Friday, February 06, 2009

What I'm eating

Here's a typical day of what I've been eating recently:

breakfast: omelet (4 egg whites, 1c spinach, 20g feta cheese)
snack: toasted English muffin with 1/2T natural peanut butter
lunch: dinner leftovers, usually ~4oz lean meat and 1-2c steamed veggies or spinach
snack: 1/2c Greek yogurt with 1/2T honey and 1/2c frozen berries
dinner: 5-6oz lean meat with 1-2c steamed veggies (alternates between chicken breast, steak, fish, and pork)
snack: protein pumpkin bread or string cheese + fruit (- or- something naughty like ice cream a few times a week to keep me happy! :) )

Plus, I usually have 2-3 cups of magic coffee machine coffee throughout the day. I know, it's bad for me, but it makes me happy, so whatever. And if I have 3, one is decaf....

One thing that I have realized that that I don't have to go out of my way to eat low fat foods. Especially dairy products. I use full fat cheeses and low fat (instead of non fat) cottage cheese and yogurt. It's much tastier and keeps me more full and happy than when I tried to eat all non fat dairy items.

This pretty much works out to be equal portions of carb/protein/fat and usually just under 1400cal/day.

I tend to take it easy on the weekends, but still count everything I eat. Usually, one weekend day is much higher in calories and carbs, closer to 2000, but it still averages out to the macros I've been posting. I consider one weekend day per week to be a "refeed" and kind of like a high calorie zig zag day.


J Parker said...

Wow - You're up to 2-3 cups a day? Who knew you'd enjoy MY Christmas gift so much? ;)

InstantBlue said...

It sounds so bad when you say it like that! I did by my OWN magic coffee maker, too, silly!