Here are my DHA(delicious, healthy and addiction free.) meals.
For breakfast, I have smoothie bowl.
I make fruit and green leafy veggie smoothie. I put some fruits and oatmeal on top.
It takes only 5 minutes. 90 % of the ingredients are from 1st class and other 10 % is from 2nd or 3rd on my food categories.
My DHA food category → click here
Smoothie fruits are bananas and citrus (lemon, orange and so on). Green leafy veggies are spinach, kale, Bok choy, Swiss chard and so on. Some greens like roquette are not my favorite for smoothie. Test it first and if you don’t like it, you don’t have to put it in your smoothie.
I make sure to use at least 5 kinds of greens a week. It’s good for the body.
Toppings are some fruits like apples, blue berries, pears, persimmons, strawberries and so on. I put some dried fruits, lemon peel, cacao nibs, nuts or cinnamon power depending on my mood. I use Chia seeds too.
My breakfast is super delicious, healthy and addiction f-free.
For lunch, I have modern DHA.
I actually eat whatever I want for lunch except 5th class.
I target to take 30% 1st class food, 30% 2nd class, 30% 3rd class and 10% 4th class.
I never eat sugary dessert, so if someone is eating dessert, I drink water or coffee. I got used to it and it is not hard anymore.
I don’t mind eating small amount of sugar in my food, because it isn’t a trigger for me to overeat. Always reading the ingredient lists is too far from others.
When I eat out, it is usually difficult to eat enough 1st or 2nd class food, but I don’t make a big deal out of it. I sometimes eat 80% 3rd and 20% 4th class food. (I will tell you how I control it in the next 2 rules.)
To enjoy food is my priority for lunch time.
For dinner, I have fruits or salad.
I usually have fruits if I get home late.
It takes no time to prepare. All I have to do is to put fruits in a bowl. These fruits are already cut and put in jars on my holiday.
I have salad if I eat before 7.
I put lots of raw and cooked veggies. It is amazing and so satisfying.
I only eat 1st and 2nd class food for dinner. When it is cold, I have soup or I eat fruits in a hot bath. It is like a heaven and relaxing.
Most people actually eat same kinds of food all the time.
Remember? We are creatures of habit and routine. For example, I used to eat bread for breakfast, noodles for lunch, ice-cram and chips for snack, and fried rice for dinner. That was my habit and routine. I thought I had more variety, but when I recorded my meals, I found out that I ate same kinds of food all the time.
It was not very easy to change at the beginning, but now these 3 delicious healthy and addiction-free meals are my habits. In fact, it took me 1 month to do it easily.
The first 3 days were so hard. I felt like I was in a prison. I spent all my energy and thoughts for the meal plan and never cheated. I knew if I cheated once, I would go back to my old habits. I never thought it would be easy, but it did become easy.
I will talk about my 2nd habit next time. Thank you for reading.
Click here to read next.