Hydrate: Starting off the day with water and coffee.
I was reading another blog that I enjoy they other day (www.affectioknit.blogspot.com), and she has started a post on her blog called "What I Ate Yesterday"; she abbreviates it "W.I.A.Y.". I think I've seen this on other blogs before and I find this kind of post interesting. The writer of Affectioknit is a vegan so I enjoy seeing what her meals look like. She is a very creative lady and she has a second blog called "The Vegan Version". In this blog, she is cooking her way through Julia Child's book "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" but she is making all of the recipes vegan. That's a pretty good trick since a vegan diet is entirely plant based... no eggs, no meat, no butter, and so on.
Today, I got to thinking about what I eat in a day and what that looks like. I have been maintaining my weight loss (I am 35 pounds lighter than I was in June 2016) and I am amazed by what I can eat in a day and still keep off this weight. There are a few tricks: I've totally changed the way I look at food, I've changed the kinds of foods I eat, and I've learned a lot about portion sizes. Most days, I do a 30 minute workout and I try to get in at least 10,000 steps.
So if you are interested... watch for posts called "W.I.A.Y." and you'll see what yummy things I am eating to stay fit and trim.
BREAKFAST: A breakfast sandwich made from 1 egg, 1 ultra thin slice of Swiss cheese (Sargento brand), 2 pre-cooked turkey sausages (Johnsonville brand), on a sandwich thin (Oroweat brand Multigrain Sandwich Thin).
Pre-workout Snack: A banana and some peanut butter (I've switched to the kind of peanut butter that has no added sugar or fat. It's just roasted nuts and a little salt. It's amazing what you discover when you start reading labels... my old peanut butter had a lot of added fat and sugar.)
Snack after walking the dogs: A Flourless Banana Nut Bread Blender Muffin (I keep these in my freezer). Here is the recipe LINK.
FANCY LUNCH: No! I don't ordinarily make such a fancy lunch on a Monday. But this fish was thawed out and I cooked these veggies on Thursday, so we did have a fancy lunch today. This is my favorite fish dish; I could eat it once a week if not more. Here is the fish recipe LINK. The broccoli is just steamed and the cauliflower recipe can be found by clicking this LINK.
Afternoon snack: I had an apple and a little peanut butter.
DINNER: Zoodles and Marinara Sauce with Turkey. I find Jenni-O brand Italian Seasoned Ground Turkey at my grocery store and I use jarred marinara sauce (Barilla and Bertolli brands are our favorites). I add in extra salt, pepper, oregano, basil, garlic powder, and crushed red pepper flakes. I make pasta for my husband but I love zoodles (zucchini noodles).