Fit Files: What I Eat.


I got several requests to do a post about what I eat. Talking about food is always funny because people have such strong opinions about it. “You don’t eat enough! You eat too much! You eat too much sodium. Too many carbs! Ew, you eat that? You’re gross!” And I’ve never thought to share what I eat here because frankly it’s not very interesting, and I wouldn’t say I’m the picture of body goals. I like how I look but there’s no thigh gap to be seen here, folks! I’m just under 5’8 and wear a size 6 most of the time. I have no idea how much I weigh because I hate scales (I have obsessive compulsive tendencies so I avoid them so not to become crazy). But I get it. Hearing what someone eats is kind of like seeing what’s in someone’s bag… it’s kind of fun to see! So here we go….

Every morning, I make Gwyneth’s Morning Smoothie. Yes, I’m a total Gwyneth fangirl and went to Moon Juice and bought all the powders she uses. I do add a big handful of frozen berries and another handful of spinach to mine. I’ve been making her smoothie every morning for the past couple weeks and love how it makes me feel. It’s a really nice way to start the day. I still can’t tell if all of those powders are worth the money but I do know that the smoothie makes me feel really good and keeps me full til lunch. I’m not sure I will repurchase all of the powders (they get expensive) but I definitely like starting my day with some sort of a smoothie.

With breakfast I’ll have a cup of coffee and some almond milk (I make it with my Nespresso machine… if I’m feeling fancy I will use my little milk frother to make a cappuccino. Usually I’m not fancy.)

If I do get hungry I’ll snack on Nourish’s granola balls. Right now, Coco’nilla Crunch is my favorite.

For lunch and dinner, one meal is usually eaten at home, and one is usually eaten out. I’ve said it before but I am out a lot. I have a lot of networking that I do for the blog, but also there is seeing friends and dating… you know, just living life! If I’m at a restaurant I’ll try to be healthy most of the time. My favorite things to get are sashimi, a big salad, a ceviche if I’m at a Mexican restaurant, or just whatever version of grilled chicken and veggies the restaurant is serving.

If I’m home, it’s usually quick and easy. Here are my favorite things to make. (Don’t judge the frozen meals, please!) Keep in mind I’m single and live alone, so everything needs to be portioned for one, or easy to reheat up the next day.

  • A big salad (usually spinach, goat cheese, + a small tomato and half a cucumber cut up) with gluten free chicken tenders on top.
  • Gwyneth’s chicken meatballs (one of my all-time fave recipes) with salad or veggies.
  • An omelette. I’ll use two eggs + a little goat cheese, tomatoes, and spinach. Sometimes I’ll add random things to it, depending on what is in my kitchen. Lately I’ve been into folding in half an avocado which is delicious!
  • Avocado toast on gluten free bread. (I mix lemon juice, vegan mayo, + red pepper flakes with half an avocado)
  • Udi’s gluten free spinach and feta pizza. This is a good quick fix. It’s delicious and not terrible for you.
  • Soup! My favorite soup recipes can be found here, here, and here.

My favorite snacks (besides those granola balls) are celery + hummus, chia seed pudding (I’ll make my own or go to Juice Press after my barre class), and fresh berries. And when I’m traveling I usually have either Go Macro bars or KIND bars (I love the honey mustard).

And my favorite cookbooks are this one from Gwyneth (natch… and just pre-ordered her new one) and The Oh She Glows Cookbook. I’ve said it before but I try to eat gluten + dairy free as much as possible (this is purely for vanity reasons, though I do feel better when I avoid both). I ate regular pizza yesterday and my stomach is a wreck today.

A couple times a week I will splurge. Usually that just means going to dinner and not worrying about sharing a delicious appetizer, having a little bit of pasta or a few bits of dessert. It’s really all about moderation. I have a few really gross things that I love (the pretzel bites with cheese at the movies are my everything) and while I’m not a huge candy person I do love Sour Patch Watermelons. I try to eat as healthy as possible as much as I can so that when I do splurge I don’t feel terrible about it.


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  1. Loved learning this about you. Interesting to me personally. I can’t eat 100% clean. Makes me miserable. So I have little treats everyday and use a day on the weekend for like dining at a restaurant. Choosing healthy alternatives has made a world of different with how I feel!

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  2. terri martin:

    haha yeah, I am definitely one of those people who loves seeing what other people eat. I eat a few frozen things too every now and then… it’s just easier when you are cooking for one!

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  3. kelly owens:

    SO excited for gwyneth’s cookbook!

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  4. mary:

    love the idea of doing a big omelette or egg scramble for lunch!

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  5. Elizabeth:

    Hey! Thinking about hopping on the Morning Smoothie train and was curious, how long do you find the powders last if you have a smoothie a morning. Weighing pros and cons of purchasing them all to see if I notice a big difference in how I feel.

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    • graceatwood:

      Hi Elizabeth! So… they are all different sizes. The protein powder is very large… it’s the cordyceps and ho-shou-wa that are smaller. I’ve been making the smoothie every day for two weeks or so and both of those are halfway done. I’m trying to decide whether they are really worth it. I think I’m going to try making it with just the protein, maca, and ashwangdah to see if I notice a difference.

      Also… I don’t always include a dust in mine (those are also smaller containers, too)

      Hope that’s helpful!

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