one of those what I ate in a day posts

What I ate in a day. Are these still a thing? They used to be. Well here it is. What I ate in a day. A good day. A day I was documenting so it did not include 5 ounces of chocolate chips that I sometimes eat in a day, or the gluten-free animal crackers and chocolate bar that I had for dinner one weekend because my chicken was taking to long in the crock-pot. No one ever shows those days.

It’s not this one either.

But. I will be more honest.

This was a planned, nutritious, feeling hydrated kind of day.

breakfast

  • Van’s gluten-free waffle
  • maple syrup
  • smart balance butter
  • banana
  • strawberries
  • Vital Farm’s egg
  • spinach

lunch

  • broccoli slaw salad
  • chopped salad
  • black forrest deli turkey
  • Tessemae’s cilantro lime ranch

dinner

  • shredded chicken with BBQ sauce
  • zucchini
  • summer squash
  • gold potatoes

snacks

  • cherries
  • Clif Builder’s bar
  • No Cow bar
  • Kite Hill yogurt

This was all about 2100 calories and 126 grams of protein. This turned out to be a lower energy consumption day for me.

And guess what?

I was hungry when I woke up.

I am saying all this to help other people realize that 1200 calories is not the way to go. I am not a dietician, nor do I pretend to be, but any good dietician, nutrition coach, trainer (there’s a difference between all of those) will not have you on 1200 calories.

And I got this from a good dietician. Laura Lygos is amazing. She is @thesassydietician and she will be real with you.

I am only speaking from a person who has been there. And has some credentials to her name.

I have done the 1200 calorie thing, the 1500 calorie thing, the not counting calorie thing, the paleo thing, the vegan thing, etc, etc. (I haven’t tried the keto thing because by that trend, I had already learned my lesson.) The lesson that I knew what foods worked for me– a mix of it all!

From every class of eating out there, I have foods that work for me and some that do not. From every category.

So there is what worked for me. On this particular day. I was hungrier the next day. I will probably have chocolate chips another day and when quarantine is over, go get some FISH TACOS!

What do you really eat in a day? Share below. Let’s start being honest.

gluten-free, vegan pumpkin loaf

Happy quarantine day….. 10? 11? Does anyone know? I don’t. I do know that I stocked up on canned pumpkin. Why? Well, I panicked in the grocery store and bought what was left, and what was familiar. Hence, canned pumpkin!

Scroll down for the recipe below! It is so yum! Very moist, and reminds me of Starbucks pumpkin bread!

Gluten-Free, Vegan Pumpkin Loaf

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: “easy”
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Ingredients - 1.5 cups gluten-free flour - 2 tsp baking powder - 1/2 tsp baking soda - 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice - 1 tsp cinnamon - 1 cup canned pumpkin - 3/4 cup sugar - 1/3 cup melted coconut oil - 1/2 cup dairy-free milk (I used french vanilla nutpods!) - 1 tsp vanilla extract - 1 tbsp brown sugar (optional) 1. Pre-heat oven to 375ºF. 2. Grease a loaf pan. 3. Combine all ingredients. 4. Mix well. 5. Pour into a pre-greased loaf pan. 6. Sprinkle with brown sugar. 7. Bake for 35-40 minutes. (until toothpick comes out clean) 8. Enjoy! www.movingmountainswellness.com

summer of wellnesss

summer of wellness | Moving Mountains Wellness | muscle | training | weightless | fat loss

My oh my, where has the summer gone?  It’s officially fall here in Colorado.  The weather has been cooler, a slight breeze to the air, and sweater and boot season is upon us.  I am happy fall is here.  For me, seasons are a time of change and renewal.  Fall for me is a time when I start to calm down, slow down and streamline a lot of the business in my life. Continue reading

meal preppin’ once again

paleomg breakfast tacos | meal prep | food prep | paleo | eggs | sweet potatoes | Moving Mountains Wellness

After much back and forth {and to be honest laziness}, I decided it was time to meal prep for the week once again.  This has been a back and forth relationship indeed.  I used to go over the top with the prep and it ended up stressing me out–not the end goal.  After trial and error, I’ve found the best way for me, and here is how it goes… Continue reading

thai turkey chili

chili | turkey | paleo | winter dish | Moving Mountains Wellness

It may be Spring, but in Colorado, that still means cold, windy and/or snowy days here and there.  And when that happens, I am in the mood for something to warm me up, so how about some chili?  Thai Turkey Chili to be exact!  It’s so good.  Good things can happen when you have some random ingredients laying around.

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day thirty-one | thoughts on whole thirty

whole30 | IAmWhole30 | health | wellness | food freedom | Moving Mountains Wellness

Day 31.  31!!!  I did it!  We did it!  If you just completed your January Whole30, congratulations!  If you are still on a Whole30 (like my best friend), keep after it!  It’s worth it.  In this post I’ll dive into all the things I accomplished, my experiences, my plans for now, etc.   Continue reading

day twenty-six | whole thirty

tomato basil omelette | breakfast | whole30 | foodie | eggs | paleo | gluten-free breakfast | Moving Mountains Wellness

Hello beautiful humans!

It’s day 26 on my Whole30–26!

I can’t believe it.  If you can’t tell, my spirits are high and my energy is THROUGH THE ROOF! (I challenge you to count the number of exclamation points in this post… *wink*)

Here is a recap of the last few weeks, plus a delicious omelette… Continue reading

halfway whole thirty

whole30 | snacks on the go | healthy snacks | emergency whole30 | Moving Mountains Wellness

Cheers!  Today marks two week into my Whole30.  Yes, I am still rocking and rolling along.  I stopped the everyday updates.  The days started running together and there wasn’t much to update daily.  So here I am.  I do have a few tips and tricks I have learned along the way to make things go a bit more smooth during this journey. Continue reading

non-scale victories | day three

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Day three in the books and I am rearing and ready to rock!  My Whole 30 is going swell so far (if you can’t tell).  I surprisingly haven’t really been feeling the effects of the Whole 30 timeline (knock on wood).  I am not complaining though!  Here are some things I have noticed so far: Continue reading

hello goodnight sleep | day two

fitbit | whole30 | sleep | health | live well | REM | sleep cycles | Moving Mountains Wellness

Happy day two of the Whole 30!  Holy sleep cycles!  This is my biggest non-scale victory so far, and it’s only day two.  Last night, I got the best night of sleep I have had since coming home for the holidays.  To be honest, I cannot recall the last time I got NINE hours of sleep–that’s right, nine!  I even went into “deep” sleep for the longest time since getting my Fitbit for Christmas.   Continue reading