Fair warning: This might be an annoying detailed post. On Wednesdays I normally show you a round up of what I’ve been eating, but today I’m going to get a little more detailed. Why? Because yesterday was my first official day of food journaling.
As I mentioned in Monday’s post, I was accepted into the Get Well Challenge sponsored by Ellwood Thompson’s (the local natural food store). I’m really excited. We check-in with a wellness expert every week, meet with a dietician every month, and get tons of help from local fitness centers, including Hot House Yoga, Om On Yoga, CrossFIT RVA and FIT Richmond.
To kick things off yesterday, I had a body assessment at The Advanced Wellness Center, where I weighed in, and they used these electrode things to measure my body fat percentage. It was pretty cool, and pretty simple! We have a meeting on Thursday to officially set our goals, so I’m thinking of what those should be.
Now back to the food journaling…
Breakfast was eaten in the car, since I had to fast before the body assessment.
1 banana, 1 cup almond milk, 1/2 scoop protein powder, 2 cups raw kale, stevia, 1/2 tbsp raw cacao coconut butter.
~300 calories, 15g protein
Lunch was my current favorite salad:
Romaine, carrots, tomatoes, onions, peppers, chickpeas, feta cheese, and balsamic vinegar.
I’d estimate this to be about 350 calories (mostly from the chickpeas and cheese) and 12g protein.
Apple & low fat string cheese - 100 calories, 7g protein
Lindsay and I were going to the Content Strategy Meet Up in the West End, which meant dinner had to be on the go. We decided to meet at Moe’s which is the kind of place that can be healthy, or a total disaster. I tried to go healthy!
We don’t need to talk about the fact that Chipotle is way better than Moe’s, do we? I didn’t think so. But still, this wasn’t bad. I got a “naked” burrito, and used the nutritional calculator they provide online to check the stats before I went.
450 calories, 15g protein (and a whopping 16g of fiber!)
Since I ate an relatively early dinner, I knew I’d want a little snack when I got home. I had a small bowl of plain greek yogurt, with some blueberries and a bit of granola.
We’re also tracking our workouts, which for me was a quick 30 minutes on the Stairclimber thing at the gym.
Total: 1,300 calories, 66g protein. This is less than I normally eat. I think just being aware of what I was taking in made me resist my normal snacking habits. I’ll also have to add in some extra calories on days that I’m running!
Disclaimer: Everyone’s body has different needs and requirements. What my body needs is different from what your body needs. I’m no medical expert, so don’t go crazy thinking you should be eating more or less or the exact same!