Operation Skinny Jeans: Look into my mouth

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Look into my mouth

I think the question I get asked the most is what do you eat. I am curious what other people eat too, so I thought I should share!

Before a workout, I usually eat a banana or a slice of whole wheat toast with Peanut Butter. I have found this fills me up and gives me energy for a workout. I also try to drink at least 12 ounces of water before I get to the gym.

Leaving the gym, I usually have a protein shake. I really like Muscle Milk vanilla because it is delicious by itself with water, and mixed in with fruit and soy milk. I take the train to work, so I drink it on there. I usually drink about 24 ounces of water at the gym. What can I say, I am thirsty while working out lol

Once I get to work, I have a cup of coffee and a protein and carb.  I usually have a hard boiled egg and piece of toast or a granola bar (right now we have these Nature Valley Soft Baked Oatmeal Squares I really like. They aren't on their website which is weird, but we found them at Costco…) I drink another 24 ounces of water too.

Morning snack time comes around and I usually have 2 ounces of cheddar cheese, or some nuts. I like veggies for this snack too. :D I drink about 12 ounces of water around this time too.

For lunch, I try to have protein and veggies and carbs. One of my favorite lunches is Turkey Taco Lettuce Tacos. I take a romaine leaf and use it like a taco shell. Delish! I try to drink 24 ounces of water with lunch.

Around 2, I have something sweet like berries, grapes or yogurt. I drink 24 more ounces of water throughout the afternoon

Then when I leave work, I usually have a string cheese or hard boiled egg, something like that. I hate being hangry before dinner. I drink another 12- 24 ounces on the train home. (I have a 24 oz water bottle)

For dinner, we usually make something with protein and veggies. Last night we had burgers with mashed sweet potatoes. We make Spaghetti Squash spaghetti sometimes, chicken with a side, things like that. And I have a 12 oz glass of water with dinner too.

Throughout the day I drink about 120 ounces of water. If I could get my act together as far as sharing recipes goes, I would totally do that, but alas.

What do you eat for dinner? Do you have a pretty set routine? I find a good routine keeps me on the right track!

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  1. I love hearing what other people eat too! I thought about making a weekly posts with pics & such but my eating isnt really that great and should probably get cleaned up first!

  2. I don't like being hangry for dinner either! I eat my afternoon snack not too long before I leave work just so I won't be ravenous at dinner time.

  3. Sounds like you are now obsessed with drinking water! You can drink too much. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hyponatremia/DS00974/DSECTION=causes

  4. I am horrible at getting my daily water intake in :( I maybe drink 32 ounces a day (and a coffee). I really need to work on this, any suggestions?

    1. I try to drink 4 water bottles full a day. I just drink all day long. I also pee all day long lol but its ok. I have seen some good ideas on pinterest like marking different lines on your water bottle and drinking that much each hour? But like I said, I just kinda sip on it all day :D

  5. All that food sounds really yummy to me! I think you are on the right track!

  6. Thanks for sharing what you eat! It is always nice to get new ideas. I am sick of eating the same thing all the time!! Way to go!!

  7. longtime lurker, first time commenter :) oh my gosh i love knowing what people eat. i'm nosey like that. I like your meal frequency. i'll tell you what i eat. as soon as i wake up i drink some hydrowhey protein powder, before a workout I make an oatmeal egg white pancake, immediately after my workout i drink a complex whey/casein protein blend, for lunch #1 i eat at least 30g of protein (usually chicken or beef) with a complex carb (whole wheat pasta, or lentils), for lunch #2 I'll have the same, for lunch #3 i'll eat some fish and vegetables, usually like a salad of sorts with beans, then for dinner I'll eat some meat (Fish, chicken, beef) with some fibrous carbs (brocoli or brussels sprouts, then right before bed i drink some casein protein powder. Much like you, I also enjoy drinking water with every meal. :)


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