19. February 2014 by swissfitchick
Good morning! As I am writing this, it’s Tuesday afternoon and I’m sitting on the Terrasse of the beach coffee place right down our beach house.
You’re welcome. Ok, saaaaar-eeyy, but hey, I’m sending at least 50% of the sun your way!! Promised. Thank you Jenn for being an amazing hostess of our favorite day of the week. Food stalking day.
Days here look like this: wake up – meditate – workout – protein shake&supplements – chilling – breakfast – doing something (like beach walks, shopping, reading, chilling, checking out the area) – Lunch – doing more – Dinner – evening beach walk (sometimes with a drink or wine) – Sleep. I’m ok with that.
Speaking of workouts: my calves. Oh. my. GEE. SO SORE. I can NOT walk properly and don’t even imagine how I look when walking down a stair. Damn you, beach runs.
I ate Quinoa Flakes OR glutenfree oats with eggwhites, a maximum amount of cinnamon, berries and some kind of Quinoa puffs (no idea – check out the pic) topped with more fruit, cacao pimped soy yogurt and sometimes a sugarfree McVities kind of Cookie for breakfast the last few days. Green tea on the side.
For those who are wondering – yes, I eat eggs again. After I figured that with all the eliminating stress my ED is creeping back in and shows up with old habits and anxieties, I realized that this is doing more harm than good. I now stick to cutting out gluten (did that before anyway), limit dairy to a minimum and having nuts only once in a while. That works pretty well, but I can not be without the eggs. Besides that, I don’t feel bad with eating them, I feel perfectly ok. Cause again – I’m not allergic, all I have is a sensitity. When eating gluten and dairy, I can feel I bloat up or get cramps, but it goes away. Nothing like so with eggs.
So breakfast is more like a brunch – I get up at 7, have my shake at 10 and then eat ‘brunch’ at noohn. So lunch comes up at around 3:30 in form of chicken, veggies and some sweet potato or gf bread. Eaten at the beach whenever possible.
Yesterday, I ate it at the shopping mall. Sandro was a little irritated when I grabbed a box with chicken and salad out of my purse. ‘I carry my chicken with me wherever I go!’ I said and thought of this guy. Sorry – insider joke. Whatever, Sandro then purchased a pink foodbox for me including tupperwares, coolpacks, shaker and little spaces for daily stuff (Phone, Key, Make up, supplements,
Blender etc.). My life will be so organized now. (NOT).
Dinner – one night we digged out the table grill. You know that you are in a Swiss Beach House when there’s a Raclette Oven. We skipped the cheese, but grilled some delicious beef steaks. The next day, we went to Benalmadena and had dinner at the harbour in our favorite Italian restaurant. I was rebellish and shared a bruschetta platter with Sandro. I felt terrible after, but it was worth it. That pesto….SO good.
I usually go for the Pasta there, since it is heaven. But I didn’t want to upset my tummy even more and ordered sole stuffed with prawns and oven roasted vegetables. After scratching off the sauce (I am NOT a fan of sauces at all but forgot to tell the waiter), it was pretty good. As mentioned, the last few weeks I had some ED thoughts attacking me and with that, I started to get back into panic mode when ‘unsafe’ food was around. So I decided I need some practise, clam down and relax. We’re having different kinds of dairy free dark chocolate around the house now, candies and some more or less healthy cookies. The task is to enjoy a piece or 2 every day (if I feel like it), but being able to be around it without caring and without eating the whole package or not at all. It works so far – pretty darn well!!
One night I nibbled on this Canadian Almond Chocolate bar I got from my wonderful Canadian Bestie, Jen. THIS is AMAZING stuff!! So for my fellow Canadians – if you have a chance to get this out of Vancouver, I can SO recommend it, it’s absolutely delicious!! Sooooo…that’s it lovelies!! I hope you are having a great day!
Canadians, have you ever heard of this bar?
Which country would you like to explore, foodwise?
Do you have a lot of sweets at home, and if so, is it ‘dangerous’ for you?