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.

meal preppin’ once again

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

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breaking news: my oats are back

breaking news: my oats are back | Journey for Jessi

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day twenty-four & -five | food glorious food

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The days are just flying by now.  I honestly cannot keep up!  Yesterday was meal prep day, whoop!  The usual.  I cooked and caught up on household chores, homework, and studying.  Oh—and watched the Broncos lead the way into the Superbowl (while working on mobility, course)!  Pictured above was my Sunday, yumday breakfast which consisted of  Continue reading

day nineteen | bacon egg breakfast cups

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day sixteen | reignited

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day thirteen | health binge

day fourteen | health binge | Journey for Jessi

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pumpkin protein donuts

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baked egg in avo

baked egg in avo || Journey for Jessi

You have all seen it.  You have all drooled over it.  Well, today is the day you should actually make it.  What am I talking about?  It is none other than the famous baked egg in the avocado found all over Pinterest, of course.  Do not be intimidated!  I have had my fair share of Pinterest fails to be sure, but not this time!  This breakfast looks gourmet, yet it is so easy to make–and yummy! Continue reading

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