One of the most common questions I receive is about what I eat.  I post a diner review every Saturday, but I don’t eat at a restaurant for every meal.  The diner meal only shows one out of 21ish meals I eat weekly.

For the first few years of blogging, I blogged a lot more about food.  Truth be told, everyone has their own opinion on what to eat and what not to eat.  I took several nutrition college courses for my major of public health, but I have no credentials to give food advice.  One direction I could have gone with the public health degree is getting masters in that field, but I learned quickly that I have no interest in giving people food advice.

I’m not a dietician or nutritionist, so I don’t feel comfortable giving out advice to people about nutrition. 

My personal blog only shows a glimpse of my life, and if I wanted just to talk about the cake I eat weekly, you might be under the impression all I eat is cake.  Similarly, if I wanted just to talk about my love for Greek salads, you might think I just eat Greek salads with salmon.  While both items are staples in my diet, I do eat other things. I’m not strict with my diet, and I enjoy life, food and everything as it comes my way.  I’m 5’7 and 130 pounds.  Height and weight are just numbers, so it doesn’t offend me to write them on the internet.  I seem to run well at this weight, so I have no interest in losing or gaining weight.

I feel like I just wrote a novel to share some of the foods I’ve been enjoying.  Sharing food on the internet is a tricky subject because bloggers normally don’t have credentials to give out advice about food.

My recent vacation, however, is the perfect excuse to show you more food and different the varieties of things I enjoy.  Since I was on vacation, I didn’t worry too much about eating that well.  I did have vegetables, but I also enjoyed dessert.  I don’t usually eat at a restaurant for 2-3 meals a day, but it was great to try new things.  For those who are catching up, we went to both San Diego and Los Angeles.

During vacation, I didn’t have any food I didn’t like.  Both my husband and I tried plenty of new things, but there was nothing I thought “wish we had gone somewhere else.”

Here are some of the things I tried: 

Ahi poke

Ahi pokes with avocado and sweet potato chips. The tuna was quite spicy and reminded me of sashimi.

maple bacon

The Bacon might be the gem of the weekend. “Man Candy” maple bacon from Fig Tree Cafe

ahi poke

Ahi tuna with a spicy sauce as well as avocado and cucumber

ghiradelli ice cream

Ice Cream from Ghirardelli Chocolate

salmon salad

One of my favorite salads of the week. The salmon was cooked perfectly, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it were caught the same day

Design your own custom cookie sandwich. Mine was red velvet cookie, cake batter ice cream and chocolate chip cookie

Design your custom cookie sandwich. Mine was red velvet cookie, cake batter ice cream and chocolate chip cookie

Classic post race burger and fries

Classic post race burger and fries

Salmon and Cous Cous

Salmon and Cous Cous

Studio Diner Pancakes

Studio Diner Pancakes

As you can see, my eating was all over the place.  I ate salads, but I also enjoyed dessert and different treats.  My opinion of food is truly like running…your overall health does not consist of one meal or one day of food.  Similarly, your overall fitness of running does not consist of one workout or race.  Both are the collection of consistent habits.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to let me know.

Questions for you:
What is your favorite post race meal?
What is your absolute favorite food?
Mine is either salmon, steak or eel


24 responses

  1. Love a big juicy burger with fries. And an ipa or two.
    All time favorite is probably pizza. You can have it so many ways and styles.
    Good thing it’s time for breakfast, I’m starving!

    • I go through phrases with burgers. For a long time, I didn’t care for them and would always order something else (normally steak). Recently I started enjoying them again.

  2. Pizza would have to me my favourite post race meal. As for my favourite food, I’d have to say lobster, but I’ve only been lucky enough to have tried it a couple of times in my life.

    I tried eel once, but I didn’t like it at all…. 🙁

  3. Ohh all of that food looks so great! And those pancakes look cool with the design on them! Favorite food is anything German..I love german potato salad, wurst, sauerbraten, etc etc etc. YUM!

  4. I love a good post race beer! I don’t really have a go-to food after a race, but I love me a nice cold beer.

    That custom ice cream sandwich is something out of a dream. What an awesome concept!

  5. Love your approach to food and healthy eating. I’ve definitely been guilty of getting too caught up in micromanaging, when it’s really the big picture that counts. And the best part of looking at it that way is that it doesn’t cause you to stress as much, which I don’t think enough people realize is a huge contributor to overall health.

    • Stress is such a huge contributor to health. Mental health is so important if not more important sometimes than physical health!

  6. We are seriously on the same page dessert-wise. You make me want that cookie sandwich SO badly. That’s my 3 favorite desserts in one. Anyways, I think it’s really tough in the blog world where there is so much scrutiny surrounding food choices. Either you eat too many salads and have an eating disorder, or you eat too many desserts and are extremely unhealthy. It’s impossible to show the full picture and everyone has their own opinions on what is healthy. It looks like you ate a lot of different things on vacation that you might not be able to eat at home which is always fun!

  7. Haha it’s kind of sad that we have to write disclaimers when bringing up this subject because I feel like there are some that are quick to make judgements about what others are eating! Wow those pictures all look right up my alley. I love all types of sea food, but I’m extremely landlocked so I don’t get it as often as I’d like.

  8. Okay I’m drooling over that cookie sandwich! All of this food looks delicious! I love anything with shrimp or salmon. Shrimp tacos have been a long time fav of mine!

    • I like shrimp but I never find them terribly filling. I always find myself hungry after eating shrimp…unless I eat 100. LOL

  9. Nice blogg on food, it nice to have a big burger and fries once in a while, your a salad and chicken eater mostly. Lol
    Post meal pasta and chicken,

    Favorite food is PIZZA PEPPERONI.

  10. Eel…very interesting! What does it taste like? I’m much the same. I don’t pay attention to what eat/calories anymore. There are things I’d like to clean up about my diet, but I don’t get too worked up about it. If I eat not so great one day, I tend to crave healthier things the next. It all works out!

    • I don’t honestly know what it tastes like…it’s hard to compare. I think the closest thing (at least in my mind) would be Octopus or Squid!

  11. I love this post – it’s very honest! You’re so right about people taking 1-2 foods that you blog about and assuming that’s all you eat (and subsequently criticizing you for it). I can’t ever see myself blogging about food regularly for that reason. (But, when I get excited about a particular food/meal, it’s fun to share.)

    I haven’t really raced enough to have a post-race go-to meal. But I definitely dream about eating whatever I’m craving the last few miles of any long run.

    It’s so hard to pick one food as my favorite, so here are a few: pizza, french fries, Mexican food, and ice cream!

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