat lately, typically in the form of hummus. I don’t feel terrible after eating it but I’m not satisfied with how I feel about myself after eating wraps and cooked veggies like boiled potatoes. I don’t feel nearly as lean and I suspect the salt in the hummus and wraps is to blame. I’m determined to go back to eating only fruit once I exhaust my current supply of wraps, potatoes, and veg. For now, I’ll drink more water and think positively.

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What I eat in a day – 2nd week in Dublin.

The following video shows you everything I ate today. I’m still chowing down on grapes but I started incorporating steamed veggies and boiled potatoes every once in while. I hope this video and my Cronometer food diary (posted below) can serve as a guide if you are interested in the high carb low fat lifestyle or raw lifestyle. This will give you some idea about what meals are like.

When looking at my food diary, keep in mind:

  • My calorie intake is never set in stone. If I feel like I need to eat more, I simply eat more and never restrict calories.
  • My macronutrient ratio is set to LFRV (low fat raw vegan) within Cronometer. My calorie summary reflects percentages based on the 80/10/10 ratio. I aim to eat at least 80% of my calories from carbs, at most 10% from protein and at most 10% from fat.
  • Walking is my only form of exercise. I’ve been walking around Dublin so much lately! My daily average is 5.1 miles.

My meals:

  • Breakfast: pack of grapes, two bananas
  • Lunch in the park: two packs of grapes
  • Snacks: chamomile tea with almond milk, pack of grapes
  • Dinner: 750g potatoes, ~300g broccoli (from a 500g bunch), 250g mushrooms

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My macronutrient ratio:

  • 91.7% of my calories came from carbohydrates
  • 5.6% from protein
  • 2.7% from fat

In the last week, I’ve maintained a fruit-packed diet with the exception of steamed veggies and potatoes. I don’t expect these cooked dinners to become a regular thing but I’m enjoying them at the moment. I do notice I’m more thirsty following my cooked meals, which is no surprise to me. I much prefer my fruit meals so I will try and stick to them as much as possible, but it’s just nice to have a hot meal once in a while, especially in this weather. Tomorrow I only expect to eat fruit as I’m travelling to the Cliffs of Moher. I have seven packs of grapes chilling in the fridge in preparation!

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What I eat in a day – Dublin!

The following video shows you everything I ate today. Now that I’m back in the land of Tesco, grapes are my favourite staple! I hope this video and my Cronometer food diary (posted below) can serve as a guide if you are interested in the high carb low fat lifestyle or raw lifestyle. This will give you some idea about what meals are like.

When looking at my food diary, keep in mind:

  • My calorie intake is never set in stone. If I feel like I need to eat more, I simply eat more and never restrict calories.
  • My macronutrient ratio is set to LFRV (low fat raw vegan) within Cronometer. My calorie summary reflects percentages based on the 80/10/10 ratio. I aim to eat at least 80% of my calories from carbs, at most 10% from protein and at most 10% from fat.
  • Walking is my only form of exercise. I’ve been walking around Dublin so much lately! My daily average is 7.5 miles.

My meals:

  • Breakfast: pack of grapes, two bananas
  • Snack in the park: nine mandarins
  • Snack on the bus: pack of grapes
  • Dinner: three packs of grapes total

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My macronutrient ratio:

  • 93.7% of my calories came from carbohydrates
  • 3.8% from protein
  • 2.5% from fat

As I mentioned in my video, this is my first fully raw day since I arrived in Dublin. I’ve eaten cooked foods like oats, gluten-free wraps (made from sweet potatoes), potatoes, oatcakes, and even hummus. I’m not able to adjust to winter life so easily after being in Croatia for two months.

I was stressed my first few days here and I craved these heavier foods, so I gave in. These foods comforted me and provided me with warmth and plenty of calories, yet I didn’t feel my best while eating them. These foods aren’t unhealthy (in moderation) by any means, yet my skin was noticeably dry and I felt thirsty most of the day.

Fortunately, I felt amazing all day today thanks to a full day of hydrating fruit. I will try my best to pack in the fruit in the next few weeks but won’t be discouraged if I decide to eat steamed or boiled potatoes and veggies for dinner. Sometimes I just crave warm food!

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