A Day In The Life Of…
Well. Have I got something super exciting for you today?!
I thought that I usually yap on about scientific research, what to go for in terms of food, or even complain in my blog posts. And it’s always. So. Much. Text.
Today I’m doing the opposite. Only pictures (well, almost only).
To get to know me better, and to get an idea of who I am behind this screen: WELCOME to a day in the life of me!
My first consultation every single morning is with my blood sugar meter (and insulin pump), which I call Doris, both to make it more “fun” and personalised. After the first test, I consult her many times during the day, meaning about 8-10 finger pricks a day. (Which I won’t let take over the story today. This is the only Doris pic you’ll get.)
My morning is usually kicked off when my husband runs out the door. That’s when I get up and have my glass of lemon water. If there’s one healthy habit you should do, it’s this one! It cleans your liver, it helps your metabolism… Sorry, promised very little text!
After that I take my daily supplements: in red, we have Krill oil, which is the purest form of Omega 3 fatty acids (DHA and EPA). Big yellow one is a vitamin B complex. The two light yellow ones are Vitamin D3. Big white one is Magnesium, middle white one is Zinc and little white one is blood pressure medicine.
Most days right now I do a form of intermittent fasting, where I fast for 16 hours and eat my two meals within 8 hours. This has proven to help blood sugar management, metabolism and hunger, for example. So no breakfast for me! (Unless my blood sugar is low and I need it, of course.)
Moving on! Then I go out for my daily walk, which is anything from a quick power burst of 30 minutes, to a longer (but slightly slower) 2 hour walk. It depends on what else I have going on that day. I love the color of my shoes, it makes me happy eery time I look down on them when I get a little tired while I’m out. I carry all my stuff (test kit, glucose tabs for emergencies, tissues, keys, phone…) in the polka dotted fanny pack. Don’t judge – it’s the best solution I’ve found so far! And I don’t carry it on my front, I usually carry it across my back.
After getting back, I either work by the computer, or work in the kitchen. This day was a kitchen morning. I made some home made mayonnaise….
…and tested a (for me) new, low carb bread mix from Sweden. 1 g of carbs per slice! (I love that it’s part of my job to try these things out so that I know what to recommend to you!)
With the mayonnaise, the bread and some prawns, I made a sugar-, grain-, gluten- and milk free version of the swedish classic Toast Skagen for lunch. It was so good, it might just become a new Summer favourite! (if you want the recipe I used, leave a comment below!)
This is where the magic happens! The GrainBrain magic that is. This is where I have a majority of my meetings, where I write the majority of the content I post… You get the point: this is where I work. (I love my light and airy office (that’s a balcony you see to the right) and my Voluspa Crisp Champagne candle, it smells so darn good.)
This is what I’ve got behind me in my office, so every time I get up from my chair, I’m reminded of these beautiful things. As well as my freaky plant.
Aaahhh, fridge was empty, so I had to go and fill it up again. When I go shopping, I focus almost exclusively on getting fresh vegetables, meat and fish. A full fridge is a happy fridge!
Once I’m done with work for the day and my husband’s back from work, we make some dinner. And by we, I mean him. For example, our (his) famous Bolognese sauce with zucchini noodles. And some parmesan cheese to bring up the fat content.
After dinner, my husband and I always try to do something together. Like go to a concert, for example. Last night we saw Icelandic Àsgeir here in Zürich. I don’t often become enchanted by someones voice, but last night I couldn’t help it. Awesome voice, cool-ass beats. A winner in my books!
On our way home we had to wait for the train, which, of course, resulted in a goofball-train-station-selfie!
My night cap every night are these friendly fellas. I take my probiotic supplement in the evening, so that my body can use them to rebuild my intestines without interruptions during the night (when most of our regenerative processes are at play!)
After that tasty treat, it’s time to say night-night and sweet dreams! I try to get ca 8 hours of sleep a night, which works sometimes, and other times not quite as successfully…
What does your day look like? Do you have a routine you follow religiously, or are you more of a touch-and-go kind of person? I’d love to know! Please tell me in the comments below.
What brand of probiotic supplement do you take?
Hey, I take a supplement called Probactiol 25. I’ve tried many different ones, but this is the only one I’ve found that doesn’t have additives like maltodextrin etc.