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Grad School, Vacation, and Dietitian Shore Eats

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Well we are officially in September and I am finally on vacation! This week has been kind of weird for me. This is my first PAID vacation from my new job (started last year) and the first week of grad school! I am doing online school for my Masters in Dietetics Administration from Utah State University, which is also the University I did my dietetic internship through!

It definitely felt weird to turn my work phone off, and leave it at home! Normally, on my days off from work, I leave it on and check my emails and voicemails. I figured it would be good to disconnect for a while! I do keep having weird dreams where I come back to work with 533 emails or a huge pile of boxes at my desk (this happens when I am gone for just a day or two). It never felt weird being away from my part-time job for a while; however, I figure because I am full-time and more invested in my new position that it feels so odd. This time next year I will probably be thinking I was crazy for saying this! HA-HA.

So, Monday marked the first day of grad school! Yay! I was excited about getting back into school; that is until I started getting overwhelmed with all the assignments and deadlines! Balancing school and work has never been an issue for me. I always worked 1 (or 2) jobs and went to school full-time. I just need to be even more organized with working 2 jobs + getting my new business off of the ground! I’ll feel better once I have all my assignments mapped out in my planner and highlighted in their different colors 🙂 I am a highlighter junkie!

Everyone always asks me if I ever eat junk. Well of course I do! Just rarely and mostly saved for vacations HA-HA. Yesterday was a prime example of this. I had a morning smoothie with fruit, unsweetened almond milk, chia seeds, and plant-based protein powder. I like to try out different types of powders to see which I like best. This was the first time I had vanilla cinnamon and it was really good!

I followed that up with some So Delicious cookies and cream “ice cream,” which was sooooo delicious. I made tofu, broccoli, stewed tomatoes (from my garden), and sautéed potatoes for lunch. I followed that up with some chips 🙂 I finally cut and ate some of the watermelon we bought Sunday. Again, I followed this with 1/2 of a corn muffin. For dinner, I made refried bean burritos and more broccoli. I followed that with some more chips 🙂 Do you see a pattern yet? 🙂

Here is my personal stance on vacation eating. Try to still eat healthy (maybe
the main meals) and sprinkle some unhealthy in between. I know I don’t normally eat these kinds of foods; however, if I want them on vacation, I am going to indulge and not feel bad about it. I also try to keep active on vacation (aka like our 32-mile bike ride on Tuesday or my 2 beach walks today). I figure that also evens out the not-so-healthy-foods 🙂


Author: PorrazzaNutrition

Hi there! My name is Felicia Porrazza and I am the owner and Registered Dietitian behind PorrazzaNutrition. Outside of my business, I teach nutrition at Bucks County Community College. In my spare time, I love to to knit, make string art (see below), test new recipes, and keep active (hiking, biking, lifting, gardening... anything really!). PorrazzaNutrition is all about bringing wellness to YOU through in-home and virtual nutrition services. This means you can show me products you have questions about or have me there to guide you through a new recipe! I hope you will join me on your healthy lifestyle journey and kiss the diets goodbye!

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