I thought I would take a typical day and show an example of what I would normally eat for each meal. So here's what I had today...
1/2 c. oatmeal
1 T. ground flax seed
1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder
(I eat this almost every single day for breakfast and never get tired of it...very filling and a perfect way to begin each day!)
My Green Smoothie
1/2 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
1 handful of spinach leaves
1/4 c. greek yogurt
water + ice
(This is my usual post-workout drink and it is super filling despite being pretty low in calories and fat)
Spinach and turkey wrap (the wrap is a Flatout Flatbread...love 'em!!)
Light Mini Babybel cheese wedge (I love cheese, but need it portion-controlled so I don't go overboard!)
Handful of raw almonds
One whole egg + one egg white
Tilapia (seasoned with basil, cumin, and curry...I adore this combo!)
Protein Pseudo Ice Cream Goodness
And of course at least 3 liters of water each day. Water is definitely my beverage of choice. Since I don't like wasting calories on beverages and I try to avoid artificial sweeteners, water is kind of the only thing out there. It's a good thing I like it so much. Sometimes I'll throw in a lemon or lime wedge, but I really do like it plain too.
So there you have it, a typical day of eats in my world. I try to eat 5-6 servings of non-starchy vegetables each day along with 2-3 servings of healthy fats (flax, nuts, healthy oils, etc.) and 2-3 servings of fruit. I also try to eat a lean protein source at each meal too. Of course it's not always this clean, but I do try to follow the 80/20 rule...80% clean, 20% other. Saturday night is usually my "treat night" too where I allow myself a little more freedom in eating choices. When I am trying to lose weight, I try to follow more of a 90/10 split and cut out meal #6.
Talking Point: What are some yummy snacks that you enjoy eating during the day? I'm always looking for new ideas!!