What I Eat In A Day: Healthy and NonRestrictive

Hello all! It has been a while since I’ve done a what I eat in a day. As some of you know, if you’ve been following me for a while, I’m currently doing 75 Hard. Part of the challenge is to follow a diet with no cheat meals. To me, no cheat meals means no gorging myself on cake and ice cream nor should I be bingeing McDonalds. I still “treat” myself, but I do it in a healthier way.

Morning Hydrate

First thing I consume upon waking, on any day, is water. I keep my 32 oz. Hydro Flask next to my bed. There are times I wake up in the middle of the night and I’m parched, so it’s come in handy. I also won’t have breakfast until I’ve either finished it or have most of it down. Prior to this challenge, I would struggle sipping on one bottle all day long. Now, I have 32 oz. drank within an hour or two of waking up. This particular morning that I’m tracking, I woke up super early so I also had a can of Alani Nu in the Hawaiian Shaved Ice flavor.

Breakfast

My favorite breakfast lately has consisted of a Kodiak waffle with some sugar-free syrup, eggs with cheese and chipped turkey folded in, and a sausage patty from Morning Star Farms (meatless). It’s not often that I eat before my first workout of the day, however this day I did for some reason. So after I finished eating, I mixed a shaker of Breezeberry Alani Nu pre-workout.

I’m still learning about carbs and fats and such so I really only focus on calories and protein. I am trying to tone up a bit of muscle and lose a lot of cellulite yet (especially from my hips and butt).

Total calories: 450.5

Protein: 33.5 g

Water Intake: 60 oz.

Post-Workout Shake

After my morning workout I made a quick protein shake by Ghost in the flavor Nutter Butter. Seriously my favorite protein powder to drink straight without having to add in fruits and such to change the taste.

Total calories: 160

Protein: 26 g

Water Intake: 16 oz.

Lunch

For lunch I made my go to turkey wrap with butter lettuce, chipped turkey, baby swiss cheese, and ranch dressing in a spinach tortilla. On the side I had half a cup of cotton candy grapes. I normally put tomatoes in this but I was feeling so lazy so I didn’t chop any up to put in. I loved the taste of the tortilla but I don’t think I’ll be buying these again simply because it is kind of a waste of calories in my mind (220 for one!). I mixed some BCAA’s from Alani Nu in the flavor Sour Gummies and mixed that in the same shaker from earlier in the day.

Total calories: 484

Protein: 22.4 g

Water Intake: 28 oz.

Dinner

For dinner I had barbequed chicken with steamed broccoli, a red potato, and (stay with me) protein alfredo pasta. The combination might seem weird but it was so good and so filling. I finished by filling my shaker one last time and added a Gatorade mix packet in for flavor.

Total calories: 530

Protein: 45g

Water Intake: 24 oz.

Total For the Day

My total calories for the day ended up being around 1,624.5, with 126.9 grams of protein, and 128 oz. of water.

I got most of my information today from the packaging of the food as I prepared it. I am fully aware that those aren’t always accurate, however, I am starting to learn that wherever you get your macros, it’s never going to be one hundred percent accurate. This is just a good base line for me when I’m trying to track my intake. This day was a little out of the ordinary with the timing of my meals. I don’t usually eat until late morning or into the afternoon (protein shakes aside). I also feel like being more aware of what I eat and spending more time on my food (because of this post) got into my head a bit and made me hungrier than I normally am. By the last meal, my stomach hurt from the amount of food that I had eaten.

When I had originally started 75 Hard, I had calculated my calorie deficit to be around 1500 calories. However, I didn’t take into account that I would be doing two workouts a day every single day. So what I ate today is pretty average for me now and I’m still seeing crazy results.

I hope you enjoyed this. If you want to see more content like this, be sure to follow me here as well as on Instagram. Thank you so much for reading and until next time……

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