Nov 06

Final Day Regular Person Regular Food

 Debbie Hatch  |  Family & F.I.T.
This will be my last (3rd) in the Regular Person Regular Day Regular Food series, and it’s actually a two-for-one encompassing yesterday and part of today.  I hope you’ve found them somewhat helpful.  I’d love your feedback.
I’ve had a headache and not much of an appitite.
Two things of note.  
  • The headaches are pretty typical right now.  They are caused by fluctuations in hormones during my monthly cycle.  One of the fun benefits of being over 50 and starting peri-menopause.  I’m not “sick”.  This will last for a couple of days and it’s just a fact of life right now.
  • Even though I didn’t particularly feel like eating, I ate.  Sometimes our bodies are on track and sometimes they’re not.  I don’t eat every time I feel like I want to:  I don’t fail to eat every time I’m not “really” hungry.

MEAL 1 yesterday


Protein pancake sandwich. 

15 grams vanilla protein powder, 10 grams oat flour, 2 egg whites, a little baking powder, splash of almond milk and 1/2 tsp glucomannan.

1 tbsp peanut butter
1/3 banana, cut into slices

Coffee, omega 3, vitamin D, iron and 2 multis.






I was super excited to finally get back to hot yoga yesterday – even with a headache (again, please remember, I’m not “sick”).   I started doing this 6 years ago but haven’t been since we left Vegas, so it’s been a couple of years.  Whoa!!  Time goes by much too quickly!!  It’s a 90 minute class.  It’s 90-105 degrees in the room.

I have scoliosis.  The heat, stretches, and flexibility feel great.




Today, I left home early and had breakfast in-transit.  Trutein pumpkin pie protein powder in almond milk, strawberries and coffee.  It definitely doesn’t have to be fancy.

    My personal priorities are protein, carbs, and coffee to start my day.


MEAL 2  Chicken salad and small, grilled pita.
Spinach, Tomato, Cucumbers, Chicken, Olives

Spinach, Tomato, Cucumbers, Chicken, Olives

Is salad always the best option?  
Absolutely not!!  If I add a ton of cheese, eggs, dressing, and croutons, my salad can actually have more calories and fat than what is frequently considered “unhealthy”.
Let me be clear here:  I do NOT believe there is “good” and “bad” food.  I think we can eat whatever we choose, BUT I also think we need to be mindful.  There’s a lot of misinformation out there.  Like, “salad is always healthy.”
To make my point, let’s look at the nutritional content of Chilli’s Boneless Buffalo Chicken Salad and a Whopper.
Are you surprised?

Sweet peppers with Skinny Cow cheese wedges

and…MEAL 3

Tilapia with buffalo panko baked with beets and greens.

The empty spot on my plate was for quinoa.
Have you tried it?  If not…why not?  I cook it just like rice and, in fact, it was in the rice cooker which I forgot to turn on.  Oops.
rice cooker
Quinoa was done about 10 minutes after I finished my tilapia.
What’s so great about quinoa? (By the way, it’s pronounced “Keen-wa”)
 Other than being incredibly versatile, 1 cup contains 8 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber, manganese, magnesium, folate, and iron.  It’s also gluten free.

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