In general I eat what I want and don't pay attention to a bunch of bullshit nonsense like "don't eat rice or bread, too much fruit is horrible for you, you should avoid sugar" etc. I do try to watch sodium due to my blood pressure. I currently have my calorie limit set to 1500 a day, which seems about right during this lighter activity period of my life.
Since I loved the way that Katie broke per post up by meal, I am going to follow her lead and do the same. I didn't take pictures of every single meal since I eat a lot of the same things so it would be repetitive, and also because I didn't want to clog the post with a million pics! I tend to eat the same things for breakfast and lunch, so the variety is mainly in my dinners. One thing you will notice is that I really don't eat many snacks since I prefer to be hungry (but not hangry) for each meal. Everyone is different so if you feel better having a little something between meals, go on with your bad self!
|My Ride or Die Breakfast: Tillamook Vanilla yogurt, Kashi Cocoa Coconut granola & a banana (380 calories)|
|Toasted English muffin with 2 TB peanut butter and apple (415 calories)|
|1 cup cooked polenta with 2 eggs (277 calories)|
|Tuna salad wrap (1/2 can of tuna), 1/2 c cherry tomatoes, 1 c pineapple (502 calories)|
|The BIG salad w/ veggies,chickpeas and balsamic dressing. Also a not pictured orange (467 calories)|
|Grilled chicken breast, broccoli/rice/cheese casserole, side salad and glass of sparkling wine (609 calories)|
|2 pieces of homemade veggie pizza on thin crust Boboli (350 calories)|
|A slice (that fell apart) of turkey lasagna and 5 oz of pinot noir (695 calories)|
Sweets and Treats
|Mini angel food cake with 1/4 c each strawberries/raspberries and 1 TB melted Nutella (243 calories)|
|Big mug of English Breakfast tea with sugar and half and half, two Samoas (200 calories)|
I hope this gives you a glimpse into my typical day to day, and shows you don't have to eat rice cakes all day to lose weight. Sorry there was no truly naughty stuff in here, but it happened to be a week where I didn't eat that stuff!