October 24, 2010

How I eat at 8 months out...

I was asked if I have a structured eating plan - sort of, in terms of what types of food I eat, but not so much in terms of the specifics.

Here is a typical day:

First thing: My husband usually leaves me some fresh brewed coffee in the insulated French Press, so I mix it with some chocolate protein powder (27g protein) and a bit of milk or cream for a protein coffee.

Breakfast: Either some leftovers from dinner, some sashimi tuna with soy sauce and wasabi, or some pumpkin, egg, ricotta and flax "hot cereal" (Here is a link to this very delicious and filling recipe - taste and texture remind me a lot of cream of wheat - but it's low carb and high protein -better for me!) By the way - the about.com website has LOTS of great recipes!

I take my morning supplements and a Nexium tablet sometime around breakfast.

Morning Snack: Don't always have one, but often have a protein drink. (Always have a protein drink if I work out) Also try to get in an additional 16 - 20 ounces of liquid, usually SF ice tea, before lunch.

Lunch: Usually leftovers from dinner, or some tuna, chicken, salmon, or turkey salad, or some other protein + leftover veg. If I eat out I'll usually have some chicken  I take mid-day supplements with my lunch.

Snack: Maybe some protein balls, or cheese, or a few rice crisps, or beef jerky. Another 16 - 20 ounces of liquid

Dinner: I almost aways cook a protein and two types of veg. Sometimes I make polenta or quinoa or a lower carb starch in place of one of the vegetables. Dinner time supplements.

Snack: Don't usually have one, but might make some protein ice cream, have some beef jerky, or a protein ball, or maybe a spoonful of peanut butter or some almonds. Maybe some more fluids, depending on how my intake has been during the day. Sometimes I like some apple with peanut butter or dark chocolate (one or two squares) with peanut butter.

Bedtime: This is when I take my iron / Vitamin C capsules

I don't count calories these days, although I will begin doing this again as I approach goal so that I can fine tune my maintenance. I'll also start counting if my weight loss slows down to a point that disturbs me . Mainly I concentrate on getting in enough protein and limiting carbs, particularly carbs from starches and sugars.

Here is my current supplement regime:

AM
Nexium 20 mg
Multivitamin
500 mg calcium citrate w/ D and magnesium
B12 sublingual
Vitamin D3 sublingual
B complex tablet
Benefibre tablet

Midday
500 mg calcium citrate w/ D and magnesium
Benefibre Tablet
Colace
Omega 3 supplement

Dinner 
500 mg calcium citrate w/ D and magnesium
Benefibre Tablet
Tumeric
Cinnamon
B12 sublingual

Bedtime
Carbonyl Iron with Vitamin C

2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this!! Very helpful!! I will have to try that hot cereal recipe! I think where I've fallen short is letting simple carbs creep back in, like halloween candy and whatnot. I just started tracking my meals on daily burn and while the calories don't much matter to me, the pie chart showing my percentage of fat, protein,and carbs shed some light.

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  2. Agree, the hot cereal recipe looks great What is a protein ball?

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