Oh my gosh, I feel SO SO SO much better than I did yesterday. All day long yesterday I had zero energy and felt almost sick I was so lethargic. Today, on the other hand, I have oodles of energy and feel at the top of my game. I’m giving credit to my super Green Monster this morning, obviously!
I was actually just answering a question about this in the comments to a reader who asked me how long a GM keeps me full. The answer is about 3-4 hours. Really. Smoothies never used to keep me full but I think my body has gotten used to them and now if I have anything heavier (like oat bran yesterday), I just feel so bloated, heavy and tired all day long. I’m not saying a big bowl of carbs in the morning is bad—oatmeal is great for you—but I just feel so incredibly energized and full of life when I drink a green smoothie instead. The boyfriend agrees!
So this morning I was pretty productive and wrote another article for True/Slant on how to keep your take-out meals healthy! Check it out here! I also shipped off the Super Charge Me cookies to Amy and brought over some for my parents as well. I may or may not have nibbled on half a cookie (from my parent’s batch, not Amy’s lol) while I ran around. 😉
For lunch, I met Ryan at our favorite casual spot–Burrito Boarder! I LOVE this place because they are so laid back and friendly. Plus, going there makes me think of my brother with all the surfboards hanging on the wall; he would have loved it! Anyways, they are very eco-friendly and healthy and I love being able to customize my lunch. Today I got a baja grilled fish burrito bowl….extra spicy!
In my bowl I had:
- grilled mahi mahi
- extra helping of black beans
- mexican cheese sprinkled lightly on top
SO GOOD. I saved a ton of fat & calories by opting not to get a tortilla or white rice. But you already knew to do that if you read my article. 😉 Of course I doused it with extra hot sauce and shared Ryan’s chips as well! These chips are hot and worth every single calorie. There are some things a girl just should never say no to.