So, one of my newcomer readers emailed me to ask what I was eating- a perfectly fair question since you’re spending your valuable time listening to me babble! I tried to figure out how to make my food journal public – but it doesn’t seem to be possible. So, here’s a sample day – if you’re interested. I’m not always perfect- but 6 out of 7 days a week this is my food journal. Weekends I tend to skip snacks and have bigger meals.
Breakfast (as soon as I wake up – legit, I am always STARVING)–
6 oz. container Chobani Greek Non-fat Yogurt (I only like the ones with fruit – or the French Vanilla…I hate the Honey one – yeck!)
1 tablespoon granola (I know it sounds silly, but it’s the perfect amount of crunch)
Some mornings I will have Rice Krispies w/ Skim Milk and a banana – but I don’t always love cereal for breakfast.
Morning Snack (usually around 10am)
1 banana or 1 cup of grapes
Starbucks Coffee (Venti Iced Non-fat sugar free mocha w/ hazelnut) – I know I need to eventually ween myself off this….but it’s only 200 calories…and it’s so good!
Lunch (usually 12:30pm – 1:30pm ish…depending on the day)
6 oz. of lean protein of some kind (turkey, chicken, tofu, hard boiled eggs) – Yes I love tofu. I know it’s weird…but I don’t care.
2 cups of vegetables (either stir-fryed, roasted w/ EVOO or in a salad w/ balsamic dressing)
A handful of almonds or a 1/2 an avocado w/ a little salt (might sound strange, but it’s FANTASTIC)
Afternoon Snack (around 4pm if I’m not exercising after work, closer to 5:30pm if I am)
Pretzels / a Special K bar / A Salty Sweet Peanut bar from Nature Valley Popchips (my newest addiction)
some fruit (kiwi, berries, grapes – frozen!)
Dinner (around 7:30pm most nights)
4oz – 6 oz of Fish/Scallops/Shrimp/Steak/Chicken (usually something that takes longer to prep than lunch – and if I have enough it becomes lunch the next day)
2-3 cups of veggies (stir-fryed, roasted w/ EVOO or baked)
1/2 cup of rice (usually a pilaf or a risotto) or a 1/2 potato, baked – no butter, real sour cream (fake sour-cream is disgusting)
Water, water, water…..or if I need it, Diet Root Beer (yum!)
“Dessert” (9pmish…not every night – but some nights!)
Chobani Greek Yogurt (I told you I was addicted!)
1/2 cup of frozen yogurt
a handful of almonds
a half dozen whole wheat Triscuits w/ fresh mozzarella
I try not to have the last snack/dessert…but sometimes my stomach gets the better of me!
I’m averaging about 100oz+ of water a day – more if I work out that day. That’s fabulous. However, I read an article that said I should be drinking my body weight in ounces. That would be 376 ounces…which is a hella lot of water. That’s 12 refills of my new Nalgene! How much water do you guys drink?
The calorie total per day is in a range of 1,400 – 1,750 – which seems to be universally where someone my size on a “diet” should be.
Anyone have some meal suggestions they can share? I love eggs….but they don’t always agree with me – so as much as I would prefer to have hard boiled egg whites (with one yolk) 3-4 times a week, it just isn’t going to work. I don’t want snacks that are just empty calories (popcorn) – they leave me unfulfilled and craving something bad. Oh, also I’m not anti-sandwich…I just find I get more “bang for my buck” if I bring protein and veggies for lunch rather than a sandwich (all the bread I like is high in calories!).