happy hump day! some of the biggest questions i get from my followers on instagram and facebook are “what do you eat?” or “what is your diet like?” since i have so many curious followers it inspired me to start a weekly series, what i ate wednesdays, to give everyone an inside look!
i usually vary my meals daily and weekly but in general the food i will be posting are common meals and snack that i like to incorporate throughout my normal diet because they have great macronutrients (macros***).
i’ve also been trying to log my food in myfitnesspal and i’m hoping to be able to make my account public soon so that you guys can go in and check out what i’m eating.
just remember – my goals and body will most definitely be different from your goals and body. everyone is different and the best advice i can give you is to experiment with different foods and get to know what your body responds to and what it doesn’t. for example, over several different two week long food experiments, i know that a lower carb intake with a higher protein intake works best for my body when i want to lose weight. i’m not a trained nutritionist or an expert on macros either! i’m just doing what works for me.
i will try to put macros with each meal and recipes if i have them. Sometimes when i’m cooking i just throw random stuff in!
breakfast & mid-morning snack
i did a spin class this morning and burned 600 calories so i made sure to replenish myself with lots of healthy carbs and protein to get myself going all morning long. this makes a very large portion so i usually drink it all morning long, so i count this as my breakfast and snack! Or this is a great recipe for sharing if you just want to drink it for breakfast!
pineapple mango banana protein smoothie, serves 2 or 1 super hungry lady like myself after a serious spin class
- 1 medium banana
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen pineapple
- 1/2 frozen mango chunks (mine are from trader joes)
- 1 scoop 100% whey vanilla protein powder (any vanilla protein powder will work, i use one i bought from costco or sometimes i use my vanilla shakeology packets)
- 8 to 10 ounces of water or unsweetened vanilla almond milk (macros/points will vary if you use almond milk)
Throw into blender or ninja (in my case) and blend until smooth then pour into glass, shaker bottle or drink it straight from the blender (i’ve done that several times, hey it saves dishes!) & enjoy!
macros: 376 cals, 62g carbs, 3g fat, 29g protein, 6g fiber, 37g sugar
i admittedly didn’t plan out a very appetizing lunch for myself (i didn’t meal prep very well this week … oops!) so i ended up going with a coworker to a local favorite for lunch.
roti Mediterranean grill – chicken salad
- grilled chicken breast kabobs
- grilled veggies
- spicy zhung sauce
- 1/2 serving of feta cheese
macros: 464 cals, 29g carbs, 19g fat, 41g protein, 5g fiber, 11g sugar
one of my favorite afternoon pick me ups is unsweetened iced coffee (only 20 cals for a grande) and a quest bar makes the day so much better!!
macros: 190 cals, 25g carbs, 6g fat, 20g protein, 17g fiber, 1g sugar
sun dried tomato basil pesto chicken zoodles
- 3/4 zucchini – spiraled into zoodle form
- 4 oz. baked chicken breast
- garlic, to taste
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp sun dried tomato basil pesto (via ohsheglows)
- chopped onion, mushrooms & tomato
- sprinkle of feta cheese
macros: 473 cals, 14g carbs, 31g fat, 36g protein, 3g fiber, 5g sugar
Please let me know if this was helpful and if you enjoyed reading please comment below!