FDOE: DAY 2
Ok I don’t know if this breaks some rules… but I’m treating this “page” like it’s own blog! Squeezing a new FDOE on top. So scroll down to see the first. Because this is thrilling right? I’m glad social media has introduced me a sea of people that love food like me. HA.
Ok this time I’ll just let the collage suffice for the photos. But here goes:
MEAL 1: (9c/2.8f/4.2p 67 cal) I didn’t eat anything before the gym, so this was my little snack when I got home to hold me over till lunch.
- Half of a Joseph’s pita with 8 grams of strawberry greek yogurt cream cheese (love this stuff- looks like this only there’s a yummy strawberry flavor I find at my Stater Brothers), 18 grams of sliced strawberries, and 3 grams of mini chocolate chips because they just make everything better.
MEAL 2: (48.3c/11.6f/38.1p 423 cal) My STAPLE TURKEY SUB! One of my favorite things to eat. Like in life. I just don’t get sick of a giant decked out sandwich. And sometime I mix it up, but for the most part, I love it the same every day which makes it super easy to just add that saved meal to my diary and make everything fit around it. I’d skipped it for a few days since my carbs are lower, but decided to make it fit today and it was worth it! So worth it.
MEAL 3: (20c/5f/19p 200 cal) Pure Protein Bar- Salted Caramel which is the only flavor I’d waste one macro on. Ross likes them all but I think they taste like play dough. Except for this one I find boxes of at Walmart. I really like it and it’s only 5 fat. Still, a protein bar is never the smartest way to spend your macros when you’re cutting and trying to make them stretch. But I didn’t say I was the smartest, and I like protein bars.
MEAL 4: (51.8c/8.7f/31.6p 412 cal) Three carnitas tacos on extra thin mission tortillas, with homemade pico, mango (forgot for photo), greens, cotija, chipotle creme, and some homemade cilantro ranch.
MEAL 5: (36.4c/15.4f/45.7p 436 cal) Ok so since I decided to have my sandwich and still snack a little (bar), I did have to change my routine dessert. And went with some protein ice cream — pretty much this one. Still got to stir in an entire mighty muffin, and added a little fat free whipped cream, a few grams of mini chocolate chips, a tsp of PB fit, and a few grams granola. Still got to go to bed with a full tummy like I like.
That’s it for that day! Below is my older post…
FDOE: DAY 1
Ok so right now I’m cutting for an upcoming trip to Hawaii. Writing it down makes it feel far too official. And maybe two weeks isn’t enough to reap the benefits but we’ll see! In the mean time, I thought it could be helpful to share some food diaries for this current macro count since lots of people start low to lose some body fat.
I’ve set my numbers back where I started November 1st of 2016. This is what I’m shooting for:
170 carbs/42 fat/140 protein which adds up to around 1618 calories.
On these numbers, I’m hungry! But that’s part of the deal when in a deficit so I’m doing my best to handle it… by building my day mindfully. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I blow too many macros on something stupid… all part of the process!
Here’s what I ate yesterday.
MEAL 1 (Sort of ): Pre-workout (and post-workout snack): 1 serving total of soy crisps (15c/3f/8p 120cal)
I was going to put the yogurt bowl here, just so it would make more sense to you and I would seem more normal. Since it looks much more like breakfast… but decided I’d just let you into my weird habits.
I don’t like to burn through too many macros early. I just find it easier to go without in the morning, and I prefer to work out on a mostly empty stomach. Also, I’ve found my willpower decreases and hunger INCREASES as the day progresses! And mostly I just value food more in the afternoon. So I usually have about five of these soy crisps as I run out the door (a current habit) … just to have something to chew on… and then the remainder of the serving (these 20 crisps), I grab and snack on after the gym. It’s weird. And not pretty. But it’s working for me right now and I’m obsessed with these.. I’ve only found them at my Stater Brothers since it’s their brand..(they look like this) but for 20 crisps it’s only 15c/3f/8p! High in protein and lower in carbs than any other salty, crunchy snack like this. And such a bigger serving than crackers or pretzels etc… moving on!
MEAL 2: Lunch: Two Egg White Pitas. (27.2c/10.6f/40.5p and 343 cal)
Really loving these during my cut and any time I want a slightly lighter lunch than my go-to turkey sub that will always have my heart.
MEAL 3: Afternoon Snack: Yogurt Cottage Cheese Bowl: (22.7c/3.6f/23.7p and 221 cal))
This is one of the yummiest things to me to get a balanced snack that’s super low in fat. It’s close in macros but lower fat than a protein bar, and definitely lasts longer! And I love that it could even be zero fat if I need it to be by skipping granola and using only fat free cottage cheese. I’ve got a similar recipe here.
But this is what’s in this particular bowl:
- 70 g each: greek yogurt, fat free cottage cheese, and low fat cottage cheese. Drizzle with walden farms pancake syrup (you could use stevia but I’ve really grown to love this syrup!) and stir together.
- Add 25 g each: blueberries, diced apples, strawberries.
- Top with 10 g granola (I LOVE Purely Elizabeth and get mine at Walmart or Target, and ALWAYS use it even though it’s not especially low in fat or anything. If you get a low fat granola, the carbs are higher.. either way I’m only gonna fit about 10 grams when I eat it so this one fits just about as easy and is THE BEST.)
- Drizzle with more walden farms and sprinkle with cinnamon!
MEAL 4: Dinner: Albacore Sandwich on a Seeded Bun from The Habit.
One of our favorite easy dine-out options with the kids. (41c/10f/33p and 390 cal). And I LOVE it. Sometimes I’ll order a small side salad and bring my own dressing so I have something to munch on while everyone else is eating fries! Because I do not want to ruin what’s coming next. Ha.
MEAL 5: DESSERT! Double Chocolate Mighty Muffin Bowl Halo-Top Bowl: (68c/18.5f/38p and 527 cal).
Some people probably think I’m crazy that I save and spend that many macros on dessert. And SOMEtimes I don’t. (Ok it’s rare). And maybe some day I’ll feel differently. (Probably not.) But for ME, this is just something I really value. I love to know I’ve got a great reward at the end of the night. That’s probably breaking some rules and I probably need therapy because food shouldn’t be a reward or something. But it fits my macros and my life! It works for me. I really like going to bed nice and full. And it makes me less likely to cheat if I’ve got this late at night… I’ve found if I’m out of macros at 8, either I’ll cheat or I’ll be depressed. Neither are good options.
Hi I’m Lillie and I’m a late night eater.
And that’s a wrap! My day rang in at 1601 calories, 174c/45f/143p… so I was over a few on each macro. I’m cool with that.