For our third week of "A Week in the Food Diary of...", a look into my friend's life as a junior NY Corporate Attorney...
I am a corporate attorney without time to cook for myself and frequently eat all of my meals at the office. If I am not careful, it's easy to order hamburgers and french fries every night on the corporate tab (which I am prone to do when stuck here late and irritated). I try to get fresh fruit every week and bring it as a snack rather than raiding the vending machines. I try to drink tons of water throughout the day. I try to stay dedicated to the Weight Watchers way of eating (low fat, lots of fiber). I am also trying to fit into a dress for a family affair next month.
Breakfast: Large Dunkin Donut coffee with skim milk and 2 Splenda. Deep Chocolate Vitamuffin (http://www.vitalicious.com/)
Hydration: one 0.5 liter bottle of water
Lunch: Subway!! 6 inch wheat with turkey, lettuce, tomato, cukes, banana peppers, extra pickles, spicy mustard. Large diet coke. A bag of WOW potato chips.
Hydration: one 0.5 liter bottle of water. Brrr... my office is FREEZING. I also make some tea (Bigelow Vanilla Chai) with skim milk and 2 splenda.
More Hydration: TWO 0.5 liter bottles of water. A can of fresca.
Snack: At 4pm, I get hungry, and have an apple, fiber one, and fiber one caramel. plus another fresca and one 0.5 liter of water.
Dinner: LOTS of edamame; brown rice; steamed veggies with dumpling sauce. Another water bottle and another chai.
Snack: Medium Pinkberry with mango, kiwi, and raspberry
Wednesday's Commentary: I am environmentally conscious and refill the same water bottle--not constantly purchasing these 0.5 liter bottles... Also, a little embarrassed about how much I drink! Did not realize the quantity until I had to write it down :)
Addendum: It is 1:33am and this BigLaw associate is still burning the midnight oil. Don't worry, NYC has 24-hour bodega delivery. To the rescue: 1 swiss miss hot cocoa, 1 frozen yogurt milkshake, and banana chips.
Stuck at the office til 4:30am last night ... so still full from the 2am milkshake.
Breakfast: Get to work at 10:30. Stop for a LARGE dunkin donuts coffee with skim/2 splenda.
Lunch: Fage 2% greek yogurt with Strawberry; fresh raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries. I heart Fage because it has TONS of protein and relatively low cal. I often make little Fage sundaes (fage, berries, honey, a crunchy cereal like Cinnamon Toast Crunch or Kashi, and Fat Free ReadyWhip)
Snack 1: banana chips and green tea
Snack 2: fresh blueberries, bottle of diet Dr. Pepper, some Werthers candies
Snack 3: 100 calorie pack of Cheese Nips
Dinner: kofte kebab (turkish ground meat patties) with rice
Snack: handful of peanut M&Ms
Stuck at work again ... this time til 11:30pm...
Breakfast: large dunkin coffee, deep chocolate vitamuffin
Lunch: chopped salad with spinach, tomato, kalamata olives, blue cheese, hearts of palm, white beans, beets, cucumbers. Lemon juice and balsamic vinagrette.
Snack: apple and green tea
Dinner: egg white omelette with swiss cheese, and corn vitamuffin.
After dinner: My friend had a private wine tasting at her apartment for her birthday. I had some spinach and artichoke dip in a bread bowl, olives, berries, M&Ms, and of course, some vino.
Late night snack: Tasti D Lite chocolate flying saucer
Sleep in til noon (yay Saturday!), wake up to an email from my supervisor (boo weekend work).
Breakfast (or is it lunch if it's 1pm): Banana nut vitatop, fresh strawberries (in desperate need of coffee, but too tired to get dressed to go outside for it)
Lunch: gotta heart NYC delivery. Egg white omelette with feta, spinach, olives. multi-grain toast w/ butter. LARGE coffee.
Snack: fruit salad
Dinner: McCann's Brown Sugar oatmeal with sliced banana and blueberries.
Snack: tootsie pop, frozen grapes, blueberries
Lunch: egg white omelette with feta, mushroom, spinach. Large iced hazelnut coffee
Snack: mango, blueberries and strawberries; instant Swiss Miss hot cocoa
Dinner: wok sauteed tofu and veggie platter. mashed sweet potatoes
At the office on President's Day (and EVERY single day of this purported 3 day wknd!)
Breakfast: LARGE Dunkin' coffee
Lunch: Chop't 10 Vegetable salad (lettuce, grilled asparagus, green peas, hearts of palm, carrots, broccolli, beets, mushrooms, cukes, grape tomatoes, corn)
Snack: Deep chocolate vitatop muffin, peach
Dinner: went to Maya and ordered the guacamole/chips; side of plantains; pechuga abodada (adobo marinated grilled chicken breast, huitlacoche dumplings, warm pico de gallo, cilantro pesto).
Breakfast: Banana, large dunkin coffee (I need to stop spending money there!)
Lunch: Chopped salad with spinach, swiss cheese, white beans, beets, grape tomatoes
Snack: Chocolate peanut butter Vitatop muffin, green tea
Dinner: Sweet potato with veggie chili
Snacks: mango, melon, and mixed berries
Still clocking the hours at 2am...
Final Commentary: Our all-nighter pulling corporate junior attorney is hoping to return to some sense of normalcy after putting in several (very) hectic weeks. Her final comment: "ha-- you picked THE perfect week to find me. I'm the stereotypical junior associate!"