Operation Skinny Jeans: Get in my belly

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Get in my belly

So I have been thinking of writing this for over a week now, but I keep thinking "oh! I should take pictures!" but every day I forget so I am gonna write it without. Maybe one of these days I will get my shit together enough to take pictures of all of my food ;)

I have started eating more food and more regularly in the last month, which has really helped me personally so I thought I would share what a typical day in the life of my food looks like. For a day to day account of what I ate, check out My Fitness Pal.

6:30am- Wake up
Drink Iced Coffee with Almond Milk
Eat oatmeal or toast with PB or AB or B or whatever I feel like.

7:00am- Workout

7:30am- Breakfast
Usually a 2 egg omelet with sautéed mushrooms and a little cheese
Post workout shake (Protein, Shakeo, Water or almond milk, raw spinach and kale)

8:00am- Work!
I try to drink at least 50 ounces of water in the morning (which is 2 water bottles for me)

10:00am- Snack
String Cheese and grapes

12:00pm- Lunch!
Usually something left over from the night before or one of my go to lunches which are:
Burrito Bowls
Pita Sandwiches
Chili
I also take my dog Max on a 30 minute walk/jog so I can get out of the house.

1:00pm- back to work!
I try to drink another 50 ounces in the afternoon

3:00pm- Snack!
Either Red Peppers with Hummus (one of my absolute FAVORITE snacks) or an Apple with AB or PB

6:00pm- Dinner!
I cook something so its ready when my husband gets home. We have lots of favorites.
Stir Fry Chow Mein
Beef Stroganoff
Tacos
Meat and veggies (usually Chicken, Steak or Pork with roasted veggies and potatoes)
Stew
Chili
Burgers (bunless) with veggies
Fajitas

8:00pm- if munchies hit...
I drink water. I have worked really hard to reach for water when I want to reach for snacks after dinner and it has helped me a ton. It takes focus and determination but it has changed my life. That sounds crazy but I used to eat over 1000 calories after 8pm.

Yeah basically thats it! It usually adds up to 1700-2000 calories, depending on what I have for dinner. And with these things I seem to be getting pretty close to my macro goals. Like I said the other day I rarely hit Protein, but I am okay with it.

And in case you are curious, no I don't follow any specific diet. I try to eat veggies at every meal and a few fruits a day. I try not to eat white grains (brown rice, brown bread, oatmeal) are my go-to's, I don't eat a lot of noodles anymore, which I used to eat all the time. And no, I don't want to eat low carb or no fat or dairy free or gluten free or paleo or vegan. I am really happy how I eat right now. I eat real food, its tasty, I feel satisfied and I don't feel like bingeing. I feel like its a really sustainable way for me to fuel my body and I am happy with it.

And yes I'm sure something I eat is going to give me cancer or kill me, like I hear every time I share what I eat, but considering the fact I grew up in a household of second hand smoke AND I subsisted off fast food for the first 25 years of my life, I am not really worried about my soy protein and almond milk killing me. :D
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