OK, so I’ve been yapping up a storm about my trip to the nutritionist and my diet and blah blah blah. But I thought I’d give you a breakdown of how much my diet has changed. And what I’m thinking about it all.

My before diet:

6 a.m. – Wake up, maybe have a drink of water and head out the door for a run

8 a.m. – Breakfast! Usually a piece of toast with peanut butter and CLICK Espresso Protein Powder with Silk Almondmilk and water

1 p.m. or 2 p.m. (depending on work schedule) – Lunch, which is leftovers from the night before. No leftovers? Peanut butter sandwich with animal crackers on the side

8:30 p.m. – Dinner… usually something with a starch, protein and vegetable. Like stir fry and rice. Or pork chops with potatoes and green beans (last night’s dinner, hehe)

 

Um yeah, so looking at that it looks awful for several reasons. The particular red flags that my nutritionist saw:

  • Too much time between meals… 6 or 7 hours between lunch and dinner?! Totally messes up my body
  • Along with that, no snacking… which is so important for athletes to keep the hunger at bay (I was usually coming home with a crazy bad headache and feeling exhausted)
  • Not enough fruits!
  • Not enough vegetables!

 

So now I’ve been working on transforming my diet. I am not a week into it and I am feeling 100% better and don’t get that headachey feeling after work. I still struggle with being able to eat my lunch around 12:30 or 1 (I do not know why people are obsessed with scheduling lunch meetings?) and fitting in my last snack of the day.

Anyways, here is what my diet looks like now:

6 a.m. – Wake up, grab some granola and munch on it while stretching and drink a few gulps of water

8 a.m. – Breakfast, piece of toast with peanut butter and an orange

10:30 a.m. – Morning snack! 1 cup of berries with Greek yogurt

12:30 p.m. – Lunch! Usually leftovers. My go-to sandwich is now turkey on whole wheat with low-fat cheese and tons of vegetables. With an apple on the side

4:30 p.m. – Afternoon snack! Hummus with one cup of veggies. I absolutely love hummus. So good!

8:30 p.m. – Dinner! Pretty much the same what we ate before

10:30 p.m. – Last snack of the day! A good one is 15 grapes + low-fat string cheese

 

So as you can see, food is always on my brain. Like 89% of the time. But it makes such a difference! One week in, I haven’t seen a big physical difference but I’m excited to see how it impacts my body shape overall. After all, if you can believe it, this is a diet that is below my calorie limit and should augment weight loss.

And I shouldn’t call it a diet, because it’s more of a lifestyle change.

 

I feel like diet is synonymous with restricting yourself… and this isn’t the case. I am indulging in more healthy foods than ever and it feels so great. Of course, I still sneak an occasional Mountain Dew but I find that my cravings aren’t as crazy as they used to be. Same with candy. My coworker has a huge jar of M&Ms and even though I don’t even like chocolate, I would find myself snacking on them. Um OK?

P.S. Speaking of snacking, don’t forget to enter my giveaway for some good snack foods!

 

Do you go 4 hours + without eating? (big no no from the nutritionist!)

What’s the biggest {unhealthy} thing you crave when you eat healthy? 



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