Hello people!! Welcome the second ‘what I in one day’ post.
Love sharing with you what I eat, so you guys can get ideas and built a healthy menu that works for you. As I mentioned before, don’t expect any Pinterest worthy photos in here LOL. I just want to keep these posts practical and share them fairly often with you.
I want you to understand that you don’t need to starve yourself in order to loose weight. You have to control calories and quantities of course, but you don’t need to take any unhealthy measurements to reach your goals. It can also be super delicious, and that’s why I want to share at least once a week everything I eat along side the nutritional information so you can visualize it better.
I currently eat 1800 calories a day. 45% of those calories come from carbs, 30% come from fat and 25% come from protein. Sounds kind of crazy right? So it did for me, but it works and I’m here to prove it.
I’ve lost over 20 pounds this past year and my fat percentage went from 26-27% to 19%. Read more about why and how I started here.
I still have goals and I’m working hard to reach them. Ideally, by Summer, my fat % will be 14-15%. That’s my goal and that’s why I’m sharing these posts and my monthly progress posts.
OK, so without further ado, here are all my meals for Tuesday, January 15th 2019:
It was an off day for me. We woke up late and I still went to the gym, but I didn’t take my morning protein shake. I had breakfast instead because I had time to do so and I had time to wait for like an hour before working out.
- Meal 1: 9.30 am. Pre-workout.
My yummy banana waffles! You can find the recipe here.
I eat these waffles with 1 tbs peanut butter (16 grms) and around a 1/8 of a cup of sugar free maple syrup. (I use very little maple syrup, I explained why on my IG stories)
Total Calories Meal #1: 426 calories – 58.1 g carbs – 23.6g protein – 14.4g fat
- Meal 2: 1pm. Lunch
Brown rice & ground beef bowl
1/2 cup brown rice
5 oz 96/4 ground beef
Veggies: cherry tomatoes, spinach, lettuce, green onions and cilantro
I mix everything together and that’s it. This bowl is one of my favorites.
The ground beef is made by me with onions, garlic, green onions and peppers. I use a little bit of spray olive oil. This is part of my meal prep. I usually cook 2 lbs and it lasts 2-3 weeks. I freeze it in small containers and use it as I need to.
Total Calories Meal #2: 295 calories – 25.1g carbs – 33.1g protein – 6.6g fat
- Meal 3: 4.30pm. Snack
Brown rice cakes with banana, peanut butter and honey. Once of my faves! This is a big snack and will leave you full until dinner time.
1 medium banana (100 grms)
1 tbsp honey
2 brown rice cakes
2 tbsp peanut butter (32 grams)
Total Calories Meal #3: 457 calories – 73.7g carbs – 11.1g protein – 17.3g fat
- Meal 4: 8pm. Dinner
Stuffed red peppers with brown rice
1 whole red pepper
1/2 cup brown rice
1 oz low fat shredded mozzarella cheese
5 oz ground turkey
Note: I made the ground turkey myself, just like I make the ground beef. I usually make it on the same day I make the ground beef, freeze it in small containers and use it as needed.
Total Calories Meal #5: 461 calories – 37.4g carbs – 40g protein – 18.3g fat
- Meal 5: 9 pm. Dessert 😉
I had Halo top for dessert LOL. Don’t judge. I feel like having options like a lighter version of ice cream has helped me keep this lifestyle without feeling like I’m depriving myself. I’ve tried a lot of their flavors, and I ONLY like the chocolate mocha or caramel machiatto flavors. These are the only ones I can actually recommend.
I usually only have Halo Top on the weekends, but Tuesday was kind of a rough day for me, so I was like whatever…
I had the caramel machiatto flavor 🙂 112 grams, which is half the thing LOL
I said don’t judge!
Total Calories Meal #5: 140 calories – 30g carbs – 10g protein – 4g fat
Total calories/macros for the day
46% Carbs (Goal is 45%) – 224 grms
29% Fat (Goal is 30%) – 61 grms
25% Protein (Goal is 25%) – 118 grms
Total calories burned according to my Fitbit: 2084.
Only 500 of these calories were burned at the gym. I wasn’t active during the day at all. My daily goal is to burn 2300 calories because I aim to have a 500 calorie deficit every day. I wasn’t even close today, but tomorrow is another day to give it another shot.
This is my advice for every one of these posts:
As you can see my macros weren’t perfect today, but the most important thing for me right now is to stay within my calories. I know it’s scary to think that by eating a lot of food you will loose weight, trust me, I was eating 1200 calories (and sometimes even 1000) and over the past 6 months, I’ve have gradually increased my calories each month and I’m still losing weight.
Don’t get desperate in this journey, go little by little. Your health is what matters the most. Not eating enough calories can lead you to seriously fatal conditions, including brain damage. Learn as much as you can about food groups, hormones, exercise, etc. Educate yourself. Be willing to make mistakes. In this journey you will learn through trial and error because your body and your needs are uniquely yours.
Learn to be patient. Permanent things don’t happen overnight.
This is why I’m sharing monthly progress posts too. If on a certain month I don’t see any progress, I’m not going to give up, I’m going to figure out what I’m doing wrong and make changes. I mean it when I say that you should be patient and learn to know your body and works for you and what doesn’t.
My metabolism is very normal/average. I gain weight if I eat unhealthy and loose weight if I work out and control my calories/quantities.
Let me know your thoughts about these posts. Should I share them often? Was it helpful? Please let me know in the comments below!
Thanks so much for stopping by.