What I Eat in a Day

One of my favorite types of YouTube videos from fitness professionals to watch are “What I Eat in a Day” videos.  I like watching these videos because I learn new recipes to incorporate into my daily life that I may not have thought of.  I also learn how to make healthier versions of dishes that are normally not healthy and how to get more protein into my diet.  Since these videos are beneficial to me, I thought I’d share a blog version of what I eat in a day.  Below is what I ate on Thursday, January 5th and what a day on my plate typically looks like.  That being said, not every day is the same and it varies from day to day.  Some days I eat very clean (like today) and other days I eat a whole tub of Ben & Jerry’s (because life’s too short not to!).  Living a healthy lifestyle is all about moderation and listening to your body.  As Gigi Hadid says, “Eat clean, stay fit, and have a burger to stay sane.”

Chocolate Protein Smoothie – 1 cup almond milk, 2 frozen bananas, 1 1/2 scoops vanilla PEScience protein powder, 1 tbsp cacao powder, cinnamon
Calories: 472

Morning Snack
Natural almonds 100 calorie pack and coffee with 4 tbsp sugar-free hazelnut creamer
Calories: 160

6 oz chicken, 1/4 cup cooked brown rice and 1 cup of broccoli and carrots
Calories: 355

Afternoon Snack
Red Velvet B-Up Bar
Calories: 190

Real Good Supreme Pizza
Calories: 270

After Dinner Snack/Dessert
Chocolate Coated Crunch SquareBar & Siggis Peach Yogurt
Calories: 310

Calories: 1757*

*The calories and macros don’t match up because I went off the calories on the packaging which is usually rounded up or down.  If you’re counting calories by macros, I ate a total of 1798 (4 calories per carb, 9 per fat & 4 per protein).  I don’t strictly track my calories but I do use MyFitnessPal to make sure I eat at least 1700 calories per day and get at least 30-40% protein.

I also ate a bunch of dried mangos that I didn’t track.  I get the bulk bag from Costco and absolutely LOVE them!  If you haven’t tried them, definitely check them out.  The brand I buy is Made in Nature which has no added sugar.  I probably eat WAY too many for them to be healthy for me but they’re natural so it’s okay, right? 🙂

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