The Diet Regimen
Upon waking up:
8 oz. warm water, half lemon juice squeezed
Breakfast (on rotation):
– 1/4 cup uncooked steel cut oats
– 1/4 cup granola, any variety
– 1/2 banana
– splash of milk
-fruit&kale, blended with:
-either milk or water or pineapple juice with:
-almond butter or peanut butter
-the philosophie superfood powder
which provides me with fiber, omega, protein, antioxidants, etc.
-hard boiled egg
-slice of whole wheat toast with:
-peanut butter or almond butter
Snack, after breakfast (on rotation, approx. ~100-200 calories):
-miscellaneous snacks from Graze.com (code req. for subscription)
Lunch (needs work!! – but approx. no more than 500-ish calories):
-tuna salad (w/o mayo sadface!)
-2 whole wheat slices
-kale, if available
-shredded carrot, if available
-cucumber, if available
-sometimes free for all (whatever is available) frozen pasta (yuckkkk)
[this happens when I haven’t cooked anything at home to bring in, or we are just plain about out of food in the fridge at work]
-kale&fruit smoothie, if I ate particularly bad at lunch AND didn’t already have it for breakfast. (Only 1 liquid meal per day!)
–Salmon (with soy sauce & lemon marinade)
-Pasta, different varieties
-Homemade curry chicken
-Eat out!! I try to make conscientious decisions as often as possible though.
-Minimum 60oz. water intake
-1 Coconut’s coconut water
-8 oz pineapple juice (this might be too much sugar, so not exactly daily, just when I feel a need to balance my blood sugar or am craving some flavor other than plain water!) (No duplication if it goes in my smoothie.)
Exercise (burn approx. ~300-800 calories, maybe more, but rarely less?):
-Approx. 45 mins to 1 hr. of intense high-interval training 6 days a week.
Starting this week I completely cut out coffee from my morning routine. Warm water and lemon has replaced this morning ritual as my boost of energy. So far, it’s working… but it’s also only been three days!!
Need to increase the amount of protein in my diet. However, when I haven’t particularly been eating a lot of protein-rich foods I use my protein powder to supplement temporarily.
Need to commit to taking my Vitamin D pills daily. I know I’m deficient. And I have the pills. Just one small quick addition to my routine… I just have to remember!