Just about every day I get asked what I eat. Now, I’m not the queen of diet by any means, and different things work for everyone, but here’s an example of my typical day of eating.
Breakfast- I try to eat within an hour of waking up. Breakfast is such an important meal, especially since I workout in the morning. I eat 2 eggs with some type of veggie (bell peppers and onions, or even salsa) If I have some meat left over from the night before I will throw that in there too (ham, steak or pork) but only about 1/4 cup of chopped up pieces) I loooove to put hot sauce on my eggs. Especially frank’s. mmmmm… Things I avoid at breakfast. Cheese, milk bread and fruit. Cheese and milk because I noticed that when I gave up dairy I lost a ton of inches within a couple of weeks and now that I’ve given it up my digestion is way better. Bread because I try to avoid grains and processed foods. And fruit because I like to use my fruit as a treat or dessert.
Post workout I have a protein smoothie! This is my LOVE during the day. I throw a cup of frozen fruit and a scoop of powder. Avoid adding sweetener! fruit has a lot of sugar in it already! I also like to throw in a few almonds.
For lunch- I get really yummy sliced meat from costco. My favorite is pastrami. I will cut up some red bell peppers and avocado and roll it up in a few slices of meat. Super simple, super healthy and really yummy!
If I need a snack between lunch and dinner, its normally trail mix. I have to keep a handle on it though, because trail mix is super fattening.
For dinner- I keep it pretty basic. Lean meat or fish with some type of veggies (no white potatoes) My husband loves to hunt so mainly we eat a lot of elk meat.
So there you have it. Some would say that its a really boring menu. Well, sometimes it does get boring but remember I am eating to live and not living to eat. My body needs good fuel to perform the way I want it to. I do allow my self a cheat day on Saturday. I try not to go completely off of the hinges, but I had some popcorn and a soda at the movies this past weekend. GASP!
Here’s today’s challenge… Try to give up something that you crave (soda, sugar, salt) and replace it with a tall glass of water. If you still have the craving, have another glass of water until it goes away.
Workout…. 3 rounds of 50 air squats and 150 jump rope singles (if you don’t have a jump rope, you can just pretend that you’re jumping
Now, let me know how you did!