For this blog, I was required to track and record my eating for a week. Before I started at George brown I used to eat well balanced nutritious meals for breakfast lunch and dinner. A typical day would start with 2 eggs 2 pieces of bacon 2 slices of toast and some potatoes. Then more of a light lunch containing a sandwich and some fruit. Dinner would include some sort of meat as a main then vegetables and a side like rice or pasta.
However recently my meals have been more unbalanced and not as nutritious as I just don’t have time to cook for myself. A typical day starts with a coffee from Tim Hortons and a sandwich. Lunch is usually a sandwich of some sort. And dinner would be chicken and potatoes or fish and rice or something of that sort. I have been doing daily activities like running and weight lifting so hopefully, that offsets the poor diet (highly unlikely).
Monday Day 1 Breakfast- Tim Hortons ice cap and sausage breakfast sandwich
Lunch- Assorted Sandwich, Water, and Apple
Dinner- Chicken Leg, Pasta, scallop potatoes and Fruit Smoothie
Tuesday Day 2: Breakfast- Tim Hortons ice cap and sausage breakfast sandwich
Lunch- Chicken bacon Sandwich, Iced Coffee, water and banana
Dinner- Fish with rice and soy sauce with sauteed onions and asparagus
Wednesday Day 3 Breakfast- Tim Hortons ice cap and bacon breakfast sandwich (ran out of sausages)
Lunch- Didn’t eat it woke up late and was eating breakfast at 12
Dinner- Chicken with mac and cheese and scallop potatoes (love scallop potatoes) and a fruit smoothie and a piece of raspberry chocolate cake
Thursday Day 4: Breakfast- Woke up late again ate lunch around 12:30
Lunch- Bacon lettuce and tomato sandwich with an ice cap from Tim Hortons
Dinner- Lamb chops with a sweet African cous cous tzatziki sauce and a honey greek yogurt and blueberry crumble with a glass of wine and prosecco ( for an art of eating and dining project)
Friday Day 5: Breakfast Tim Hortons ice cap with sausage breakfast sandwich
Lunch- Assorted Sandwich with fruit smoothie
Dinner- grilled salmon, crispy skin rainbow trout and poached rainbow trout with sauteed snap peas and a buree blanc sauce.
Saturday Day 6: Breakfast- bacon eggs toast and coffee
Lunch- Grilled Cheese with genoa salami
Dinner- 6 different kinds of home made pizza with assorted toppings
Sunday Day 7: Breakfast- Bacon, eggs, Toast, water
Lunch- Pizza with anchovies pepperoni and cheese
Dinner Ravioli with tomato sauce and meatballs and assorted meats in the sauce
Recap- Looking back on what I ate at the week I didn’t actually eat as bad as I thought I did I do have Tim Hortons at least once a day which I would like to stop. I still did not eat as many fruits and vegetables as I would like too.
Advice for myself
Some advice or ideas I have that can allow me to promote good dietary choices would be to do main prep for 3 to 4 days in advance so when I get home the food is already made and I can just eat it. Stay away from late night snacks and eat more in a day to prevent being hungry later at night. Watch what I eat and pay attention to what I am putting in my body and what effects it will have. and finally, i don’t eat enough vegetables so I would like to start eating more of that aswell.