Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Rethinking My Daily Food Intake

I've been thinking that I need to redo what I'm eating a little bit.  While most of what I'm eating is the same, I'm adding a few things, starting with the protein powder.  A recent conversation with someone made me realize that I may not be getting enough protein each day.  The other thing I have added is the cottage cheese (for the same reason as I added the powder), but as a result I have taken away the 2 apples I've been eating at that time...but I may add some kiwi fruit at the same time as the powder and almond milk.  I'm keeping the bell peppers because I love them and they're a great "filler" food as they have very little calories.  I'm also keeping the Greek yogurt and frozen fruit.  I'm adding a 3rd option to my dinner meal rotation...the breaded chicken patty (w/ mustard and some lettuce) on a multigrain sandwich thin.  As you can see, my calories are still pretty good.  I could probably stand to add about another 200-300 calories a day.  I'm not sure what I'd add to get that or where I would put it in my daily food schedule.  I'll have to do some thinking.  If anyone has any ideas, post them in the comments below.  Thanks!

Bfast: 2 multigrain waffles, 3 tbsp PB2, banana

Post workout: 1 scoop protein powder, 1 cup almond milk (and maybe 2-3 kiwi fruits, adds 92-139 

Snack 1: 1 cup fat free cottage cheese, ½ cup no sugar added pears

Snack 2: 2 bell peppers

Snack 3: 1 serving 0% plain Greek yogurt, ¾ cup thawed frozen mixed fruit

                Option A: 1/3 pound turkey burger patty w/ ½ avocado (total: 1297 cals)
                Option B: 5-6 oz baked salmon (total: 1193 cals)
                Option C: breaded chicken patty w/ lettuce, mustard on a multigrain sandwich thin
                    (total: 1293 cals)

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