April 17, 2010

My Weird Eating Hours

My husband has a weird schedule ... thus, I have a weird schedule. I'm a Stay-At-Home-Wifey so I guess I could keep any kind of schedule I want, but it has turned out that I keep my husband's.

You may have noticed that when I post my menu for the day sometimes it starts with breakfast and sometimes it starts with brunch/lunch. I rarely skip "breakfast" ... but when we wake up at 10:30, 11:00 ... sometimes even noon ... I feel weird calling it breakfast. So on those days I call it Brunch or Lunch. Same with my snacks and lunches and dinners ... sometimes my snacks are my lunch, etc. My point is that you should eat on a regular basis at regular intervals ... no matter what your schedule is. I know that one of the "rules" of healthy eating is to not eat after a certain time ... say 7PM or 8PM ... but for me that is hard to do because I don't usually go to bed til 2 or 3 in the morning. If I wake up at 11:00 and try to cram in breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks by 7pm I'd have to eat practically every other hour ... I think that would make me feel sick.

Just listen to your body ... it will tell you when it is hungry and when it's full. Sometimes I wake up famished and immediately devour something ... other times I'm not hungry at all and don't eat for an hour or more after waking. I haven't noticed anything adverse from my unusual eating hours and I am still able to lose weight. So unless you're cramming a gallon of ice cream down your throat (dairy free of course!) right before you hit the sack ... I think you are fine. Like my dear friend Rose would tell me ... DON'T WORRY (insert super cute Chinese accent)!

Today we woke up at 10:30AM ... quickly headed out the door to the Farmer's Market (they are only open til 12:30) ... came home and unpacked all the goods. So my eating day started more around lunch time ... and I just ate my dessert about an hour ago (10:30PM) ... I'll most likely be up for another 3 hrs so everything still has time to digest.

Yummiest Wrap Ever!

I heart my pomelos.

Lunch: Super Amazing Delicious Wrap! (avocado, tomato, cucumber, onion sprouts, pumpkin seeds & caramelized onion wrapped in a sprouted, whole grain tortilla).
Snack: Pomelo
Snack: Vegan Rice & Beans (pre-made from Whole Foods), Swiss Chard
Dinner: Salad w/ cucumbers, tomatoes, olives & pumpking seeds
Dessert: Asian Pear & Oskri Sesame Bar (Molasses & Fennel)

I just discovered the Oskri Sesame Bars today at Whole Foods ... omg, they are amazing! You must try it!

An amazing rose from my MIL's garden.

1 comment:

  1. I totally understand the husband with the weird hours... I feel ya on that one. My hubby's are 6pm-4am right now. Oh Joy!

    BTW I love wraps, but especially if they have avocado in them.... YUM!