Monday, May 6, 2013

Food blogger? Why not?

This past weekend was a complete whirlwind. I had an extremely stressful week at work, what's new though? Absolutely no free time at all. Then Friday we were out of town for a funeral, followed with an extremely long day on Saturday. I helped a friend with a wedding out in McPherson, the wedding was absolutely beautiful, so sad that the weather wasn't nicer, hard to believe its May. I literally felt like I had been hit by a truck on Sunday though, I was then stupid enough to go for a 3 mile run and a long walk with Buddy, which only made matters worse. A person who sits at a desk every day definitely gives their body a wake up call after standing for 13 hours, holy cow!
So I fell a bit off track over the weekend and need to get back on track, so I thought why not blog what I eat a few days a week to hold myself accountable? Sure sounds like a great idea. So- if you are not interested in knowing what I ate today then feel no need to read any further:)
Within the last few months I completed the Whole30 program (which I would definitely recommend). During this program I can't even describe how good I felt by the end of the 30 days! I used to be an avid diet coke drinker, and have now not had a diet coke in months! I've been researching a lot and I had no idea that diet soda, or any soda for that matter has the same affects on your body as alcohol does, crazy! Needless to say, I love the way my body felt after eating whole foods, no processed junk at all. I felt stronger, more awake, more energized, my digestive system was better, and I even think it helped clear up my allergies! So during this little 30 day deal, I cut out gluten and dairy among many other things. Gluten was easy, dairy was definitely tough though. However, I felt so good after the program I've continued to leave gluten out of my diet and have only added back in a bit of dairy because I loved the way I felt. I've quit worrying about calories and try to eat 5-6 small meals a day. I've also gone organic, which I LOVE. I honestly can tell a difference in the produce, meats, etc. in my mind definitely worth the extra money! So after completely detoxing your body from these foods when you do indulge, you definitely FEEL it on your body, and I always find it hard to get back on track. Soo... self- let's stay motivated!

Breakfast- 3 egg whites, 1 egg, 2 pieces uncured bacon and spinach leaves sauteed in Ghee (clarified butter), Coffee with low fat coconut milk

Snack- Protein shake with unsweetened almond milk and handful of raw almonds

Lunch-  Tuna with 1 tblsp low fat mayo and mustard, mixed with pumpkin seeds and one serving of nut thins w/ flax seeds

Snack- One cup raw celery with raw almond butter, 2 slices turkey breast and 1 piece low fat string cheese

Workout- 1 hour cycle class- 10 min leg band workout- 2 mile walk

Dinner- Baked Siracha Salmon and Roasted Broccoli drizzled with EVOO

This entire day is about 1600 calories, a bit more than I would like to have had but I definitely got in a lot of protein- this comes to about 147 grams and I typically try and stay between 100-125 grams of protein but I also cut out most carbohydrates today to try and help bounce back.

Lastly, you may wonder what this is? Well - I continually try and get my husband to eat healthy, but its not the easiest task. One of his favorite foods are chips, so I decided to make my own version. I'm currently dehydraing some sweet potatoes to make sweet potato chips, I'm so excited to see how they turn out! Basically just slice one large sweet potato into very small slices, I then topped with some salt, pepper, paprika, and chives. Great snack option!


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