By Staff Writer Valerie Mosier and Steven Moreno
Graphics by Steven Moreno
Across Timberline, there is a wide variance in the way people eat. From days filled with oatmeal and salads, to days filled with protein bars and energy drinks, Blazers eat it all. The Blazer sat down with those at Timberline with some of the most unique diets. This is what they eat in a day.
English Teacher Beau Pocklington: Paleo Diet
“I eat paleo, so that basically means no sugar, processed foods, no grains, and no peas or legumes,” said Pocklington. Pocklington eats a paleo diet because he believes it’s a healthier lifestyle, and he wants to lose weight for his upcoming wedding.
Breakfast: Not a breakfast eater, but will have three cups of coffee at home, and another two cups once at school
Lunch: A paleo bar, an apple, a banana, almonds, a pepperoni stick, and another cup of coffee
More caffeine: An energy drink towards the end of the day
Dinner: Lean protein like ground turkey or turkey burgers, red meat once or twice a week, sweet potatoes, and vegetables
Senior Emily Wonch: Vegetarian/Plant-based Diet
Wonch eats a vegetarian diet, and only eats dairy and eggs if she knows the animals they come from are raised humanely. “I’m plant-based mainly [for] humane purposes, so if I know the animal and I know that it’s raised in a humane way and it’s not just [raised] for industrial purposes, I’ll eat [dairy and eggs]. My aunt has chickens, and I know that they’re raised well, so I’ll eat the eggs that I get from her,” said Wonch.
Breakfast: Oatmeal with banana and peanut butter
Lunch: Leftovers, sometimes panzanella made with grilled tofu in sesame sauce, bread, and bean sprouts, and a glass of plant-based milk
Dinner: Sometimes a wrap with vegetables and fake meat
Athletic Director Nick Mullen:
“I’m kind of a weird eater. I don’t have time in the day to eat,” said Mullen.
Breakfast: No breakfast, Zipfizz (a sports energy drink) before working out, a morning Monster
Lunch: A couple protein bars
Snacks: Another protein bar or an energy shot
Dinner: Clean protein like chicken or turkey, no carbs, lots of greens and vegetables
Guilty Pleasure: Lemon blueberry Special K cereal with milk
Senior Kameron Richards: Athletic Diet
“As an athlete, our bodies require a lot more energy than usual people because [of] the activity levels we have, so the foods that I eat resemble my activity level and the needed proteins,” said Richards.
Breakfast: Usually eggs and hashbrowns
Lunch: Chicken and rice, apples/oranges
Dinner: Usually something with protein and vegetables
English Teacher Dan Hardebeck: “Routine” Diet
“A lot of my eating routines started when I first got diabetes because when you’re diabetic, you kind of have to regulate your blood sugars and keep everything on a track, and I found that if I ate in routines and lived my life in routines, it made keeping track of all that simpler,” said Hardebeck.
Breakfast (every day): Cheerios with blueberries and almond milk
Lunch (every day): Carrots and celery with hummus, rice cakes
Diet Mountain Dew: Two a day, sometimes Coke Zeros as well
Dinner: A different salad depending on the day of the week, and weekends are full of chaos, pizza, and cheeseburgers
Senior Aiesstou Tunkara: Regular Diet
“Honestly, I eat this way because it’s what me and my mom can currently afford. Not saying I don’t go out on occasion but it’s also not that often. Besides, making food at home is affordable and fundamental. Not everyone these days, especially in our generation, can cook,” said Tunkara.
Breakfast: Oatmeal, Eggs, or a Smoothie
Lunch: Kale Salad with poppy Seeds, Caesar Salad, Dino Nuggets, Home Pizza
Dinner: Dino Nuggets, leftovers, or she wishes for Sushi or Pad Thai