I haven't done one of these in awhile, but one of my newest followers, Chris from Banded in the 'Burgh, commented on this post where I detailed what I eat in a day, "Thanks for posting your day's worth of meals - it's very helpful to see what an entire day looks like (I'm pre-op)." So I thought that if just writing about what I eat is helpful, maybe seeing what I eat would be helpful as well.
Here you go...a day on my plate.
8:30 AM: I always start with coffee with milk & Splenda (not pictured).
10:30 AM: My eating for the day starts with breakfast. Several times a week, I have the same thing - a 100 calorie deli flat roll with a couple of tablespoons of crumbled turkey sausage, Egg Beaters, and a slice of 2% milk American cheese.
Here's what it looks like on the inside. Mmmm...melty cheese.
About an hour after I get to work, I always have coffee with milk and Splenda. I keep a container of lowfat milk in the work fridge so I don't have to use the nasty hydrogenated powdered creamer or the half & half. I warm up the milk and make a "latte".
Because I have about 6 hours between breakfast and lunch, I need a "morning" snack at around 1:30 PM. Today I had 1/2 of a Flatout high fiber flatbread (50 calories) topped with a shredded light cheese stick (Weight Watchers brand smoked mozzarella) and toasted:
This is my giant water glass. Throughout the day, I'll fill it 2-3 times with water and sometimes a squirt of Mio (this is my favorite, peach tea) or a squeeze of lime juice.
I almost always have the same thing for lunch on Mondays. Moe's has any burrito for $5 on Monday, so I take advantage of that and treat myself to lunch out by myself once per week. Here is the Moe's website - their nutrition info is super detailed. I can plan out what I'm going to have and determine the nutritional information before I go.
If you can't read it, I get the "streaker" burrito (no tortilla or shell) with chicken, black beans, guacamole, shredded lettuce, jalapenos and grilled onions. I also add tomatillo salsa. If I were to eat the whole thing (which I pretty much never do) the nutritional info is:
Total Fat: 16g
Total Carbohydrate: 30g
Dietary Fiber: 12g
Here's what it looks like:
Because of the weird hours I work (usually 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM with lunch around 4:30), lunch is usually my biggest meal of the day.
After all those onions and jalapenos, I have lots of these throughout the day:
I get home from work around 8:45 PM. Dinner is almost always a protein (meat or fish) and veggies. We rarely have starch with dinner. Tonight's dinner was salmon (about 3 oz.) and steamed broccoli. I eat on a salad plate. I still don't love salmon, but I know it's good for me so I try to eat it now and then.
So...that's it. I plan to have a Klondike sugar free, 100 calorie ice cream sandwich before bed. Other than that, food is done for the day.