What I Eat In a Day #5: Paris Edition

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Hi all!

Today is another working day. I’ll try to share what I eat on the week-end next time (it gets baaaaad, but so gooood).

Here is a reminder of my commitment to you regarding my “What I Eat in a Day” posts, I will:

  • share everything that I ate for the day (including the chocolate, pastries and “carpe-diem” meals)
  • include full recipes as much as possible (if homemade)
  • try to tell you my opinion about my day of eating (was it balanced ? if not, what will I do to compensate on the next day ?)


BREAKFAST – 7:30 am


  • a smoothie with a banana, frozen berries, cinnamon, chia seeds and oat milk.
  • a thyme infusion



  • an orange



LUNCH – 12 am

what I eat in a day

  • Starter : no starter today
  • Main : a big salad with baby kale, butternut, tomatoes, black rice and tahini sauce.
  • Dessert : a vanilla yogurt + 1 espresso



GOUTER – 4 pm
  • a handful of pistachios



DINNER – 8pm

what I eat in a day

  • Starter : a bowl of Thai style soup with a swirl of crème fraîche
  • Main : rice with a ton of spices and roast chicken
  • Dessert : a soy yogurt with cinnamon




My what-I-eat-in-day posts are very reasonable when it’s describing a work day.

I tried to have smoothie for breakfast. But…meh. I don’t really like smoothies. Drinking “solid food” is too odd for me. It feels like baby food. I prefer to eat the fruits whole. Definitely not satisfying but it was filling though. I won’t try it again (remember, when I don’t like it, I don’t eat/drink it). But if you like smoothies, go for it! 🙂

Lunch was definitely too light. Jus a salad was not enough, I was hungry in the afternoon which is unusual.

I decided to go for a run at the end of the afternoon this day, I did 30mins and got bored. Did you know that the French are crazy about running? We hate gyms and doing sport for sport, but running seems to be out of the box. I don’t really know why. It’s kind of easy, you go out, you run and when you’re bored, you stop. No obligation to follow a full class of fancy aerobics.

As I went for a run, I was starving for dinner, rice and fabulous roast chicken was a very good option for me to restore my energy levels.

To conclude, a “clean” day of eating but my satisfaction levels were not at the top (and when I’m not eating something I like, I get into the “rude-french-women” mode 🙂 )

When you are not satisfied by the food you eat, do you get moody as well ? Or is it just me ?

Author: Emilie Durand

Emilie is a French food lover, proud Parisian and founder of thefrenchwaytohealth.com. On her website, she shares delicious recipes, health tips and tricks. Her goal is to gather and share the habits and rules that have been used and approved by French people for decades. That means cooking your own meals efficiently, enjoying whole foods, eating mindfully and never ever using the word diet again while losing weight.

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3 thoughts on “What I Eat In a Day #5: Paris Edition

    1. Hi Bev!

      When I’m talking about infusions, I’m referring to herbal blends, without any tea like chamomile, thyme, calming linden etc. It is something French usually take after dinner which does not contain any theine or caffeine and helps sleep/digestion.

      Have a nice day 🙂

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