Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Food Prep Monday

Eating healthy is exhausting. It's great once you actually are able to put your food together, and makes things easy, but wow, does it take forever! Much like seeing results from running. Womp Womp.

I went to the gym and grocery shopping in the morning, and spent the afternoon and evening working on menu planning for the week. I think it'll mostly be the same, except for lunch and dinner.

Breakfast: Coffee and Jamie Eason's Pumpkin Protein Bar (1/16th-2/16th of the tray)
2nd Breakfast: 2 Quinoa Egg Cups
Elevensies: Whatever I feel like, so long as it has a carb, protein, veggie, and a wee bit of fat.
Snack: Nonfat Vanilla Greek Yogurt and Kashi GoLean Crunch.
Dinner: Whatever the family is having
Evening snack: Protein Shake

I'm hoping not to eat tons of salad, because I rarely eat salad, and since this is a lifestyle change, eating a salad day in and day out isn't for me. Veggies, yes, lots of salad, no.

I also cooked Cauliflower Rice (Cauliflower chopped to bits in a food processor, and toasted with cooking spray on the stove with a bit of salt and garlic herb seasoning), Quinoa Egg Cups (recipe to come). I plan to stuff the cauliflower rice with beans and maybe a little meat into bell peppers. I find that I do best when I have a lot of variety, and food prepping helps to keep things interesting.

My biggest concern is making sure I eat enough. Last week, I ate every three hours, as directed in Kelsey's Challenge, but I was really hungry by the time I got home. Gotta be sure to eat enough calories with your macros. I get extremely hangry when I don't eat enough, and I sometimes wonder if I have blood sugar issues.

This will hopefully make my Challenge. I need all the help I can get, so I can finish. I don't have the best track record in finishing things, and if I could finish this, I'l be really thankful and proud.


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