I’m currently obsessed with Ashley and Stephen’s blog and reading all about their running and amazing food. I just stumbled upon Ashley’s food dairy that she wrote for 8 days and thought it would be incredibly enlightening for myself. I have noticed lately that I can’t find a good balance of food that helps me feel satisfied for very long. I eat breakfast and usually within 3 hours eat lunch. I’ll eat a snack in the afternoon, sometimes 2 and then eat dinner. I’ll probably have a little something before I go to bed too. I’d like it if my meals lasted me a little longer and kept me going for longer. So, here’s day one’s eats:
Breakfast: 2 pieces raisin toast with approximately 2.5 tablespoons of nut butter.
Lunch: Kale salad with 1 tomato, hearts of palm, half a block of tofu and dressed with lime and olive oil. 1/2 a bagel with 2 tablespoons of hummus and a serving a Cabot Cheddar Cheese.
Dinner: 1/2 a leftover bowl of Noodles Pad Thai with the other half of my tofu block.
Snack: 1 medium banana with a packet of Justin’s almond butter. 2 fig netwons.
Snack: 3 multigrain Wasa crackers with hummus and 1/2 a serving of Cabot cheese.
Now that I’m looking at this, it doesn’t seem like much. I’d say that lunch kept me full and alert the longest. I didn’t need to snack between lunch and dinner. Dinner was disappointing and left me wanting more soon afterwards, hence the 2 snacks. I’d estimate that my total calorie intake was about 1,970 calories, but this is a pretty rough estimate. When in doubt, I added more calories than I thought.
Things to keep in mind:
- I ran for 30 minutes today. Burned probably about 300 calories.
- I have been trying to exercise 6 days a week, which really makes the metabolism sky rocket. Consistency is good for the bum knees.
- I think lunch was the most satisfying because it had the most fat, and was the most bulky. I ate probably 2-3 cups of kale in my salad.