As promised, I took my camera with me all day today and snapped some photos of all the food I eat in a day. This wasn't a big food day. This was a medium carb day with moderate to low calories for me. I want to take a moment to specify that this nutrition plan was designed for me, by a nutritionist. This is not a one size fits all kinda program. My body composition was taken into account, my level of activity and my fitness goals all went into the equation. Along with that were my height, my bone structure and my age.
So, here are my stats:
Height 5'8 1/2"
Current Weight: 180.3
Goal: Lose fat while gaining muscle mass and strength
Goal Weight: 168
I wake up hungry and ready for breakfast! It is a good think I get to start the day with a huge breakfast.
I start off my breakfast with steel cut oats with a tablespoon of peanut butter (or my favorite Sunflower Seed Butter). This morning, since it is a medium carb day I chopped up an organic apple into my oatmeal. By the way, the table is an antique with a glass top. Under the glass top I have childhood pictures, that is me on the left side of the picture and on the upper right is my beautiful mom!
Second part of my breakfast is 4 egg whites and 1 whole egg scrambled with fresh organic salsa! mmmmmm! I always have a large glass of ice water with breakfast, sometimes two glasses of water.
I pack most of my snacks & lunch the night before to save time in the morning. I make my protein shakes in the morning and put them in thermos containers. I cannot stand undissolved powders and my blender does a fabulous job of blending these to perfection.
Chocolate Protein Whey. Perfect mid morning snack. mmmmmmmmm!
I made this chicken salad kinda using the recipe given to me, but add a little bit or marinated artichoke hearts! I stuffed this into a half of a whole wheat pita pocket for a delicious lunch.
Very filling and satisfying! Chicken, roasted red peppers, red onion, artichoke hearts.
A couple hours later I have my second 'snack' of the day.
This is 1/2 scoop of chocolate protein whey, I add a little instant Colombian coffee to make it like an iced mocha! And the yummy little 1/2 bar of Pure Protein Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar! Delish! Perfect pick me up for that mid afternoon slump (which, by the way, I don't get anymore!).
Then it is to the gym for an hour of torture, I mean a challenging workout with Ryan! He pushes me hard! Tonight it was chest press, two sets of 10 with 25lb. dumbbells. Then military press on an incline bench with 20lb dumbbells. Next are close arm incline push ups! YIKES! Those babies are hard! Really hard! A drink of water, wipe down with the towel and we head out of the gym for twenty minutes of jogging with sprint intervals. A recovery walk, a drink of water, towel off and then hit the mat for ab work. THE hardest ab work I've ever done! Geeeez, this kid knows how to hit every weak muscle I have!!! I love it! A good stretch afterward. A firm hand shake and good work pat on the shoulder (I love that feeling that we are a team working toward the same goal). I head out of the gym, hope on my bicycle and pedal the three blocks home for a bath and dinner.
Dinner tonight is Tilapia, a sweet potato, and steamed broccoli! I am starving! Fish cooks while I'm in the tub. Sweet potato is in the microwave! Broccoli was cooked last night so it just needs to be warmed up.
Dinner on the patio in my favorite leisure house dress! I love summer time!
Here is a picture of me in my office today. I forgot to include in the top of the blog, so I will sign off with it. It's time for my last shake of the day! No picture, it is the same as my first snack shake of the day! Chocolatey and delicious!
Good night friends! Eat something yummy! Be good to yourself!
Oh, I almost forgot to give you my food stats for this day:
Total Calories: 1,576