I’ve had several people ask me to do a Shade of Shay on what I typically eat each day. You ladies see all of my suppers on Mix and Match Mama but many of you want to know what else I eat…so, here you go. My daily eats.
(Don’t get too excited…it’s pretty boring stuff!)
I get asked a lot about whether I diet or not, whether I drink alcohol or not, and stuff like that…and here’s the thing. For me personally, I enjoy life in moderation. I cannot live on salads alone and I also know it’s not healthy to live on brownies alone either, so I try and meet in the middle. I try and eat a balanced diet of lean protein, fruits and veggies with a little extra fun thrown in there too. I really just strive for moderation.
As for alcohol, my general opinion in life is that I would rather eat my calories than drink them.
If given a choice between any drink with calories or food, I pick food…so I stay away from drinks with calories (and alcoholic drinks therefore are included). Sodas, sweet teas, lemonades, Gatorades, cocktails…they’re all good but they all have calories, so I almost exclusively drink water. If I skip all of the caloric drinks then I feel like I can have a little dessert instead (and I have a big sweet tooth, so I would much rather have dessert than a drink!). Here is the ONE BIG exception to this rule…I enjoy coffee with a bit of cream and I love a latte…so, I do have that drink every day :).
Here you go…a typical day in my diet…