With that in mind, here are some ideas of (mostly) nutritious snacks and meals. In fact, this is everything I ate on
Friday May 4th!
|Yum in my tum. I start every morning with a cup of coffee, complete with one teaspoon of sugar, a dash of skim milk, and a tablespoon of Fat-Free Hazelnut Coffee Creamer!|
|Breakfast always includes a banana :) Only one of course!|
|Finished breakfast with my favorite Chobani! Perfect before the gym!|
|Muscle Milk after my workout! Fav treat :)|
|a late lunch included 6 T. egg whites, spinach, salsa, sante fe turkey, and 1/2 c. grapes!|
|snack time! carrots & hummus!|
|after my Target shopping trip, I indulged in my favorite Luna bar!|
|time to prepare dinner! pasta night before my race in the morning :)|
|gotta add a chicken breast for protein and spinach for a veggie!|
|the finished product! whole grain pasta, 1/2c. sauce, spinach, 1 thin chicken breast, and 1 T. parmesan cheese!|
|I was craving something sweet, so pineapple was my dessert!|
|my totals for the day!|
I would consider this a great day of eating! I eat small but frequent meals to keep my metabolism going throughout the day. My workout consisted of running 2 miles, stretching, rehearsing my dance routine, and an ab workout. Pasta for dinner was great "race fuel" before my 5k the following day, and fruit is a great alternative to a dessert. You can still get "sweet" without all of the fat and calories.... although sweets are my favorite! Moderation is key :) My stomach was satisfied throughout the day, I was very energized, and didn't even need a nap (for those of you who know me, that is a big deal!)
Totals for the day:
Fat: 33 grams (13 Saturated)
Carbs: 198 grams
Sugars: 102 grams (I still need to work on this, but I'm sure it could be worse!)
Protein: 109 grams! WOHOO! Finally almost reaching my goal of 120 grams/day!
To cut back on sugar, I could have eaten less fruits, or been more "choosey" between the yogurt and the granola bar. Unfortunately, I require sugar in my coffee, and I'm 100% okay with having that be my "added sugar" for the day. Coffee is too delicious :) It looks like I "overdosed" on vitamins, which again, I'm okay with! In case you didn't read my "My Fitness Pal" blog posting, the last picture is of the iPhone app i use to log my eating habits once in a while!
Hope you have some new ideas! Get creative and enjoy the food you put in your body!