Have you ever found yourself peering into other people’s trolleys to see what they’re eating? Bupa Dietitian Rosalyn D’Angelo shares what she eats on a typical Monday.
“You’re a dietitian, you must eat SO healthily.”
I hear this all the time. But the truth is, my food intake is really not that mind blowing.
When I took a closer look at what I eat, I realised that I live by 4 pretty simple principles:
- I always have veggies or salad as part of my lunch and dinner.
- I only snack if I’m actually hungry, and my meal times change depending on how hungry I am.
- I go for a walk every morning; rain, hail or shine, so if my day gets really busy and I can’t fit anything else in, at least I’ve done that.
- I always order whatever I want when I go out to eat because it’s one of my favourite things to do. BUT I keep it pretty straight forward the rest of the time to balance it out.
I roll out of bed to take my very eager husky for a walk to the beach. I grab a skinny cap from my favourite café on the way.
7:30am: I have Weet-Bix with low fat milk and a chopped banana when I get back home, and a glass of water as I run out the door to hop on the tram.
1pm: I’ve brought with me leftover chicken and grilled capsicum from dinner last night, which I pop between two slices of wholemeal bread. I mix up lettuce, tomato, red onion and cucumber with some olive oil and add that to the sandwich as well. I also grab an apple from the fruit box. Someone has lovingly booked a teleconference over lunch - so I have to eat during my meeting.
2pm: I didn’t really have a lunch break so I go for a walk outside for some fresh air.
3:30pm: I’m feeling a little peckish so I tuck into some fresh dates in my drawer at work, which I have with some almonds and a cup of tea.
5:30pm: A bottle of water as I walk home.
7pm: I’m due to go grocery shopping, but I’ve got some bok choy, snow peas, capsicum and baby corn in the fridge. I chop it all up and stir fry in a wok with olive oil and a touch of teriyaki sauce, then enjoy that with brown rice