I had a bonus partial work day today. I didn’t know the clinics that I work with were going to be closed today, so we just finished up the leftover work and then I had the rest of the day off. That was kind of nice after yesterday’s dinner! Both John and I were a little tired last night. Not to mention that my sleep was horrible because of what I ate. If I overeat – I wake up in the middle of the night with night sweats and I have trouble getting back to sleep. You would think that would keep me from doing that, but nope!
It felt good to have a nice normal breakfast today.
I thought I would toss out a couple examples of the Shapeover eating plan (which I am not following). One is for a lifting day and one is for a cardio day. He advocates 5 meals per day.
Example 1 Cardio Day:
Meal 1: 1 cup of Cream of Wheat, 1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil, 1 scoop of protein powder, coffee or tea
Meal 2: 1 apple
Meal 3: 4 ounces of broiled sea bass, 1 medium sweet potato
Meal 4: 1 cup of plain yogurt
Meal 5: 4 ounces of grilled london broil, 12 ounces of green beans
That totals about 1350 calories or so on rough estimate.
Day 2 Lifting day:
Meal 1: 1 cup of Kashi cereal, 4 oz of 1% milk
Meal 2: Banana Smoothie: 1 medium banana, 1 scoop of protein powder, 1 tablespoon of flax seed oil, crushed ice.
Meal 3: 6 ounce turkey burger with large salad dressed with balsamic vinegar and 1 tablespoon olive oil.
Meal 4: 1 ounce of cashews
Meal 5: 4 ounces of striped bass, 12 ounces of sauteed pepper.
Calories for this day are approximately 1400. Of course, all of this depends on the brand of things like protein powder and Kashi and yogurt, etc.
This is just a huge amount of veggies with the dinner (last) meal on all the days. I don’t know if I could eat 12 ounces of broccoli in 1 meal. 😯
There is some milk in the diet in the form of milk with cereal or yogurt on occasion, but the author doesn’t seem to include much dairy at all. It’s fairly simple eating as you can see. Maybe a bit low in calories for me, but lots of protein and a good amount of fat!
Now for my lunch – this was some leftovers from yesterday. I did a little stir fry of broccoli with cooked chicken and 1/4 cup of white rice with some Kikkoman Ginger sauce.
It felt like a lazy afternoon with not much work. Just a few files here and there. I had some dried pineapple. Tried to get all artsy with this picture with Pixie’s nose in the hole, but my photographer skills are seriously lacking, LOL.
Then I made up lattes.
This mug just makes me smile.
I got some veggies roasting. I know that Helen will roast a bunch of veggies for the week and I thought I would do that. This is parsnips and baby carrots with a bit of oil and salt/pepper.
Roasted these at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or so. I wasn’t paying too much attention to the time. Voila:
The parsnips were especially tasty. I think this might make a good soup, too, blended up with some broth. Might have to do that.
I had these along side some leftover pork ribs from the weekend. Our fridge is stuffed with leftovers! No eating out for a while.
John even ate some of the roasted veggies – yay! Every once in a while he does have a veggie.
Tonight is a free night. All chores are done for the day, so I can
read/ surfthenet/do a puzzle have fun!
Question: Was today a holiday for you?