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What I Eat In A Day

When I published my first “What I Eat In A Day” post a few months ago, I had no idea what to expect.

So I was happily surprised when the post received such an outpouring of positive reader feedback, with many people writing in to say they loved seeing the example of how a vegan day in the life might look. As I mention in the first post, there’s no typical day for me, but the amount of food stays pretty constant. I’ve also never been one of those people who can go even a day without dessert!

If you missed it, the first post can be found here: Everything I Eat In A Day – Part 1

 

What I Eat In A Day

I wake up hungry and usually snack on a handful of nuts as I check emails, maybe post to Instagram, and make breakfast.

Today I also ate a few strawberries that needed to be used up. If I’m going running in the morning, I’ll make a cup of coffee and have a more substantial first breakfast.

That’s about 1-3 times per week, depending on whether or not I feel like running.

I’ll never again force myself to exercise if I don’t feel like it, after being an obsessive exerciser for years.

Anyways, no running or coffee today.

day in the life

Breakfast

Lately, I’ve been craving savory food for breakfast.

Today was two Homemade English Muffins–one of my favorite recipes in my new cookbook–toasted in the oven with organic vegan buttery spread, kale sautéed with olive oil and garlic, and caramelized cherry tomatoes.

It looks fancy, but honestly the tomatoes took under a minute to prepare, and all I did for the kale was throw it into the cast-iron skillet the day before and let it cook as I put my groceries away.

Lunch

Lunch was even easier to prepare.

Heat up some leftover Buffalo Chickpea Chili from the freezer, dice an avocado and throw it on top, and finish the meal by breaking off a piece of extra-dark (95%) chocolate.

My blog title really is a good name for me.

chocolate larabars

Snack 1

I always get hungry in the afternoon, and—surprise—it’s usually for chocolate.

Today was homemade cashewmilk and a Chocolate Brownie Paleo Bar.

cheesy broccoli rice

Dinner

Dinner was this Broccoli Cheesy Rice, also from the cookbook.

I added extra broccoli and served it with sautéed mushrooms on the side.

I could eat this meal every single day – it is the epitome of creamy comfort food.

Snack 2

Nighttime snack: Chocolate Peanut Butter Nice Cream

More creamy comfort food. And also more chocolate. Katies are simple creatures, and we know what we like.

That’s usually it for the day in terms of eating, but on this particular night I went out later and had a glass of red wine as well.

 

Daily Total: 3,003 calories

(As a vegan, I also take Vitamin B12 and Omega 3s each day.)

Link To The Full Nutrition Facts

 

 

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Published on May 1, 2017

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    • Georgie Amies says

      I simply don’t believe this is what you eat in a day. It’s a work of fiction. You know it. And I know it.

  1. Molly Shave says

    Hi Katie,
    Thanks for sharing what you eat, it looks delicious! I know there has been a lot of debate about how many calories you are eating and how you stay skinny, etc, but I wanted to add my two cents because I was eating a similar way. In high school I was very skinny (not quite as skinny as you though perhaps), and when we did health class I recorded that I was eating about 3000 calories per day (and a lot of that was junk) and I was not gaining any weight. I think the teacher assumed I just did it wrong (I later went on to get a bachelors in Biochemistry, and was acing all my classes at the time, so I really think I was pretty accurate).
    It turns out I was (and am) suffering from celiac disease. Despite eating a lot of calories my body was not able to absorb a lot of the nutrition. I also found myself eating a very high fat diet at the time because it helped my body to feel better. If you develop any gastrointestinal symptoms, joint pain, weird rashes, etc (there are so many potential symptoms), I would recommend having your doctor look into the possibility of celiac. (I’ve been strictly gluten free – the treatment for celiac – for 5 years and now follow a normal caloric level diet and it is enough for me, a number of other seemingly unrelated health issues cleared up for me too). Take it or leave it, just my two cents, but hopefully this comment might help shed some light someday if that is what’s going on for you or anyone reading the comments :-). Have a great day!

  2. Laura S. says

    I once worked with a lady that was so skinny it was actually a little scary….seriously I could almost wrap one hand around her upper thigh. Everyone always commented on her weight, I actually felt sorry for her for having people be so focused on it. But she everyone back for the jokes at lunchtime. Almost every day she would go to the pizzeria down the block and order a full-size, 12-inch, meatball hero on Italian bread (and I am NOT joking) and 2 large chocolate chip cookies with a large Coca-Cola and eat every bite right in front of us. It was hilarious! People stopped eating in the lunchroom with her because the delicious smell of her food would put everyone off their salads LOL! This lady couldn’t gain weight if she tried. Its not scientific, its not what anyone could calculate and make sense of but it was her situation. If she had underlying health problems I didn’t know about it. She certainly wasn’t healthy though. She smoked a pack of cigarettes a day and never worked out either. Skinny as a rail. Katie can eat this was because of genetics. Don’t follow her lead if you know its not going to work for you, period.

  3. Amy says

    Hi Katie,

    Have you by any chance been tested for hyperthyroidism? For a lightly (or even moderately) active female, you seem to have energy needs much higher than the norm (I’m not a doctor but do have a relevant degree and a fair amount of medical knowledge in this area). Hyperthyroidism can have serious consequences if left unaddressed. It may be worth talking about your high metabolism with your doctor to see what they think. That being said you may just have a rare genetic makeup which elevates your metabolic rate above the norm without necessarily having negative consequences. Just a thought!

    Thanks for the great recipes, I’ve been following your blog for many years.

    Wishing you the best,

    Amy

  4. Laney says

    Wowwww!! A LOT of JEALOUSY and a SHI-TON OF TROLLS!!

    I’m 5’2” and weigh 100 pounds. I eat about 1500-2000 calories per day on a paleo/keto diet. Sometimes when I feel really sick and extra weak, I will eat up to 2300 cal.

    The past 10 years I’ve suffered from mold poisoning caused by a low functioning immune system by gluten intolerance. My Functional/Integrative MD was shocked by the sad amount of white blood cells that I even had (she is a survivor of cancer, twice). So I’m pretty sedentary. Anything shooting my heart rate up makes my body think a dire emergency is taking place since it’s been in fight flight for eons. So I take it easy and do no cardio when working out.

    When I tried to be vegan or even vegetarian in the 90’s, I definitely felt like I was eating double the amount, no such thing as calorie “counters” and companies BARELY started putting “nutrition facts” labels on ANYTHING.

    In defense of Katie, she has no reason to lie. People who accuse others of lying about petty things with such force and malice are usually doing the lying…

    Also, losing weight is NOT supposed to be a struggle… Yet Americans have this struggle, due to underlying medical problems, processed foods, poor gut health, inflammation. I spent quite a lot of time in France (and Western Europe), and the French oddly do not have sugar or carb cravings, or binge eat. Nobody wants to take home the leftover candy at the end of the French Halloween party. They eat very little if any processed foods. A weight gain of 5 lbs is treated like a life changing event (much like gaining 30 pounds on a 5’ frame is seen in the US).

    Thanks to Katie and her recipe “coconut ice cream 5 ways” I spent 6 weeks eating that as meals (I made it with different proteins from collagen, bone broth, chia, spinach) plus spiked chocolate walnut bread. With sides of crispy roasted kale and veggies du jour, everyday.

    I did not gain an ounce but lost weight since the proteins allowed my gut to heal a bit and reduce overall inflammation. I enjoyed every second of it.

    THANK YOU SO MUCH KATIE! ❤️❤️❤️ HUGE FAN HERE!! Many thanks for enriching my life and the lives of others!!

    • CCK Media Team says

      Thank you so much for the kind comment and for making the coconut ice cream. Spiked chocolate walnut bread sounds amazing, for so many reasons…
      (Katie)

  5. Anonymous says

    I don’t understand why people discuss about other people on a comment page meant to comment on the post, and not judge or lose their mind because of one comment. I have been reading all these comments and found only a few that were helpful. Other ones just give me a signal of some hate, problems, confusion, envy, and deciding they know something more than another. Even if they do it puts someone down one way or another, and I will ask please, to comment on the post or someone else and reread it and remove any words or tone that might spike a small fight. Have an awesome day!

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