Full Day of Eating

For the past six months I have been intuitively eating, which basically rejects the diet mentality, you don’t count calories, and eat how you feel without the guilt.  I tried this and didn’t really mind it at first but safe to say me and intuitive eating didn’t work out. Because in my head I was subconsciously counting how many calories I was eating in a day.  I have been doing the whole fitness and nutrition get-up for so long, that I know how many calories and macronutrients are in a certain food.

I just want to point out that, intuitive eating for a person who just merely lives if they don’t have structure in their life (like myself) doesn’t freaking work.  INTUITIVE EATING.

That is the whole thing about intuitive eating that everyone absolutely ravesssss about, you aren’t structured and aren’t restricted…no bueno for Alexandra.  I need structure or else I will go stir crazy (literally). I especially need structure when it comes to eating, or things won’t be pretty other wise. Just saying.

Right now, for my specific goals, I am eating 4 small meals a day and a post workout “meal” in 3 hour increments, and I try to get in one gallon of water in per day!

Meal 1

I eat the same thing for breakfast every morning, just because it is so yummy and really gets in the right amount of protein, carbs and fats.

1 Egg

4 Egg whites

Oat Bran

Teddy’s Peanut Butter

Meal 2

Chicken

Any Kind of Green

Sweet Potato

Avocado

Meal 3

Shrimp

Any Kind of Green

Jasmine Rice

Avocado Oil

Meal 4

Salmon

Any Kind of Green

Mango Salsa

Post Workout

PEScience Protein Shake

Rice Cakes

Yes, I eat the same thing every day but that is how I work best.  I rarely get bored and if I do, I switch it up a little bit!

P.S. I secretly loveeeeeeeeee love love with my whole HEART, Kodiak Cakes and I will have them for breakfast on leg days. Oh my sweet Jesus, if you have never had Kodiak Cakes, stop reading this (it’s okay, this is more important) and go pick up a box at your grocery store. It’s life changing.

If I am ever craving sweets, I love Enlightened ice cream or their ice cream bars (a low cal, high protein ice cream).  My new favorite thing is apples and chocolate hummus (to die). Another good idea to curve the cravings is sugar free jello with fat free whipped cream and fruit (also to die), a protein bar, some rice cakes and peanut butter (don’t over do this though because the peanut butter is a calorie dense food), or I will have some dark chocolate chips!

Here are some good macronutrient sources to add into your every day life:

Protein Sources:

  • Boneless, Skinless Chicken
  • Lean Ground Turkey
  • Fish (any kind)
  • Lean Ground Beef/Pork
  • Flank Steak
  • Turkey Breast
  • Bacon/Turkey Bacon
  • Ground Bison
  • Whole Eggs
  • Egg Whites
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Beans

Carbohydrate Sources

  • Oats
  • Oat Bran
  • Granola
  • Sweet Potato
  • Russet Potato
  • Beans
  • Brown Rice, Jasmine Rice, Basmati Rice
  • Cream of Wheat/Rice
  • Whole Wheat or Gluten Free Pasta
  • Ezekiel Bread
  • Quinoa

Fat Sources

  • Peanuts, Almonds, Cashews
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Flax and Chia Seeds
  • Peanut, Almond, and Cashew Butter
  • Avocado, Coconut, Safflower, Olive Oil
  • Avocado
  • Cheeses

Keep a look out for another blog on how to create YOUR own meal plan that is tailored completely to YOU.

Much Love,

Alex

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s