I was just asked what I eat in an average day to get enough nutrients and calories to fuel a fairly active lifestyle. Let me start with what I usually DO in a day. I run a neurocognition lab. This means that I manage projects, work on protocols and run experiments, collect data, and a million more things. On the side, I work on a few publications to add to my CV, I run and lift, I take care of a precious st bernard–in a nutshell, plenty happens.
It’s fair to say that I have never eaten on a schedule. I am NOT a morning person and have never been able to eat breakfast, not even as a kid (my idea of breakfast refers to 11 am at the earliest). So I start eating late, but don’t stop for the rest of the day. I eat pretty much at all times, very frequently.
Here is what I eat in a day (instead of writing “smoothies”, I will list the ingredients here)–these are the constant ingredients, but sometimes I add to them:
3-4 bananas, 4-5 cups of berries, at least 1 large stem of broccoli, 2 lemons, lots of kale, a bunch of spinach, 3-4-5 tomatoes, 1.5-2 cucumbers, radishes, probably about 2-3 cups of beans, plenty of carrots, 1 mango, usually 1 avocado, 4 or so cups of almond milk, a bunch of nuts/seeds, flaxseed, humus, sometimes-totrilla chips, usually some form of breads of crackers, and sometimes I cook something if I have the time-quinoa, lentils, or a soup. I’m sure I am forgetting something. I am never hungry!