Sunday is my only day off and I tend to take it easy… really easy! I hang at my parent’s. I wake up late. Chill at home. Dont see any clients. Listen to plenty of music. Catch up with friends. You know… the usual drill. In addition to all this, I also make it a point to not workout and/or worry too much about food. I just like to go with the flow.
I don’t count anything. I eat per appetite. And since I’m taking it easy in general, I also like to give my gut a chance to take it easy and hence eat strictly real food.
So here is everything I ate today,
3-4 cups of lemon tea
- I woke up at like 10:30am and didn’t find the need to eat breakfast as I wasn’t hungry and lunch time was around the corner. That way I get to eat with my mom and grandmom who talk memories and recipes to me. Priceless I tell you!
– 4 cups of avial
- The avial had green beans, potato, carrots, plenty of coconut, coconut oil and yogurt.
- I topped that avial with 2-3 extra tbls of coconut oil and a handful of fresh shredded coconut.
- 4 cups = 1 liter
– 3 cups spinach daal
- Soaked lentils and fresh organic spinach cooked together with spices.
- I topped this with about 1/2 tbls home made ghee.
– 1 cup whole milk yogurt
- This if yogurt made at home from fresh cow’s milk
– 1 scoop (not natural, overly sweet) whey in 1/2 cup whole milk yogurt
- ‘Cos my ON Natural Whey is at my place (and not at my parent’s)
– A handful of organic raw almonds
– 1 small banana
– A cup of black coffee with a few almonds and raisins.
– 2 cups of leftover avial
- No excess coconut oil this time.
– 1/2 cup of horse gram sundal
- Organic horse gram pre-soaked, pressure cooked and sauteed with spices in coconut oil.
- I had this with about 1 cup of whole milk yogurt.
– Paneer subji country eggs in a tomato base
- The paneer was home made from fresh cow’s milk
- The subji had paneer from about a liter of milk and 2 country eggs mixed in.
– Some organic fresh papaya. Say about 1 cup.
Note: All vegetables, fruit and legumes are completely organic. You can find a list of awesome organic food stores in Chennai, India here.
So there ya go. Eating real food is simple, easy, healthy and absolutely delicious. If any of this seems to not ‘fit your style’, make it fit your style. I love avial and so I eat cartloads of it. If you don’t eat, something else there. Eat more food if you’re hungry. Eat less food if this is too much. If fat loss is a goal eat slightly below appetite, skip a meal and eat food that is less dense (skip the oil etc.). If mass gain is a goal, eat up! Eat till your slightly uncomfortable and squeeze in a breakfast and/or a snack.
Keep it real. Keep it simple. Keep it sustainable.