Creating Awareness

What I eat at work has been scrutinized lately. I’ve been trying to focus on some mono fruit meals, which means eating only one type of food for a meal. It’s easy for your body to digest, and it makes elimination easier. Frankly, you generally already poop a lot on this meal plan with everything being so full of fiber, so I don’t really need to go more often than I already do, but mono meals are simple and fast to take on the go. Two days in a row I’ve brought in 5 yellow mangoes to eat. And for two days I’ve heard comments, gasps, and questions about my eating habits. Mono meals are perfect for this lifestyle because it’s easy to get calories in when you’re eating consistently. Sometimes it’s just fun to see how many of one thing you can eat! Is what it is. So now I love bringing in 5 mangoes now to eat them all and hear people talk about it. It gets people talking and listening because they want to know why the heck anyone would (and could) do that. It creates awareness, folks! It takes some of the stigma away when you get a chance to explain. And that’s what it’s all about sometimes.


  • Banana Smoothie (4 medium bananas, 1 C water, 1 tbsp chia seeds, ice) = 450 calories
  • 20 corn tortilla chips = 280 calories
  • 3/4 C homemade salsa = 60 calories
  • 5 (fairly large) yellow mangoes = 550 calories
  • (Most of) 3 medium bananas = 225 calories
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple = 125 calories
  • 1 1/2 C red seedless grapes = 165 calories

Calories: 1855
Water intake: 160 oz
Exercise: 30 Day Shred Level 2
Sunshine: 60 minutes in the car

The day isn’t over. I haven’t eaten enough dinner as far as I’m concerned. We were going to make juice again, but my husband is getting ready for camping. I may or may not eat more raw brownies or some more fruit tonight. Good calories, guys. That’s what it’s about. In fact, head over and read this article about nutrition vs. calorie counting and let me know what you think. Like I said, today has been about creating awareness, so I’m sharing. And sharing is caring. I care about you! <3 I also care about my body (obviously) so I try to get some sunshine in every day. Again, it’s still light out so I may go sit outside and soak up some vitamin D while I still can today, but I’m going camping this weekend and won’t lack sunshine at all for a few days. I’ll keep track of my eating, and this weekend should be interesting, but I probably won’t post until Sunday. Stayed tuned for camping meals!

Eat your fruits and veggies, kids.

3 thoughts on “Creating Awareness

  1. I haven't been camping in years. Have fun! Corn tortillas & salsa is one of my favorite snacks, but I've never tried a mango. I may have to fix that. Lookin' forward to your camping update. I'm off to go soak up some good ol' vitamin d while we've actually got some sunshine. <3

  2. Glad you're going to go get some sun!! I love chips and salsa so much, and when Josh makes his own, salsa it's even better! Definitely do try a mango, girl. They're incredible! There are many different kinds, but I love the smaller yellow ones. Yum!!!

  3. We're getting groceries Monday so I'll have to see if I can get one. =) Yes! Our neighbor makes some every year to put up & she gives us a jar. It's a little spicy & she blends hers smooth so there's no chunks at all & it is so good! I haven't eaten any other salsa since.

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