Hello everyone! Welcome to what I eat in one day #4.
Sorry I haven’t posted these in a while, but I’ve been crazy busy with other projects and to be honest my meals have been super boring and repetitive! But today, I had a few meals that I haven’t posted in here, so I decided to take photos and share them with you.
- Meal 1: 9.30 am. Banana Waffles
You can check out the recipe for these banana waffles here. I make these myself from scratch and they can be made in advance during meal prep. They are so good!!!
1 serving Banana Waffles
1 tbs (16 grams) peanut butter
2 tbs sugar free maple syrup
Total Calories Meal #1: 480 calories – 66.4g carbs – 25.4g protein – 15.8g fat
- Meal 2: 1pm. Lunch. Turkey Breast Wraps
4 oz homemade turkey breast (will share recipe soon)
2 Ole tortilla wraps (They only have 50 calories each and super low carb! You can even have them for dinner!)
1 tbsp Bolthouse Farms yogurt dressing
30 grams avocados
Note: I also added a couple slices of tomato, red onions and spinach, but I didn’t count these calories.
Total Calories Meal #2: 346 calories – 36.5g carbs – 51.6g protein – 6.4g fat
- Meal #3: 4.30pm. Snack. Fruit, granola & greek yogurt bowl
150 grams non-fat coconut greek yogurt
75 grams pineapple
1/4 cup raspberries
1/3 cup blueberries
1/3 cup blackberries
20 grams Purely Elizabeth granola
Not pictured: 1 oz of Siete sea salt tortilla chips (my weakness) – Add 140 calories for this one.
Total Calories Meal #3: 300 calories – 52.2g carbs – 15.7g protein – 4.3g fat
Note: the calories here do not include the Siete tortilla chips. It’s only for the yogurt bowl, but I am adding them in the total daily calories at the end of this post.
- Meal #4: 7.30pm. Dinner. Salmon, brown rice and veggies
5 oz wild caught Atlantic salmon
120 grams brown rice
1 small zucchini
Total Calories Meal #4: 371 calories – 32 g carbs – 35.1 g protein – 10.7 g fat
- Meal #5: 9 pm. Dessert 😉
1/3 cup blackberries
1/2 cup blueberries
1/4 cup raspberries.
Total Calories Meal #5: 78 calories – 18.8 g carbs – 1.7 g protein – 0.6 g fat
Total calories/macros for the day
49% Carbs (Goal was 45%) – 224 grms
24% Fat (Goal was 30%) – 49 grms
27% Protein (Goal was 25%) – 125 grms
Total calories burned according to my Fitbit: 1515
Deficit for the day: -201
I didn’t go to the gym and I should have adjusted my macros/calories for the day, but I just didn’t. I was anxious and felt like eating and did my best. Tomorrow is another day and that’s all that matters.
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 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. I want to know if they’re helping you out to understand how to eat and also motivating you to learn more about making healthier lifestyle choices. Please let me know in the comments below!
Thanks so much for stopping by.