The eating is going as well as can be expected. I’ve mentioned it several times on Twitter that I’m constantly in the kitchen, chopping this or that, baking or cooking something in the oven. I’ve got to start making more meals that have leftovers instead of having to make each meal (dinners especially), but lunches and breakfasts have been going really well.
A sample of a day’s meal plan would look something like this:
Beverages consumed: 1/2 of a coffee around 6 am, then 1-2 more at work between 8 am and 11 am. The rest of the day is water, water, water. I drink about 2-4 liters daily.
Breakfast: 2 Egg Muffins and some bacon and/or both sausage.
Mid-morning snack: I don’t usually eat much more in the mornings because I don’t want a full belly going to the gym. But if I do anything else, it’s about 15 or so almond. Yes, fifteen.
Lunch: Usually lately it’s been big a salad with Romaine lettuce, spinach, paleo dressing, pecans, chicken and bacon. Also, a hard-boiled egg. Either eaten before or after my salad.
Afternoon snack: Usually an apple, sometimes I’ll have some cut up fruit or a grapefruit.
*I’m usually pretty satiated with what I’ve eaten up until this point, but sometimes I get peckish around dinnertime.
Dinner: Dinner is usually one protein, veggies and sometimes we have sweet potato.
[Jeff roughly consumes what I consume, just slightly more but he eats at different times than I do because of his job (his work hours are 6:30 am to 5 pm four days a week).]
Thoughts & Observations: Like I’ve said previously, we aren’t entirely strict. We do indulge ever so slightly on the weekend, usually a snack and never an entire meal but that will change, I’m sure. We just don’t go to town. One thing I’ve noticed, though, is that eating healthy and obtaining good quality nutrients, your body really does crave and need that. It feels so much better eating clean. I’ve noticed anytime we eat something we shouldn’t have eaten, we immediately feel like shit afterwards. At least we’re recognizing that and acknowledging it, that’s how I feel about it. Being Authentic. So what does that tell you? You eat clean and you feel amazing. You don’t eat all that well and you have cheats or what have you and you feel like shit. Which option seems like the better one?! Hmmmm.
It’s been a process, let me tell you but a good one. I’m just always in the kitchen. And I need more hands.
So that’s that for now. Sorry I don’t have pictures. I just cleared out my phone this weekend of pictures and my SLR at home doesn’t have any meal prep or foodie pics on them. Next time…… 😉
How are YOUR diet been lately?
Tomorrow I’ll be doing a post on “Weekly Rants and Rumblings” – it’s been three weeks since I did one so I’m overdue. Stay tuned!!