(C) TaraBeth - healthy.every.day - NYC
Food: chopped green lettuce, chopped mushrooms, feta, kalamata olives
Body: a 10-minute walk during a break today
Mind: laughing at my boss' hilarious stories as we traveled for work
Ah, bed sweet bed. I arrived home exhausted tonight after two days of travel for work, and it happened: all I wanted to do was get in sweatpants, eat popcorn, devour ice cream, and watch Netflix. And I almost did. Until I remembered a rule I gave myself this summer: salad first. In other words, if I'm craving junk food or "comfort food", I can have it - so long as I eat a healthy salad first. It works in one of two ways: either (1) I eat the salad and feel great and don't want to taint that with bad foods, or (2) I eat the salad and am still having a craving, in which case I indulge, but not to the quantity I would have had I not eaten a fiber-filled salad beforehand. Ta-da! Magic, guilt-free, awesomeness. And nutrition.
Nutritional Highlights: 105% daily value Vitamin A, 25% daily value Vitamin C, 140% daily value vitamin K, 20% daily value of calcium