So a friend was curious about what I ate and when I ate it so at the bottom is a quick run through of a typical day.
Keep in mind, this menu is fairly new to me b/c I am trying to learn how to eat w/ a 35% protein, 25% carb, and 40% fat ratio. Before, my menu would have included as a “dessert” a serving of oatmeal several times a day. However, since I am no longer long distance running, I don’t need such a heavy dose of carbs. I am looking to lose about 4 lbs of fat but keep my muscle. I have been logging my food off and on for the last 2 weeks and I have about 2 more lbs to lose before I reach my goal.
As you read through my log, you will notice that the easiest (and most delicious way) for me to add fat to my meal is with a scoop of all natural peanut butter. You may enjoy more adding cheese to your eggs or more dressing to a salad but neither of those options satiate me the way peanut butter does. The above picture is the damage done to a jar of peanut butter that we bought YESTERDAY at the store. I did have help in getting this jar close to the bottom, though :)!
My point is that this log isn’t necessarily something you should follow step by step. I’m doing healthy in a way that suits my cravings and quirks. I love eggs so I’ve included this protein several times in my day. I love peanut butter so I’ve included this GOOD fat as many times as possible. My 1800 calorie day doesn’t feel like I’ve deprived myself of food all day. In fact, I have enjoyed my meal times.
I’m eating healthy, losing the weight I want, and eating foods I like :)
5 am- wake up, coffee, w/ unsweetened almond milk
5:30-6:30- gym, water with a scoop of whey protein
6:30- breakfast- 1 whole egg, 1/4 c oatmeal, splash of unsweetened almond milk, TB peanut butter, 1/2 banana
(Sometimes I will opt not to drink my whey at 5:30 and just mix the whey, egg, and oatmeal and make a protein pancake. Then I top it w/ the peanut butter.
9:30- 4 egg whites, 1 whole egg, 1 TB olive oil, 2 cups spinach or broccoli- like a fritatta. Then I usually have a TB of peanut butter as “dessert” b/c there isn’t enough fat in the meal. Most folks would just add cheese to a fritatta for extra fat but I’m not a big fan of cheese.
12:30- 4 oz chicken or another lean meat, 2 cups veggies or salad, 1 TB olive oil
3:30- “peanut butter and jelly” Greek yogurt. This may sound extremely disgusting to many folks but this is my FAVORITE part of the day! 6 oz 0% Fage Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup blueberries, 2 TB peanut butter- mix it together.
6:00- This meal is usually a repeat of my 9:30 or 12:30 meal. It just depends what I’m in the mood for. However, I usually opt for something that looks more like breakfast. I absolutely LOVE eggs. :)