Good morning! Get ready for a lot of badly taken pictures. I took pics of everything I ate yesterday, in order to show a typical day of eating for me. It was hard because I'm very much a grazer. I will try to estimate the portion sizes and calories. For exercise I did 5 miles on the tread, ab video, and Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 Level 4. I tend to eat around the same amount regardless of exercise or not, it all evens out.
As soon as I wake up I have to have my coffee! This is a large mug with approx 1 tbsp half and half and no sugar.
Steel cut oats with dried cranberries, cinnamon, and sprinkled with flax.
About 1/4 c oats (yields 1 cup cooked)
1 tsp flax
Red Pear mmmmmmm
Strawberry nonfat Greek yogurt, I'm learning to like it.
Strawberry and walnut salad with Light Raspberry Vinaigrette
Leftover pizza Margarita on whole wheat crust
salad: 1 cup greens, 1 lg sliced strawberry, 2 tsp chopped walnuts, 2 tsp light dressing
Dried cranberries, raw almonds, peanuts (1 tbsp of each)
Dinner salad (this was split with my husband and son)
3 cups mixed greens
2 small roma tomatoes
1/2cup of an English cucumber
1/4cup green pepper
2 tbsp red onion
champagne vinaigrette (YUMMMM)
Dinner: Grilled Eggplant Parmigana, whole wheat pasta, home made sauce (crushed tomatoes, tons of fresh basil, onions, garlic, and red pepper) 1 cup steamed broccoli
Smoothie ingredients (split between husband, son, even baby had some)
mango (1 cup)
pineapple (1 cup)
strawberry (1 cup)
banana (1 medium)
1 cup crushed ice
I felt bad eating this since everyone seems to be off sugar, so, I split it with my husband.
75 calories (for half)
The grand total comes in at 1895 calories.
That seems pretty accurate to me, on an average day I would estimate I eat between 1800-2000 calories.
As far as food, this is pretty much typical of what I eat on a daily basis (except that pizza will now be peanut butter on whole wheat pita)
This was fun, I think I will do these posts on occasion. Maybe once a month, I'll try to do it on days that display different foods, otherwise this would get old very fast!