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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

what i eat

I said that I would post a menu of what I eat on an average day. Here is what I am eating today. I stay between 1450 and 1650 calories depending on if I exercise or not.

8:15 B - 6 whole strawberries = 22
9:00 B - 1 cup cooked quick oats = 138
10:30 S - 5 baby carrots = 19
12:15 L - smart ones angel hair marinara = 240
deli turkey = 60
avocado = 289
1/2 cup iceburg lettuce = 4
10 cherry tomatoes = 36
for lunch I ate the smart ones plus I put mashed avocado in the deli turkey and sliced it in pin wheel type things and cut the cherry tomatoes in half and put this over the lettuce. Then I just ate it like a salad w/ no dressing. I had some leftover avocado and I just ate that plain. My lunch was very good and very filling.

3:00 S - south beach diet protein snack bar, chocolate mint flavor = 100
(these taste an awful lot like thin mint cookies with some nutritional value. 5 g of protein and 5 grams of fiber)

4:00 S - 1oo calorie kettle popcorn = 100

6:00 D - 2 slices wheat bread = 130
1 serving deli turkey = 60
1 slice of cheese = 114
1/2 slice cucumbers = 8
1 cup watermelon = 49
3 slices of tomato = 13
(tonight I will eat a sandwich at my financial class. they have chips and cookies but I just pass those up and eat the sliced cucs and watermelon which I love both of those so that is easy.)

9:00 S - protein shake = 141
1 tbsp of jif simply peanut butter = 95
1 la tortilla factory low carb tort = 50
(I will eat this after my run and ab/core workout)

For a grand total calories for the day of 1666

When you eat a lot of fruits and veggies then you really get to eat a lot b/c they are so low in calorie. I also space my food out so that I am eating every 2-3 hours. This keeps my metabolism working, also doing this I don't every really get hungry b/c I am keeping my body fueled. I do eat like this most days with a few variations. I will post another menu another day.


Stacia said...

Thanks bunches! Great ideas

Dawn said...

Stacia, you are welcome. I will continue to post my meals occasionally. I typically eat most of the same things over and over with not much variation. Which is not always good but it is the foods I like and I don't seem to get tired of them.