SnackFace on a Schedule

by snackface on March 2, 2012 · 38 comments

Hi, beebs! I am thrilled you’re all enjoying the Chobani giveaway! Your dream flavors are outta this world.

I actually had intended to write an entirely different post yesterday but was too excited about the giveaway and video not to share immediately. What I have planned for ya is a full day of SnackFacing. I haven’t done a post like this in a while– I hope you get a better idea of how I eat and how it inspired my blog name. Lez go!

6:45 a.m.:

First thing in the morning! Started the day with LOVE.

Plus Cho, obvs.

Thanks for making my mornings easy.

10:30 a.m.:

Super snack. Have no idea how much I ate because I just pour and eat, pour and eat.

11:15 a.m.:

Switched from coffee to water.

12:40 p.m.:

Four egg whites and avocado topped with pepper, salt and Frank's.

12:50 p.m.:

Fuji apple with a drizzle of Sunbutter.

1:20 p.m.:

I usually have two or three of these throughout the day.

4:00 p.m.:

Needed some suga! I was having a conversation as I took this, which is why my creepy eye is included! Oops.

6:00 p.m.:

You know it. Finished the Vanilla Chocolate Chunk and ate another bite of Orange Vanilla.

7:30 p.m.:

Finished up a 45-minute bike ride. The GPS on my phone officially has decided not to work, so I have no idea what distance I biked.

7:45 p.m.:

Pasta, pomodoro, parmigiano.

9:30 p.m.:

Half of this delicious bar. MamaJ and I swear that Canadian chocolate is better than U.S. chocolate.

11:30 p.m.: Stressed-out handful of Cheez-Its while editing video.

And that’s that! Every day is different. Apparently Wednesday was not a vegetable day…

I hope you all have fabulous Fridays and even better weekends! Love ya!

Ciao for now,

Kailey


{ 38 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kaila @healthyhelperblog March 29, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Lovin’ that drizzly sunbutter! What brand do you use?!

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2 snackface March 29, 2012 at 9:46 pm

This is the brand I love: http://www.sunbutter.com/

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3 lindsey March 29, 2012 at 10:02 pm

yeah-how do you get it sooooo drizzly!? yum!

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4 Shannon March 29, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Lots of yummy snacks! Looks delish!

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5 angela March 29, 2012 at 10:21 pm

You have such beautiful skin, and with the crazy incident that happened last time, thats so amazing you dont have scars.

What products so you use? your routine?
I want to get to a place where I dont have to wear makeup and just go natural.

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6 Yellow Haired Girl March 29, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Canadian chocolate IS better!

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7 Kayla March 29, 2012 at 10:36 pm

Aww I call my best friend Beebs! Really though, those all look tastylicious!

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8 Laura March 29, 2012 at 10:46 pm

I have to admit that I would need a bit more to eat than you or I’d lose weight, I think, but what I really wanted to comment on was – IS THAT WHAT YOUR SKIN LOOKS LIKE FIRST THING IN THE MORNING WITH NO MAKEUP?

AHEMjealous.

If you ever get the chance to try New Zealand Cadbury chocolate, in my totally biased opinion it’s way nicer than Canadian or British Cadburys.

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9 Emily March 30, 2012 at 1:20 am

I love this! The photo of you eating your Chobani seriously looks like a screenshot out of a commercial. So perfect!
And I agree with Angela- your skin is flawless!

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10 Kirstie March 30, 2012 at 2:07 am

Looks like a perfect yummy day! Have a great weekend beautiful! And like everyone else has pointed out, HOLY your skin is to die for so flawless!!

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11 e March 30, 2012 at 2:17 am

wait, so what’s the point of your blog again? if it’s a journal, cool, but you obviously enjoy being looked up to as a “role model.” maybe if the biggest loser hired you this would be appropriate, but c’mon. the majority of your readers are young women at ~healthy weights who constantly see an attractive, thin, blond girl who “indulges all her cravings and and respects her body omgz.”

yogurt with ~ 1/2 cup granola, some almonds, lifesavers, egg whites, an apple with, at the very most 1 TB of almond butter, more yogurt, a bowl of pasta and half of a small chocolate bar? oh and black coffee, switching to water to be healthy and mindful. shit, i forgot the mini candy bar.

i know i’m being snarky, but seriously? you’re beautiful and seemingly happy, but to pretend that this diet isn’t planned/restricted is bullshit. I’m not saying this because I’m insecure or jealous of how thin you are. kudos to you! But you purposely wrote this post because people have been questioning your intake lately, and this is what you present as a defense to your audience? Either you enjoy being perceived as “too thin” and using “but i’m eating healthy foods!!” as a response.. or you’re completely out of touch with realistic daily intakes for a woman your age and size. (i’m 5’9 and we both know this is not what our bodies request).

I’ve been reading for over two years and I really enjoy how very YOU your writing is, but anyone who rushes to attack this comment is either indulging in the same unhealthy mindset or a blind sheep (and to be honest, idk which is worse).

I hope no one bothers responding with “well, if you don’t like it leave the page..” because that’s a bullshit cop-out of a response. You publish this “diary” with food recommendations, exercise examples and “inspiration” (fashion and rap playlists included).

My point is this: your recent “controversial” posts convey a simple message; you like being thin and you like to be acknowledged as an attractive woman in a public/media context. There’s nothing inherently wrong with either, but it’s extremely off-putting when you pretend you make decisions based purely on honoring your health/cravings or for the cause of female empowerment/feminist politics. Most haters would do the same if they were as hot as you and presented with opportunity, so it’s not a lack of self-reflection on my behalf.

I don’t think your diet is extremely detrimental to your health at this point, and obviously your blog doesn’t influence feminist culture significantly, but from one self-aware writer to another: try honesty. It’s more humorous and easier to write. one honest post and i have a feeling it will be hard to return to these shallow posts about your outfit/how much you love your long-distance bf and your weekends going out to eat pizza.

maybe i’m an asshole. but maybe you know exactly where i’m coming from and you can’t come up with the balls to be so blunt with your audience of woo girls (and you know exactly what i mean). either way, it needed to be said. if in fact you are hurt personally by this attack, you are also a woo girl and this wasn’t worth the 10 minutes it took to write. whatever, #yolo. -from one writer to another.

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12 Melissa March 30, 2012 at 4:19 am

I’m not even going to go there on most of your points (some which I do think are valid) but just FYI, I calculated calories for this list, rounding DOWN, and it came to 1215. That does not include the almonds (FYI completely raw almonds clock in at 800 cals/cup and she had a few handfuls at least + they were salted) OR the 1/2 chocolate bar (too lazy to look up its specific cals)

I think the point you are missing is that this seems sparse BECAUSE of the snacking. We are not used to seeing such small portions, but these are fairly calorie dense & frequent. that’s what makes this blog unique. not the traditional 3 large meals. snacking.

also, just a tip on persuasive argument: saying that “anyone” who challenges your POV is a “blind sheep” or eating disordered just makes you look bad. dismissing the other side before you even hear it? hm.

FYI I’m 5’9″ too, we don’t require that much more nutrition/calories than our 5’5 or so peers.

i would love to hear a response from Kailey herself, but after all this snark, she definitely doesn’t owe it to you or anyone.

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13 Rachel March 30, 2012 at 9:42 am

I’m sorry…are you suggesting that 1215–and let’s even add 300–1515 calories for a tall, active 24-year-old woman with an average frame is a healthy number? Does not compute. I agree with your tally, but if you think that’s enough calories, you have a problem as well!

E–love the comment.

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14 Melissa April 2, 2012 at 9:28 pm

No, I agree.. I was implying that it probably came to about 1700-1900 with the almonds / chocolate. but really who knows.

I do not have a problem.. but I know enough about ED to know if you want to pretend you eat more than you do… it’s pretty easy.

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15 snackface March 30, 2012 at 9:45 am

e- I’m a little overwhelmed by your comment and need to think about what you’ve said further, but I’ll respond as honestly (as you suggest) as possible right now. My meals are never planned or calculated; I’m not in a restrictive mindset. I don’t want to defend this too much because it’s likely to fall into “the lady doth protest too much” territory. If I valued appearance as much as you surmise I do, then I would have moved my ass to another city and tried to model for real. Yes, I like feeling pretty and looking good, by my definition (whatever that may be). I eat and exercise the way I do to feel and look good– at what point those intertwine is a debate for another day. But when did wanting to look good become bad? I do wonder that. And maybe that’s the honesty that needs to be presented here.

As far as not writing about “shallow” things, I have to say that your suggestion that writing about love and relationships (which I very rarely do) is shallow is insulting and incorrect. How is love a shallow thing? There is much more that I want to write about on my blog because there’s so much off-blog shit that’s been going on, but I can’t. Knowing who reads this, I just can’t at the moment. And that sometimes prevents me from having the authenticity and straight honesty that I’d like to have on here.

I’m not hurt by your attack– you’re a smart chick and I appreciate your taking the time to tell me instead of writing it elsewhere. But I am a “woo” girl after a few too many drinks when I stand on bar benches and yell “woooooo!!!!” and dance my ass off. So yes, in that sense I am one.

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16 e March 30, 2012 at 3:55 pm

kailey, i’m truly not attacking your personal character. the point that i’m trying to make is that you’re dipping your toes into two different pools and not doing justice to either. your blog has adds and you have a presence in the healthy living blog sphere, regardless of your initial intentions. denying that does nothing, as a writer i understand that exposure is exposure. but.. you also try to make this a “diary.” silly pictures, recaps of your weekend, outfits & the like. the issue is that your choices about your food/body are NOT appropriate to be models for young readers. I don’t think you have any bigger issues with food than most woman at this point, and although you’re thin, it’s not worrisome. but if you are going to have foodbuzz adds and spout wisdom about health, have some responsibility as a writer and commit to it. if you’re going to sell out for those titles, you have to sacrifice some “true spunk.” that’s how the world works.

onto the personal side. i didn’t mean that your relationship is stupid. actually, the opposite. love is amazing, but you don’t take that muse anywhere. if you’re not going to say anything poignant about dm and your relationship, spare the half-assed recaps. it bores us and makes us think you’re incapable of honest writing (which i don’t think is true).

you have two options to earn some respect (not fans. RESPECT)
1) clean up your act as a responsible role model. stop posting these intakes in a context where others would mimicked it. don’t try to act like maxim had feminist implications. don’t take pictures of your tiny waist from the side without acknowledging how small it is and how much effort it takes.
2) ..or you could actually make this a diary. i get that gomi is scary, but isn’t filtering yourself on your blog even scarier? if you’re not you then what’s the point? post self-portraits, silly outfits, say something real about your love, and admit that maxim was about being a hot bitch on the red carpet. you were piece of meat, and you looked damn good. you weren’t selling out unless you pretend to you’re option #1. there’s nothing wrong with being a sexy woman in a costume for a night of fun! just don’t insult me by saying it was anything more than working to fit into an unrealistic (for most) ideal, achieving it, and loving every damn vain second of it.

and melissa, what is your point? either agree that this “intake post” is ridiculous OR that your reaction is out of loyalty to kailey and whatever justification you want for your eating habits. the latter is fine, just don’t act like you used any sort of intelligent self-inquiry in forming your response. and kailey doesn’t “owe” me a response, but if she had any integrity in her writing she wouldn’t be able to NOT reply. that’s kind of the point..

that’s all i have to say. i’m not jealous or a bitch, i’m just calling someone with a public platform out on their shit. it’s call the internet and an educated opinion. they sometimes mix, and it gets weird.

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17 Laura March 30, 2012 at 4:52 pm

I have to say, I do agree about the Maxim thing in terms of “feminism”. Any magazine that thinks this (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=339568466095802&set=a.310925765626739.81142.295984247120891&type=1&ref=nf) is funny can’t really be called empowering to women in my book.

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18 snackface April 2, 2012 at 9:14 am

e- I just want you to know that I do appreciate this feedback. When one blogs without any sounding board or editor other than herself, it’s very easy for ambivalent, sometimes careless, writing to happen. While I still don’t think Maxim was that big of a deal (I went into it with no greater intent than to have fun and look good) and I’m not sure why we’re still talking about that, I do value some of your other points. What I really think is happening is that I blog at the end of the day, when I’ve already been on the computer for 10 hours at work, writing. I’m exhausted by the time I write blog posts, and what comes out is not quality. I just throw something up for the sake of having something on the blog the next day. This is troublesome. And it’s something I’m trying to fix. I still want SnackFace to mostly be about the writing, and that has taken a backseat lately.

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19 Abby March 30, 2012 at 1:46 pm

I totally agree with your comment E, and you were much more articulate than I could have been.
As a 16 year old girl reading, and occasionally modeling my eating behavior after this blog, I’m starting to see that maybe Kailey isn’t the best food role model. And I understand that its not a bloggers responsibility to be a perfect example and role model, but I am disappointed because I feel like your original message of female empowerment has been somewhat lost.
I’m not trying to be rude or shame you Kailey, I just wanted to voice how I feel as a young reader.

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20 snackface April 2, 2012 at 9:00 am

Abby, I apologize if you feel I’ve led you astray in any way, and I’m also sorry if the message that originally drew you to my blog has been somewhat lost. There’s a lot that’s happened within the past year and a half that’s truly led me off course in many ways. None of it has had to do with eating, but much of it has had to do with me not feeling empowered or inspired myself. I can’t spout off inspiring, empowering messages if I, myself, and feeling neither of those things. Life ebbs and flows and my blog does as well.

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21 Abby April 2, 2012 at 2:29 pm

I definitely can understand and have times like that myself. Thank you for being honest and taking the time to respond!

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22 sly March 30, 2012 at 4:05 am

UMM my thoughts exactly. Thanks for saying what all of us are thinking. Its pretty sad. I wish women could embrace their apetites and not worry so much about being stick thin. Health,confidence and honestly is beautiful! Its so irresponisble to post these kind of eating habits on a public blog that so many young women read. We need to be honest with ourselves and responsible for our actions. Women and girls, this is not enough food! Dont get triggered by this disordered bullshit! Rise above. Kailey I hope you can get some help before things get worse.

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23 sly March 30, 2012 at 4:06 am

Although its quite obvious to me that this is a cry for help. You know what reactions this will get you…

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24 D March 30, 2012 at 7:55 am

Yep, what everyone else said. First of all, I commented saying that you should show a full day of eats and you a) let another commenter attack me for it and b) didn’t acknowledge my comment. And here you are, showing a full day. Funny, isn’t it?

Secondly, this post was ridiculous. Wow, you ate some mints? Well now I MUST believe that you eat enough. This doesn’ts how any more than your regular food posts show, you just took extra pictures of WATER and COFFEE and MINTS. And you took three pictures of your breakfast as if to try and convince us that it’s more than just a tiny bowl of yogurt.

You used to be so honest on your blog and now it’s just a charade. If you are restricting, then be honest with your feelings. You have obviously lost weight and that ALWAYS means something to someone with an ED past. Don’t pretend you haven’t noticed it or that it doens’t make you feel certain things.

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25 snackface March 30, 2012 at 9:07 am

D, you are pouring far more meaning into my pictures than intended. In no way am I calculating enough to think, “Ooh I’ll take three pictures of breakfast to really convince these people!” Hell no! My blog is not a charade. This was a real day just as yesterday was, in which I ate oatmeal, a sandwich and yogurt for lunch, about 1/4 box of Cheez-Its as a snack, fruit snacks, mashed potatoes and peas and chicken for dinner, and then, of course, chocolate. Maybe that would have been a better example. Coffee and mints aren’t food; I was simply trying to show what passed my lips. You are convinced that I have lost weight, when the reality (not a charade whatsoever) is that I have not.

What I would like to say to you, though, is that if someone had a problem and you approached them as you do, it would be harmful instead of supportive. The all caps and the attitude help no one. Of course I’m going to react defensively to your tone.

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26 Janiek @ A non-perfect girl March 30, 2012 at 8:00 am

haha I love how they called the mints “life savers”, and I love these kinds of posts!

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27 Janine @ThePurpleGiraffe March 30, 2012 at 8:29 am

Definitely agreeing with you on the chocolate front – UK and Canadian chocolate is SO much better than US chocolate. So much creamier! Your snacks look a lot like mine lately – a mix of healthy and not so healthy – it’s all about balance!

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28 Laura March 30, 2012 at 8:59 am

Love the shout out to Canadian chocolate – I live in Canada and how no idea your chocolate was any different. Visit us anytime :)

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29 Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie March 30, 2012 at 9:22 am

WHOA. I read through your comments and wished that I hadn’t! :( When I read this post it made me smile – from your adorable 6:45am photo (good lord I would never be that brave!!!) to your sugar snack/creepy eye picture. THANK YOU for sharing a day’s worth of snacks, its fun to see how others snack and get some perspective on yourself.

Please please please don’t let the haters get you down, you’re doing a great job and I know that most of us adore your blog and want to see you keep it up!

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30 Laura March 30, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Ugh. I’m sorry, I love Kailey’s blog as well and don’t agree with every point brought up here today, but I DID want to say that the people commenting above aren’t “haters”. I can’t stand the way that word is thrown about in comments sections. Most of the above comments are extremely well articulated and for most part relatively respectful. They aren’t horrible trolling insults, just the concerns that those people feel and have the right to address given the role model nature of blogs like this.

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31 Gillian March 30, 2012 at 9:38 am

Let me know if you ever need some Canadian chocolate shipped your way!

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32 Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 30, 2012 at 11:08 am

Cadbury chocolate is the BEST!! I found tons in Europe and may or may not have hoarded them ever since…

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33 Hannah March 30, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Why did this post move to the beginning of the month? I’m confused…..

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34 Carly March 31, 2012 at 4:06 pm

This looks like a perfect and delicious day of eats!

This post is inspiring to me. It shows that chocolate, pasta, sodium, and added sugars can make up a HEALTHY and BALANCED diet!
Thanks for the fantastic blog! :-).

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35 Katie April 5, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Anyone who is looking at other people’s food blogs and calculating calorie counts has way too much time on their hands. I mean, really? You put that stuff into a calculator? Who cares about calories. Just eat what you feel like eating! Keep up the great posts, Kailey!

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36 Hayley April 5, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Kailey – I don’t read your blog because I think you’re a role model – if girls are coming to this trying to copy you, they most likely have their own issues. I read SnackFace because I like your writing voice and I think you’re funny, warm and real. I’m another tall girl and former ED sufferer who’s gone through pretty similar phases – vegetarian, vegan, veg again, and now I just eat what I want – not junk on junk, but food that I crave and food that makes me feel good and healthy and vibrant. And yes, the occasional 1/4 box of Cheez-Its – so I relate to your hurt at people criticizing you without all the info, because I’ve been there, too. Just because I’ve dealt with an ED does not mean I’m constantly about to relapse.

But each woman is built differently inside and outside and has different calorie and exercise needs. So don’t censor yourself because not everyone is like you. I and plenty of other readers enjoy your site for that very reason.

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37 Sarah April 6, 2012 at 1:18 am

Don’t let the critics get you down :) A writer without critics is like a canvas without paint. Criticisms make us stronger. Criticisms let us know that what we have to write – have real value. And PS? I love your blog.

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38 Jess April 6, 2012 at 2:03 am

Great blog and great post! I love posts like these. Nutrition and fitness have always been big interests for me. So interesting to see how so many American women think they need the typical 2,000 calorie a day diet. 1500 should be the average. America ranks so high in obesity, and people need to stop judging you on what you eat! Talk about some serious insecurities being shown. You’re beautiful, eat what you want (in healthy portions)! People always feel the need to attack. Take a deep breath, do some kickboxing, and keep blogging. :)

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