One of my favorite posts to read or youtube videos to watch has always been ‘What I Eat In A Day’. I love learning new recipes & getting meal ideas from others who share the same passion for health and fitness! Whether you’re short on time, work full time, work from home, or whatever you have going on, I hope this post inspires you to make choices to fuel your body in a way that makes you feel healthy & energized!
6:45AM: I’m awake! I get up & start to make my lemon water (1/2 lemon squeezed + 8oz warm water) & fill up my 20 oz blender bottle. I’ve been drinking lemon water in the morning for years! Lemons are packed with vitamin C, have antibacterial properties & even though lemons are acidic, they actually have an alkaline affect in the body. Sometimes I like to sprinkle turmeric in it as it’s known to help lower inflammation. I sip on this while I go through my devotional, I’m doing Joyce Meyer’s Power Thoughts devotional in the Bible app right now!
7:30AM: I start to make my breakfast, I’m having my Lemon Chia Seed pudding. I top mine with a handful of blueberries, a drizzle of honey & Whole Me granola! I love this brand because it’s low in added sugar & it’s clean! I’m also having a cup of coffee with a little low sugar almond milk. I take 2 capsules of Full Mega (Made from wild caught Alaskan salmon, Omega-3s are great for lowering inflammation in the body, improving blood pressure, lowering LDL “bad” cholesterol levels, regulating cortisol (stress hormone), regulating insulin sensitivity etc!) & I’ll take 3 capsules of Hair Skin & Nails (gives you vitamins, minerals & collagen to grow healthier & stronger hair & nails, it also helps promote more vibrant, clear skin.) I finish my 20oz bottle of water & fill it up again!
10:15AM: I just finished an upper body workout, I’m loving the Kira Stokes Fit app right now. I use 1st Phorm’s Phormula-1 protein post workout. It’s low temperature processed & made with no fillers, making it higher quality & easier on the stomach. Whey proteins typically bug my stomach, this is the only one that doesn’t! I love the Loop D Fruit flavor mixed with 8oz of water.
12:30PM: Today for lunch, I threw together a bowl of jasmine rice, sautéed red onion, pineapple, broccoli, scallions & tons of edamame! I drizzled some low sodium teriyaki sauce on top & refilled my blender bottle again, I aim to have 60oz down by noon!
3:00PM: Time for a snack! I’m having a slice of toasted whole wheat bread with a tablespoon of PB, banana slices, honey & my Opti-Greens 50! I’ve been taking the opti-greens every day for almost 2 years! It has 50 ingredients to give you 11 full servings of fruit & veggies, antioxidants, digestive enzymes & probiotics. I notice less bloat, less stomach cramps (I have ulcerative colitis), clearer skin & more natural energy when I take it religiously. It also gives me the nutrients I need from Kale & Spinach & beets, ya know, the veggies no one likes 😉
5:30PM: For dinner tonight we’re having Salmon Burgers! Brian grilled the burgers, red onion & some asparagus. I made some sweet potato fries, I love buying the Alexia brand if I’m not making them myself. It’s non GMO, has a short ingredient list & is lower in sodium. I finish another 20oz bottle of water.
8:00PM: I’m feeling hungry again, I reach for a small bowl of Veggie Chips & finish another bottle of water, making me hit 100oz, I aim for a gallon. I decided to make Brownie Brittle S’mores for dessert tonight! I stole this idea from my sister, but it’s a great lower sugar, lower calorie, healthier alternative. I’m not a big fan of Hershey’s chocolate, so I actually prefer this option!
4 large pieces of Brownie Brittle
1 large marshmallow
Cut your marshmallow in half, place it on 2 pieces of brownie brittle, microwave for 20 seconds (or roast over a fire! It was too windy for a fire last night :)) then place your last 2 brownie brittle pieces on the marshmallow halves!
I hope you guys enjoyed reading what I eat in a day! I try to eat a lot of fruits & veggies & whole grains. My breakfasts usually switch between big smoothies, oats or chia seed pudding, I’ve found my body feels best when I start my day with a ton of carbs & a lower amount of protein rather than high protein & fat like I used to do! I’ve recently started to lower my intake of animal products & have noticed my digestion feels best when I eat this way. I still have eggs, turkey & chicken every once in a while but my body seems to prefer wild caught fish & plant protein sources! I aim for 90-100g of complete protein every day & like to keep my added sugar under 25g (what the American Heart Association Recommends).
I don’t track my macros anymore, but for the sake of this post, I tracked them for you! I typically eat between 1800-2100 calories daily, the amount I eat depends on my activity level/workout for the day. If I do a lower body workout or HIIT cardio, I’m more hungry than when I do just an upper body workout or yoga! I just love showing you guys that you can still reach your goals while eating a lot of food! You won’t see me eating 1200 calories 😉
Calories | Carbs | Protein | Fat
1,865 | 247g | 87g | 60g
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