People ask me all the time what I eat. What is odd is I often have a hard time telling them. I tell them that I stay away from fast food and overly processed foods. I eat a vegetarian diet and try to keep a 50/25/25 split between carbs/protein/fat. Yes, they say, but what do you eat? My guess is they want a blow by blow detail of what I eat every day.
So here it goes. I am going to share with you exactly what I ate today. (Today being Friday when I am writing this). I am not saying this is exactly what you should eat, nor am I saying it is perfect. This gives you a glimpse into how I eat day in and day out. I eat quite a bit and I eat often. I don’t follow a “diet”, I just try to eat in a way that supports a healthy and fit life.
- Non-fat vanilla yogurt 6 oz.
- 1.5 tbsp of ground flax seed
- 1 whole wheat mini bagel
This is my preworkout meal since I go to the gym first thing in the morning. It’s not heavy and gives me some protein and some carbs to get me going.
Post workout Snack:
- 1 scoop Designer Whey Protein Powder
- ½ cup light vanilla soy milk
I have my shake about 30-45 minutes post workout. I lifted weights this morning and this helps my recovery.
- 1 serving Quinoa Broccoli Frittata (recipe from Oxygen Magazine)
- 1 slice Ezekiel bread toasted
- ½ tbsp natural peanut butter
- Non-fat blueberry pomegranate yogurt 6 oz.
- 1 small banana
Leftovers are the best. The frittata was from Wednesday night’s dinner.
- Primal Spirit Meatless Jerky
- 1 small apple
- Luna Protein Bar Chocolate Almond
- 1 serving Shepard’s Pie without the Sheep (from The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbookby Tosca Reno)
- 1 Meatless Turk’y burger
I love casserole type dishes and this version of shepard’s pie is awesome. Sweet potatoes, bulgur, chickpeas and edamame. Yum. The Turk’y burger is for extra protein.
- Pumpkin Pie oatmeal (from Clean Eating Magazine)
- 2 hardboiled egg whites
- 1 small piece dark chocolate and 1 cup Sleepytime Tea
Yes, I eat after dinner. I think for most people an evening snack is acceptable. If you workout in the evening, as I sometimes do, it is also necessary. I also like to wind down with tea and a small piece of chocolate as treat, sometimes. I probably only have the chocolate once or twice a week. I drink the tea pretty much every night.
Add to this numerous cups of white tea, at least 8 glasses of water and 1 Diet Coke (I treated myself for the week) and you have a pretty good picture of a typical food day for me. I did also have 3 glucose tablets to treat low glucose levels, but most of you probably do not have to worry about that. I eat at least every 4 hours and it totals about 1900 calories. A little low for a workout day but pretty close to my normal 2000.
So what do you think? Any surprises? If you want to see what I eat every day become one of my “Motivators” at www.dailyburn.com . I keep my nutrition log there each and every day. Go over to the site and look me up, user name ThriveFit.