It's official! I have a published magazine article! Yay! You can find a few of my tips on eating clean while at work in the November issue of FitnessX magazine or at www.fitnessx.com.
While we are on the topic of eating clean, I have been asked a lot lately to share what a typical day looks like for me, so I went ahead and took pictures of everything I ate yesterday so that you could have a visual. I'm totally one of those people that could make chicken, veggies, and rice on Sunday, stick it into 7 tupperware containers and be set, but B is not. He needs variety in order to stay on track (or as on track as "on track" is for him) so I typically make at least 5 different meals every week. My breakfasts are usually pretty constant; either oats or eggs with toast, I always have cottage cheese for one of my meals, and always Casein before bed. Anyway, here is what yesterday looked like.
Breakfast was a veggie and egg white scramble with two pieces of Ezekiel bread (I ate one before I remembered to take a picture, oopsie.) After breakfast I hit the gym, then came home and had my shake and 1/2 of a banana (no picture, double oopsie).
At around 9:30 I had1/2 cup cottage cheese with a tablespoon of pumpkin, 1/2 scoop of vanilla protein powder and cinnamon, along with one serving of almonds (about 20).
Between 12 and 12:30 I had spicy Tilapia with green beans and tomato and 4 oz of cinnamon protein yams.
Around 3 I had a turkey burger with lettuce and tomato and asparagus. [and low sugar ketchup and mustard of course]
Dinner is typically more exciting, but I had class last night so I just heated up some no oat turkey meatloaf and sliced up 1/2 a zucchini and dipped it in hummus. By the way, raw zucchini and hummus is my new favorite thing.... I didn't think I'd like it raw but it's delicious!
Lastly, right before bed I had my favorite meal of the day- Casein pudding. Like I said, I have my staple items, and then meals that change daily and I have found that this works well for me. I plugged this all into myfitnesspal and it was a little over 1500 calories and a 35/40/25 which is exactly what I'm aiming for. I'm so glad I chose to stop the LiveFit trainer and return to the principals of phase 2... I can see my strength returning and my tummy and brain are much happier with more carbs :)