Thursday, April 7, 2011

Meal Planner

One of the questions I get asked the most often is, what should I be eating during the day?  My response is always five mini meals!  I don't believe in 'snacking'.  I believe in eating quality foods every few hours that should always include a combination of carbs, proteins, and good fats.

Other than some variation at lunch (meal #3) and dinner (meal #5), I am very regimented in what I eat throughout my day.   Your day might need more variety, but the more often you eat, the less likely you'll be to binge.  If you plan ahead, you can avoid those dangerous drive-thru outings and not-so-great choices.

My typical day looks like this:

Pre-workout : One Kashi 7-Grain frozen waffle - 70 calories

 Meal #1:  The Healthiest Meal of the Day - Shakeology

Meal #2: Whole Grain Oats with one scoop vanilla protein powder and almonds

Meal #3: A typical salad - greens, tofu, veggies, quinoa, etc.

Meal #4: Whole grain English muffin with 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter and a dash of cinnamon

Meal #5:   Dinner often includes grilled chicken and veggies over brown rice or greens.

Eating this way for the past year has allowed me to LOSE 12 pounds and maintain the weight loss.  I workout very hard doing my Insanity workouts and I also run, but I still usually have an average daily intake of about 1800 calories.  This is not deprivation.  This is yummy!  This is healthy! 

Need help planning your day or just want to know where to get started?  I can help and I'd love to hear from you!  Email me.


Theresa said...

I pretty much eat the same thing every day Monday-Friday from 8-5. Dinner varies for me. Weekends do too I guess. I have to admit I find it hard to eat well when I have two small girls and a husband who loves to snack or dine out. I have learned moderation and planning ahead really are the keys of success (and some great Beachbody workouts).

Booyah's Momma said...

This would probably be a bad time to mention that I had a Big Mac tonight for dinner. Yeah. Your meals? Look so much yummier and, obviously, healthier.

Keep posting this stuff, Rhonda. It really is inspirational. I just have to put to practice some of the stuff you have on here! :)

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