I’m in week 4 of doing my low carb, high fat lifestyle. I thought I would give you a peak into what my weekday eats have looked like over the course of the past 4 weeks. The only meal that changes a lot is dinner. Breakfast and lunch are pretty similar on the weekdays from week to week.
Yesterday morning, I started with a burrito I made and a cup of hot lemon water. I usually cook bell peppers and sausage for the burrito but this week I didn’t feel like that. I used chicken sausage and roasted brussel sprouts and sweet potato. It was definitely an interesting combo for a breakfast burrito, but I knew I liked all those ingredients together so it was easy to portion it into 5 servings in a wrap. They were out of the original wraps I like, so I had to get spinach, but they honestly don’t taste that bad. I might even like the spinach ones better.
I also cook up a slice of bacon, sometimes 2 if I go to the gym in the morning. I just like having something crispy on the side of my burrito.
I get to work at 8 and usually between 10 and 11 I eat a snack. Since I eat at 6am, that’s a good 4-5 hours without food. I’ll eat some carrots with hummus. I was buying some different flavors of hummus but this week I decided to make my own and I forgot just how much I like my own. I think I will be making more at home, also at like 1/3rd the price.
I will then eat my half of a Quest bar as well. That keeps me full until I eat at 1pm. If the weather is nice, I will go for a walk around 12:30 and then eat at my desk at 1. Otherwise I eat at 1 in the kitchen while watching The Chew (except that apparently we didn’t pay our cable bill so I couldn’t watch it on Monday, luckily it was back yesterday). Lunch is always a salad, shredded chicken, spinach, orange bell pepper and tomato. I don’t even add dressing.
Yesterday during lunch, they had leftover cookies from a meeting so I also had one of those, just couldn’t resist. Also a piece of a brownie and a bit of fruit.
An hour or so after lunch, I usually dig into my last snack, some almonds. I just started adding a dash of cinnamon to them and they taste great. Cinnamon almonds without the sugar.
I get home around 5:30, assuming I leave work on time, and immediately heat up some food. Yesterday, I had some leftover pork tenderloin from Saturday night and some cauliflower fried rice with tofu. Cauliflower fried rice has quickly become one of my favorite low carb meals. I do need to work on a better sauce for more flavor on it though.
After dinner, I had my favorite peanut butter mixed with some chia seeds for some extra fiber. I then wound down with a cup of peppermint tea before heading out to teach yoga.
I went over a bit on my carbs with the fruit and cookie yesterday, but overall was pretty satisfied with how I did. I stayed within the ratios pretty well. I will also note that I don’t weigh my food so my estimates might be a bit off in my calculations.
Do you track your Macros?