I am a huge advocate for healthy lifestyles and self care! I feel the lifestyle of working at a garden centers can be intense and sometimes your needs do not come first. You start to eat the snacks your coworkers bring in, sometimes you eat lunch at a really weird time, and maybe sometimes you do not make get to eat your lunch because you are just so swamped with all the tasks during the day. These scenarios have happened to me at work.
I have tried everything to have a really good balance of food for work. I really like to graze; but I don’t want to graze on vegetables. I do have a sweet tooth; but I don’t want to grab cookies at the community snack counter in passing. I do not like to sit down and eat lunch because I want to be on the move.
I made it a personal goal to be healthier in life and I know I struggle with consuming fruits. I took on the challenge of being a fruitarian during work hours only and ever since I made this switch, I feel great.
I’ve noticed on TikTok, users are sharing videos of what they eat in a day and I have been inspired to share what I eat in a day at work as a fruitarian.
8:30 AM: I arrive at work with my coffee with coconut milk based creamer.
12:00 pm: I finally start to get hungry and I have my banana and drink a smoothie throughout the whole day. My favorite smoothie right now consists of: banana, pineapple, pitaya and coconut milk.
2:00 pm: I have my next serving of fruit and I normally reach for oranges. I may flex with this and do blueberries. I drink coconut water with pineapple in it.
3:45: last serving I have is melon. I opt for honeydew or watermelon - it just depends on what looks better at the food store!
On my car ride home, I will drink a refreshing bottle of kombucha!
I also keep a container of tree nuts on me just incase if it’s a hectic day and I just need a little something extra! I close out of work and go home. When I’m home, I break my fruitarian diet and have a huge, fresh salad filled with fresh vegetables! Overall, I feel really good. This practice had been beneficial to me because on my off days, I have been opting for more fruit choices instead of eating a snack that is not the greatest. I’ve noticed I’ve been eating less cheese and sugary snacks all together. I feel great!
I am no where near to being a dietician, but I do believe that you need to find a diet that works for you especially if you have a job where you are constantly on the move and psychically active. You need to take care of yourself and finding out what works best for you is the first start of going into that direction.