Hi Friends! This week I did the unspeakable and recorded all of my weekend meals! One of the most common things I hear from clients or potential clients is that they do pretty good during the week but you know what hits the fan when the weekend comes around. As we discussed on Monday, recording your meals, especially on the weekend, can be a huge part to your success. Even better, it can teach you how to be an even better intuitive eater.
I’ll start off by saying that this weekend was NOT typical. Usually we eat out the weekend, but with a few upcoming trips planned we are saving and staying in more often. Also, I’ve entered a period of fewer treats (notice I didn’t say none- see Sunday), more protein and veggies in pursuit of leaning out a bit before my birthday. However, I’ve been on this “summer body” pursuit since I got injured in January so the path has been a little rocky, the weekends in particular. Taking pictures of my meals this past weekend really made me think about every single choice I made, which is the whole point! Recording your meals helps you think and evaluate what you are doing and fueling. It doesn’t mean you have to hit a strict macro or calorie count, it just helps you be accountable to whatever your goal is (including the goal of honoring your hunger.) I’ve done the same thing when I felt I wasn’t eating enough and it’s helped with that as well!
10:30AM – 0% yogurt with pumpkin seeds (thrown in after photo)
1:30PM – Whole Foods Salad after client meeting
4:30PM KIND Bar & 1/2 Quest Bar
7:30PM Broccoli Cheddar Egg White Omelet (paper plate we were out of dishes!)
Friday I ate pretty normally for me and felt pretty good. It was hard to avoid in and out after dog training but we decided to use up leftovers in the fridge, go us!
7:15AM – Pumpkin Seeds – Saturday morning I woke up hungry but wanted to get to the dog park and back before it got to hot so I grabbed a handful of pumpkin seeds and headed out.
8:30AM – English Muffin with Coconut PB and Banana – pre workout
Coffee with 1T collagen and 2% fair life milk (not pictured)
11:45PM I did a metabolic weight lifting session, so basically a mix of weight lifting and plyometric which had me a sweaty mess at the end. Those types of workouts will get your heart rate up and raise your EPOC (exercise post oxygen consumption, raising your calorie needs) so I was basically in eat all things mode after that all day long. Coconut Yogurt mixed with 1/2 cup of 0% non fat yogurt
12:00PM Mini Bell Peppers & handful of baby carrots
1:00PM Tortilla Crusted Veggie Quiche (recipe coming soon) & pieces of protein fudge
2:30PM Banana Muffin Quest Bar (recycled photo)
4:30PM 1/2 cup cottage cheese & handfuls of baby carrots interspersed throughout the afternoon.
6:30PM Repeat tortilla veggie quiche
I spent much of the afternoon taking advantage of the quiet house and catching up on blog things while Mr. Hungry was ought golfing. Even though I was eating much of the afternoon I was happy to look back and say I honored my hunger cues but I also stuck to healthy things. Where as if I wasn’t recording, I may have gravitated more toward things like cereal, dark chocolate and spoonfuls of peanut butter.
8:30AM 2 Medium Eggs on Angelics Rye Bread & Coffee with 1T collagen & 2% fairlife milk
10:30AM Pumpkin seeds handful, 2% yogurt, banana pre workout
1:30PM Banana Walnut Quest Bar
2:30PM I couldn’t pass up an Ice Cream Snickers Bar at the theater
We saw Money Maker which was really good and also really scary from a real life stock market point of view.
6:30PM Broccoli Egg White Omelet Repeat!
Maybe too many eggs this weekend, need to get on my meal prep game and get some other protein sources up and running! I was kind of a mini vegetarian this past weekend!
Previous Intuitive Eating WIAW posts:
How do you stay “on track” during the weekends?
What was the best thing you enjoyed this weekend?
Duh, snickers ice cream bar.