I have an odd habit of sneaking looks into other people’s fridges, cupboards and into their shopping carts at the grocery store. Yes, I know it’s strange, but I’m curious to see what other people eat on a daily basis. Call it food voyeurism. So, as part of TIART’s “Gimme Food” feature I’ve decided to put my personal food stuffs on display.
You’ll notice a suspicious lack of the normal running staples. No bagels, no pasta, no dairy and no soy. I do occasionally eat teff or rice porridge before or after long runs. However, I mostly (about 90% of the time) follow a pretty clean food regime. No dairy, no grains, no processed sugars. I eat a lot of vegetables, protein, berries, nuts and some fruit. It’s also known as the popular Paleo Diet or Caveman Diet. I stress that it’s not so much a diet as a general way of eating. I wasn’t looking to lose a lot of weight when I started my little food experiment about 4 months ago. It took awhile to get used to, but I’ve seen great improvements in my health (no more acne – or at least not as much – improved energy, fewer stomach aches, better mood) and running (faster times, better stamina, quicker recovery)
1. Foods currently inhabiting my fridge
First Floor: Arm & Hammer Baking Soda to keep things fresh (not technically a food), a tower of canned seafoods in the back – salmon, shrimp and clams – organic apple sauce, dijon mustard, jar of chicken fat/juice (ewww, just throw it out!) olives, bay leaves, leftover roasted chicken, hazelnut butter
Second Floor: 2 boxes of eggs, salad greens, swiss chard, celery and carrots
The door: Almond butter (stored upside down so it doesn’t separate), more mustard, fish oil capsules, mayonnaise, curry paste, my mom’s delicious peach chutney for special occasions, and two bottles of apple cider vinegar
And the cupboards:
Cupboard Highlights: Massive quantities of tea, coffee, 1-cup drip coffee maker (the red cone), coconut milk, coconut oil, walnut oil, pumpkin seeds, another can of salmon and a tupperware full of random spices.
Favorite Vices: Coffee and red wine
Favorite Splurge Foods: gelato, macaroons
Favorite Post Run Meal: Kippers served over two over-medium eggs (sounds gross, but it’s soooo good!)
Foods I Love but Don’t Eat: Lattés, quesadillas, grilled cheese sandwiches, Diet Coke
Foods I Just love: Steak, macadamia nuts, bananas smothered in almond butter (yum!), eggs served about any wa
In fact, I just polished off a banana smothered in almond butter as I finished this post! HA.