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Full day of eating – Vegan

I’ve been requested so many times the past few weeks to share full days of eating on my instagram – and to share more of my meals, which i have been doing on my story on my instagram account – but i don’t share all my meals! There can easily become too much focus on food which i don’t know – also that it can lead to comparison of diet and intake which isn’t good. However it seems to be highly requested and appreciated with showing more of my meals – so here is what i ate yesterday as i pictured almost everything!

How much and what i eat varies each day and usually i prefer 3-4 bigger meals per day i.e breakfast/lunch, dinner and a big night snack. But yesterday i felt more hungry and wanted more inbetween snacks, so that’s what i ate. Also yesterday the only thing i did was study/go to a lecture & a 30 minute walk to school, but otherwise it was study from c.a 11am until 8pm.

Breakfast: 2 scones with vegan spread and cheese & a banana afterwards

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Lunch: Pasta with a mushroom and oumph sauce (left overs from the day before)

^^This is how my food mostly looks when i don’tplate it specifically for an instagram photo!

Snack: Banana and 2 pieces of chocolate. (If you combine the white chocolate with milk chocolate it tastes like kinder bueno *sort of*)

 

Dinner: (Which i had prepared in the morning) Cauliflower wings, pickled red onion, avocado, roasted chickpeas, half a baked sweet potato (which i mashed with some salt and sesame seeds), tofu fried in some oil & 1/2 an avocado

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Night snack: All i was craving was plain oatmeal with salt, so that is exactly what i had. C.a 2 portions of oats with oat milk and salt. I usually love lots of toppings on my oats – but sometimes i just want to keep it simple and don’t crave any toppings… not even my home made jam or peanut butter. I guess the body just knows what it wants/needs!

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I have no idea how many calories i ate or macros – and i don’t care either. I listen to my body and what i ate yesterday was what i wanted/craved/was hungry for.

Everyday is different, somedays i eat more and somedays less… it balances itself out over time! As you can tell, i love having lots of different foods for my lunch and/or dinner (i.e lots of vegetables, potatoes, hummus, avocado, beans, sweet corn etc) but usually for snacks (now a days) just keeping it simple works well for me. And i don’t eat snacks everyday, as i wrote in THIS post. Eating 3-4 big meals per day works better for me and usually my big lunches/dinner keep me satisfied for several hours!

Another reason i don’t do full days of eating so often is that 1) it would require me to picture all my food and remember what i ate each day…. which reminds me that several cups of coffee with oat milk were drank yesterday as well as some cauliflower wings being eaten when i made them in the morning 😉

and 2) i eat pretty much the same thing most days which isn’t alot of variation and no point in sharing everyday or every week if it just looks the same – i.e no inspiration for you, haha!

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2 thoughts on “Full day of eating – Vegan”

  1. Yuuumm!! Those meals looks amazing, can you be my personal chef?? 😉 I have a question about meals per day that I still struggle a bit with after having an eating disorder. Some days I’m not hungry for more than 3 meals a day, and those keep me going during the day and I have good energy and feel totally fine and normal (I’m sedentary most parts of the day). However, I kind of feel “guilty” for not eating more often, because I was taught in recovery to eat 5-6 meals per day and they told me I would eat that way for the rest of my life to not relapse in my ed. But my appetite isn’t there.. Should I force myself to eat more anyway? What do you think about this, did you ever experience the same thing after your recovery?

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    1. Thank you! This all depends on what stage of recovery you are in. Intuitive eating – and the goal of recovery – is to be able to eat normally and according to your body and if you are only hungry 3 times a day then you eat 3 times a day (according to your body). Each day can vary how much you eat when it comes to intutive eating. However, if you are still underweight then i would recommend you try to eat regular meals throughout the day anyway to help you gain weight. But if you are a healthy weight and just maintaining, then i see no problem – personally – with eating 3 meals a day as long as you eat all the energy you need.
      While i was in recovery – and after recovery it worked great to eat 5-6 times a day but then with school and exercise and lifestyle change it was easier to just eat 3-4 bigger meals per day and that works alot better for me now… but then on weekends i might eat more frequently, it varies. So if you find that you can eat enough calories, maintain a healthy weight and eat 3 meals a day then do that 🙂 There are no “set rules” on how or when you should eat, it is about trusting your body and finding what works for you! Hope this helps!

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