Wednesday, July 10, 2013

What I Ate Wednesday

I mentioned yesterday that even though I'm prepping for my bachelorette party, I'm increasing my calories and carbs over the next few weeks because I think I've been under eating in an effort to stay lean. The last thing I want to do is F up my metabolism! So, hopefully I'll be able to show you my gradual increase over the next few weeks. 



Brought back the good ol' egg whites and oats for breakfast. Deeeelish. 


I was crunched for time after my workout so this is what I came up with... a sweet pumpkin wrap? Not really sure, it was good though! I took greek yogurt, 1/2 scoop protein powder, a spoonful of pumpkin, stevia, and cinnamon and mixed it all together and then rolled it up in a brown rice tortilla. 


Snack was pretty typical, Lactaid cottage cheese, peanut butter, carob chips, cinnamon, truvia, and 1/2 a Quest bar. (PS Have you entered by giveaway?!)


Stuffed bell pepper for lunch! I stuffed it with salsa chicken, lettuce, tomato, and avocado. 


I had this huge salad for lunch on Monday from Zoe's Kitchen and only ate about half, so I finished the other half for my afternoon snack. It was lettuce, cucumber, chicken, and grilled onion. 


And lastly my favorite meal of the day... breakfast for dinner! I scrambled up some egg whites and taco seasoned turkey and then added avocado and egg whites. Topped it off with Cholula! I've actually been eating this a lot lately for my afternoon snack, I think I've switched from my egg white and yam obsession to this! 

21 comments:

  1. Love the look of that tortilla wrap and your dinner! I've been all about my hot sauce on eggs, salads, chili, you name it. I love spicy! :)

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  2. Looks awesome but how is this meal plan any different from your usual days ?? Other than the added wrap for meal 2 or carob chips I see in the cottage cheese ? Also I started the lactaid cottage cheese after staying away from dairy for a while and I like it taste wise but do you think it still has the effects on bloating just like regular cottage cheese ? Thanks for always sharing and being an inspiration to us ladies ;))

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    1. Same question as you,lauren? I don't really see a dif? Do you log it and see the carb gram difference?
      The only dif I saw was oats instead of yams?but then this is just dif carbs not really bumping carbs? Do you think starchy carbs and grains make a diff?
      Is this enough of a carb bump? (not judging just trying to understand how much is a bump in carbs.
      Im currently doing 2 high carb and 1 low carb and its normally enough to 'shock' my body. then Sunday I do free which is where I would have my ff meals or and not "stress" over high or low

      Sorry for all the questions just wanting to find out more?

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    2. Yams versus starchy/grainy carbs definitely makes a huge difference. The grains hold water, yams don't.

      Most importantly, you have to understand that if I took my carbs from yam based and about 100g and switched to grain based at 150g, and increased my calories by 300 overnight I would blow up and put on fat. This has to be a SLOW process which is why I said gradual increase above.

      Lauren- I don't have any bloat from the Lactaid.

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    3. OK I see... Thanks so much :)

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  3. My friend told me about your website and I love it! I will definitely be back to educate myself about exercising and clean eating. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

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  4. This looks perfect! Do you have a guesstimate as to how many calories this is? Would love to know as I am trying to reach 2000 daily!

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    1. This is somewhere in the 1500ish range. I'm hoping over the next 4 weeks or so I can be at more like 1800.

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    2. Hi Little B :) Won't that still put you at a deficit on workout days? I am trying to slowly get myself out of a deficit but it's so hard because I"m scared I'm going to gain when I only want to maintain! So tough being a girl, hey!? Even though many blogs, etc say EAT eat eat, still hard for us to grasp it and eat what we should be... keep us posted on how you make out with the gradual increase please!

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  5. The stuffed bell pepper looks so delicious! I just moved and my crock pot is out of sight/out of mind but now I know what I'll be making for dinner tmrw night!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Haha! I always have egg whites for breakfast. I'm thinking of trying beans with toast...but I keep having my egg whites!

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  7. How often do you ingest a meal? I have a hard time waning to eat every two to three hours even if my food is already prepped. Six meals a day just seems like a lot, still. I suppose your body gets used to it. Also, I love those quest bars, but unless I have them with a lot of water they upset my tummy because it's casein and I'm lactose (super) intolerant. Do you take enzymes before one?

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    1. I eat every 3 hours-- it just takes some getting used to but now I could never go back to eating 3x a day. I think I would starve to death haha :) They don't really upset my stomach which is weird because pretty much every other store bought protein bar I have ever tried has!

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  8. oh yum all of your food looks really good :)
    im trying to up my cals + carbs at the minute too as I think I did F up my metabolism and really need to sort it out once and for all :/

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  9. Luvena CervantesJuly 10, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    Oh I REALLY need start upping my calories too! I have a hard time with letting myself do so. After my initial weight loss and joining the gym I really F up my metabolism. Eating WAY to little and doing cardio up the wazoo :0/. I have learned MUCH since those days but the damage is done. I have to take the process really slow and learn as I go. My body hold on to fat (and excess skin BLAH!) like the State Puff Marshmellow Man LOL! I never eat over 1500 Cals. a day with Macros being 40/40/20. I am taller and weigh more then you (little over 5'5 and 123-124) so I know I need to eat more to start to see better gains again. I have stalled out and find myself weak and super tired during my workouts. I do them but it is definitely a struggle. SO slowly but surely.

    On a brighter note I LOVE making pumpkin pudding w/just raw pumpkin and greek yogurt. Putting it in a wrap? GENIUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE raw pumpkin too, like I can eat it by itself by the spoonful. I also quite often have some kind of ground turkey mix (lately pumpkin turkey chili, SO GOOD you must try) with egg whites at dinner. SO GOOD and satisfying. Then if my macros allow for it I will cook 1 whole egg and EXPLODE THE yolk on top..OMG AHHHHH SO FREAKIN AWESOME!!

    Thank you as always for the fantastic posts girl. Have a great evening :0).

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    1. Oh girlfriend. BUMP! Just do it little by little, even if it's 50 calories a week over a few months. You will be so surprised at how much better you feel and how much tighter your body will likely get!

      Exploded yolks are my absolute fav :)

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  10. I just recently re-introduced cottage cheese back into my diet - I LOVE the Lactaid kind, it doesn't make me bloated and gassy (TMI? my bad.) Deeelish, forgot how good CC is :) Enjoy your day!

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    1. Never TMI around here :) Have you tried probiotics?

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  11. Does the greek yogurt upset your stomach? I noticed you use lactaid cottage cheese, but what about for greek yogurt? I'm mildly lactose intolerant. Also what kind of greek yogurt do you use? Thanks :)

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    1. No, greek yogurt actually has probiotics in it, so as long as I don't eat too much at once, I'm usually okay. I love the Fage brand.

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