One of the questions I always get asked in regards to my weight loss (38.6 pounds so far!) is about what I eat. So, I thought I'd share a typical day's food with you! Here's what I eat almost every weekday during the school year:
Breakfast (6:45am): Green Monster. Every. Day. I miss it terribly now if I don't have it. Weird, right?
Mid-morning snack (10:00am)- typically a LaraBar and a piece of fruit, or maybe a homemade granola bar, sometimes I do some cheese and fruit too.
Lunch (12:40) - baby carrots, 1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt w/ berries (frozen unless they're on sale) and a little Stevia, and a cup of soup (I usually make a batch of a bean or grain based soup on the weekends)
Dinner - lean protein (most of the time this is fish, because my grocery store makes convenient frozen, single servings of wild caught fish and it thaws quickly), a grain, and a green vegetable (you can read more about my dinner ideas here and here!)
That's a typical weekday for me. There's usually a piece of candy from my classroom stash after lunch, and always a square or 2 of dark chocolate after dinner, too. It ends up being about 1500 calories a day usually. Like I've said before though, I don't count calories. I know the approximate calorie counts of my typical meals, and I don't stress if I go out to eat or grab a breakfast sandwich at Starbucks one day. Everything in moderation!!
(speaking of - remember back in March when I posted about the seasonal treats I was allowing myself? Well, I never did have that Cadbury Egg. Yep - for the first time in my life I went through an entire Easter season without eating a Cadbury Egg. And I didn't miss it one bit.)