what I eat in a week {july 31 - august 4}

You guys often ask me what I actually eat in a day or week. And, in truth, what I eat totally varies depending on my schedule + life + craziness. Sometimes I eat three square meals, and sometimes I have 6 mini meals. For myself, but also for you, I take random weeks to share what I eat when. This is one of those weeks! 

This post is updated daily. Let me know what you think below! 


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m o n d a y

8 a.m. | Okay, I am very hungover. I went to the Rammy's last night and I'm pretty sure I sampled every drink that they were offering. My head is  p o u n d i n g  and I need to get ready for work. I chug some coffee and get ready. By the time I'm in the office, I'm already googling hangover cures. 

10:10 a.m. | My 10 a.m. meeting is cut super short (thank goodness) and I drag myself into the office's kitchen where there are breakfast potatoes. Greasy, carb-y and — IMHO — the perfect hangover cure. I add a dollop of hot sauce + make myself a big cup of coffee (p.s. this is the creamer I use), then I slowly eat while working on some data entry. I'm hoping I start feeling better. 

1:30 p.m. | I've been totes slumped in my chair all day trying to be productive and useful. I walk over to the kitchen to grab my lunch out of the fridge. It's the leftovers of a sweetgreen salad (think: beets, shredded kale, rice, corn, spinach, sprouts) topped with beyond meat chicken strips. I add a big 'ol spoonful of Hope avocado hummus + hot sauce. I add hummus + hot sauce to literally everything I eat, so no surprise here. It's delicious and super curative considering I can still feel the alcohol from last night. 

3:30 p.m. | I'm feeling  a l i v e  again. I pull out a little bag of champagne gummy bears to enjoy. My snack drawer is majorly running low and I browse ThriveMarket + Amazon for some new items. My fave picks? This vegan jerky, skinny pop + chocolate espresso beans. I'm always looking for "low-mess" snacks that are easy to eat + have a low crunch factor. My team is always very quiet during the day. 

5 p.m. | I walk home and Maxi helps me collect a TON of packages from the front. As we get back into the apartment, we discuss what to do for dinner. We need to drop by my parents house ands say goodbye to my Lita and we want to get part of the way there before eating. We settle for True Food Kitchen (grandmother in Spanish is abuelita, but when I was a kid all I could say was "lita" and it stuck).

6:40 p.m. | We sit at the outdoor bar at True Food and talk with the bartenders + see my friend Amanda (hey girl). Maxi orders the "Hangover Rx" juice and I stick with water – still feeling rough. He orders the turkey burger with sweet potato hash (obvs I steal some) + kale caesar salad. I go with the seasonal salad (no cheese, add tofu) and we get a big cup of hot sauce on the side. It's exactly what I needed for a good dinner. 

7:15 p.m. | Before heading out to my parents, we drop by Mom's to pick up a new bottle of red wine, watermelon water, popcornsiete chips. I may have eaten one or two on the way to visit Lita. 

9:30 p.m. | We're back home and quickly change into jammies to watch the latest GoT episode. I have a little bit of popcorn + wine because duh. 

11 p.m. | I drink a glass of water before dead because I'm 100% dehydrated all the time. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

t u e s d a y

5:43 a.m. | I wake up late and miss my spin class. I make a small cup of coffee (this creamer); we grind our beans fresh, but I don't want to wake up Maxim, so I use the small amount of grounds we already have, and head back to bed to get some work done. 

8:30 a.m. | I eat a few bites of baby potatoes that I'd seasoned + roasted last week. I need something in my stomach so I can take my vitamins + acne meds. I'm trying out this vitamin company that curates these daily vitamin packs just for you. Idk if it's doing anything, but I know I need more Omegas + B-12, so I'm super happy to try it out. I wash it down with leftover wine from last night (eh). 

9:55 a.m. | coffee with this creamer + a graze box. It's the "peachy orchard" one wih rhubarb + pear. It's apparently only 110 calories and has tons of fiber, but tbh it's not great and I throw out about half of it. 

1:16 p.m. | I have my Daily Harvest Restore soup — it comes frozen in a cup and you just add water and heat. It's super healthy + super easy. I added in chickpeas and fresh tomatoes and hot sauce. {code phoebe for 3 free soups/smoothies

4 p.m. | I eat some siete chips + a bit of treeline cheese with it. Idk what's wrong with my body, but I'm v hungry and I don't want my stomach to growl in my meeting. I opt to call in so no one hears my stomach growling (lol, but also mortifying). 

6-ish | I'm working and totally forget that I have spin class. I rush to get ready and make myself black coffee to take with me to give me some energy in class. I'm hoping that I make it to spin class on time (traffic sucks).

7:10 p.m. | Make it to spin + S W E A T  it out. ICYMI: I'm a die-hard fan of spin class. If you're a Washingtonian, I swear by Zengo (first class is FREE). 

8:20 p.m. | I walk to Mom's Market before driving home to grab sushi. I eat some a few pieces (veggie rolls with sweaweed, avocado, carrots, cucumber) on my drive home because I'm sooo hungry. 

9:30 p.m. | I'm showered and working with Last Week Tonight on in the background. I wasn't into the sushi so I munch on "Phoebe Trail Mix" (popcorn, mini chocolate chips, raisins, pretzels) + drink red wine — it's a really bad habit to eat late at night, but whatever. 

12:45 a.m. | I drink a glass of water because #hydration. 

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w e d n e s d a y

8 a.m. | Coffee mixed with La Colombe Draft Latte. ICYMI: They just came out with two vegan flavors and I'm straight-up hooked. 

11 a.m. | Big handful of almonds + vegan jerky + another big cup of coffee. I'm feeling super out of it today, so I'm trying to kick my brain into action. 

1:30 p.m. | sweetgreen salad (create your own) with a lot of the new season ingredients. I eat half and save the rest for lunch tomorrow. I fill up my water bottle and add a big scoop of Calm powder. 

6 p.m. | I munch on popcorn + drink wine while I finish my Padi certification. Getting my dive certification has been a big thing for me lately, since I'm doing an 80ft dive in November + I want to feel comfortable before then. 

8 p.m. | I'm not super hungry, but I eat a few pieces of sushi while working. 

t h u r s d a y

6:10 a.m. | I wake up late and miss my cycle class. I know, I know. The struggle is real, you guys. Don't judge. I head to my apartment's gym to do a quick circuit to get a little sweat going instead. 

7:15 a.m. | I make myself a big cup of coffee to drink while I'm in the shower. I promise you, it's normal. It's called multitasking. I wash my hair and let it air dry — is wet hair work approps? 

8:30 | I make a smoothie to take with me into the office. I'm currently obsessed with Daily Harvest — their smoothies come in these cups where you just add a liquid of your choice, blend + then pour back in. PLUS, their caps have a little straw hole. And honestly, though, they're LIFESAVERS (and Gwyneth approves). 

use code " phoebe " to get 3 free smoothies/soups/etc. 

11:10 a.m. | I grab a BIG handful of wasabi peas. I love easy, crunchy snacks but suddenly feel conflicted about the nutritional value of wasabi peas. I take to the internet + Twitter, concluding that they're healthy enough. They're better than potato chips or soda.

2:15 p.m. | I eat my salad — it's a big mix of shredded kale, beyond meat chicken strips, corn, carrots, cucumbers + wild rice. I add in extra hot sauce. I finish the entire thing in 5 minutes — I'm starving and feel full in a really good way. 

3 p.m. | I fill up my water bottle and remember I need to take my daily vitamins. Are you supposed to take them at the same time every day? 

4:30 p.m. | About to start another meeting and I make myself another big cup of coffee to get me through. 

8:15 p.m. | Finally done with all my work and I use leftover roasted potatoes to whip up a quick veggie-filled potato salad with carrots, local tomatoes, arugula + hot sauce. 

f r i d a y

5:10 a.m. | I'm up and groggy for 6 a.m. cycle. My biggest trick for getting myself up is sleeping my outfit so I can literally roll out of bed. I grab some socks and go downstairs to drive over. There's old coffee in the car that I sip (in my head it's giving me energy). 

7 a.m. | After class, I always feel so powerful + strong. On the drive home, I make sure to finish my bottle of water since it's likely I won't drink much more water for the rest of the day. Honestly, though, I suck at being hydrated. 

8:15 a.m. | I'm not hungry yet, but I know I will be soon. I grab a pack of dried edamame and a La Colombe Draft Latte and head to the office. I mix my latte with fresh, black coffee. 

11 a.m. | At work I'm prepping a group of interns to be on camera live for an hour and deff need an extra cup of coffee. But I opt for hot tea instead since I feel jittery from the early morning caffeine. 

2 p.m. | Maxim calls to tell me that, if I want it, he's picked up &pizza for us. I'm ecstatic and obviously say yes — who denies themselves pizza on a Friday? I nip home to eat a slice or two then come back to finish up the day. 

5:30 p.m. | I leave the office and head home — pizza still on my mind. We contemplate going out, but we need to be up uber early in the morning for our weekend road trip. Instead, we opt for leftover pizza, red wine + packing. 

 

what i eat in a week: april 2-8

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You guys often ask me what I actually eat in a day or week. And, in truth, what I eat totally varies depending on my schedule + life + craziness. Sometimes I eat three square meals and sometimes I have 6 mini meals. For myself, but also for you, I'm taking this week to share what I eat when. Let me know what you think below! 

sunday // 

6 a.m.: I always wake up early on the weekends and am usually the first to make a cup of coffee. I sit in bed + read with my coffee filling me up. 

7 a.m.: Obviously, I'm onto my second cup of coffee. I tend to do one cup black and one with this creamer

11:20 a.m.: Juice from Mom's for a photoshoot -- I choose the beets juice from Naked Lunch. 

12:30 p.m.: True Food Kitchen for lunch. I split the vegan burrito with Maxim to start + then move onto the Mediterranean Quinoa Salad. It's not vegan, so I order it sans feta + add tofu (sometimes I opt for tempeh or portobello 'shrooms). It's amazing and balances out the burrito in the best way possible. I opt for water instead of a bloody mary. 

2:30 p.m.: I bop around Target to find a new pair of heels for work and pair it with a GIANT iced coffee to help me through that post-lunch daze. 

4:00 p.m.: Maxim and I head to Trader Joe's to stock up since our fridge has been  E M P T Y  after two busy weeks of being on-the-go. 

6:00 p.m.: I cook an easy, breezy pasta dish that'll fuel us for a 6 a.m. Zengo Cycle class. Obvi, there's a wine glass in my hand.   

9:00 p.m.: OOPS. I pour another glass of red wine. It's the Big Little Lies finale, and like, I HAVE to.  

12:00 p.m.: Right before bed, I drink a glass of water. I'm trying so hard to drink more water, so I make it a priority to have one whenever I think about it.

monday // 

5 a.m.: Maxim and I decided to start off the week in the best way we know how: 6 a.m. spin class with our FAVE instructor, Shaynna of Zengo Cycle. We're both groggy, and drink some warm lemon water to get our bodies moving. 

6: a.m.ZENGO! Lots of water, obvs. 

8 a.m.: On my way to the office, I nosh on a delish, packed yogurt bowl: KiteHill yogurt chilled overnight with chia seeds. On top, I added a ripe banana, a HEAPING scoop of coconut peanut butter + granola + blueberries. It's probably the best post-workout breakfast on the planet. 

10 a.m.: I grab another cup of coffee + a sparkling water. I add THIS powder to it,  and I swear to go it's a liquid Xanax. Whenever I know I'm going into a stressful day, I'll make sure to have a cup of this. 

1:30 p.m.: Lunch today is a {not-so-sad} desk lunch of leftover Sweetgreen mixed with some fresh spinach, cucumbers + hummus. 

7:30 p.m.: I'm in the office until 7 p.m. and am SO exhausted. I think about just ordering in or grabbing a side of guacamole and chips, but I opt to cook. I make an easy, breezy batch of veggies tacos. I served them in corn tortillas for Maxim + salad style for me. Personally, we skip the lettuce and add farmer's market spinach for a healthy dose of dark greens. 

9:00 p.m.: I fall asleep  E A R L Y  while answering emails. 

tuesday // 

4 a.m.: I'm up early answering emails and doing work (it's busy right now at the office). I pour my first cup of coffee and quickly make two or three more before the sun rises. 

7 a.m.: I get ready for the office while sipping on some lemon water to offset the ridiculous amount of caffeine in my body.

8 a.m.: At the office, I'm literally NOT hungry at all, so I make some of my happy tea (aka peppermint tea with THIS powder). But around 10 a.m., I start feeling hungry and nosh on my favorite yogurt concoction of KiteHill unsweetened yogurt with chia seeds, granola, coconut pb, bananas + blueberries. 

12 p.m.: I'm doing social media for a live event, watching via livestream, creating graphics, etc. I have a cup of coffee, but I can't leave my desk until it's okay — and I'm REALLY hungry. I pull out my FAVE "lifesaving" snack, Amazi plantain chips (go for the chili ones!). I nosh a handful and feel the hanger slipping away. 

1:30 p.m.: I brought lunch from home + eat at my desk (ugh). It's a simple salad of farmer's market tuscan kale, cucumbers, celery, goddess dressing, and chopped tofu. 

3:00 p.m.: I make myself a BIG cup of hot water and lemon. It would be cold water, but I'm freezing at the office...so yeah. The IT game also came to set up a standing desk for me and I'm irrationally excited to have an excuse to stand up all day. 

6:00 p.m.: It's free cone day and Maxim and I are DYING to get ourselves a little treat. So before he gets home, I go for a couple mile run since outside is crazy windy. I stretch and do some abs and call it a day. BUT THE LINE FOR BEN & JERRY'S IS SO LONG. Feeling determined, we walk to the food store instead and buy pints of ice cream. 

8:00 p.m.: I make taco bowls again with our leftovers from last night. I pile mine HIGH with mushrooms + hummus...and okay, it was more of a smorgasbowl, but I loved it. We share rose and, obviously, dig into some ice cream after. 

wednesday // 

8 a.m.: Maxim makes Swapples for both of us — and we top them with our favorite: hummus and cayenne pepper. Per usual, we both eat bites before heading out the door + finishing them on our way to work. 

9 a.m.: It's the first day of my happy time of the month, so I skip the coffee and instead opt for a Kevita + gallllllons of water. 

10:30 a.m.: Other half of the swapple

12 p.m.: Water + powder — I sip on it and then head to the gym for a quick lunchtime workout. 

2 p.m.: Brought-from-home salad: farmer's market spinach, avocado, leftover pasta, mushrooms, frozen peas, olive oil, cayenne pepper, 

3:30 p.m.: I keep a big jar of chocolate espresso beans on my jar and grab a big handful out. 

7:45 p.m.: I'm feeling a tiny bit dizzy post-Botox and I DEFINITELY don't feel like cooking. I grab leftovers out of the fridge. It's leftover homemade pasta sauce, veggie sausage, cayenne pepper + fresh veggies. 

9 p.m.: I have a meeting with a brand via FaceTime + I apologize that I just got Botox, but the camera is a little fuzzy, so they can't tell. Thank goodness. I sip on peppermint tea to help with digestion + wash my face before hitting the sack. 

thursday // 

8:20 a.m.: I live wicked close to my apartment, but I almost always find myself eating AT the office. I don't know why, but I think it's because I know I'm wayyyyy more productive in the morning, so I always just want to get INTO it before the afternoon hits...at which point my productivity falls OFF A CLIFF. Anyways, I eat an EXTRA ripe chopped banana with chia seeds + coconut pb + yogurt. 

1:30 p.m.: I order from Sweetgreen. I get the Spicy Sabzi bowl with extra cucumbers and no broccoli. I eat half and save the rest for tomorrow. 

3:30 p.m.: I leave the office to get down to D.C. for a fashion event, sipping water the whole way downtown. 

7 p.m.: After hair and makeup, my hairstylist gives me a HUGE shot of tequila to calm my nerves — it was probably a triple shot, but whatever. I downed that sucker like a champ. 

9 p.m.: It's post-show, I'm back in my normal clothes + S T A R V I N G , which meant there was only one solution: Vegan 'zah from &pizza. With extra vegan cheese, because duh. 

10:30 p.m.: We saved our pizza until we got home and DIG IN. We share leftover rosé and talk about the night — and I forget to take off my makeup. One day I'll get good at that, and I'll have flawless skin. 

friday // 

8:00 a.m.: I ate super late last night, so I forgo breakfast + indulge in an almond latte instead — I get mine with an extra shot to wake me up. 

11 a.m.: I grab a few of my chocolate espresso beans + nosh while finishing up reports on this lazy Friday. 

1 p.m.: My lunch is leftover Sweetgreen from yesterday with extra peas + black beans. 

2 p.m.: I make myself a BIG cup of water with the best chill powder on the planet. Seriously, you guys, this stuff is LIFE-CHANGING. 

7 p.m. I'm listening to S-Town for a SECOND TIME while sipping on red wine and cooking. I make a BIG batch of vegan fried rice with lots of cayenne pepper and lemon and spice. It's filled  with wayyyy more veggies than rice, just the way I like it. One the side, I make a panang curry-like sauce to drizzle on top. 

9 p.m. We cheers to the end of another week and being twentysomethings and being together. When I say I'm marrying my best friend, it's so true. We spend the rest of the night doing face masks, eating air-popped popcorn, drinking wine, concocting theories on S-Town and plotting our eventual move to L.A...