Healthy Lifestyle Plan, #5: A Typical Day
Most days I wake up somewhere between 5:30 and 6:30 AM. The first thing I do related to this lifestyle journey is hit the bathroom scale. Once I check my weight, I snap a photo of the reading, record it on my tracking sheet and mark off my scores for the previous day’s Lead Measures.
Next I’ll mix up and drink my ACV cocktail. I believe this elixir truly helps to manage my appetite through the morning. If I have any food prep to do for the day, I’ll usually do it at this time.
My main meal typically occurs somewhere between noon and 1 PM, occasionally it might be as early as 11 AM, depending on my business schedule for the afternoon. There is some variation in this meal, my most common “break fast” is a two egg omelette with spinach, topped with 6 ounces of sliced beef steak, sautéed bell peppers, chopped jalapenos and colby jack cheese. Honestly, some days lately I only eat about two thirds of this and save the rest for later that day, or the next. I take my supplement tablets with this meal.
Throughout the day I drink water every chance I get. At home I drink filtered water from the tap, usually with a little ice and a squeeze of lime. When I’m on the road, I keep a case of bottled spring water with me, and whenever I finish a bottle I put a new one in my cupholder.
About 4 PM or so, I’ll have my second meal (or a snack), typically consisting of a mixed green salad, maybe some grilled chicken or boiled egg. I found a salad dressing I like which is friendly to my eating plan, Bolthouse Farms Cilantro Avocado yogurt dressing. Occasionally I will treat myself to something sweet, usually a blueberry or spice flavored mug cake, made with almond or coconut flour and a natural sweetener like Stevia.
I don’t really find myself having hunger much, throughout the day. If I do I’ll drink about half a bottle of water and that helps to satiate me. At the end of the day, a couple hours before bedtime I’ll often drink 8 ounces of water with a tablespoon of ACV.
As mentioned previously, during the first couple weeks I experienced some afternoon energy crashes. I overcame them with about a 40 minute nap (sometimes in my car) – one disadvantage I have is a lack of interest in coffee… which is OK on this plan if you take it black 🙂
The last several weeks I seem to have gotten past the energy issues and feel alert and well through the day.
Next up: dealing with restrictions & challenges.