Hi Friends! Quick post today it’s going to be another busy one!
Disclaimer: I do not log everything I eat, these posts are intended to provide an overall idea of my meals. Remember, this is only what works for me, your needs may be different. I am a Registered Dietitian and would love to help you on your health journey, if you think you’d like to work with me please check out my Nutrition Services page.
Mondays breakfast and lunch were recapped here.
Dinner was grilled chicken on the George Foreman, sweet potatoes and green beans. I recently wrote about how the George Foreman is one of my favorite kitchen tools but I’ve never grilled chicken on it, so I decided to give it a try. Easy peasy, I just wish I would have marinated it first because it came out a bit bland.
Breakfast and lunch were recapped here.
Dinner was this delicious taco themed salad with salsa, grassfed organic cheddar, mahi burger and crushed vegetable chips, it was a good one!
Breakfast and lunch were recapped here.
Breakfast was another bowl of overnight oats.
Lunch was “leftovers” of shrimp and broccoli omelet. Really I just made two omelets so I could eat one for lunch the next day.
Dinner was kind of weird, I ate a Larabar before going to the gym.
When I got back I wasn’t that hungry so I just had a pretty plain salad with mahi burgers from costco and mustard.
The clinics were closed on Friday so I got to stay home! That meant I started off my breakfast my favorite and simple way with scrambled eggs and a piece of toast.
Followed by a broccoli cheddar quesadilla with a side of carrots for lunch!
Part of dinner was from Whole Foods. Mr. Hungry really wanted to try out their chicken pot pie (which he loved and I got a nice ramekin after he was done) so I got some turkey meat to make a salad with. We also split some crabmeat rolls, I can’t say that I was a fan.
And the best dessert ever… BAKED APPLES with almond butter!
I snack a lot too but I’ve been really bad at recording them. Here are a couple pictures…
1/4 bagel and cream cheese
1/2 banana- keep it in the crisper in the refrigerator and the skin gets brown but it stays nice and firm!
Skipping the “Lite” Menu
One thing I’ve wanted to write about for a while was an update on how I chose my meals now that I’m not calorie counting anymore. When I was calorie counting I based every single meal on how many calories was in it, I only ate what I knew the calorie content of and I didn’t order unless it was on the “light” menu. Even after I stopped logging calorie these habits stayed with me for a long time. It took a long time to learn to listen to my hunger and portion size accordingly. I still think it’s important to be mindful of high calorie foods but that doesn’t mean they need to be completely avoided. Now I focus a lot on eating healthy and keep my portion sizes under control (I eat till I’m no longer hungry not till I’m full.) One of the biggest benefits I’ve found is that I actually get to save food when I get full and eat the rest later. Before I’d get something on the lite menu and inhale the whole thing. Like last weekend when we went to Cheddars, I was between something on the lite menu with the calories listed and a dish not on the lite menu. For the first time in a long time I chose the dish not on the lite menu. We had appetizers and we were all sharing bites of our dishes so I ended up eating about 1/3 of it. I got to have the rest the next day for dinner which made me really excited. I’m not saying that I never order off the lite menu, if I see something on there I want I’ll get it. I’m just saying I’m not bound by it anymore. I’d say that I calorie counted for 2 years and it took me equally as long of not logging calories to realize they aren’t the most important part of a meal.
I’ve written other posts about my calorie counting experiences here:
- Calorie Counting Journey Part 1: Weight Loss
- Calorie Counting Journey Part 2: Signs It’s Working Against You
- Calorie Counting Journey Part 3: How I Stopped Counting & Started Living
- 5 Easy Weight Loss (or Maintenance) Tips —> life after calorie counting
Questions of the day:
Do you like to take home leftovers?
Do you order off of the “lite” menu?
What have you been into eating lately?