Monday, January 16, 2012

Healthy Eating 101

"If you were falling, then I would catch you.
You need a light, I'd find a match.

Cause I love the way you say good morning.
And you take me the way I am."

-"The Way I Am", Ingrid Michaelson

To me that song is the perfect Sunday morning with a cup of tea in a powder blue cup, laying snuggled up with a novel on a rainy day.

Okay so I don't have a lot of time to blog today because I slacked on my homework because of good old MLKJ day so today's post will be brief:

Background on my eating habits: I'm naturally really slender which I've found this to be a mixed blessing because while I don't struggle with losing weight, I find it hard to motivate myself to eat healthy. Chocolate and basically anything horribly unhealthy is my weakness... cheesecake, burgers, truffles

But lately, I've been trying to incorporate healthier foods into my diet, usually by replacing junk food with healthier snacks. And here are my 3 tips of the day for healthy eating:

1. Buy a water bottle. Preferably a cute one.
I don't know what about chic water bottles but they motivate me drink A LOT of water. With regular plastic bottles, I drink maybe one bottle, but ever since I picked up my Starbucks cold cup, I've been drinking NON-STOP. I usually fill this up with healthy juices and then refill it at the water fountain in between classes. And the simplicity of the design allows you to refill it with whatever you want... tea, juices, coffee, because the cleanup is easy. You can find cold cups anywhere, and they come in MANY MANY cute designs.

     2. Shop at healthy food stores
Whenever I go to Walmart I find myself reaching for the raspberry chip ice cream or the king-sized Reeses, so to get rid of this temptation altogether, I go to healthy food markets. The atmosphere of it just makes me want to fill myself up with healthy, nutritious foods. Today I went to Whole Foods and picked up:


 3. Always have packaged snacks at hand
This will save you a trip to the vending machine stuffed with high-calorie, high-sugar and diet-breaking foods. Share snacks with friends and bounce ideas off of each other. I find that my runner friends are the best eaters and they've introduced me to COUNTLESS healthy snacks. Things I'm loving: CLIFF bars, LUNA bars (seriously the best snack bars ever. They literally melt in your mouth), Stretch Island All Natural Fruit Peels, dried fruit, wheat thins, and pretzel thins. 

But remember guys, it's okay to eat out! I did today at Panera and it was SO GOOD. I have no regrets (;

Okay well off to the gym. I might post some workout tips or things I do at the gym to get toned, but that's a little off the fashion theme of this blog haha. See you guys later!!(:


  1. Good luck on the homeworks. I completely dread it.

    Yum, Panera sounds good right about now. Great advice for healthy eating 101.

  2. Panera food is SO GOOD! I worked there last summer....never eaten so well in my life! Cute blog

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  4. Thanks everyone!
    And yes, if I could, I would live at Panera and indulge in heavenly food every day. <3