Hi Guys and Happy Sunday!
For today’s post I thought it would be good to share with you guys what it is I’ve been eating throughout my diet recently (similar to a what I eat in a day type of post).
*I also am going to end up doing a fitness update/progress in my diet type of post in the days to come to show you guys the type of results I’ve been seeing in my body recently, so stay tuned for that as well!*
Something to keep in mind is that, as I’ve mentioned in several other posts of mine, I am an EXTREMELY picky-eater, which definitely has its ups and downs. But because of that, I’ve had to finds ways to work around that with my diet (which I’ll go a little more in depth about later on in the post).
For those of you that don’t know, because I am a picky-eater, I don’t eat any of your usual “healthy foods” like salads, vegetables, fruits, etc.
*Cue the dramatic judgments and criticisms…..I’ll wait……🙄*
Done? Okay let’s move on.
I’ve heard it time and time again🤦🏻♀️. I know that I should and need to be eating these things, but it’s hard when I’m 23 years-old now, have never really eaten any of these things before, and now suddenly just start. It’s a slow and steady process, but trust me when I say I’ve been working on it and little by little I’ve been trying and liking more “healthier” foods.
Although I have been slowly starting to expand my healthier food options, for the sake of this post, I’m just going to be mentioning the things that I eat/drink fairly regularly.
So without further adieu, let’s get started! 🙂
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Two important things to note about all of the foods, drinks, snacks, etc. that I’m going to mention are that 1. I weigh everything that I eat (unless they’re little snack packets like you’ll see below) and 2. I track everything I eat and drink in my Fitness Pal app which I’ve mentioned in a few different posts now.
For those of you that may be interested, the specific food scale that I got was actually from Amazon, and it was only like $17. I’ll leave that linked here in case you guys were interested in checking that out.
Weighing my food has really been good at teaching me about portion control and just generally being more knowledgeable about the amounts of carbs, protein, fats, etc. that my body is intaking. It’s something that Diego introduced me to do about a year ago at this point, so if you’ve never done it before, I highly suggest that you do.
But let’s continue….
Personally. I am SUCH a breakfast person. It’s not something that I feel like I NEED in order for my mornings/days to officially start, but if I do have it, it just makes my morning THAT much better. However, although I may love being able to have breakfast, because I tend to be a procrastinator in the mornings, and just generally really slow, I don’t always get to have it.
In a week, I would say I probably only get to make or get breakfast about 3-4 times throughout the week (including weekends, which isn’t TOO bad).
BUT, if I do end up being able to, chances are I’m going to have 1 of these 3 things:
Egg and cheese omelet
Nothing crazy or special.
Bacon, egg and cheese
(Egg whites, turkey bacon and cheese, absolutely BOMB from this place called Cafe Basil if you’re in the city!!).
Reduced Fat Turkey Bacon sandwich
From Starbucks, which just has egg whites, reduced-fat white cheddar cheese, and reduced-fat turkey bacon on an organic wheat English muffin.
I’m a coffee gal. So every single day religiously, if I don’t have breakfast, I AT LEAST have to have my coffee. My usual Starbucks order is a Grande Caramel Macchiato with an extra shot of espresso (3 instead of 2), instead of vanilla syrup, sugar free vanilla syrup, and skim milk instead of regular.
Now during the holidays, however, I’m a sucker for the holiday drinks in Starbucks, so I’ll typically treat myself most mornings to the Caramel Brûlée Latte (shown below).
After my morning coffee, I’ve gotten into the habit of drinking tea. I used to be one that HATED tea, and never wanted to drink it because of the taste or smell of it, but now I literally LOVE it.
Let’s keep in mind at the moment, it’s only from this specific brand (Yogi), but nonetheless it’s tea and I’ve tried quite a few different flavors and I actually really like them.
The “flavors” from this brand that I’ve tried and like so far are the DeTox one (shown below, and is also my favorite), the Lemon Ginger, the plain Ginger, etc. But I only drink it once a day, after my coffee.
After my coffee and tea, for the remainder of the day after that, I drink nothing but water. WATER. WATER. WATER!!! This is super important.
I typically try to drink at least 1 gallon of water a day. However, I don’t buy the entire jug of water and drink that. What I do is I have my 16.9 fl. oz bottle of water, and just constantly re-fill and drink that throughout my day.
1 Gallon= 128 fl. oz. Throughout my work day, I can generally drink about 5 bottles of water, which equals to about 84.5 fl. oz. Add in the fact that I go to the gym after work, and throughout my workout I drink another 20 oz from my shaker cup, that’s 104.5 oz. THEN once I get home, I drink one of those Essentia water bottles, which is another 33.8 oz, that’s 138.3 oz at the end of my day.
Keep in mind it doesn’t always work out like that every single day, but most times that’s usually how it goes while I’m at work.
Please don’t judge the type of foods that I tend to eat for lunch. These are things that not only do I actually like, but they’re also pretty good with my diet, and not too high or bad for my macros (carbs, proteins, fats) that I should be intaking.
(Yes, I know I’m a pretty plain eater)
White rice and honey battered chicken.
Mashed Potatoes with Grilled Chicken Thigh and Grilled Chicken Leg.
Fettuccine Alfredo Pasta With Cut-up Pieces of Chicken Breast.
That is obviously not all of the foods that I eat every single day for lunch, but I just figure I mention a few of my favorites for the sake of not making this post super long.
I’m a BIG junk food person, so when I decided that I wanted/need to turn my health around, the hardest thing for me to give up was junk-food. That being said, I knew going into this that I HAD to look for healthier alternatives because I wasn’t going to be able to cut everything out cold turkey.
So these were a few things that I ended up finding:
I don’t really tend to eat dinner anymore, just because I don’t usually get hungry at that time the way that I used to. But if I did, I’ll either make a little something, eat some leftovers that may be in the house at the time, or just settle on having one of my little snacks.
This is kind of separate, but on weekends (mainly Saturdays, but occasionally Fridays too) is when I’ll usually have my cheat days and won’t count calories or really care about what it is I’m eating. Especially since those days are usually when Diego and I will have our date nights.
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Well that’s it. Those are pretty much the majority of the things I tend to eat throughout my diet. I don’t necessarily know if this will help anyone at all, but I thought it would be nice to share this with you guys.
Hopefully I can do a more updated post about this in a few months when I’ve expanded the type of healthier foods I eat, but for now this is it.
I hope you guys enjoyed this post, thanks so much for reading, and I’ll see you all in the next one! 🙂
-Xoxo, Leo Girl ❤