Hello everybody and happy Monday!
This week I would like to share with you what I eat in a day as I have a lot of people asking me about my food intake and the meals I post on social media. I have been logging my food intake and exercise on paper for two and a half years to take to the hospital. In the summer I started using My Fitness Pal to track my macros and I now use Lifesum. I found Lifesum even easier than My Fitness Pal and I like the way it shows you your carbohydrates, protein and fat intake for the day at the top rather than having to pay for this feature on My Fitness Pal. So other benefits I have found useful with this app was how it allows you to select the type of exercise you have done and add in your water consumption. I try and aim for 3 litres of water a day so it is important for me to track it.
For breakfast I usually go for a bowl of oat so simple porridge with coconut milk, 1 banana, 1 kiwi and a spoonful of chia seeds. In the colder months this is one of my favourite breakfasts to have and I often mix it up with different fruit and vegan milk to give myself a variety of flavours.
My lunchtime meal is usually my post training meal so I like to have a high intake of protein and a generous portion of vegetables.
For my evening meal on this particular day was vegetable stir fry with harissa paste on a bed of butternut squash noodles.
My snacks throughout the day consisted of 25g of Banoffee protein powder, a piece of peanut butter on wholemeal bread and two cookies.
Since christmas I have focused on getting back to eating wholesome foods which was surprisingly easier than I expected. I actually could not wait to get back to my version of normal eating because that is what my body is used to and a high intake of other sugary and 'empty calorie' based delicacies that I indulged in at christmas did not make me feel as good as when I eat my usual diet. Don't get me wrong, I do love to have the odd cookie or pizza but it is definitely not something I can do regularly as my body much prefers nutritious and wholesome foods that give me energy.
I have since decided at the start of 2017 to eat smaller portions 4 times a day. At the moment it is definitely proving difficult to fit in the extra time to eat but I am getting there. I have also decided to participate in Veganuary to prepare myself for my cut in a couple of months time.
2017 is going to be a year of growth and power and I cannot wait to start seeing further results.
Until next time,
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