Today was such a sweet day in the gym!
"Wow, this is so hard to answer because I eat such a variety of foods, which changes every day." But then when I thought about it, I really don't. I usually buy the same things in the grocery store, and my cheat meals even tend to be the same. When we go out, I usually order a variation of the same thing: a salad with no croutons, no cheese and dressing on the side, extra steamed vegetables on the side. I am consistent in how much I eat and in my macro nutrients. Everything else changes, maybe different kinds of vegetables or different kinds of proteins, but I eat a 4-6 oz. serving of protein with a hefty portion of vegetable for dinner every night, rarely with a carbohydrate.
I guess I'm a little more vanilla than I thought.
So, hold on to your butts, here goes, a sneak peak into my eats for the day ...
I have coffee every morning.
An 8oz cup of coffee, made in the Keurig, right now I'm obsessed with Raspberry Chocolate Truffle from Van Houtte, sweetened with a packet of Stevia.
Because coffee sometimes makes my stomach turn early in the morning, I will have a bite or two of something on my way to the gym.
Today happened to be a few bites of a Pure Protein bar. (I bought a variety box in bulk from Sam's Club.) I like these bars because they only have 3g of sugar.
After my workout is all finished, Spin + CrossFit, I drink a protein shake. Again, I aim for a protein powder low in sugar. For the last month or so I've been drinking this.
I also add BCAA powder to the mix (see above). I've been using Optimum Nutrition brand that I ordered them from BodyBuilding.com. I take two caps, open them, pour them into my shaker.
With the shake (and maybe a small green apple or the rest of my protein bar), usually sustained until about noon or 1pm. From about noon to dinner time, it's a little hell-mell. Today I had 1/2 fresh honeydew before heading to the pool with some friends and a single-serving plain Fage Greek Yogurt.
I packed even more honeydew and a few plump strawberries as well as a 1/2 pint of blueberries into a cooler to take with. I chopped up a cucumber and 1/2 pint of grape tomatoes and tossed it with a little balsamic and munched on that as well.
When I got home, around 3:45, I made myself my version of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and took the dog on a mile-long walk. I had a large handful of toasted walnut halves, too.
About 5:30 I started working on dinner, while munching on carrot chips and hummus.
I had a bison beef burger on a bed of tender ruby reds topped with grilled onion and an egg.
For a little added creaminess, I added a small sprinkle of feta crumbles.
I settled on a (large) handful of these delicious chocolate chips for dessert with a generous glass of pinot.
I took my evening fish oil (the B-Complex I take in the morning after the gym) and set a pot of hot water to boil while I took the dog on another 10 minute walk. I'm now drinking a cup of 40 calorie hot cocoa that I season with ginger and cinnamon, and I'll head to bed by about 10 (fingers crossed I sleep tonight!) and wake up tomorrow at 6:15.
But, like I said, it changes a wee bit. Here's an example of what I had for breakfast yesterday.
And what I had for dinner, a Steak Salad (no beans or dressing) from Freebirds World Burrito.
See that queso fresco on there? Heaven!
Hmm, if only I could get my hands on some of these now ...