What I Eat 2018

What I Eat 2018

July 18, 2019 100 By William Morgan


– What I eat in a day.
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Hi ladies!
It’s Erin, and welcome back to my channel.
Through my channel Busbee Style,
my goal is to help women just like you
who are busy juggling life,
look like you have your act
together, even if you don’t.
Today I wanna talk about
what I eat in a day.
What I eat, what I don’t eat.
This is one of the most common
questions I get, especially lately.
I think it’s because I’ve definitely
stepped up my game in
the fitness department.
So a lot of you are wondering
“What the heck is she eating?”
And I’ve done a video like this before
but it’s been several years,
so I thought it was worth
redoing and updating.
And giving you the scoop
on where I am right
now with diet and food.
The first key for me in terms of eating
is to not limit myself in any capacity.
It’s kind of like a mind
game I play with myself.
The minute I say to myself
I can’t eat something,
I feel constricted and
I feel like I want that.
So if I tell myself I can’t eat pizza,
pizza will be the first thing I wanna eat.
I have never been the type of person
who can go on a diet of any type.
Because the minute I do that,
my head is swimming with all
the things that I can’t eat.
Where normally if I don’t do that,
I don’t have that kind of
relationship with food.
I just eat what I’m
gonna eat and that’s it.
But if I start mentally saying
oh, you can’t have this, this,
this, this, this, this
and this, then I’m done.
So for me, a sustainable,
everyday attainable goal
is to just eat sensibly and
to limit certain things.
Before I talk a little
bit more about specifics,
I just wanna say I’m not a nutritionist.
If you need that, you should
go see a nutritionist.
I mean, I think that’s a
really cool thing to do
for yourself if that’s something
that you’re interested in.
Then can now do blood type
tests to see if you’re deficient
in any vitamins or specific nutrients.
Might be worth considering,
I kinda wanna do it myself.
But I feel like your body
also kind of tells you
what is going on and
what you’re deficient in,
and what you are wanting.
So again, I don’t limit
myself in any real way.
I just try to eat things in moderation.
I try to limit sugar, even
though I love sugar so much.
I’m a total sugar addict.
I like sugary coffee
creamer, I like ice cream,
I love Hot Tamales and Lemonheads.
And I love those Sour
Patch watermelon candies.
I love candy, I am a total
and complete sugar fiend.
So it’s really a battle
for me to limit sugar.
What I do as a compromise is I still have
my sugary coffee creamer in the morning,
and I also have one
ice cream bar at night.
And that’s usually a
Skinny Cow ice cream bar.
So I know its calories and
sugar are not the best for you,
but I just know this about myself.
I need a little sugar every day.
I know some of you can go without sugar
and you’re like “You don’t need it
“and your body doesn’t need it.”
Of course it doesn’t.
But I just am a happier, better person
if I have a little sugar every day.
So I will have a Skinny Cow ice cream bar
every day after dinner.
And usually we eat early,
so that means I’m having
that ice cream bar
usually before eight o’clock.
After eight, I usually
don’t eat much of anything.
Which is, I think, part of the reason
I’m able to maintain weight.
The other thing I do
that’s probably not normal
for most people is a type of fasting.
There’s a huge kind of
pushback to fasting.
What they call intermittent fasting.
And there’s a lot of science behind it.
I’ll link a podcast that my
husband clued me into below
that’s really interesting, and I think
one of those things you should listen to.
I will have coffee in the morning
and then I don’t eat much
until around lunchtime.
So I don’t have breakfast.
Which I know a lot of you will be like
“No, breakfast is the most
important meal of the day!”
I just don’t.
I’m not that hungry in the morning.
After coffee, I’m happy to
just not eat for a while.
Until lunchtime.
That’s another thing I do
that may be a little strange.
So I don’t eat after eight,
and I don’t eat much before noon.
So there’s a whole chunk of
time where I’m not eating food.
I also don’t do a lot of carbs.
So I try to limit bread intake
if I’m doing a sandwich or something.
I wanted to show you this bread
’cause I just kind of
discovered it recently.
It’s called Organic Bread Powerseed Bread.
So it’s low sugar, low carb
and high in whole grains,
and high in protein for bread.
So it’s like five grams
of protein per slice.
And so I love the taste of this,
and I think it’s a healthier bread option.
Not as sugar-packed as a lot of the
whole wheat breads are,
or whole grain breads.
So I do this bread, one
or two slices a day.
I might do an avocado
toast with this bread.
Or eggs and one piece of
toast with this bread.
And then I don’t really eat any
other kind of carbohydrates.
So I’m not gonna do potatoes or pasta.
I will maybe occasionally
do a rice with dinner,
like a brown rice or whole grain rice.
But that’s about it.
And sometimes we’ll have taco night
and then I’ll have a
tortilla with the taco.
What I’m eating is not carb-heavy at all.
It’s actually very low in carbohydrates.
Not a lot of breads, not a lot of pastas.
I drink milk, I eat yogurt,
when I’m craving sugar
and it’s too early for my ice cream bar.
I’ll have plain yogurt
with honey and granola.
I love that combination so much.
Or I’ll have a low glycemic fruit,
like a pear, or an apple, or strawberries.
They are low glycemic, which
means that your blood sugar
doesn’t spike when you eat those fruits.
So it’s more sustained
energy versus a spike.
If that makes sense.
They’re also great if you’re diabetic.
So those are kind of what
I would go to for snacks.
My cheat snacks, the
snacks that I have when
I’m cheating are definitely
popcorn and just more sugar.
Like I’ll have regular vanilla ice cream
or like maybe I’ll have
a box of Hot Tamales
(laughs)
on a road trip.
Or maybe it’s like chocolate chip cookies.
Or maybe it’s a piece of cake after dinner
or at a party or something like that.
I try to stick to this kind of plan
even though I don’t like to
call it a plan, ’cause again,
it’s the whole mind game thing.
I try to stick to it, but
I’m not very strict about it.
And that’s how I’m successful with it.
So if I do it like 80% of the time,
I feel like that’s pretty darn good.
And the other 20%, if
I cheat here and there,
I’m not gonna worry about it.
I’m not gonna worry about having
a couple slices of pizza with
my kids one night, you know?
It’s just I’m not gonna have
a panic attack about it.
The other thing that I’ve
been trying to incorporate
more into my diet day in
and day out are greens.
So I did this one week
of a plant-based diet.
It’s a company called Sakara, S-A-K-A-R-A.
And I thought I was gonna die.
I need meat, I cannot
do a plant-based diet.
Everybody’s different, so you
may love a plant-based diet.
And I thought I would
love it, but I did not.
I was craving meat the whole time.
One of the things that I took away
from that plant-based diet
was the sheer amount of greens
you’re supposed to eat in a day.
You’re supposed to have six
cups of greens every single day.
Six.
I did notice at the end of the
five days of the plant diet
that my skin looked better,
everything looked a little bit more glowy.
I didn’t necessarily feel better,
but I definitely saw the
difference in my skin.
I would like to incorporate
more greens into my diet,
whether that’s having a smoothie
with a buncha chopped up greens in it,
or maybe a spinach salad,
maybe just some broccoli with the salad.
That might get me the six cups of greens.
I just wanted to share that with you guys
because that was something I noticed
from that plant-based diet for a week.
I did notice my skin improved quite a bit
when I did eat more greens.
So I think that’s a great goal for us all,
if we can pull it off.
I’m looking into a smoothie service
that delivers smoothies that
are chock full of greens.
And I will keep you posted on that.
So that’s just another little thing
I’m thinking about doing, but yeah.
So lean proteins, but
I still eat red meat.
I’ll still eat red meat.
Vegetables, low carbs, low sugar.
I eat dairy, I eat eggs, I
drink milk, I have yogurt.
That’s sort of how I go about it.
And then the period of time
where I’m not eating that much food.
Which is between eight
and noon the next day.
That’s how I do it, guys.
Again, is this the right way?
Everybody’s different,
everybody’s body’s different,
everybody’s cravings are different.
Everybody’s different up here.
You may have to play different
mind games with yourself.
I don’t know.
I can’t jump in there and
help you with that one.
But I do know that you’ve gotta find
something that is sustainable
for you and realistic for you.
Because what works for one
person may not work for another.
I mean, I know because I’ve tried.
I can’t do the Whole30 thing.
I can’t eat paleo, I can’t do that!
Like, no!
In fact I think I gained
weight when I did that
(laughs)
’cause I was eating dried
apricots by the fistful.
And I just can’t do it.
It’s not sustainable for me.
So you have to know
what’s sustainable for you
and that is the key, because
I feel like when you do this,
the rollercoaster, that’s
where you run into trouble.
So my whole life I’ve always
just tried to kinda stay
within this five pound window.
Which I’ve done for the most part
except when I’ve been pregnant.
And those first couple years in college.
So I think that’s a
realistic and good goal.
Just to eat sensibly, eat in moderation.
Do give into your cravings
every once in a while.
If you do the 80-20 rule,
I think that’s a good one.
80% you’re trying to stick to the plan,
and 20% is cheating or
having little cheat moments.
I think that’s kind of a
healthy approach to it.
And I would read up on the,
well, first of all,
the blood type diet, I think it’s called.
Or the seeing a nutritionist
and getting a diet based
on your blood type.
I think there’s some really
interesting elements to that.
And I also would read up or listen up
about the intermittent fasting,
since there is so much
science supporting that now.
And also the greens
and incorporating more
greens into your day-to-day.
I feel like that was a big giant ramble.
But that is what I’m
eating and that is my plan
and my outlook on food, and
my relationship with food.
Do let me know if you
have any questions at all.
Again, I’m not a nutritionist,
I’m not sure I can answer those.
But I would be happy to share
more about what I’m doing.
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